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April 21, 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: 0.00 Month: 165.00 Year: 1281.55
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 449.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 514.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 275.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 538.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 387.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 205.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 583.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 430.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 959.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 17.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.502.000.000.007.50

Tempo loop - 7.5 miles, averaged 7:11. Did a 2-mile tempo in 12:31 (6:14, 6:17). Felt okay. Did a couple strides. Strides felt good.

Not ideal weather for a dress rehearsal, not that I wear my singlet other than race day. Light snow over night. Temps around 30 degrees. It's been in the 70s from last Thursday until Sunday.

Night: 35 minutes of rolling, stretching, and core. Ryan Hall didn't respond to my Twitter question/reply. It's been 3 hours. He's dead to me.

Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 7.50
Weight: 174.30
Comments
From Jake K on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 09:51:43 from 159.212.71.173

If he had responded, I can guess it would have gone something like: "Ohhhh man, I'm so STOKED, this is CLASSIC..."

http://vimeo.com/92240340

From Jason D on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 16:36:27 from 24.1.80.94

That's the quintessential Ryan Hall right there. He makes a much better runner than speaker/interviewee.

I was curious as to what he did for his final "meatyish" workout (as he called it).

I'd like to see him hang back, but he won't. He seems content to get a good response in the lead at Wellesley while the African runners are sitting back having gentlemanly conversation as the smell of blood reaches higher and higher intensity. Fernando Cabada did the same thing last year.

As you have said, if you want to look at how to pace Boston (respectively, of course) watch the ladies. I am going to go back and look at those 5k splits again.

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