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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
86.884.606.670.0098.15
Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 13.30Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 15.60Altra Escalante Miles: 14.20Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 13.50Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 25.70Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 15.80
Weight: 173.41
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

I’m Lunch: 6.6 miles, averaged ~10:00. HR 122.

PM: 6.5 miles, averaged 10:02. HR 124.

All in the dark. Peaceful though. Big buck at the park. Feeling good. Needed some big miles the last week to cleanse all the bad juju.

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 6.50Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 6.60
Weight: 173.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Lunch: 8 miles, averaged 8:08. HR 148.

PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:18. HR 126.

It's election day tomorrow and I know nothing about politics or about Michigan. I'm an educated idiot and it's pretty sad.

Altra Escalante Miles: 8.00Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 7.00
Weight: 173.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.380.006.670.0017.05

AM: 17 miles, averaged 7:38. HR 158.

20 x 2' On @ 10-Mile Effort/Off @ Light Float (To Start)

It was warm, wet, and windy, so I was going to do this workout on the treadmill, but decided to just focus on effort and try not to fit the wind. The recoveries were supposed to be around 8' pace, which they were for roughly the first half and then it got hard. The wind killed me in a few places but I kept working and got through it. 

Cover 6.62 miles in 40' or exactly 6:00 average 

30' up/20' down.

Pretty knackered during the cool down. I also tweaked or pinched something in the top of my back/lower part of my neck on the first recovery when I stepped on some uneven grass. It was slightly painful and then kind of numb and tingly but it felt okay when I got moving. Now it just feels like I slept on it wrong. I will ice it later.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 17.00
Weight: 171.60
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.800.000.000.0013.80

Lunch: 6.8 miles, averaged 9:33. HR 127.

Cold and windy. Nice recovery run.

PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:17. HR 125. 

Neck/back felt fine running. It was a little rough sleeping. Every time I rolled over I woke up. Took some pain reliever.

Late: AIS 

Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 7.00Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 6.80
Weight: 172.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.501.000.000.0015.50

AM: 9 miles, averaged 7:12. HR 153.

Steady easy to light moderate with one slightly uptempo mile in 6:19 to finish it off. Felt strong. Nice not to plod for once.

PM: 6.5 miles, averaged 9:11. HR 127.

Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 6.50Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 173.60
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Lunch: 8.8 miles, averaged 7:25. HR 145.

PM: 6.2 miles, averaged 9:47. HR ~124-125.

It snowed today and I wasn't feeling it. Took a while to get out. Skipped my hill blast session as it would have made the timing of getting two runs in difficult with dinner prep and the like. Got some sleep today which felt great. Back and neck are still a little jacked up, but better than when it happened.

I found out yesterday that Mad Anthony CX was cancelled due to some permit issues with the city of Detroit and some other organizations. To compound matters the mounds at Fort Wayne where the course is has earth that contain material from indigenous remains. A hearty kudos to the race organizers for taking the matter seriously. It was supposed to be in the upper 20s and windy, so I cannot say I am disappointed. And I haven't been on my bike for two weeks. Might try for one more race this season or call it good and try to hit the gravel scene hard in the spring and summer and get in a full cyclocross season next fall.

Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 8.80Altra Escalante Miles: 6.20
Weight: 174.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.103.600.000.008.70

Lunch: 8.7 miles, averaged 7:25. HR 149.

Pulled workout due to GI issues. Taking the rest of the day off.

Plan was 45' aerobic builder + long strides and about 2 hours of total work. I started to notice my stomach was going south during the warmup, which almost never happens. I don't think I ever has a workout cut short due to GI issues (they usually hit after the hard running). Got through 3 laps and was working on the 4th when I decided things weren't going to settled. I assumed the bathrooms were closed this time of year so I hit the woods (one of the fewer and fewer areas we haven't knocked down for cookie cutter subdivisions and strip malls).

I tried to restart after that but it wasn't going to work. I barely made a second pitstop at our apartment complex. The issue was likely the 3 FiberOne bars I slept at around 6:00 this morning when I feed the cats. Megan eats the bars and I haven't paid much attention to them for a few years but stress and anxiety make me snack like crazy and these seem to be my new target.

Splits: 6:26, 6:25, 6:17, 6:11 (for .67)

Felt decent during the workout if a bit tired and my legs weren't much interested in turning over fludily when the wind hit, but I was working into it and think the last 18-20' would have been pretty fast.

Late: AIS

Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 8.70
Weight: 175.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
86.884.606.670.0098.15
Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 13.30Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 15.60Altra Escalante Miles: 14.20Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 13.50Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 25.70Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 15.80
Weight: 173.41
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