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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:

Rebuild fitness, get weight back down, and other runnerly things.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.

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: 7.30 Month: 51.30 Year: 2717.10
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Altra The One Lifetime Miles: 297.92
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 211.56
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 225.85
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 500.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
New Balance Zante Lifetime Miles: 670.15
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 605.85
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 15.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.0012.000.000.0082.00
Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 29.85Newton New Racers Miles: 11.60Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 8.10Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.80Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00Newton (Marathon Racer) Miles: 25.65
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.600.000.000.0013.60

AM: North side loop (Old Standby with variations) - 7.1 miles + strides, averaged 7:51. Last mile at marathon pace because of the strides.

PM: 9th street and Wabash trail out and back - 6.5 miles, averaged 7:55

Newton New Racers Miles: 7.10Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.201.000.000.0013.20

AM: Union/Courtland/Vinton Woods loop - 8.1 miles, averaged 7:55

PM: St. Elizabeth/Schuyler/Beginning of Old Standby - 5.1 miles, averaged 8:00 

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 5.10Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 8.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.051.000.000.0012.05

AM: Jefferson High School loop - 6.8 miles, averaged 8:24

Off to buy a foam roller to work out some of the kinks in my legs. I guess it's the weeks of training adding up. Legs aren't trashed, they just don't feel snappy and my hips don't have much jazz or extension to them. 

PM: North side wandering - 5.25 miles, averaged 7:59

Loving my foam roller (even though I have to close the shades because some of the moves are a bit odd looking). Didn't realize how tight my IT bands were. Thought it was just my hamstrings, which I seem to have been able to work out.

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 5.25Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.80Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.650.000.000.0010.65

AM: 9th street out and back - 6.15 miles, averaged 8:07

PM: Axl Rose run - 4.5 miles, averaged 7:59

I knew Axl Rose (of GnR fame) grew up in Lafayette, but I never knew where. I finally Googled it, and the house is just to the edge of one of my normal routes. Figured it was a beautiful afternoon I would go by it. The house isn't very exiting as one could guess (crappy part of town).

Didn't really need a second run today, but I have preliminary exams starting Monday, so I figured I would let some anxiety into the fall air.

Final big workout tomorrow.

Newton New Racers Miles: 4.50Newton (Marathon Racer) Miles: 6.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.5010.000.000.0019.50

Long run loop finishing on the Wabash trail - 19.5 miles, averaged 7:29

9 moderate (7:58) followed by 10 mile tempo in 1:10:20 (7:02 average): 7:13, 7:06, 7:01, 6:57, 7:00, 6:46, 6:57, 6:51, 7:05, 7:24 (water stop), another half mile at 7:35 pace (felt like 10:30 pace) and I didn't quite have the energy to go 20 or more, but this marks long run 4 with 7-10 miles at goal pace on top of 8-10 moderate miles. It also marks my third 80 mile week. I somehow skipped the 70s altogether.

Effort was on the higher side, but I pushed the pace early in the first 9 and threw a few smallish hills in. Didn't have much after the water stop mile. I almost lost my gel that I took at mile 11 or 12. I guess maybe you really do need to take those with water. May have to switch back to the Cliff Bloks.

 

Couldn't quite find my rhythm today even though the workout went well. Anxiety about prelims this week I guess.

Newton (Marathon Racer) Miles: 19.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
70.0012.000.000.0082.00
Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 29.85Newton New Racers Miles: 11.60Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 8.10Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.80Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00Newton (Marathon Racer) Miles: 25.65
Weight: 0.00
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