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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)

 

Favorite Blogs:

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
83.000.000.000.0083.00
Miles With Megan Miles: 3.25Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 95.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 13.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 25.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 12.30Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Miles: 26.40
Weight: 173.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Lunch 15.2-mile ride. HR 126.

Road my riding buddy's fat bike at River Bends. I didn't want to stop. It was such a blast. Now I really want one. Lots of deer trying to run me over. None that close but I was concerned as they were on the move.

PM: 7 miles, averaged 10:00. HR 125.

First few with Megan.

Miles With Megan Miles: 3.25Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 95.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 7.00
Weight: 173.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

Lunch: 10.7 miles, averaged 8:37. Did some strides.

HR off. Sending it back. I already ordered a Polar.

PM: 6.3 miles, averaged 9:16. HR 127.

I had to get out of the house as the apartment complex is having the roofs redone and it sounded like we were getting shelled. I am sure they will be up there again tomorrow in the AM while I am trying to sleep. I cannot wait to get out of this place. Absolutely no communication from the complex that they would be roofing today. They came to the door at 7:45 to have people move cars. I was already gone.

Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 10.70Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 6.30
Weight: 175.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.800.000.000.0016.80

AM: 12.3 miles, averaged 9:10.

The roofers were making an incredible amount of noise, so I ended up going to campus when I usually work at home on Tuesday. The poor cats are a bit unsettled. 

Came down with a mild cold, seemingly in the middle of teaching yesterday. Hoping it is not going to turn into a head cold. I had a workout scheduled, but I just jogged the rough equivalent of the mileage, which is probably too much but I need to run.

PM: 4.5 miles w/ Megan on campus, averaged 10:10.

I worked her a bit on the hills. Made a last minute decision to go out for burgers. It was the right choice.

Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.50Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 12.30
Weight: 173.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.800.000.000.009.80

Lunch: 9.8 miles, averaged 8:58.

Drizzly and cool. Cold feels okay. Not bothersome, but I am quite tired to the point people seem to be noticing.

Ordered a Polar Vantage V last night to replace my Suunto. After about 2 weeks with that one, it's going back.

PM: Off.

I was extremely tired throughout the day, to the point that people were commenting on it. Took the afternoon off from running and got some work done. Mixed in some pushups here and there. Cold feels quite mild.

Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 9.80
Weight: 174.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

AM/Lunch: 12 miles, averaged 8:23.

Evening: 6 miles, averaged 9:41.

Beautiful night for a run. I'm in the manic running mode when I want to run all the miles. I was going to fat bike, but I took a much needed nap and it was getting dark and my running skills in the dark are much better than my biking ones.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Miles: 12.00
Weight: 173.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.400.000.000.0014.40

PM: 14.4 miles.

Aborted long run due to digestive issues. Should have just gone when I got up as planned, but I thought it would be sensible to get some work out of the way. I didn't seem to get much checked off the list, but oh well.

Set up my new Polar watch to test it. I should have used an old watch as the settings were off and threw me a bit.

Night: AIS, PT, and pushups

Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Miles: 14.40
Weight: 171.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off.

40 days on running and 50 days on with riding on the last time I didn't run. Slept in late this morning. Skipped out on going up north to do the Iceman preride. Just too much time. 

Megan and I spent the day at Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill. Super fun.

Weight: 171.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
83.000.000.000.0083.00
Miles With Megan Miles: 3.25Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 95.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 13.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 25.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 12.30Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Miles: 26.40
Weight: 173.20
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