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Pure Detroit 5k

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Location:

Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

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:

Running Racing Schedule 2018/2019

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie Way 10k (Tentative)

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon 

April 28: Glass City Marathon 

Gravel Bike Races 2018 (Tentative)

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 27: Lowell 50 (57 Mile)

Gravel Bike Races 2019 (Tentative)

June 22: Coast to Coast 100

July 29: The Divide 50 Mile

September 8: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.

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:

Miles:This week: 29.50 Month: 149.36 Year: 1653.26
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 330.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 125.45
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 259.15
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 67.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1997.50
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 431.25
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 242.20
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 203.30
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 403.20
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 7.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.600.000.000.007.60

PM: 7.6 miles, averaged 8:37. HR 144.

Night: AIS, PT routine, and pushups

Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 7.60
Weight: 169.60
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

PM1: 48.6-mile ride. HR 156.

Went the length of the Macomb Orchard Trail to Richmond and back. It’s a very nice paved trail. Toward the end I was bonking. I didn’t eat a big enough lunch and only ate a Kind Bar during the ride. I was pretty spent at the end and while getting gas my quads started to really hurt. I think both were cramping. So, I drank two sodas, had a small bag of sea salt and vinegar chips (Kettle Brand, the objectively best chip), and a bag of beef jerky and headed home. I texted Megan to say I wasn’t going to run, but she was still home when I got back, so....

PM2: 4 miles w/ Megan, averaged 10:12. HR 154.

My legs felt okay. Standing on concrete all day and trying to run is worse. HR was quite elevated. I drank and obscene amount of Gatorade.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 160.00Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 48.60Altra One V3 Blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 167.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM: 6 miles, averaged 10:47. HR 129.

Did a few pullups.

Some soreness, but not bad at all. Figured a very hard effort might really shock the muscles. It’s a down week, so likely no doubles but hopefully I’ll get in at least 3 rides.

Night: AIS and pushups. 1' time trial of 58. Improvement.

Altra Escalante Miles: 6.00
Weight: 171.60
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Race: Pure Detroit 5k (3.2 Miles) 00:18:29, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.700.000.003.2011.90

AM: Pure Detroit 5k in 18:29. HR 184 (for race)

2.5 up/2 down. This was my first all-out race since Broad Street 2016. I have done two races (both Glass City Half). One was about 95% effort (or rather about 100% effort after 4 miles). This was my first Michigan race since we moved 2 years ago. Three things: it was hot, I won, and I am happy to be racing again

I was soaking wet warming up. I did some short strides and lined up, eyeing up the people who were likely to beat me. Got out in maybe 10th, but I could tell it was typical local race super heroes. By perhaps a half mile or so, I was in second and the young guy I pegged to win was about 50 meters out. I started to gain on him into the first mile. It felt fast but the effort was good. I didn't want to pass him as I figured he would crush me. At the same time, I didn't want to get in a kicking contest. I pulled ahead sooner than planned, some time before the 2-mile mark (around 1.5-1.8 I think). He seemed to wave me by as I rode his shoulder. At one water stop I think he grabbed a cup (didn't bother to ctually look) and I put a few steps on him. I told myself to push even if it meant puking or locking up. After a while I couldn't hear breathing or footsteps, so I tried to keep up the effort but with no racing (and thus race grit) it was hard. I managed a fairly strong finish. Miles 2, 3, and the partial had my heart rate soaring. I felt like I ran as hard as I could.

5:43 (176), 5:47 (185), 5:57 (189), 5:20 pace for partial (189)

Megan and I had a nice brunch in Midtown Detroit, which really is not as bad as everyone thinks. Getting to know the city a bit.

PM: 4.2 miles, averaged 10:29. HR 133. Hot and nasty

Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Miles: 5.70Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.20
Weight: 171.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
26.300.000.003.2029.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Miles: 5.70Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.20Altra Escalante Miles: 6.00Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 160.00Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 48.60Altra One V3 Blue Miles: 4.00Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 7.60
Weight: 170.10
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