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September 21, 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

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: 53.60 Month: 245.15 Year: 2304.21
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 387.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 150.25
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 71.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3130.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 530.75
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 386.55
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 273.10
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 152.70
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 135.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 37.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

Lunch: 8.3 miles, averaged 7:48. HR 164. Did some strides.

Effort was quite moderate, but I felt pretty good, especially because I am either runnning 10'+ miles mostly or mid- to low-6' for workouts with nothing in between.

PM: 37.2-mile ride. HR 159.

Weird ride that was not combined but things were confusing and the B group leader got dropped (not supposed to happen). I felt terrible, then felt quite good. My strongest ride yet actually. 18.5 MPH for the total ride. 19MPH for the 50k loop. Basically a 2-hour high moderate run effort (but max HR and zones are not equivalent between sports as I understand).

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 121.00Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 37.30Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 8.30
Weight: 169.40
Comments
From Tom K on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 15:16:53 from 47.206.60.114

7:48 is an unusual number for you to put up! That's funny, within a minute either way of 8 minute miles is where I live! Welcome to the neighborhood!

From Jason D on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 21:29:06 from 73.144.91.168

I never used to average slower 8:00-8:45. Just gets too hard with higher mileage. That said, I love ripping off a few 7:30s or faster for a regular run! It also changes things when your marathon pace gets significantly faster than you normal easy pace. Also, Iím young but Iím also getting older :-)

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