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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
53.778.503.000.0065.27
Newton New Racers Miles: 16.30Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 19.87Newton Trainers Miles: 6.10Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 23.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.100.000.000.0011.10

AM: Sunday whatever recovery run. Went down some streets I haven't visited since I started running. 60, breezy, sunny. Very enjoyable - 6.3 miles, averaged 8:26

PM: Out and back on the north side, tried to make a loop at the end to form a sewing needle - 4.8 miles, just under 8:00 average

Newton New Racers Miles: 6.30Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 4.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.850.000.000.0014.85

AM: Union/Courtland/Vinton Woods loop - 8.75 miles, averaged 8:06

PM: 9th street/golf course/Heritage Trail out and back - 6.1 miles, averaged 8:03

Newton Trainers Miles: 6.10Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 8.75
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.702.003.000.0012.70

Tried a new workout today: a wave run someone attributed to Tin Man. Warm up, 2 miles at marathon pace (1 mile easy recovery between all intervals) and 3 at half marathon pace, then cool down. Workout was harder than I thought but given the conditions (wet and quite windy) this makes sense. I growled in frustration at the wind a few times on those HMP miles and almost quit before the last one, but I hung on. Probably didn't make much of a deposit in the fitness bank today, but I'm okay with the workout the more I think about it. 

Marathon pace: 7:10, 7:10

Half marathon pace: 6:42, 6:39, 6:30

Recoveries (too fast at the end and maybe overall): 7:59, 7:42, 7:39, 7:36

2.2 up and 1.5 down

I did get a new pair of shoes on my doorstep when I got home. Altra Instincts. I got them for a everyday shoe (not for running but I love 0 drop shoes with some stiffness to them). I wanted something that would be low pitch and lightweight and that wouldn't look too much like a running sneaker. I think it was a great choice. Very intriguing toe box.

Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 12.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Jefferson High School loop w/ Fink Cemetery extension - 10 miles, no watch. Picked up the effort coming down 18th street w/ a 95% effort coming down the Union fire lane.

Newton New Racers Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.806.500.000.0010.30

78 degrees, windy, and sunny. Beautiful day. Was pretty sluggish when I hit the first quarter mile hill, but then I got going a bit into the first 2 miles and decided I would try a bit of tempo and see how far I got. Worked out well. Effort was a bit high at times due to the wind and higher temps, but I hit some downhills and flats toward the end. 3 miles, then 6.5 mile tempo in 45:34 (7:21, 7:11, 7:08, 6:54, 6:50, 6:45, 3:26). 7:01 average for the tempo and 7:28 overall.

Headed to Philly for the next few days. Get a little bit of running in, but I'm not too concerned because my legs are feeling tight and I need some easy days of light mileage. Wish I had one of the anti-gravity treadmills! Next week is the big week before the taper. Nothing crazy planned. 80ish miles with a big workout (8 + 12 or 10 + 10 or something in there). Then it will be time to hope all bones, ligaments, joints, nerves, muscles, and other bodily stuff stays in place.

Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 10.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.320.000.000.006.32

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 6.32
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
53.778.503.000.0065.27
Newton New Racers Miles: 16.30Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 19.87Newton Trainers Miles: 6.10Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 23.00
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