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July 23, 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:

Running Races 2019

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile

Cyclocross

November 16: Bloomer CX

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: 14.60 Month: 210.90 Year: 2294.35
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 511.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 376.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1317.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 295.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 615.25
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3722.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

PM: 11 miles.

Fair to partly crappy. Felt a little bit better affter 7 or 8 miles. Played "if the light turns green I'll do the long version of this route." It did, so I went on.

New Balance Zante Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Eugene on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 20:29:06 from 67.213.238.183

Are the Zante's pretty good? I've been considering buying a pair for a while now.

From Jason D on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 22:13:11 from 68.80.27.222

They are fairly firm for what I expected. They are also fairly narrow and fitted around the upper tongue area.

I like a fairly firm yet responsive shoe, but the feel of these is a bit off for me for some reason. I imagine once they are broken in more they will feel pretty good. I haven't had any faster runs in them, but when I run faster they feel better if that makes sense. If I am loafing around at 8-8:30 pace they don't feel great. 7:15-6:50 feels pretty good. I can imagine these being a good marathon shoe for me running 6:10-6:30 pace.

Looks like you have some New Balance shoes, so you might like them better.

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