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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: 82.80 Month: 225.75 Year: 2991.52
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 404.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4034.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 566.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 484.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 342.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 183.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 249.20
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 97.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 51.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 60.50
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 48.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
91.000.000.000.0091.00
Miles With Megan Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 47.45Mizuno Musha Miles: 5.00Newton Gravity LE Miles: 24.30Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 14.25
Weight: 175.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM: 5 miles easy with Megan.

A little symmetrical soreness in the calves, slight tightness in the inner hamstring area but it felt good to run. A lot of easy running this week to absorb the half and go into the final 2-3 weeks of the marathon buildup. Feel pleased with my results from yesterday.

Miles With Megan Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 174.80
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM/Lunch: 10 miles. Still a little sore.

+ light stretching

PM: 5 miles on the treadmill while Megan lifted.

Mizuno Musha Miles: 5.00Newton Gravity LE Miles: 10.00
Weight: 174.40
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

AM: Off. Up late working. Slept in.

PM: 10.25 miles easy.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 10.25
Weight: 174.40
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.250.000.000.0015.25

AM: 10.25 miles.

Amazing fall day. Around 70 degrees and sunny. A leaf carpet on Forbidden Drive.

PM: 5 miles. Ran into Leo and chatted with and ran with him for a bit.

+ Rolling and stretching (very late)

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 5.00Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 10.25
Weight: 175.80
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM: 4 miles.

Wanted to sleep in but still get a few miles. Realized I didn't have any bus tokens, so I combined my errand and my morning run, something I somehow rarely think to do. It was wet and humid for November 5.

PM: 11 miles.

Felt good. Light, fast, and free (And prone to cliches apparently). Maybe not exactly light. at least 4-5 pounds over racing weight. Too much stress eating. Calorie counting and diary-ing is not enough to tame the monster who lives in my right hamstring and whispers devilishly to me, "eat a few more fistfulls of cheerios and a few granola bars; you'll feel better about life."

+ Rolling, stretching, and core (very late)

Newton Gravity LE Miles: 4.00Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 175.80
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.300.000.000.0014.30

Noon+: 10.3 miles. Did a few short strides.

PM: 4 miles. Shirtless again, but with my headlamp. That was weird.

Newton Gravity LE Miles: 10.30Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 4.00
Weight: 174.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.200.000.000.0016.20

PM: Germantown + Forbidden Drive O&B - 16.2 miles, averaged 7:10

Coach Bam said to keep it about 2 hours instead of my planned 18, which seemed okay with me. I've been hitting it pretty hard and I think all you need two weeks out is about 2 hours, maybe 2:10 on your feet. I was just under 2 hours with 1:56. Called it good at 16.2 to round my mileage off for the week.

Honest easy for most of it them picked it up running Forbidden Drive in a little over 35 minutes of just under 6:40 pace (started around 6:50 and dropped to 6:28). Not much of an effort change from 7:15 to ~6:30 and just went more or less by feel.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 16.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
91.000.000.000.0091.00
Miles With Megan Miles: 5.00Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 47.45Mizuno Musha Miles: 5.00Newton Gravity LE Miles: 24.30Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 14.25
Weight: 175.00
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