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April 2021

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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.600.000.000.0016.60
Kinvara 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 211.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

PM: 7 miles, averaged 11:39. HR 137.

I was planning to ride my fat bike on the dirt roads, but rain was supposed to come through and the roads were a bit muddy from some reports. 

I haven't done much running lately (1-2 short 30-40' jogs) but my riding hours have increased a good bit over the last few weeks. I've mostly been on my fat bike exploring some new roads where we live (I decided, somewhat recklessly, to buy a fat bike with some money dad had given me and some extra generous birthday money he gave me). It's an amazing machine and I did some snow trail riding this winter and have been mostly on that, exploring dirt roads and trails. I have done one ride on my gravel bike outside (it's been on the trainer since October I think). I did a fair amount of riding since January. The basement setup has been pretty solid and I worked my way through several seasons of American Horror Story. 

The boys turn 6 months old tomorrow. They are amazing. Challenging at times but very sweet and really developing their personalities and individual identitites. 

My mom and sister are coming at the end of the week. My dad fell a few days ago and broke his hip. He had surgery and they needed to replace his hip replacement but they didn't for some reason. Megan's parents are also struggling with their health. I am not sure about how many classes I will have in the fall, so things have been a little tough lately, but I feel very fortunate for what I have and that the boys are healthy and that I am blessed to able to spend time with them. 

Probably going to sneak in some more running/jogging this week as it looks like a good deal of rain and I have a lot of work to do (riding generally requires more time). I'm starting to get a really good sense of the area through my feet and my wheels.

School will be out in about 2 weeks, which will be nice but also nerve wracking. I'm trying to gigify myself, even signing up to be an Instacart shopper. Had to swallow a huge chunk of pride on that one, but it was easy to get hired and I know grocery stores very well. I am currently applying to a select few other jobs to keep my options open. 

That more or less covers my blog hiatus . . . 

Kinvara 10 Miles: 7.00
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Day off.

Can't remember what came up but I didn't get anything in.

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PM: 39.3-mile ride. HR 158.

Just under 3 hours on the fatbike. I went east of Rochester Road for the first time since last summer. This location is so ideal for riding.

The boys turned 6 months today.

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Night: 19.1-mile ride. 141.

Had a doctor appointment for me and got a text that my gravel bike was ready to pick up. It took me until 9:30 until I got out. It was around 40 or cooler and dark, but I had a good ride despite my radar battery going dead. Luckily my front light is bright even to anger cars. The gravel roads were fun, spooky, and peaceful. Not exactly safe, but lots of people I ride with ride in the dark.

Weight: 211.40
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AM: 3.6 miles, averaged 12:22. HR 150.

On the treadmill. About 4 miles on the treadmill versus the above mileage on Zwift with a footpod. It was in the mid-30s, so I figured my fair weather butt could afford to just run on the treadmill. Not training so I might as well cherry pick my weather conditions. 

I've been running in my Vibrams on the treadmill as I don't like too much shoe on the treadmill. Wanted to get out again, but it didn't happen. Not ideal riding weather, but we were gifted some decent early spring weather the other week and it's only April.

Mom, Katie, and Delia are driving from Maine and should be here later tomorrow evening.

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PM: 21.4-mile ride. HR 153.

One segment attempt. Took second overall. It's a slight bit of tarmac and mostly gravel with one S-turn. Ended up with 6 minutes @ 268 watts and a averaged HR of 187. I gave up a few times and think I let up pedal pressure so I left some watts and seconds out there. I was still a bit off of first, but it was a fun attempt.

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PM: 31.1-mile ride. HR 155. Avg. 177W

Checked out some new roads west of us. Good stuff.

Mom, Katie, and Delia arrived today.

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PM: 12.6-mile ride. HR 123. Avg. 118W.

Just did a short recovery ride.

PM: 32' of walking/meandering showing my relatives the subdivision area.

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Off.

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Off. 

I put my bike on the trainer, but didn't get around to riding. We got a slight bit of snow. Gross. I took three naps, two of which were with Sawyer in my arms trying to get him to settled down.

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PM: 70' on the trainer. HR 153. Avg 177W.

Decided to put the bike on the trainer for a few days even with the impending (final) first night of Thursday Night Dirt for the season. Didn't get my planned time as Megan had a meeting and I got a late start.

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AM: 90' on the trainer. HR 137. Avg 152W.

Pretty good saddle sores kicking up. Need to take a few days off and jog I think as one of them is getting a little iffy. 

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PM: 6 miles, averaged 9:03. HR 161.

Keep it steady to up tempo after the first mile. This run ended up leaving me sore for about 5 days or so. Oof.

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Kinvara 10 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 211.40
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