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November 12, 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

November 25: Detroit Invitational Cyclocross Race/5k Run (Tentative)

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race (Tentative)

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: 28.90 Month: 171.85 Year: 2937.62
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 404.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4034.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 566.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 484.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 342.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 175.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 224.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 90.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 51.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 60.50
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 34.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.730.006.570.0012.30

PM: 12.3 miles, averaged 7:34. HR 159.

4 x 10' w/ 3' Recoveries

Waited until the afternoon/early evening for this one. The weather was cool (just around 70) and fairly dry. Warmed up 2.7 with strides and decided to do them on the roads to avoid kids at the park even though it wasn't that busy. I figured for my 3k loop I would likley be able to run the interval and jog the recovery and start in almost the same place. Worked perfectly.

The workout ended up being a good bit faster than I thought I could run. I thought 6:15ish would be good given that I think I averaged 6:12 for the 8 x 5' workout two weeks ago. I think this as a small breakthrough on the way back to getting in shape.

Splits: 6:06, 6:03, 6:06, 6:06 (HR averaged 173 overall)

I paced very well, only sneaking a peak at my pace accidentally as I toggle to the correct screen and then toward the last 90 seconds of the last rep to make sure I wasn't dying. Tried to make it faster, but I likely started too slow to make sure I made it through. Cooled down 2 miles.

Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Miles: 12.30
Weight: 170.40
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