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October 16, 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

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k

 

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: 19.30 Month: 189.60 Year: 2612.81
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 397.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.35
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3850.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 562.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 449.15
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 310.70
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 167.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 188.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 268.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 40.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 7.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM: 8 miles, averaged 8:11.

Cool and windy. The wind was taking the motivation out of me. I picked it up the last 3-4' and ran the last mile in 6:32. Would have been a lot faster had I started the pickup sooner. Should be a cool ride later.

Evening: 36.7-mile ride. HR 142.

Cold and windy. Tried to dress warm and ended up being just about perfect. I crashed a few miles in. We were going about 20MPH and I hit a massive pothole. My front tire washed out and I went over the bars. I managed to land on my feet (I think) after flipping a few times. A guy behind me also went over. People helped untangle bikes and get everything running. A few scapes and sore areas but otherwise fine. I finished the ride with my bars a bit forward in the stem. Eventful night. Dark for a large portion of the ride.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 129.00Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 36.70
Weight: 171.40
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 22:02:32 from 67.177.30.39

Glad you survived that!

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