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Uncle Johnís Dirty Ride

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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
71.704.001.000.0076.70
Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 84.75Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 187.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 4.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.30Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 32.00Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 3.20Altra Escalante Miles: 10.30Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 178.97
Race: Uncle Johnís Dirty Ride (54.75 Miles) 02:37:36
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

AM: 54.75-mile ride. HR 151.

Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 54.75Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 187.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Lunch: 8 miles, averaged 9:43. HR 136.

Ran from campus. Nice weather and decent route. 350 feet of gain, but it was well dispersed. Pretty tired from this weekend and not sleeping much or well last night.

Night: 4 miles treadmill, averaged 11:07. HR 128.

A guy was vaping on a recumbent bike.

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 182.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.304.001.000.0016.30

AM: 12 miles, averaged 8:22. HR off.

10-mile Progression Easy to Uptempo

Schedule was 30', 50' @ marathon effort, 30' down. I have been quite tired since racing this weekend, so I wanted something lighter. I am not sure I accomplished that in the end. First mile in 9:13, last mile in 6:43. That 6:43 left me spent. 2 miles down.

PM: 4.3 miles w/ Megan, averaged 10:31. HR 134.

I bonked hard just before 3 miles. Wasn't sure I would make it home. I felt awful. Pretty frustrated overall with my running fitness, even though I know today was fatigue and weather related (quite a bit warmer and more humid than the early fall conditions we have had).

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.30Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 179.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

Lunch: 3.2 miles, averaged 10:24.

Ran on Oakland University's cross country course. Had a dentist appointment, so I didn't have more time.

PM: 4 miles treadmill, averaged 11:05.

Wasn't feeling it and was frustrated and ticked off. Classes have been excellent, however.

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 3.20
Weight: 179.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

Lunch: 6.4 miles, averaged 9:22.

PM: 30-mile ride. HR 138.

Good ride with a smaller group. Mostly took it easy. It was very lightly raining, but quite manageable. We made a pretty fast climb up the Dequindre Hill. I was about 18.5 MPH on that (it's about a 2.5' climb).

 

Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 30.00
Weight: 178.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.800.000.000.0014.80

Lunch: 10.3 miles, averaged 9:11.

HRM has still been messing up and it is brand new. I did an experiment yesterday by using a different Garmin watch and the errors are abundant. Looking for a replacement that is not wrist or arm mount.

Good day of teaching. I am currently working on a proposal for an honors course for summer 2020.

PM: 4.5 miles treadmill, averaged 8:53. HR 141.

Altra Escalante Miles: 10.30Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 178.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Lunch: 20 miles, averaged 8:41. HR 148.

Departed from the schedule to do an endurance test. Took it easy and just did a relaxed long run. One of my slowest 20 milers, maybe ever. I felt very drained after and took in too many liquids too quickly and a bowl of cereal with milk and ended up throwing up. It took a little while to come around but then felt better.

I am 10 weeks out from my 50k and I need to get longer runs in.

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 176.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
71.704.001.000.0076.70
Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 84.75Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 187.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 4.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.30Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 32.00Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 3.20Altra Escalante Miles: 10.30Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 178.97
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