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October 15, 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: 11.50 Month: 181.80 Year: 2605.01
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: 180.50
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
6.600.000.003.4010.00

AM: 10 miles, averaged 8:01. HR 160. 

20 x 1’ On/Off

Weather was a little less comfortable than it has been, but still not bad. 80 degrees. 68 dew point, 66% humidity. Warmed up 2.3 miles with some strides. Felt decent throughout. Workout was intended to be less taxing than previous weeks but still be a workout. Paces were from 6:10-5:25. I’m about 6 lbs lighter than when I last did this workout in April. Cooled down 2.3.

Went to physical therapy in the early afternoon. Last session on Friday.

PM: 20.6-mile easy ride at Paint Creek. HR 124.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 85.00Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 20.60
Weight: 172.40
Comments
From jtshad on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:04:22 from 141.221.191.225

Great training this week. What are you doing this summer with the time off from teaching?

From Jason D on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 07:34:31 from 73.144.91.168

Getting a sense of what retirement feels like because I doubt I'll ever be able to experience it

:-)

I'm looking to try to pick up an online class, but I need to apply for the position and I doubt they would give me anything for summer given that I am not already hired. I thought about working part-time retail, but it is just not enough money to take away from the flexibility of ease of travel.

Mostly reading, which I have been able to enjoy for the first time since early in my PhD program (or before). I am also doing some research on first-time home buying. Phew. It's a maddening process, but we are taking small steps to hopefully move next summer. Fingers crossed!

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