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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
75.2515.003.000.2593.50
Newton Gravity LE Miles: 19.00Newton Sir Isaacs (wide) Miles: 9.00Mizuno Musha Miles: 4.75Kinvara 5 Miles: 24.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 4.25Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 19.75Inov-8 Roclite 295 Miles: 8.25Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 171.36
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Valley Green to Forbidden Drive (SE) out and back - 10 miles, averaged 7:49. Did some strides on the way back.

I'm making beef stew for dinner. Hoping it comes out okay.

Newton Gravity LE Miles: 10.00
Weight: 171.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.750.000.000.0013.75

AM: Houston Meadows (variation) - 9 miles, averaged 8:39

Legs were pretty dead. I saw two deer, one of which I thought was a dog because it turned back around and came toward me. I stopped my watch for a second, then continued. I got perhaps 25 feet from it before it took off. I was trying to see if I could pet it.

PM: Neighborhood + Springside Track - 4.75 miles, averaged 7:32. Did 6 x 200 strides on the track ~5k pace down 4:30 pace

Legs were more responsive but still tired. Hoping my big workout goes well tomorrow.
 

Newton Sir Isaacs (wide) Miles: 9.00Mizuno Musha Miles: 4.75
Weight: 171.70
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.507.003.000.0020.50

Flourtown Tempo Loop - 20.5 miles, averaged 7:17

Big Workout 4-3-2-1. This is the first time I've ever tried this one. It's not the hardest long run/big workout I've ever done, but it's pretty close. I think I followed it correctly.

Warmed up 6 @ ~ 8:00 pace (legs are still spanked)

4 miles @ just under 6:33 pace (6:36, 6:34, 6:31, 6:30)

4 minute honest jog (~7:40)

3 miles @ 6:25 pace (6:24, 6:27, 6:23)

3 minute recovery jog (~8:18)

2 miles @ 6:13 pace (6:11, 6:14)

2 minutes recovery jog (9:25, getting fatigued)

1 mile @ 6:06

~3.5 cool down

Happy with this one. I did not feel like doing it and my legs took forever to warm into it. Probably a good sign that I can still hit my paces when my mileage has remained relatively high and I am fatigued.

Kinvara 5 Miles: 20.50
Weight: 172.20
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.250.000.000.0013.25

AM: VG to Forbidden Drive (NW) out and back - 9 miles, averaged 8:20

PM: Wrench Loop - 4.25 miles, averaged 8:19.

Getting pretty dark on these PM runs after I get back from campus.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 4.25Newton Gravity LE Miles: 9.00
Weight: 171.90
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.750.000.000.2513.00

AM: Creshiem Valley Trails + Wissahickon Valley Trails - 8.25 miles, averaged 9:50 (~750 feet of gain)

I apparently set a PR on the climb to the Secret Indian. He's marked on Google Pedometer, which I thought made it not secret, but I am pretty sure I ran by him twice.

PM: Neighborhood + Springside Track - 4.75 miles, averaged 7:34. Did 6 x 200 cutdown, then a 400 in just under 75 seconds

 

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 4.75Inov-8 Roclite 295 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 171.50
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.008.000.000.0019.00

AM: Flourtown Temp Loop - 15 miles, averaged 7:15 w/ 8 mile aerobic tempo

4 miles up/3 down

8 mile aerobic tempo in 51:48, averaged 6:28

6:37, 6:39, 6:28, 6:33, 6:27, 6:24, 6:21, 6:18

Narrowly avoided my second German Shepard attack in the last 2 1/2 months. It came across the road at me so I started yelling for help and looking for cover. Ran around a car and thought of jumping on it to get a height advantage (I should have broke every damn window in that car given that it was the owner's). I screamed for a while, and finally some neighbors informed me it was the people's dog in the yard I ran into. I grabbed a fence post but it was rotted. Still a decent poking tool. The owner must have got the dog around back of the house because I no longer saw it but didn't see the owner. I ran my mouth to anyone who would listen for a while. It's probably time to get some sort of defense device.

That pretty much ruined my concentration and I started to run too fast (~mile 2.3-2.5).

PM: Walking Dead-looking school athletic fields - 4 miles, averaged 8:14

 

Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 15.00Kinvara 5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 171.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Wyndmor - 4 miles with Megan, averaged 9:32

I showed her the oddly placed statues I found last week. Good week. Slight cutback this week. Feeling really good and fit but I want to resist pushing harder than I am. This past week had some really good marathon specific workouts. Still some solid training left to do.

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 169.70
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
75.2515.003.000.2593.50
Newton Gravity LE Miles: 19.00Newton Sir Isaacs (wide) Miles: 9.00Mizuno Musha Miles: 4.75Kinvara 5 Miles: 24.50Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 4.25Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 19.75Inov-8 Roclite 295 Miles: 8.25Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 171.36
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