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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:

List of Possible 2020 Races

March 15: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile Gravel Race

March 28: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 18: Barry Roubaix 36-Mile Gravel Race

May 30: Hellkat 50 Gravel Race

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile Gravel Race

July 26: The Divide 34-Mile Gravel Race

FALL

Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56-Mile Gravel Race

Sept: Michigan Mountain Mayhem 40-Mile Gravel Race

Oct 31: Lowell Classic Gravel Race 32 Mile

 

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: 21.80 Month: 39.40 Year: 3626.43
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 575.85
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: 2163.55
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 702.55
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 718.30
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 7061.55
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 449.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 173.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 80.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.450.000.000.0055.45
Newton Isaacs Miles: 6.50Newton Sir Isaacs (wide) Miles: 5.00Saucony A5 Miles: 23.05Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 7.90Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

No run. Lazy. Layed out a plan to get my nutrition back on track. Time to attack the Bam Weight Handicap goal.

Strength stuff later. A bit more consistent with running this week. 30-40 miles as the body allows. I like to be around my weekly average by the first of the year (~65 miles). Time will tell. Right now I very much does not want to get out of bed.

Pre-dinner - North side - 6.5 miles, averaged 8:19. Decided instead of complaining about being fat and out of shape I should probably suck it up and run. Trace amounts of snow. Slippery in places, but not bad.

Newton Isaacs Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

South side - 5 miles, averaged 8:28. Run sucked, but I have a bad attitude. I guess I should be thankful I can run again. Might start going back to the gym, but if I am going to walk two mile in the cold, I might as well run in it.

Ho, hum. Onward and upward.

Newton Sir Isaacs (wide) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.000.007.25

Newtone - 7.25 miles in 70 minutes. Couldn't go much faster because my heart rate was up (120 before I even got on the mill). Wore my heartrate monitor. Apparently I was running about 180BPM for 70 minutes, which just doesn't make sense. I guess I will use it more of a fitness guage (where I am still ~3 weeks from any workouts). Did about 7 minutes at 4 % incline.

2 mile total walk commute.

Saucony A5 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.100.000.000.008.10

Newtone - 8.1 miles in 70:15. Did 15 x 1 minute on/off descending paces for the first 10, back up and then down for the last 5. It will serve as a bench mark for now.

2 mile walk communute to the gym.

Converted my Newton Trainer 4s to screw shoes. I went with stainless because water and salt will probably eat away at the regular zinc plated ones after a while. I tested them out and tried a short uphill in my ice-covered alleyway, toeing in as much as possible. They work remarkably well. I was having so much fun I ALMOST didn't notice the 3 degree temps.

Saucony A5 Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.900.000.000.007.90

Newtone - 7.9 miles in 70 minutes. Did some strides starting around 10.5 down to just under 12. Starting to get some turnover back.

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 7.90
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

South side (elements of different routes) - 13 miles, averaged 8:40. Dark for the last 40 minutes.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.700.000.000.007.70

Newtone - 7.7 in 70 minutes. Did some strides. Got the legs in touch with some sub-5:00 stuff for the first time in 6 weeks.

Usual 2-mile commute walking, except today it was more like snow-shoeing. Not a ton of snow, but it is very wet and heavy.

Waiting for my scale to tell me I am thin and pretty.

Saucony A5 Miles: 7.70
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
55.450.000.000.0055.45
Newton Isaacs Miles: 6.50Newton Sir Isaacs (wide) Miles: 5.00Saucony A5 Miles: 23.05Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 7.90Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 0.00
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