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July 23, 2019

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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 Races 2019

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile

Cyclocross

November 16: Bloomer CX

Nov 30: Le Frost

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under. Do some gravel races and cyclocross races to keep things interesting.

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: 14.60 Month: 210.90 Year: 2294.35
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 511.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 376.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1317.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 295.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 615.25
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3722.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

PM: 20 miles easy. HR 150.

Legs felt good from yesterday after an easy shakeout and some good stretching. Tired toward the end because the banana I ate got burned off pretty quickly. Fairly cool, which was nice. I don't typically do long runs after races but I am trying to stick with my "long runs throughout the year" goal I set last summer and fall.

I think I am in shape to take my best crack at the sub-75 minute mark in the half. I'll have to be feeling good, have good weather, proper pacing, and and the strength to hang on. 5:43 pace is roughly 18-20 seconds slower than my current 5k pace and I think that's enough to do it. I'll have a better sense when I do my goal pace workout this week.

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 20.00
Weight: 175.10
Comments
From Mike M on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 12:09:25 from 168.213.5.107

Hopefully you'll have someone to run with so you can just relax on that pace. You seem to be right there, so I think that may be one of the things that can benefit you a great deal. Hopefully the race is larger enough to have someone there to stick around! Good luck next weekend!

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 13:39:34 from 139.84.48.251

Thanks, Mike. I'll have a better sense tomorrow when I do my workout. I likely won't have too many people around unless this year is different. I will, however, likely have someone to chase even if it is at some distance away. My half times tend to exceed all my other performances so I am hoping for a good day.

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