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December 11, 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 Races 2019

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

August 3: Beach to Beacon

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

July 28: The Divide 34 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

September 28: Michigan Moutain Mayhem 40 Mile

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

October 26: Bloomer CX

November 24: Detroit Invitational

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: 27.70 Month: 131.10 Year: 3294.34
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 416.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4094.80
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 498.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 368.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 272.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 129.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 77.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 167.22
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 111.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.200.000.000.006.20

PM: 6.2 miles on the treadmill. HR 126.

Did 15’ very easy in the elliptical after. HR 109.

Wanted a change of venue, so I went to the gym. Listened to a gravel bike podcast, “The Gravel Ride.”

I’m a chunk of the way through book 5 of The Dark Tower. I didn’t mark the start of it on the blog, but I think I started sometime in early to mid-June. I read the 4.5 book published in 2012 too. I’m not sure I’ll finish before school, but shouldn’t need more than the month of September.

Late: AIS and pushups. 57 in 1'. Looking to break that 60 mark.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 15.00Altra One V3 Blue Miles: 6.20
Weight: 168.60
Comments
From Tom K on Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 06:27:40 from 107.77.253.1

Per my wife (huge fan of the dark tower books), when you finish the dark tower series, you need to read King's Bill Hodges trilogy. It starts with a book called Mr. Mercedes.

From Jason D on Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 21:09:13 from 73.144.91.168

Thanks for the recommendation. I will get that next.I had tons of his novels, but thinned out my library when I moved to Philadelphia. I was told I should keep the Stand and the Dark Tower series. Glad I did as I also read the Stand.

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