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May 29, 2024

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Lake Orion,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011



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Running Accomplishments:


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)


I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan, and our boys, Charlie and Sawyer. I started running in September 2010.

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Miles:This week: 18.90 Month: 205.60 Year: 915.20
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 613.75
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 530.45
Kinvara 10 Lifetime Miles: 186.30
Kinvara 10 II Lifetime Miles: 137.80
Miles With The Boys Lifetime Miles: 99.90
Nike Zoom Streak LT4 Mr. Pinks Lifetime Miles: 21.60
Saucony ISO Freedom 3 Lifetime Miles: 638.45
Saucony ISO Freedom 3 #2 Lifetime Miles: 202.10
Altra Rivera Lifetime Miles: 337.95
Altra Rivera (Dark Blue) Lifetime Miles: 129.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 (2023 Vault Shoe) Lifetime Miles: 263.15
Saucony Kinvara 5 (2023 Vault Shoe II) Lifetime Miles: 261.80
Saucony Kinvara 13 Lifetime Miles: 259.80
Saucony Endorphin Pro Lifetime Miles: 270.00
Saucony Freedom 5 Lifetime Miles: 59.30
Saucony Kinvara 13 #2 Lifetime Miles: 69.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 14.9 miles, averaged 8:31. HR 159.

50' @ half marathon effort + 10" + 6 x 45" Strides

Effectively steady state effort. Felt decently strong and nailed the effort. Ran by a combination of pace and effort to guage things and it work. Last two minutes uphill were starting to get challening but I was mostly just tired. 7:29 pace @ 170 BPM five minute jog, then 6 x 45" strides with 75" recoveries. 6:00-6:27 pace on those. Turnover felt pretty solid.

Highest mileage week on a few years. Late 2019 I think. 

Saucony Kinvara 13 Miles: 14.90
Weight: 189.80
From Tom K on Mon, Sep 18, 2023 at 06:09:24 from

What a week!

From Jason D on Mon, Sep 18, 2023 at 08:40:07 from

Things are starting to click somewhat, Tom.

From jtshad on Tue, Sep 19, 2023 at 07:49:46 from

Wow, looking strong.

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