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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
142.090.000.000.00142.09
Kinvara 10 II Miles: 20.00Kinvara 10 Miles: 34.50Miles With The Boys Miles: 21.90Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 17.90
Weight: 206.93
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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

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

Weight: 214.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off. 

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

Weight: 213.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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

Weight: 211.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Comments
From Bret on Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 07:23:48 from 99.1.32.252

Well done Jason - keep that streak going.

From Tom K on Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 08:50:56 from 47.206.60.114

Awesome, man! I love watching a good self-improvement story in real time.

And even though I don't comment about it every time you post something about them, keep the baby stories coming! I know this is a running blog, but I smile when I read about you noticing something new about your kids.

From Jason D on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 23:14:33 from 73.161.42.48

Thanks, Tom. I need to write more to mark time. The blog has always been excellent for that. Hope you and family are well.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Weight: 213.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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

Weight: 212.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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

Weight: 215.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Weight: 0.00
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
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 12:39:04 from 50.237.211.90

i'm all for gigifying. i spent about two years doing the grocery gig in atlanta to supplement my inconsistent workload. i found it to be pretty relaxing/low stress/engaging, and it's also fun to see the mix of things people buy. decent money and tips.

good luck with everything. hi to the twins.

From Eugene on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 17:45:53 from 104.189.16.160

try a food delivery service instead. i've done doordash on the side occasionally over the past year and it pays way better than you'd think once you get efficient doing it. most orders can get completed in 20 minutes max; with instacart and getting all the items yourself, plus having to check them out, i'm not sure if you could get an order done that fast unless it's 10 items or less, and you're probably getting the same pay for that as you'd get for just dropping off a bad of chipotle to someone's door.

it just sounds like a lot more work for no feasible reason. i know some people who have worked both and they basically preach the same message of instacart being way worse of a job for the same or worse pay

this post is NOT sponsored by doordash lol

From Eugene on Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 17:47:18 from 104.189.16.160

also, my aunt's sister worked on the first season of AHS! i think she was a set designer

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off.

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

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

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.

Weight: 211.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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. 

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 08:14:15 from 141.221.191.222

Any improvement? Did you get out for some runs? Like the new haircut BTW.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM: 1:36 on the fat bike. HR 148. 

Lake Orion HS and Bald Mountain South.

PM2: 4 miles w/ family, averaged 10:07. HR 149.

Did a 200m stride with the stroller around 5:15 pace.

Miles With The Boys Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 1:24 on the gravel bike. 164W. HR 140.

Attacked a segement that I attempted to take down on my fat bike last week. Took 8th overall then and today got the KOM. 392 watts for 2'.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 2:23 on the gravel bike. 194W. HR 162.

Pretty high effort the whole time.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

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

Weight: 0.00
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
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Travel to Toledo. The boys did great.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. Lots of visiting.

Return travel home.

Weight: 0.00
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.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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.

Weight: 0.00
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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

Still getting my butt kicked.

Weight: 0.00
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
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
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
Comments
From Mike on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 12:23:23 from 35.142.90.55

Nothing worse than when the treadmill shuts off at 60 minutes...

From Jason D on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 21:28:29 from 73.161.42.48

This one isnt governed. Commercial NordicTrack in the basement. But I hate the shutoff but Ive definitely done 20 milers on one hour treadmills!

From Eugene on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 20:42:59 from 136.36.201.148

both of yall are crazy. all the treadmills at my gym could shut down after 30 minutes of use and id never know.

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'

Weight: 0.00
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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
Comments
From Tom K on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 05:17:19 from 47.206.202.65

Wow!, between the treadmill and the flat - these equipment malfunctions have got to stop. But check out Jason with the double!, huh? Nice.

From Jason D on Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 06:13:41 from 73.161.42.48

Thwarted at every turn!

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
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Weight: 0.00
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
Weight: 0.00
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
Comments
From Tom K on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 18:08:01 from 47.206.202.65

Happy Anniversary!

From Jason D on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 20:48:14 from 73.161.42.48

Thanks, Tom. Hope you are all well.

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
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 2:35 ride (38.6 miles). 165W. HR 158.

Did some hill repeats on Dequindre hill.

Weight: 204.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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

Weight: 202.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

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
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.900.000.000.008.90

AM: 60'. 4.9 miles, averaged 12:15. HR 134.

My grandmother passed away just before 11. She was 97, healthy, and at home, so it's not a tragedy. Just a little sad and will miss her. I wish she would have been able to see the boys. We are about three weeks too late as we are going to Maine at the end of July.

PM: 42'. 4 miles, averaged 10:26. HR 150.

W/ Megan and the boys. Very comfortable weather. 

Kinvara 10 Miles: 4.90Kinvara 10 II Miles: 4.00Miles With The Boys Miles: 4.50
Weight: 204.80
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Jul 01, 2021 at 14:01:34 from 141.221.191.222

sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers. You were blessed to have her in your life.

From Jason D on Thu, Jul 01, 2021 at 20:47:09 from 73.161.42.48

Thanks, Jeff. Mostly just going to miss her and know it will still be very tough on my mom.

From Mike on Fri, Jul 02, 2021 at 20:30:53 from 35.142.90.55

Sorry to read this, Jason. I cannot imagine how difficult it may be.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.200.000.000.005.20

AM: 60'. 5.2 miles, averaged 11:30. HR 133.

Very comfortable conditions for lowish heart rate training. Megan is off to Toledo to tend to her parents. The boys and I are spending some time together, though they have been sleeping a bit as they have entered a rough pattern at night and will not stay down. And the difficulty with twins is that they wake each other up.

Will try to get something in last with the boys.

PM: 60' on the trainer (Homers Nose). 161W. HR 134.

The boys were pretty tired, but did okay. Charlie started to squawk the last 10' or so but he needed a diaper change. Sawyer was falling alseep in the Johnny Jump Up and I had to keep telling him to wake up so that he would sleep after dinner. Poor kid definitely has my genes and can just fall alseep whereever.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 5.20
Weight: 204.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

AM/Lunch: 2:42 fat bike (38.6 miles). HR 143.

Kept the gravel bike on the trainer and did a Polly Ann roll out and back. Good ride. Saw a family of swans. They were very close and very scary. Give me a park full of Canadian geese with babies over one pair of swans with babies any day. Beautiful creatures though.

PM: 32' w/ Megan and the boys, averaged 10:32. HR 149. + 2-mile walk/jog, averaged 13:30. HR 137.

Took Megan and the boys on some of the dirt roads and went to Independance Oaks Park. I have been there on my fat bike, but I haven't run there yet and they hadn't been. Good time, though the humidity came back in. Most of the walk/jog was actually jogging.

Kinvara 10 Miles: 4.40Miles With The Boys Miles: 4.40
Weight: 203.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 80' fat bike ride @ Bald Mountain South. HR 160.

No one was there so I tried to hit some of the segments hard and work on building some confidence on descents and corners. Still a lot of braking, but I did okay. A little bit of mud in places, but the wide tires really don't hurt the trails unless they are a slop fest. 

Happy 4th of July!

Weight: 201.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 75' on the trainer (Collins -1). 156W. HR 140.

First weigh in under 200 lbs. Never though I would be this heavy. Even before I started running I don't think I was ever much over 185-190. 

Was going to get a run in, but didn't. Pretty toasty out. Treadmill repair in about a week. I am hoping the new motor will fix the issue so I can closely monitor my effort.

Picked up a dehumidifer for the basement yesterday. It is sometimes around 70-80%. I tried to get the drain hose to work but broke something, so it is either emptying buckets out the window or a garden hose in the floor drain (though I am not really sure what the drain is for for 100% sure).

Weight: 199.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Lunch: 40' treadmill (3.1 miles), averaged 12:38. HR 134.

Was able to squeeze out 40' from the treadmill before it stopped. HR a bit elevated.

PM: 60' on the trainer (Petit) 159W. HR 138.

Shorter ride than planned. Strange muscle soreness today. All over my legs and it feels weirdly close to the surface.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day off.

Lots of muscle soreness of unknown origin, which yesterday interfered with my running gait so I didn't do anything.

Weight: 204.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.900.000.000.002.90

AM: 2.9 miles treadmill (35'), averaged 11:47.

PM: 90' on the trainer (Tomyhoi). 153W. HR 130.

Took my rear wheel of my fat bike to KLM to see why it wasn't holding air. Seems like the bead was seated, so maybe it has a small puncture. I could have given it the soap test, but I really don't have time.

It thunderstormed off and on today, including when I was going to venture outside for a run. What a terrible summer for weather this year. Everything is very green at least.

Weight: 206.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Megan was checking on her parents, so I was with the boys all day. I didn't feel like exercising later. I ended up washing my bike.

Weight: 204.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 2:45 (47.4 miles) on the gravel bike. 217W. HR 172.

Was pretty anxious so I was hot out of the gate and ended up doing a time trial to test power and HR. I used the turn-by-turn directions function, which on my new headunit displays only the most useless of stats. It actually worked out well as I didn't get my power or HR until after, though I had a pretty good guess as to what they were. Normalized power was 229, so with constant pedal pressure that's what I would have been at. Not bad for several intersections and two short stops for fixing my seat and a bit of heavier traffic.

 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.700.000.000.008.70

Lunch: 60'. 5.1 miles, averaged 11:39. HR 137.

Raining again. Of course. Light enough to be quite comfortable though.

PM: 45' treadmill (3.6 miles), averaged 12:37. HR 130.

Wore my Vibrams and the treadmill seemed fine. I would rather not have to run in those every time though. Service is supposed to happen Wednesday.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 5.10
Weight: 206.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 90' on the trainer (Townsend -1). 154W. HR 135.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. Unmotivated and anxious.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

More of the same. New motor in the treadmill and some rewiring of the speed control.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

PM: 45' treamill (3.5 miles), averaged 12:50. HR 134.

Calibration was off because the guy messed with the belt. The issue is still not fixed. It was better and I was able to run longer, but I am not impressed. Sent my anxiety through the roof yesterday and it was just a brutal day mentally. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 60' on the trainer (Pioneer -3). 172W. HR 149.

Anxious. Saddle position still wrong and caused me some issues.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 4.3-mile walk w/ Megan and the boys. HR 92.

The boys are in a sleep regression, and it's very challenging. Mentally a mess right now and no idea where it came from. I'm not ready to deal with this.

Terrible week of training. First race is in September and if I can get some longer rides in I will skip it. Just need something to look forward to. The days are all the same and we are just in the house (which we love) all the time.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

I think this was the day we took the boys to the subdivision park. They went on the swings, played in the grass, and for a short time the sand.

A non-running, non-cycling ailment has me taking a few days off. Still extremely anxious.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Weight: 205.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 2 hours fat bike on trails (25.7 miles). HR 161.

Felt better today. I think in addition to normal, everyday anxiety I was very dehydrated and that can really make symptoms worse. Had a decent time on the bike, but washed out on a corner and went into a small, but unyielding tree. My forearm took the brunt of it, which probably save my collarbone. Right should was very tight and I raised it up thinking I dislocated it. It kind of lightly ground/popped and felt better and I was able to continue riding for 90'. These trails are not at all technical. Just too much pressure in my tires and I tried to turn at the last minute. I had told Megan I was "just" going to Orion Oaks, so that I didn't crash two days before we take the boys on a road trip to Maine. I felt bad as she doesn't need anything else to worry about.

Next day: arm pretty sore but with full range of movement. I don't know how guys in their 50 and 60s do this crap. That hurt and it wasn't even that bad.

Weight: 206.70
Comments
From Tom K on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 07:06:32 from 47.206.202.65

Have a safe trip to Maine!

From jtshad on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 09:35:18 from 141.221.191.222

Sucks getting old...I am in that catergory you indicated!

Glad you are ok.

Safe travels.

From Jason D on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 15:51:52 from 73.161.42.48

Thanks, guys.

From Jon on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:33:36 from 165.156.40.13

Safe travels and watch out for unyielding trees.

From Bob on Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 09:22:17 from 12.104.218.248

heal up n keep rolling

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Pretty sore from the crash.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

First day of travel to Maine. The boys did quite well. Stayed overnight in New York. The weather was good and we were able to let them out to play on a sheet in the grass.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Got to my parents' around 9 I think.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off. 

Dad has deteriorated more than I thought. I was hoping to get some short runs in, but my mom is not able to handle the boys as well now that they are bigger and she is taking care of my dad. My niece Delia stays quite a bit and is a huge help. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

My grandmother's celebration of life. Probably the last time I will be in the house at 10 Maple Street. Got to see my mother's side of the family and they got to meet the boys.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

I don't remember what we did this day.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

I think this was the day we went to the botanical gardens in Boothbay with my brother and sister-in-law and the boys. Borrowed a stroller and thought they would sleep. They didn't. 

Started to feel pretty anxious these last few days. Tired of it.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

I think this was the day we did lobster. Ready to go home.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Travel back home. We made it to about Syracuse NY. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Travel home to Michigan. Long day. Completely exhausted physcially and mentally. The boys did quite well. 

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Off.

Brutal day of anxiety. Just wanted to lie in bed, but I can't do that. We ended up going to a small going away party for one of Megan's colleagues. 

It's been very difficult to get the boys down to bed, though today and the next day they didn't get up until 6 or later and went back to bed until 10, which was helpful. They are still extremely overtired from traveling.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

AM/Lunch: 1+ hour (13.75 miles) on the fatbike. HR 152.

Went to Orion Oaks for a light ride. A lady was walking with a parrot on her shoulder. Very tired. Just want to lie in bed for a few hours.

Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Mike on Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 07:16:20 from 168.213.12.2

I wish there was more to that parrot story. Was she at least dressed as a pirate?

From Jason D on Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 10:28:03 from 73.161.42.48

Sadly, no. She needs to up her game. On my second lap she was on a bench near the turn where I crashed the other week. I think she was trying to distract me into a second crash.

From Mike on Mon, Aug 02, 2021 at 12:07:23 from 168.213.12.2

She was just letting you know that she saw the crash go down

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

PM: 4-mile walk w/ Megan and the boys. HR 92. Didn't feel like running.

Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

AM: 3 miles, averaged 8:44. HR 173.

First run in a while. I think I will give up on low heart rate training until I can build some base fitness. Just going to do 3 miles a day at a moderate to steady effort for the next two weeks and then bump it up to 4 miles a day and keep building. 1 hour rides in the afternoon and longer rides on the weekends, progressively building up. Training approach revision #345u5yeirh. 

Felt a lot better today mental health wise. 

Still not sure about the two gravel races I signed up for this fall. I have 5 weeks to the first one and maybe 8 weeks to the second. I want to race, but I am so out of shape I don't feel like it is worth it. Definitely planning to still race Ice Man on the fatbike.

PM: 45' on the trainer (Carter). 170W. HR 165.

Elevated HR, but I expected that.

Kinvara 10 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
142.090.000.000.00142.09
Kinvara 10 II Miles: 20.00Kinvara 10 Miles: 34.50Miles With The Boys Miles: 21.90Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Miles: 17.90
Weight: 206.93
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