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January 19, 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

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 Mile

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

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: 90.00 Month: 262.90 Year: 262.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 438.15
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 511.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 427.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 335.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 222.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 124.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 314.62
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 177.55
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 153.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.450.007.050.0013.50

Lunch: 13.5 miles, averaged 8:07. HR 156.

8 x 5'

The weather was ideal for this one. Cool, dry, and breezy. Warmed up 3 miles with strides. I was able to concentrate on the intervals as I covered about .80-.83 and the park loop is just over a mile. I thought of the workout as "short mile repeats." It worked well. I figured 10-mile effort would equate to around 6:10-6:15 for current fitness and the weather and I ended up averaging 6:12. The recovery jogs were slow 3'. Typically I just move my feet and call it good. If the recoveries happen to be fast, fine. If not, just keep moving forward and focus on hitting the efforts for the intervals. Jogged a 2-mile cool down.

Went to physical therapy and did a bunch of stretching, lunges, and the like. We are trying to align my hips. I believe we are making progress. Did 8' on some recumbent machine they have.

PM: 18.4-mile ride at Stony Creek on the roads. HR 138. Need to lower the pressure on the tires. Way too high for gravel I have learned.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 62.00Altra One 2.5 Miles: 13.50Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 18.40
Weight: 171.80
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