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July 15, 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: 19.30 Month: 147.70 Year: 2231.15
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 500.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 368.30
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 348.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 371.80
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1264.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 279.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 600.65
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3505.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM: 8 miles, averaged 8:11.

Cool and windy. The wind was taking the motivation out of me. I picked it up the last 3-4' and ran the last mile in 6:32. Would have been a lot faster had I started the pickup sooner. Should be a cool ride later.

Evening: 36.7-mile ride. HR 142.

Cold and windy. Tried to dress warm and ended up being just about perfect. I crashed a few miles in. We were going about 20MPH and I hit a massive pothole. My front tire washed out and I went over the bars. I managed to land on my feet (I think) after flipping a few times. A guy behind me also went over. People helped untangle bikes and get everything running. A few scapes and sore areas but otherwise fine. I finished the ride with my bars a bit forward in the stem. Eventful night. Dark for a large portion of the ride.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 129.00Specialized Diverge Pro Miles: 36.70
Weight: 171.40
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 22:02:32 from 67.177.30.39

Glad you survived that!

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