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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)

 

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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
107.200.000.000.00107.20
Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 14.30Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 42.70Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 19.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Miles: 18.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 6.20Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 34.20Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 110.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 6.30
Weight: 174.47
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.300.000.000.0012.30

AM/Lunch: 8.3 miles, averaged 10:22. HR 127.

Beautiful out. 

PM: 4 miles w/ Megan, averaged 10:20. HR 120.

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 8.30
Weight: 175.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.300.000.000.0017.30

Lunch: 11 mile, averaged 8:33. HR 145. Did some strides.

Did some exploring on some trails I found between a few different subdivisions. Part are mowed like a cross country course (a much more challenging one that Oakland University's) and some of it is wide two track and some single track. I managed to fall, which always happens any time I go off road these days. Did some ~20" strides on the turf athletic fields.

Night: 6.3 miles, averaged 10:21. HR 120.

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 11.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Miles: 6.00
Weight: 177.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

AM/Lunch: 14.2 miles, averaged 8:42.

Stridlek Workout: 3 (6 x 45"). Equal Jog Back. 4' Recovery Job Between Sets

Quite fallish this morning with temperatures expected to climb into the upper 60s. A most perfect fall day. Warmed up a bit over 4 and got going. Pretty much everything was 5:35-5:00 pace with most of the last 8 or so around 5:15-5:00. The last one was 4:46, which felt pretty good. Reps were extended from 40" last week. I imagine next week will be the same deal but with an addition 2' @ 5k effort after a recovery on the last set. Cooled down about 4 miles.

PM: Off.

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 14.20
Weight: 175.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.400.000.000.0014.40

Lunch: 8.2 miles, averaged 10:14. HR 127.

Absolutely beautiful out.

Night: 6.2 miles, averaged 10:28. HR 120.

 

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 8.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 6.20
Weight: 173.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20

AM: 12.2 miles, averaged 9:10. HR 140. 

PM: 34.2-mile ride. HR 147.

Beautiful night for a ride. The moon was out and we rode in the dark for about 50-60 minutes. Smaller group, but I wasn't sure if people would continue (I think this was the week we ended last year). I hoped we could start earlier, but I also realize people don't have as flexible a schedule as I have. It is just dangerous to ride in the dark even with fancy lights.

I got talked into a mountain bike race. It's not too technical, but it's about 30 miles of two track with some single track and some sand. I am either going to borrow a fat bike or rent one. I'd love to buy one, but can't right now for a few reasons.

Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 34.20Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 110.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Miles: 12.20
Weight: 172.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.600.000.000.0016.60

AM: 10.3 miles, averaged 8:42. HR ~143.

Several very high spikes on HR data. Overall, I'm not completely bowled over by Suunto. Overall, I am getting used to it, but the HR data should be more consistent when new.

PM: 6.3 miles, averaged 10:06. HR 128.

Night: AIS, PT, and pushups

Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 10.30Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 6.30
Weight: 172.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.200.000.000.0020.20

PM/Evening: 20.2 miles, averaged 7:29. HR ~157.

Was going to move the long run to tomorrow but high winds and high gusts would have made it miserable. A tad hungover this morning and I had a good deal of work I had to get done, so I decided to just get it in later, which mostly worked out fine.

Warmed up 4 miles, then did 14 miles steady trying not to dip too much into marathon effort by the end, and cooled down 2.2 miles.

Averaged just under 7:15 pace for the 14 miles, which was about 10 seconds faster than last week's 12 miles. My overall run average was faster than those faster miles last week. Starting to get some fitness back. I don't have a ton of speed and cannot run too fast, but I have some strength and endurance. Run was 30 seconds faster per mile overall than last week.

One of the guys I ride with loaned me his fat bike, so I am going to ride some trails tomorrow in preparation for the moutain bike race in 3 weeks.

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 20.20
Weight: 174.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
107.200.000.000.00107.20
Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 14.30Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 42.70Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 19.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Miles: 18.20Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 6.20Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 34.20Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 110.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 6.30
Weight: 174.47
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