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July 19, 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 2018/2019

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie Way 10k (Tentative)

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon 

April 28: Glass City Marathon 

Gravel Bike Races 2018 (Tentative)

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 27: Lowell 50 (57 Mile)

Gravel Bike Races 2019 (Tentative)

June 22: Coast to Coast 100

July 29: The Divide 50 Mile

September 8: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.

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: 37.50 Month: 157.36 Year: 1661.26
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 330.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 125.45
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 259.15
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 67.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1997.50
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 431.25
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 250.20
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 203.30
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 403.20
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 7.60
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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