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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: 40.23 Month: 229.33 Year: 2596.33
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: 545.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.60
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: 649.70
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 143.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.550.000.000.0012.55

AM: 57' somewhat moderate 

PM: 5.25 miles easy, no watch

I headed down to Flourtown to do a workout but decided doing a workout was inappropriate given that Megan was leaving and it's her birthday. It was already warm and I would have got zapped by the sun. I'll move it to Friday and find a place to do it at my parents'. I expect that going from 430' of elevation to 250' should help a good deal :-)

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 5.25New Balance Zante Miles: 7.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From SlowJoe on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 19:04:01 from 107.77.66.111

You're such a runner, I like this post. Here's my interpretation:

It was my wife's birthday and she's leaving the country, so I totally put running off to the side for her. I mean, obviously, I still ran, of course. Twice. But a workout, no, that would have made it completely inappropriate. It would have been a slow workout because of the heat but that's totally not why I moved it.

From Jason D on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 20:26:38 from 68.80.27.222

Your interpretation would be pretty accurate! I did feel bad though. Megan said "an hour?" I replied "longer." The plan was 25 minute warmup, 50 minute aerobic tempo, 25 down. Pretty much 10k of easy running and just under 8 miles MP. That was cutting it close to the time we had to leave. But I did chicken out because I could have just shortened the tempo. But what's the point of a 30-minute aerobic tempo?

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