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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:

Running Races 2019

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

August 3: Beach to Beacon

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

July 28: The Divide 34 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

September 28: Michigan Moutain Mayhem 40 Mile

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

October 26: Bloomer CX

November 24: Detroit Invitational

Nov 30: Le Frost

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: 12.70 Month: 116.10 Year: 3279.34
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 416.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4094.80
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 498.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 359.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 272.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 129.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 70.50
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 167.22
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 111.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.300.000.000.0049.30
Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 9.60Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 17.00Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 12.60Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 10.10
Weight: 172.73
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off. 49 days on. It was time.

We drove to Toledo yesterday for Megan’s brother’s engagement party. We had a great time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.0011.50

Lunch: 7.3 miles, averaged 8:52. HR 139.

Windy. Bad heartburn.

A student sent me a platter of assorted pasteries. His wife is a pastery artist and she thought that they should do something for hisprofessors, who understood when he missed a few classes for knee surgey (incidentally to fix a knee issue from a detonated IED in one of his three tours in Iraq as a bomb specialist). He was telling a few younger students who asked and I don't think they were quite prepared for his answer.

PM: 4.2 miles, averaged 10:14. HR 126.

Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.20Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 7.30
Weight: 172.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.900.000.000.0012.90

AM: 7.8 miles, averaged 8:25. HR 145.

10 x 45" Strides @ ~5k Effort (Race Sharpener)

About 32 degrees when I got up. Hat and gloves again. A bit too early for this, but it wasn't bad. Felt generally okayish. Ended up running fairly fast even though I felt slow (5:22-5:05 pace).

PM: 5.1 miles, averaged 9:11. HR 134.

Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 7.80Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 5.10
Weight: 173.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

Lunch: 6.1 miles, averaged 9:04. HR 132. 

Little windy, upper 40s. Feels like November. Seems like we skipped the amazing fall days and went straight to late fall. Or maybe my memory isn't great and I am just grumpy.

Ate a considerable amount of sweets from leftovers Megan' Uncle gaves us, but I haven't been drinking the last several days, so I guess that's one positive.

PM: Off. Took a 90' nap and wasn't feeling the weather or the dark.

Late: AIS, PT routine, and situps

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 6.10
Weight: 172.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.400.000.000.0010.40

AM: 5.4 miles, averaged 8:20. HR 141.

Chilly. Jumped a few deer. When I was almost home I heard a "pop" and some guy was discharging his cross bow in his front yard pretty close to the road. #welcometomichigan

PM: 5 miles, averaged 9:00. HR 137.

Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 5.40Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 173.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

PM: 4.8 miles, averaged 8:21. HR 139. Did some strides.

6 x 20” at a decent clip. Jog back.

Mostly watched Fear Fest on AMC. Have felt pretty blah. I think it’s just about the race, which my body seems to think is a full rather than a fitness building season ender. I’m not sure what the rest of the year looks like but I’m planning to switch over to cyclocross, which really just means I’ll probably be running mostly and doing 1-2 skill sessions with a commute day and one real ride a week as I have been doing.

Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.80
Weight: 172.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

Lunch: 3.6 miles, averaged 8:20. HR 141.

Felt okay. Legs started to turn over after 20’ or so. Picked it up slightly the last 5’ and did one short stride around race effort. Going to be cold and early for the race tomorrow.

Late: AIS and light PT

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 3.60
Weight: 172.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.300.000.000.0049.30
Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 9.60Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 17.00Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 12.60Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 10.10
Weight: 172.73
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