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February 18, 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 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: 13.80 Month: 244.90 Year: 706.70
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: 484.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 247.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 345.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 294.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 158.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 442.82
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 237.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.600.000.000.005.60

Lunch - 5.6 miles. HR 145. Did a few pickups around race pace, then did a good set of strides.

Felt like crap as I usually do the day before a race. Some soreness in my hamstrings from the mile on Tuesday and legs a little dead from running a bit harder yesterday on the trails than I usually do.

I think I managed to get a break in the weather as it should be in the upper 60s at 7:30 tomorrow with okay humidity. I just hope I have something in my legs. They have a 10k mat, so I can get that split and not really care about the extra stupid distance for the quarter marathon. Probably a conservative start and start knocking off goal pace splits for B2B after 3 miles.

PM: 30 minute walk with Remy.

Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 5.60
Weight: 171.80
Comments
From SlowJoe on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 16:58:02 from 45.18.50.53

I sense a QM PR coming up...good luck tomorrow!

From Jason D on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 18:50:46 from 68.80.27.222

I might have to take the 10k split and call it "Phil's Tavern 10k." Apparently that is what they had last year but they wanted something "extra challenging."

$15 and the 10k from last year was 5:08 pace. Cash for the top 3 and a pie to each age group winner. I'll run for pie (and the included breakfast). Got a pretty sweet break in the weather. I was worried signing up for it that it would be hot and miserable.

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