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October 15, 2018

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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

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k

 

Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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: 11.50 Month: 181.80 Year: 2605.01
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 397.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.35
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3850.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 562.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 449.15
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 310.70
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 167.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 180.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 268.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 40.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 7.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

Lunch: 4.2 miles extremely slow, averaged 10:57. HR 124.

Might be the slowest two miles I have run since I started running. Knew I needed to take it easy after yesterday's workout plus riding in the afternoon, which was fairly short but also knew I was riding with the group this afternoon.

PM: 37.3-mile ride. HR 149.

Had a blast with the group. Hung back a bit as I have never ridden with a group and only have 100 miles on a bike of this type and it has been a good number of years since I have ridden of any type. Got more comfortable as I went along. Learning etiquette and bike skills and so forth. A little anxious and nervous at first, but then settled in and chatted with some guys. Felt like I could have picked it up a good deal at the in the second half, but there will be time for that. Right at 17 MPH for mostly dirt/gravel roads with a fair amount of climbing (hills are so hard on a bike!). Had beers and a light bite after. Good times. Talked poor Megan's ear off when I got home as I was pleasantly energized from the ride. I will be tired tomorrow.

Night: Various PT stetching and exercises.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 133.00Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 37.30
Weight: 170.80
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