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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
81.790.000.000.0081.79
Kinvara 10 II Miles: 13.70Miles With The Boys Miles: 9.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 7.60Kinvara 10 Miles: 15.20
Weight: 204.24
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PM: 2:23 on the gravel bike. 194W. HR 162.

Pretty high effort the whole time.

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I was going to run, but I was extremely tired. Took about three naps I think.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.200.000.000.003.20

Lunch: 3.2 miles, averaged 12:34. HR 132.

Trying to get back to daily running and resume lower HR training. I was going to do 3 days of running with a midweek workout but I think I need more of a base, especially with 10-14 hours a week of cycling.

Landed a freelance editing job today so I don't feel like such a deadbeat. Thursday Night Dirt tonight (I have been out the last three weeks or so).

PM: Thursday Night Dirt - 3:25 w/ beer stop. 156W. HR 153.

Warmish, but probably seasonable. Decided on B group and even that was too much by the end. My HR was very high even riding over, so I knew it wouldn't be a good day for fast riding. Rode home in the dark. My headlight gave out about 2 miles from home, but I was able to use my iPhone to get me the rest of the way. 

Pretty disappointed overall with my bike fitness, so I might switch back to 3 days of riding but an overall time of 9+ hours and just do short, low HR doubles for running. I keep flinging crap against the wall hoping something will stick.

Weight: 203.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.800.000.000.006.80

Lunch: 2.8 miles, averaged 12:37. HR 131.

The cottonwoods are blooming. I hate cottonwoods.

PM: 4 miles w/ family, averaged 10:58. HR 144.

Kinvara 10 II Miles: 2.80Miles With The Boys Miles: 4.50
Weight: 204.80
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Off.

Travel to Toledo. The boys did great.

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Off. Lots of visiting.

Return travel home.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.770.000.000.001.77

PM: 1.7 miles on the treadmill, averaged 12:49. HR 129.

All I could do before the treadmill motor cut out. Very frustrated.

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PM: 2:15 of gravel riding. 145W. HR 146. 

One short segment attack. I got it. Got hit by some thundershowers in every direction it seemed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.340.000.000.002.34

Lunch: 2.3 miles, averaged 13:48. HR 128.

Treadmill cut out.

Weight: 206.50
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PM/Evening: Thursday Night Dirt. 3:20 gravel. 177W. HR 161.

Still getting my butt kicked.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.720.000.000.002.72

PM: 2.7 miles on the treadmill, averaged 13:44. HR 124.

Had the treadmill serviced and it didn't fix the issue.

Weight: 204.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.260.000.000.004.26

PM: 4.2 miles on the treadmill, averaged 14:06. HR 134.

Tested the treadmill and it was fine through the hour. No idea.

Weight: 203.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

PM: 5 miles on the treadmill, averaged 14:08. HR 132.

Treadmill fine through 70'

Weight: 204.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.300.000.000.003.30

AM: 3.3-mile walk with some jogging. HR 104.

Couldn't keep my HR down, so I just walked.

PM: 3.3 miles treadmill, averaged 13:38. HR 131.

Treadmill fine through 45'

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Lunch: 3.1 miles treadmill, averaged 13:30. HR 129.

Treadmill cut out at 42'. I called NordicTrack. Had I known I was going to have this much trouble (two service calls already). I wouldn't have given them my money. I worry that they won't be able to fix the issue and I have zero recourse as a consumer. It's too bad becase the setup is working for my patient approach to returning to more running. It works just fine for Megan, but she's almost 100 lbs lighter than me currently.

Weight: 204.00
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8.000.000.000.008.00

Lunch: 3.5 miles, averaged 12:44. HR 133.

Did some hip and glute stuff while watching Euro Cup while the boys hung out in the Johnny Jump Ups.

PM: 4.5 miles w/ Megan and the boys, averaged 10:36. HR 150.

Got a front tire flat on the stroller. Doh! It rolled just fine and I barely noticed.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 3.50Kinvara 10 II Miles: 4.50Miles With The Boys Miles: 4.50
Weight: 208.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.100.000.000.004.10

AM: 4.1 miles, averaged 12:16. HR 132.

Beautiful and comfortable morning to run. A little forward progress. Ride tonight. Trying to decide if I will cut out and go on my own north for a longer ride and skip the second part of the ride and the socializing and beer stop. Need to get in some longer endurance rides and since I am gone for a few hours anyway on Thursday, these might be the days to do it.

PM: 5 hours (76.7 miles). 161W. HR 157.

Partial Thursday Night Dirt and then solo. Some of the people were not listening to cars being called out and putting themselves and people in danger (mostly other clubs from what I could see). After the groups slit I was still getting killed in B group (I was pushing 165-175 BPM) and into the 180s on the climbs and didn't feel like working that hard. To put it in perspective that's probably all-out 90-120' effort for me. That along with other people not waiting for regroups had me ticked off, so I just skipped the rest of the ride and headed north and back toward home by myself for almost 3.5 hours.

I'm glad I stopped in Dryden for a Snickers, Mt. Dew, and two Gatorades. I really needed gels but didn't have any and wasn't planning on being that long. Longest ride in about a year.

 

Kinvara 10 Miles: 4.10
Weight: 204.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.600.000.000.005.60

AM/Lunch: 3 miles (40'), averaged 13:18. HR 124.

Legs felt fine after last night's ride. Went back to bed for 2.5 hours after getting up with the boys. Should have gone to bed sooner. Pace is slowly dropping and cardiac drift is less noticable. 

PM: 2.6 miles (33'), averaged 12:50. HR 123.

Treadmill shut off.

Weight: 204.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Lunch: 4.5 miles, averaged 13:40. HR 133.

Wanted to get in about 4 hours of riding but the roads were a mess (at least I thought they would be). It was quite humid and the bugs on Greenshield were awful and the road was mucky from the grading and spraying a few days ago. Had to walk a little to keep HR down. Once I could no longer keep it under 139, I walked about a mile home.

PM: weights.

Kinvara 10 II Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.600.000.000.006.60

AM: 2.5 miles on the treadmill (31'), averaged 12:31. HR 128.

Treadmill shut off. Hoping the service place calls soon before I set it on fire. Did some drills, which I haven't done in years. Well, other than the basic three I used to do for hill blast last year. The boys were in their Johnny Jump Ups, so I encouraged them every few minutes.

PM: 4.1 miles (50'), averaged 12:16. HR 133.

Ran on the track to contol the effort. The track is down the road of our subdivision and through a short field to the middle school (which will be the boys' middle school). 

Happy Anniversary to Megan, who somehow after 7 years still puts up with me!

Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 4.10
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.100.000.000.006.10

PM: 75'. 6.1 miles, averaged 12:19. HR ~134

Cool, windy, and some light rain. HRM was acting up a bit.

Kinvara 10 Miles: 6.10
Weight: 204.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.800.000.000.007.80

AM: 5 miles (60'), averaged 12:05. HR 134.

PM: 2.8 miles on the treadmill (36'), averaged 12:34. HR 128.

Treadmill shut off and I haven't heard back from the service place. No call back does not seem promising.

Kinvara 10 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 205.00
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PM: 2:35 ride (38.6 miles). 165W. HR 158.

Did some hill repeats on Dequindre hill.

Weight: 204.20
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PM: 90' on the trainer (Andrews). 177W. HR 152.

Put my bike on the trainer. It's been crazy rainy and not sure how the roads are. It will probably stay on there for a few weeks as I just renewed my Trainer Road subscription. 

Weight: 201.60
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PM: 90' on the trainer (Antelope). 181W. HR 156.

5 x 10' @ 225-238W or 89-94% of last tested FTP. Sweat a ton.

Weight: 202.40
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PM: 60' on the trainer (Lazy Mountain). 112W. HR 125.

Weight: 202.40
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AM: 3 miles treadmill (35'), averaged 11:35. HR 129.

Figured out that NordicTrack sent me a replacement motor, but had no other notification other than a random email and tracking number. My guess is that the issue has been pretty pervasive.

PM: 60' on the trainer (Petit). 163W. HR 138.

 

Weight: 205.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

AM: 3.6 miles in ~40'. 

MAF Test 1

1-mile WU outside very easy, then attempted a 3-mile MAF test on the treadmill, but it shut off around 28 minutes. Stayed right at the target of 139/140 BPM and adjusted accordingly as per protocol. 

Zwift: 10:49 (139BPM), 11:05 (140BPM), 11:19 (140 BPM)

Manual Splits: 10:26 (137), 10:45 (140), 7:10 elapsed time (140)

Last split would have been slower for full mile. It was way too hot and humid for current fitness and target HR to run outside.

11:02 pace on the Zwift w/ footpod. 10:46 average on the treadmill w/ manual watch splits. I managed to have two HRMs and then the treadmill apparently picks up my WHOOP strap

PM: 75' on the trainer (Cumberland -3). 175W. HR 146.

Watched the Tour de France while the boys jumped for a while.

 

Kinvara 10 II Miles: 1.90
Weight: 204.40
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PM: 1:45 on the trainer (Gibraltar -3). 178W. HR 151.

Decided on a slightly longer trainer ride. Much after 90' is tough to focus on when riding inside. Got through two episodes of American Horror Story Season 8 and an episode of Family Guy because I couldn't find any soccer and the Tour was over for the day.

Some light hip stuff and bunch of pullups while Megan lifted and the boys bounced.

Weight: 202.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
81.790.000.000.0081.79
Kinvara 10 II Miles: 13.70Miles With The Boys Miles: 9.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 7.60Kinvara 10 Miles: 15.20
Weight: 204.24
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