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November 18, 2019

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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:

2020 Races

 

March 28: Dirty 30 (Gravel Race)

April 4: Kal-Haven Trail Run (33.5-Mile Ultra)

April 18: Barry Roubaix (36-Mile Gravel Race)

May 30: Hellkat 50 (Gravel Race)

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile (Gravel Race)

Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride (56-Mile Gravel Race)

Sept 20: Brooksie Way Half Marathon

October 18: Detroit International Half

 

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: 0.00 Month: 125.20 Year: 3570.58
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 572.85
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2140.05
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 698.35
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 737.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 718.30
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 6778.55
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 442.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 153.40
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 61.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.200.000.000.0020.20

PM/Evening: 20.2 miles, averaged 7:29. HR ~157.

Was going to move the long run to tomorrow but high winds and high gusts would have made it miserable. A tad hungover this morning and I had a good deal of work I had to get done, so I decided to just get it in later, which mostly worked out fine.

Warmed up 4 miles, then did 14 miles steady trying not to dip too much into marathon effort by the end, and cooled down 2.2 miles.

Averaged just under 7:15 pace for the 14 miles, which was about 10 seconds faster than last week's 12 miles. My overall run average was faster than those faster miles last week. Starting to get some fitness back. I don't have a ton of speed and cannot run too fast, but I have some strength and endurance. Run was 30 seconds faster per mile overall than last week.

One of the guys I ride with loaned me his fat bike, so I am going to ride some trails tomorrow in preparation for the moutain bike race in 3 weeks.

Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 20.20
Weight: 174.40
Comments
From jtshad on Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 08:00:50 from 65.129.138.74

Nice run, solid and consistent. Keep up the good work. Hope work is well and Megan is having a good school year.

From Jason D on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 21:13:53 from 73.144.88.57

The semester is going well for both of us for the most part. Megan's tenure process is this year, so it is stressful just waiting out the process but we are good. Thanks.

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