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Alma Grand Prix Cyclocross

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Location:

Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

PRs

16:52 Phillies Charities 5k (2016)

35:52 Beach to Beacon 10k (2015)

58:10 Broad Street 10 Mile (2016)

1:16:02 Philadelphia Rock and Roll Half Marathon (2015)

2:46:54 Philadelphia Marathon (2015)

Short-Term Running Goals:

2020 Races

 

March 28: Dirty 30 (Gravel Race)

April 4: Kal-Haven Trail Run (33.5-Mile Ultra)

April 18: Barry Roubaix (36-Mile Gravel Race)

May 30: Hellkat 50 (Gravel Race)

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile (Gravel Race)

Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride (56-Mile Gravel Race)

Sept 20: Brooksie Way Half Marathon

October 18: Detroit International Half

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under. Do some gravel races and cyclocross races to keep things interesting.

Personal:

I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010.

(Please note that Strava links might contain blog inappropriate langauge)

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 125.20 Year: 3570.58
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 572.85
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2140.05
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 698.35
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 737.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 718.30
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 6778.55
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 442.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 153.40
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 61.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
42.108.000.000.0050.10
Altra One V3 Blue Miles: 4.40Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 104.90Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 288.05Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.40Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.20Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 18.60Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 12.50
Weight: 176.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

AM: 56.6 mile ride. HR 116, but suspect.

Started from the Birmingham and rode into Detroit to Belle Isle and back. We got pulled over from running a stop sign in Berkley and luckily avoided a $125 ticket. It was cool (60s or so) and it rained for a good portion of the ride, but we ended up having a super fun ride. We went to Astro Coffee for a baked good and a coffee. We went to Griffin Claw Brewery after and I had an awesome burger. I was so cold I turned my heat on in the car and put my heated seats on. I bought a sweat shirt at the brewery.

Washed my biked and took it into the shop for a tune up and new tires. Needed a new chain, which apparently stretch out in 1500-2000 miles.

PM: 4.4 miles treadmill in 45'

Did very light weights after as I didn't have much time and I haven't done them in about 2 weeks.

Night: AIS, PT, and pushups

Altra One V3 Blue Miles: 4.40Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 56.60Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 217.30
Weight: 177.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.400.000.000.0010.40

Noon: 10.4 miles, averaged 8:41. HR 156. Did some strides.

Heart rate higher than perceived effort would suggest.

PM: Off. GI issues.

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.40
Weight: 176.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

Night: 4.2 miles treadmill, averaged 8:22. HR 147.

Did weights after.

Planned to do a workout this mornign but got up very late and just was not feeling up to it. Ended up taking two naps in preparation for not being able to sleep/being anxious about the first day of classes tomorrow. Looking forward to it.

Talked to my mom earlier and one of my dad's best friends died of a stroke. He just went to the doctor this morning and was cleared for more strenuous activity (he had a triple bipass surgery within the last few weeks). I am quite sad as he was such a funny guy. We always used to horse around from the time I was little. I know my dad is going to be gutted.

Looking forward to a double header of bike racing this weekend.

Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 175.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.308.000.000.0014.30

PM: 14.3 miles, averaged 8:05.

8-Mile Tempo

First day of teaching, which went well particularly given that it means I am getting paid again and contributing to society. Students were great.

Came home and took a nap, you know because working from 8-12 is exhausting. Slept quite a while. Still felt tired when I got up, but needed to get in a workout. Scheduled called for 45' tempo @ marathon effort. Good conditions, and I figured 7:30 pace was probably going to end up being the right effort, which is frustrating given the number of hours I have been exercising, but it's where I am at (officially my slowest since probably 2011). But I know things will start clicking from here.

Felt strong throughout the tempo and could have pushed to 10 or 12 miles. I got tired but breathing and legs were good.

Splits: 7:30, 7:29, 7:27, 7:30, 7:28, 7:30, 7:25, 7:18 (7:28 average)

4 up/2.3 down

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 14.30
Weight: 177.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

AM/Lunch: 8.3 miles, averaged 10:59. HR 126.

Took it slow. Decided to ride tonight even with the double header of racing this weekend. Planning to take it easy. I had a tune up and new tires and I want to make sure everything is in order.

PM: 34.8-mile ride. HR 140.

Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 34.80Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 8.30
Weight: 175.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Lunch: 4.3 miles, averaged 8:40. HR 142. Did some strides.

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 177.60
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Race: Alma Grand Prix Cyclocross (7.89 Miles) 00:40:19, Place overall: 11
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

AM: Alma Grand Prix Cyclocross. 11 out of 18 Cat 4/5 44 and under. HR 175.

Did 30’ warm up including a lap of the course. Got out okay on the hole shot, but got into a serious pain cave with 2 laps to go. The last lap I didn’t think I’d make it. I made lots of mistakes as I got tired. Learned a good bit in my second cyclocross race I think. In some ways it’s as hard or harder than the 10k running.

AM2: 4.2 miles, averaged 10:20. HR 142.

Figured a jog cool down was as good as an easy spin. The 50+ mile gravel race tomorrow should be interesting.

Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 13.50Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 4.20Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 70.75
Weight: 179.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
42.108.000.000.0050.10
Altra One V3 Blue Miles: 4.40Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 104.90Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 288.05Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 10.40Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.20Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 18.60Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 12.50
Weight: 176.80
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