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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

November 23: Regal Beagle 50k

Gravel Races

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 26: Lowell 50

Cyclocross

September 7: Alma Grand Prix

September 22: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Detroit Cx Invitational

November 16: Bloomer Cx

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: 9.20 Month: 198.30 Year: 2565.30
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 531.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 412.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 541.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 389.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 388.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1557.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 587.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 315.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 705.67
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 644.10
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 133.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

A few terrible videos of excellent running:

Robert Wambua's 63:36 finish

Pius Nyantika's 64:18 finish

Indy Monumental Start

Indy Monumental Start (5k)

Andrea Finishing

AM/PM: Examination, X-Ray, and MRI today. I found the doctor somewhat smug and antagonistic, but I guess I may have been feeling angry and defensive too. I signed up for a gym membership (shivers). Closer than Purdue (1 mile walk), and as much as I love all my students, my fitness stuff is my time and if I have to be on an exercise bike it will not be to the ambience of Axe body spray. I think I get a complimentary V02 max testing, which I wouldn't normally do but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't curious (it's similar with an IQ test I think. It doesn't make much of a difference if you know). All in all, an expensive day I am sure, especially given the back alley grad student insurance I carry.

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Comments
From Jake K on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 08:50:25 from 159.212.71.25

Wambua really took that last turn wide! He was moving :-)

From Jason D on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 09:33:26 from 128.210.82.162

I'll post Andrea's video a bit later. I also have her start and yours. I got a few pics of you and Paul at the start line, but I really don't operate an iPad too well.

From Jake K on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 09:37:19 from 159.212.71.25

Cool, I'll look forward to seeing those.

You'll be a pro by the time iPad 9 comes out.

From Andrea on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 09:46:12 from 72.37.171.52

Jake was making fun of you on our cooldown for looking like a Japanese tourist with your iPad :)

From Jason D on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:22:40 from 24.1.80.94

Yeah, I'll stick with running! I could only have been more awkward if I pulled a Sue (my mom): one year she was taking Christmas videos and pictures with her laptop's camera eye (which are the time was on the front only).

Apologies for people's heads. They clearly weren't following directions to get back on the sidewalk. Half the pictures I have are of a woman's face, but I have a number of pictures in which Paul emerges from behind the first row to chat with people.

From Andrea on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:24:39 from 72.37.171.52

Thank you for the videos!! That is quite an arm swing and overstride I got going there :) And I love the 3 Saucony uniforms takin gover the half marathon start.

From Jake K on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:28:02 from 159.212.71.25

Yeah, thanks Jason. If its OK w/ you, I'll link to those videos (or embed them) on Wasatch and Beyond.

A lot of people jumped the gun on Andrea and I in both races!

From Andrea on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:31:03 from 72.37.171.52

Yeah except for Brandon York, who must've just been loping around at the start for his chip time to be that different to "beat you" in the results when you had several strides on him at the finish.

From Jason D on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 16:04:37 from 24.1.80.94

Lots of arm swing is good! Check out the second place guy; he goes into full 100m sprinter arm swing mode. I was trying to think of the proper name for Saucony people. Saucones, Sauconers, Sauconiites.

Feel free to distribute, steal and so on. I kept the individual ones restricted to those who had the link (in case Andrea didn't want me to make hers public). And if you would like them transfer to you, I can do that. You might not want to be associated with my account and whatever bad musical choices I make :)

I feel a bit outraged that they really try to sell this event and they have to say "go" and don't have a more typical gun or horn start. My first race was set off by a canon firing. It fired early, but hey, it was a canon!

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