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How many miles did you run today?

Dusty Heaters

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I was browsing RaceSignup to get a sense of when live races were resuming and was surprised to find a 5/10k going on this weekend not too far from me. They still had room so I figured why not jump in, it’s been forever. I haven’t been training with any specificity the past 2 months or so. Mostly ‘easy’ or zone 2 running, a long run of 12-16mi, and maybe some wimpy ‘workouts’ like a 20-minute tempo run or 5x 2:00 on/off fartleks.

Anyway to my surprise, it was a beautiful and really well done event. Everyone involved was pure class and personable. Nice sunny day, families were out just having a good time and all without masks...it was a glorious flashback of better days. (Disclaimer: Ohio has had vaccines available to all since late March. We’re actually incentivizing the reluctant with a chance for 5 people to win $1MM each if they come in for a free vax.)

TL;DR: I ended up 3rd overall with a 39:47 and kinda sandbagged it. Lots of learning took place though and it was a solid first ever 10k.
 
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9 miles this morning with four 7 minute threshold segments and 14 minutes of easy jogging between them. I managed to keep all the threshold segments below 7:00/mile with the first two closer to 6:20/mile.

I was browsing RaceSignup to get a sense of when live races were resuming and was surprised to find a 5/10k going on this weekend not too far from me. They still had room so I figured why not jump in, it’s been forever. I haven’t been training with any specificity the past 2 months or so. Mostly ‘easy’ or zone 2 running, a long run of 12-16mi, and maybe some wimpy ‘workouts’ like a 20-minute tempo run or 5x 2:00 on/off fartleks.

Anyway to my surprise, it was a beautiful and really well done event. Everyone involved was pure class and personable. Nice sunny day, families were out just having a good time and all without masks...it was a glorious flashback of better days. (Disclaimer: Ohio has had vaccines available to all since late March. We’re actually incentivizing the reluctant with a chance for 5 people to win $1MM each if they come in for a free vax.)

TL;DR: I ended up 3rd overall with a 39:37 and kinda sandbagged it. Lots of learning took place though and it was a solid first ever 10k.
I know in-person races have been slowly returning here in Metro Detroit but so far most of them have been way out in the sticks and I can’t justify driving an hour for a 40 minute run. I’m keeping an eye out for something closer though because I’m ready to get back out there with other runners
 

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What I forgot to mention is that I got attacked and bitten on the arm by a very large dog yesterday - not when I was running but just when I was walking to the post office with my son. Fucker shredded the sleeve of my Nigel Caborn shirt. Apparently it has had its rabies shots so I probably won't die...
 

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I got in 12.2 miles at the park today. I planned to only run my 10mile greenway route but it’s closed for maintenance which I hope means removing the mud and remaining trash from the floods in March.

Nothing too eventful other than just feeling really good with my runs lately. Need to keep up the stretching which may be helping or else I am just getting in better shape.
 

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9 miles this morning with four 7 minute threshold segments and 14 minutes of easy jogging between them. I managed to keep all the threshold segments below 7:00/mile with the first two closer to 6:20/mile.



I know in-person races have been slowly returning here in Metro Detroit but so far most of them have been way out in the sticks and I can’t justify driving an hour for a 40 minute run. I’m keeping an eye out for something closer though because I’m ready to get back out there with other runners
Pro tip, run slower if you want your money’s worth...:teach:

I did 4 flat trail miles this afternoon. It started sprinkling when I was about a kilometer from home. Temps around 60.
 

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Easy 4.8 miles this morning and that was going to be it for the day but then my wife decided to take the kids out to her parents house. I was going to stay home to work on a few small projects around the house that had be piling up. It was my first time in the house alone for more than 10 minutes in probably 8 months. I got my projects done MUCH faster than I had figured it would take so I decided to head out to my favorite local park for some extra miles.

I ended up getting in another 14.5 miles and nearly 1,300’ of elevation. Most of that elevation was on two particular hills that I ran up and down a few times. I need to sit down and look at the contour maps and figure out what the slope was because it felt pretty steep. My quads are already feeling it tonight.

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When I got home I was getting out of the shower and I could hear some ice cream truck music so I rushed to get dressed just in time to see it passing my house. So I rushed outside with no shoes on and flagged him down. I’m a frequent customer so I think he was already going extra slow keeping an eye out for me but he actually pulled all the way up in the circular driveway to my porch for me. It was nice to have dinner delivered tonight since I didn’t feel like cooking :p

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I meant to add that I ended the week with 83.0 miles. I think that’s my highest weekly total since July or August of last year.
 

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Easy 4.8 miles this morning and that was going to be it for the day but then my wife decided to take the kids out to her parents house. I was going to stay home to work on a few small projects around the house that had be piling up. It was my first time in the house alone for more than 10 minutes in probably 8 months. I got my projects done MUCH faster than I had figured it would take so I decided to head out to my favorite local park for some extra miles.

I ended up getting in another 14.5 miles and nearly 1,300’ of elevation. Most of that elevation was on two particular hills that I ran up and down a few times. I need to sit down and look at the contour maps and figure out what the slope was because it felt pretty steep. My quads are already feeling it tonight.

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When I got home I was getting out of the shower and I could hear some ice cream truck music so I rushed to get dressed just in time to see it passing my house. So I rushed outside with no shoes on and flagged him down. I’m a frequent customer so I think he was already going extra slow keeping an eye out for me but he actually pulled all the way up in the circular driveway to my porch for me. It was nice to have dinner delivered tonight since I didn’t feel like cooking :p

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Dinner? Shouldn't you have gotten a Choco Taco then? That does look good though and well deserved after all the miles put down.

2:05 of saddle time today over about 29ish miles. Rode to a local brewery, picked up dinner, and back home.

 

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Dinner? Shouldn't you have gotten a Choco Taco then? That does look good though and well deserved after all the miles put down.

2:05 of saddle time today over about 29ish miles. Rode to a local brewery, picked up dinner, and back home.

sixpoint? if so, i'd be interested to know where you're getting 30 miles in around that area.

ETA: i understand people value their privacy on the interwebs so if you don't feel like sharing that's totally cool.
 
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Dinner? Shouldn't you have gotten a Choco Taco then? That does look good though and well deserved after all the miles put down.

2:05 of saddle time today over about 29ish miles. Rode to a local brewery, picked up dinner, and back home.

Choco Taco was going to be my first choice but the guy was all out today. He knows that's what I usually get so he told me he was sold out before I even got up to the window. :(

Your post ride beer looks pretty good too! There's a brewery about smack dab halfway between my house and the house of a friend who is also a runner. They've got a nice outdoor patio. I may have to suggest to him we run to the brewery some afternoon and meet up for a beer and then run back to our respective homes.

I was originally going to run back-to-back 10k runs this morning but decided to just do one slower one after yesterday's extra miles. It was about 55º out and sunny and absolutely perfect. I think this morning is going to be the coolest of our mornings this week.

I took a closer look at the elevation from yesterday's run and the hill that I did 4x was anywhere from about 8% incline up to 22% incline over the course of about 0.4 miles.

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