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Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


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:

List of Possible 2020 Races

March 15: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile Gravel Race

March 28: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 4: Lowell Spring Classic 33 Mile

April 18: Barry Roubaix 36-Mile Gravel Race

May 02: Black Fork Gravel Grinder 54 Mile

May 30: Hellkat 50 Gravel Race

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile Gravel Race

July 26: The Divide 34-Mile Gravel Race


Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56-Mile Gravel Race

Sept: Michigan Mountain Mayhem 40-Mile Gravel Race

Oct 31: Lowell Classic Gravel Race 32 Mile



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: 12.30 Month: 123.40 Year: 123.40
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 603.95
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2297.75
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 727.45
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 730.60
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 7560.80
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 469.00
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 230.20
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 165.45
Wahoo Kickr Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

North side - 6 miles, averaged 7:41 w/ several extended pickups around 10k-15k pace dropping to 5k pace. Legs feel ready to rip.


B-goal = PR (anything less than sub-40 is unacceptable. Unless I get hit by a car)

A-goal = break 37:59 (I think this is sensible given current fitness)

A+-goal = break 37:45 (If I don't get excited and go out too fast I can see this happening)

A++-goal = break 37:30

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
From Bam on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 10:52:55 from


From RileyCook on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 11:02:35 from

Good luck. I hope you smash your PR.

From Jason D on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 11:29:18 from

47:19 it is, Bam (right around 5:59-6:00 minute pace would make me very, very happy). That's about 5k x 2 plus a minute (things really have to go right). Should be some faster guys (33-34ish minutes) I won't be able to run with, but a small cluster in the top 10 to help hold the pace. I will be looking to beat the top woman who beat me in the 5k a few weeks ago. Saw her again at the 5-miler two weeks ago.

Thanks, Riley. Last year's time from this race is about marathon pace now, so I expect to blow that away.

From Bam on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 11:38:03 from

I think your predictions are on the button. I agree about not going out too fast. 10k's can kill you if you go out too quick. Much better to go through the first mile 5-10 secs slower than desired AP and then pick it up.

From RileyCook on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 12:13:47 from

Yeah I figured that looking at your predictions versus your PR. That's why I used the word smash!

I haven't followed your workouts closely enought to predict a time, but if Bam thinks your predictions are on, then take it to the bank!

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