4710 total / 1513 in 2014

I'm originally from Chicago and have run a marathon & 13 halfs. I just PRed in the local 5K at 22:29. Next up: Go sub-4 in the Naperville, IL marathon on 11/9.

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Mike logged 4710 miles.

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  1. Shared Photo

    17 minute PR! This is me at the Naperville Marathon on Sunday, still smiling 3 hours into the race around mile 21. Per my training, I was an 8:25 machine up till the big hill at mile 18. After that... read more

  2. RUN
    good Naperville Marathon 26.2 mi 03:52 08:50 pace

    I was exhausted at the end, but I PRed by 17 minutes! This race report was added a week later...

    The training plan was to hold an 8:25 the whole race. I wasn't sure how long I could do that... read more

    • Andrea

      ummmm.... did I know you also went to NCHS? Also, I must have just missed you finishing after I hobbled to my half finish, ate all the food, grabbed my beer and went home. Congrats on the PR!

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Shannon F.
      Shannon F.

      Congrats on a HUGE PR! What an accomplishment! Sounds like all your training paid off and you ran a smart race. I'm glad the recovery is going better than the last one. Keep recovering and congrats on such a great race!

      6 days ago Like1 person

  3. RUN
    good Track 2 mi 00:19 09:28 pace

    Easy miles, tapering tapering

  4. RUN
    great Long run taper 8 mi 01:08 08:31 pace

    Didn't intend to do sub 9s but I got into a rhythm. One week till the marathon!

  5. RUN
    good Bend View Metropark 4 mi 00:36 09:01 pace

    Taper miles. Blustery out there, so I went on a trail with lots of wind shielding.

  6. RUN
    good Ghooly tempos 3.5 mi 00:31 08:50 pace

    It was a spooky night running past vampires and zombies ... Well, I did walk downtown at the end of our town's trick or treating and a lot of the kids, but running was just a slow acceleration... read more

  7. RUN
    good Track 6 mi 00:55 09:12 pace

    Easy run today.

  8. RUN
    great Tapering long run 12 mi 01:48 09:00 pace

    This was the first time I felt like a 12 miler was "easy." Must be a great training plan! And it was a gorgeous summer day too.

  9. RUN
    great Pace run on trails 7 mi 01:06 09:25 pace

    This one included 3 easy miles and 4 at marathon race pace. The race splits were 8:33, 8:22, 8:26, 8:19.

  10. RUN
    great Hills 5.3 mi 00:59 11:05 pace

    This one included a couple of easy miles at the track and 7 trips up and down a nearby .25 mile hill. It was too foggy to do this on my overpass, so I went to my backup hill, which is on an out-of-... read more