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Location:

Lake Orion,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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:

2021 Bike Races

Sept 11: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

Oct 2: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

Nov 6: Bell's Iceman Cometh

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:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 3.00 Month: 3.00 Year: 142.09
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 225.45
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 609.75
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 269.45
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 803.15
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 730.60
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 492.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 555.60
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 485.85
Kinvara 10 Lifetime Miles: 45.50
Kinvara 10 II Lifetime Miles: 26.20
Miles With The Boys Lifetime Miles: 21.90
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Kinvara 10 II Miles: 2.30
Weight: 213.41
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Lunch: 30' on TrainerRoad (Taku). HR 120.

Got up early (during the 5:00 hour) to feed the boys. Did some work and puttered around until 8:00 or so when the monitor sounded. 

I was going to jog, but realized I probably would need tights and I know they won't fit. And it is damp and cold, though not terribly so. Still, not leaving the house and getting some exercise while rewatching some Breaking Bad sounded much better.

Ordered a bench and a set of adjustable dumbells. Spent too much money, but we aren't planning to go into gyms for some time. Megan is on sabatical in the fall and I believe I am scheduled to teach online fall 2021 even though things should roughly be back to normal by then. We will have saved a good deal on daycare the first year or so. We might eventually do one way a week just to be able to get things done and so that the boys have interactions other than us, the cats, the birds on the feeder, and the exceedingly fat squirrels we have in Michigan.

Weight: 215.50
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PM: 45' on TrainerRoad (Carter). HR 129.

I've been rewatching Breaking Bad. Working on my trainer setup a little bit.

Weight: 214.00
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Day off. 

Figured going 6 or 7 days after being inactive was plenty.

Weight: 213.00
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PM: 75' on TrainerRoad (Collins 1-). HR 122.

Weight: 211.60
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PM: 60' on TrainerRoad (Beech). HR 124.

HR 10 beats lower than this workout last week. Day 11 without drinking. Not sure how long that has been. 10 years? 15? 10 years anyway I would say. Feel quite good. 

 

Weight: 214.00
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Lunch: 60' on TrainerRoad (Lazy Mountain). HR 112.

First day of the semester technically, but I had everything up for the week and just monitored email. 

Getting up early, not drinking, and drinking lots of green tea is really making it hard to get through much more than 30-40' without having to pee. 

Our treadmill shipped a few days ago. Hoping there is enough overhead room in the basement. It can go in the laundry room if necessary. Trying to figure out if we can get a contractor to reroute the load of a few joists and create a boxed area for an overhead spot.

Weight: 213.00
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Off.

Weight: 213.20
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Lunch: 60' on TrainerRoad (Pettit). HR 123.

Weight: 212.60
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Night: 30' on TrainerRoad (Taku). HR 115.

I think this was the night I installed the pullup bar in the basement. It's been a while. Very humbling!

Weight: 213.60
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PM: 30ish on TrainerRoad. 

App or trainer issues. Got frustrated as I build my days so that I have a certain window for exercise. Sweaty and cold out, so I didn't feel like running after and in place of.

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Lunch: 80' on TrainerRoad (Dodge -1). HR 131.

Designed my own workout. Nothing fancy. Basically a minutes style workout I would do on the treadmill, but with power instead of speed.

 

Weight: 211.80
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PM: 60' on TrainerRoad (Beech +1). HR 139.

Weight: 215.20
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PM: 30' run (13:02). HR 135.

Night: 30' on TrainerRoad (Taku). HR 116.

The boys turned three months today.

Kinvara 10 II Miles: 2.30
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Weight: 213.41
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