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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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

PM; 10 miles slow.

Feeling run down and generally not well.

Saucony Ride 7 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 172.20
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 19:34:48 from 24.10.247.181

1. Day off 2. Two days off 3. Up your iron 4. Sleep/nap

5. Quality beer/wine in limited quantities 6. Fall weekend getaway 7. Watch a funny movie 8. Stop paying attention to the presidential campaign 9. Do something that won't compute 10. Read the stoics

From Jason D on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 19:57:44 from 24.127.111.174

I see that a 10-mile tempo was not on your list. Whoops!

Those are all solid suggestions. I think 3, 7, and 8 are are my next step.

Can you remind me of the title of the book by the guy who works on motorcycles and philosophizes? I meant to write it down when you suggested it but forgot.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 21:01:04 from 24.10.247.181

Shop Class as Soulcraft

From jtshad on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 07:30:08 from 141.221.191.225

Feeling your pain, brother. Rob has great suggestions.

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