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Uncle Johnís Dirty Ride

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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: 24.40 Month: 87.30 Year: 285.59
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 225.45
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 613.75
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: 493.15
Kinvara 10 Lifetime Miles: 80.80
Kinvara 10 II Lifetime Miles: 42.40
Miles With The Boys Lifetime Miles: 53.90
Nike Zoom Streak LT4 Mr. Pinks Lifetime Miles: 10.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
71.704.001.000.0076.70
Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 84.75Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 187.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 4.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.30Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 32.00Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 3.20Altra Escalante Miles: 10.30Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 178.97
Race: Uncle Johnís Dirty Ride (54.75 Miles) 02:37:36
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

AM: 54.75-mile ride. HR 151.

Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 54.75Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 187.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Lunch: 8 miles, averaged 9:43. HR 136.

Ran from campus. Nice weather and decent route. 350 feet of gain, but it was well dispersed. Pretty tired from this weekend and not sleeping much or well last night.

Night: 4 miles treadmill, averaged 11:07. HR 128.

A guy was vaping on a recumbent bike.

Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 4.00
Weight: 182.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.304.001.000.0016.30

AM: 12 miles, averaged 8:22. HR off.

10-mile Progression Easy to Uptempo

Schedule was 30', 50' @ marathon effort, 30' down. I have been quite tired since racing this weekend, so I wanted something lighter. I am not sure I accomplished that in the end. First mile in 9:13, last mile in 6:43. That 6:43 left me spent. 2 miles down.

PM: 4.3 miles w/ Megan, averaged 10:31. HR 134.

I bonked hard just before 3 miles. Wasn't sure I would make it home. I felt awful. Pretty frustrated overall with my running fitness, even though I know today was fatigue and weather related (quite a bit warmer and more humid than the early fall conditions we have had).

Miles With Megan Miles: 4.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.30Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 179.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

Lunch: 3.2 miles, averaged 10:24.

Ran on Oakland University's cross country course. Had a dentist appointment, so I didn't have more time.

PM: 4 miles treadmill, averaged 11:05.

Wasn't feeling it and was frustrated and ticked off. Classes have been excellent, however.

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 3.20
Weight: 179.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.400.000.000.006.40

Lunch: 6.4 miles, averaged 9:22.

PM: 30-mile ride. HR 138.

Good ride with a smaller group. Mostly took it easy. It was very lightly raining, but quite manageable. We made a pretty fast climb up the Dequindre Hill. I was about 18.5 MPH on that (it's about a 2.5' climb).

 

Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 30.00
Weight: 178.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.800.000.000.0014.80

Lunch: 10.3 miles, averaged 9:11.

HRM has still been messing up and it is brand new. I did an experiment yesterday by using a different Garmin watch and the errors are abundant. Looking for a replacement that is not wrist or arm mount.

Good day of teaching. I am currently working on a proposal for an honors course for summer 2020.

PM: 4.5 miles treadmill, averaged 8:53. HR 141.

Altra Escalante Miles: 10.30Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 178.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Lunch: 20 miles, averaged 8:41. HR 148.

Departed from the schedule to do an endurance test. Took it easy and just did a relaxed long run. One of my slowest 20 milers, maybe ever. I felt very drained after and took in too many liquids too quickly and a bowl of cereal with milk and ended up throwing up. It took a little while to come around but then felt better.

I am 10 weeks out from my 50k and I need to get longer runs in.

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 176.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
71.704.001.000.0076.70
Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 84.75Cross Training Minutes 2019 Miles: 187.00Saucony Kinvara 7 Miles: 8.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 4.00Miles With Megan Miles: 4.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.30Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 32.00Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 3.20Altra Escalante Miles: 10.30Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 178.97
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