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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
52.000.000.000.0052.00
Nike Pegasus Miles: 9.00Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 19.80Saucony ISO Zealot Miles: 7.40Brooks Launch Miles: 8.30Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off.

We drove to Ohio yesterday to see some of Megan's friends and saw her family today. I could have got a run in, but it wasn't ideal. This ends 34 days on, which is my most consistent streak since we have been in Michigan. Of course I am grumpy and even more anxious than typical Sunday evenings, but even though I haven't been going full speed ahead and mileage is relatively low it's a good time to rest.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Evening: 8 miles, averaged 8:06

Cold, rainy, windy, dark. Saw a few deer and a muskrat. 

Tired. Took a nap after getting home from campus and I fell asleep after dinner in the chair. Did not sleep well Saturday night and it wrecked me. I've always been a person who needs solid sleep. Headed to bed early.

Nike Pegasus Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.400.000.000.0011.40

PM: 11.4 miles, averaged 7:47

13 x 90" On/Off

30' up/20' down

First two at half marathon effort (maybe a touch fast), three and four at 10k effort (again a touch faster), and the final nine at 5k effort. The first 5k rep was a bit hot as I realized on the recovery. Backed off a bit and then worked my way back down. Some of the reps were decently fast (5:45-5:25). If I had to run a 5k right now, breaking 18 would likely prove difficult. The effort felt right though and it is hard to judge effort for only 90' Last three reps were getting tough, but I focused and ran the last three fairly quick.

Cold day out. Gloves and a hat even though it was 38 degrees. The damp air had it feeling like Philadelpha.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 11.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.400.000.000.007.40

Evening: 7.4 miles, averaged 8:46

Late: AIS hamstring and a set of humbling pushups

Saucony ISO Zealot Miles: 7.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

Lunch: 8.3 miles, averaged 7:50

Started to feel fitter and stronger. My legs are getting itchy to run fast and increase mileage.

Light rain but warmer. Lots of deer. A small buck that I kind of wanted to wrestle and have for lunch. A doe and two young 'nes.

Brooks Launch Miles: 8.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.400.000.000.008.40

PM: 8.4 miles, averaged 7:45

25' easy, 20' moderate to uptempo progression, 20' steady easy-ish

Took off too fast for the 20' (even though I felt fine) as I felt like I was doing a workout rather than just a slightly better quality maintenance run. The 20' portion was supposed to be easy to moderate. I think I can find a better rhythm doing the whole first 45' or so progressively and work off miles, which given the 1-mile loop always helps me better establish a rhythm.

Late: AIS hamstring, Mrtyl routine, and push-ups 

Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 8.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

PM: 8.5 miles.

It started to rain after I got up from a nap, which seems to happen all the time lately. Started running and saw some lightning flashes. Then I saw some bolts and it was far too close. Ran home. Exactly a mile. Went to the complex gym, which is serviceable if no one is around. I did another hour there.

Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 7.50Nike Pegasus Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.000.000.000.0052.00
Nike Pegasus Miles: 9.00Saucony Fastwitch 7 Miles: 19.80Saucony ISO Zealot Miles: 7.40Brooks Launch Miles: 8.30Adidas Boston 6 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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