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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
78.108.007.000.0093.10
Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 24.00Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 15.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 13.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 14.75Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.25Newton MV3 Miles: 16.10
Weight: 171.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

I was overdue for a day off. 58 days on. Not my longest streak, but one of my most successful and consistent high mileage: 86, 93.5, 94.25, 93, 71 (Philly RnR), 89, 95+, 84.25. My legs felt heavy on my run with Megan and my long run yesterday. Today they were crappy (I blame my wedding gin and tonic PR). I expect to work things out this week, maybe staying in the 80s before 2 "huge" weeks leading into Indy. See what the body gives me, run hard on Nov 2, then go into maintenance mode for at least a few weeks before working on my Boston buildup.

I'm slowly working through the race reports. Crazy stuff. The quality of running is amazing out there, but the quality of the races of those coming off pretty major injuries (Fritz, Matt, Ben) are just insane. Lots of great times.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

AM: Firecracker loop - 10.5 miles, averaged 7:50

Taking Rob's suggestion here. Take a look at Wesley Hunt's 100 miler report here. It may get missed among all the other fantastic reports.

PM: North side - 6.5 miles, averaged 7:48. A couple strides. One school-to-school @ 4:38 pace. Beautiful fall weather today.

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 6.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 10.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.008.000.000.0017.00

AM: A Take-that!-last-Thursday-failed-workout! AEROBIC BUILDER. 13 miles, averaged 6:57 w/ 8-mile AT tempo in 51:12 (6:24 average): 6:29, 6:31, 6:27, 6:28, 6:25, 6:22, 6:16, 6:14. 3 up and 2 down.

More of a fast finish than a progression. I was working a bit, but that's okay. I was flinging fluids a bit (usually a sign I am not at all relaxed), so as long as the blog style police weren't in the bushes I think I'll be okay. Did a few loops on the .5 mile portion then headed out for the longer loop, but the road was closed, so I had to get creative.

PM: Rest Haven - 4 miles, averaged 8:13

Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 13.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 172.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

AM: North side - 7.25 miles, averaged 8:30

PM: Spring Vale Cemtery - 6.25 miles, averaged 8:17. Talked to all my friends. Did some strides.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.25Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 171.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM: Off. Had some academic work that needed to get done.

PM: Spring Vale Cemetery - 10.25 miles, averaged 8:19. Stopped by Tri-N-Run on the way home from to use my gift certificate to get new compression socks to replace the one I lost. Went with CEP recovery. My others were CEP run, and they were great. I think my legs are bigger (just over 16" up from maybe 15 or 15.25 when I bought my first pair).

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 10.25
Weight: 170.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.600.007.000.0020.60

AM: 7 x 1 Mile @ LT: 5:55, 6:03, 6:00, 5:58, 5:58, 5:57, 5:55 (5:58 average). 2 Minute recovery jogs (8:15-9:30 pace). Warmed up 4 with a half mile at MP, a few quick stretches, and two pace strides. Had to navigate some work trucks, but we reached a silent understanding I think. I thought I would be much faster, closer to my calculated LT pace of 5:50, but I guess I am entering the territory where you can't just knock out mile repeats 10 seconds below HMP. I just couldn't get my legs to turn over. My breathing was quite good. No extension in my hips. I feel pretty good about the workout. 3.5 down. A little over 16 total. Going to hit the 3000 mile mark this afternoon.

Ran in my new flats. I really needed new shoes as you can tell :) They were my present to myself for my A++ goal at Philly and I had some credit at the local running store and some extra coin from an extra copy editing job I picked up. Some nice improvement over the MV2, but not quite as firm. The heel counter is much more flexible and the inside is even better sockless (as I prefer). The sole on the midfoot has more surface area, which makes it a better marathon shoe. Finally, my size 12 was 6.5 oz, and my former flats were 7.2 oz. Pretty decent when you can knock out 16 miles in a brand new, out of the box, pair of shoes sockless and not get any hot spots.

PM: Rest Haven Cemetery - 4.5 miles, averaged 8:27. "Jason what was the first thing you did when you hit the 3000-mile mark? Well, thought about how much a hate the people in this town. Then I had a banana and a very rare post-run beer."

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 4.50Newton MV3 Miles: 16.10
Weight: 170.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.750.000.000.0014.75

AM: Vinton Elemetery grass loops + Rest Haven Cemetery - 7.5 miles, averaged 8:26

Weather looks pretty good for the Chicago Marathon tomorrow.

PM: Spring Vale Cemetery - 7.25 miles, averaged 8:17

Just looked over my notes and I hit the 2000 mile mark last year on Oct. 18, so I am easily 1100 miles up over last year at the same time. I've improved a lot, but I've also run a lot more and especially this fall, done a lot more quality (15-18% or more, most weeks).

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 7.50Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 7.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
78.108.007.000.0093.10
Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 24.00Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 15.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 13.00Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 14.75Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.25Newton MV3 Miles: 16.10
Weight: 171.25
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