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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
65.650.000.000.0065.65
Brooks Launch Miles: 28.85Nike Pegasus Miles: 15.60Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 12.70Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

PM: 14 miles, averaged 8:03

60' easy + 15' @ HME + 5' jog + 6 x 45" strides + 20' cool down

A little longer and a little faster on the HME portion. Feeling stronger. Stride is more fluid and powerful.

Brooks Launch Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

PM: 7.5 miles, averaged 8:43

Beautiful fall day.

My Pegasuses are starting to break in and I am liking them more and more.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.700.000.000.0012.70

PM: 12.7 miles, averaged 8:14

Stridlek Workout

30' up, 3 (6 x 40") w/ equal distance jogs, 4' jog between sets, 5' jog, 5' @5k effort, 20' down

Warmed up to the park, but cross country was going on, so that messed up my workout. I did these in the neighborhood on pavement. I definitely noticed a difference in my footstrike as I dont spend more than maybe 3 miles of any given run on hard surfaces and I haven't run hard on anything but dirt since probably April.

The strides ended up being faster than I thought and than they felt. The 5' effort was quite hard the final 45-60 seconds. When I checked after it was slower than previous weeks at 4', 3', 2', 1', but I think the effort for the strides was a touch higher. It ended up being basically 18 x 200M (more or less today) + 5' @ 5k effort.

I'm not sure what the next series of mid-week workouts will be, but I know this is the maxed out version of this workout. I like all the strides as it gets my knees up and my legs closer to by butt when I am running ~5:00 pace. I generally feel better knee lift in the days to follow as well.

Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 12.70
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

PM: 7.25 miles, averaged 8:58 Cold, windy, and lightly rainy

Night: AIS hamstring and Myrtl routine.

Brooks Launch Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

AM: 8.1 miles, averaged 7:58

Nike Pegasus Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.600.000.000.007.60

PM: 7.6 miles, averaged 8:29

First few with Megan. Picked it up quite a bit from there, running 8:45, 7:36, 7:19, 7:04, 6:42 pace for the partial. A few times after work this summer and spring I never had much in my legs to pick it up beyond our "couple pace," which is astoundingly consistent 10:00 pace for the first mile and down to 9:30 pace.

Lower back is jacked up. We badly need a new mattress. It's older than I am I'm pretty sure.

Night: AIS hamstring

Brooks Launch Miles: 7.60
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

PM: 8.5 miles in 65' on the treadmill

Went to the gym with Megan as it was pouring most of the day and I am getting wimpy in my old age. We are headed to try a new Thai place. We haven't had a ton of luck finding really good restaurants here (compared to Philadelphia where pretty much everything is decent).

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
65.650.000.000.0065.65
Brooks Launch Miles: 28.85Nike Pegasus Miles: 15.60Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 12.70Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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