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Shelby Township,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:


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


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.


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

North side - 6 miles, averaged 7:41 w/ several extended pickups around 10k-15k pace dropping to 5k pace. Legs feel ready to rip.


B-goal = PR (anything less than sub-40 is unacceptable. Unless I get hit by a car)

A-goal = break 37:59 (I think this is sensible given current fitness)

A+-goal = break 37:45 (If I don't get excited and go out too fast I can see this happening)

A++-goal = break 37:30

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
From Bam on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 10:52:55 from


From RileyCook on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 11:02:35 from

Good luck. I hope you smash your PR.

From Jason D on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 11:29:18 from

47:19 it is, Bam (right around 5:59-6:00 minute pace would make me very, very happy). That's about 5k x 2 plus a minute (things really have to go right). Should be some faster guys (33-34ish minutes) I won't be able to run with, but a small cluster in the top 10 to help hold the pace. I will be looking to beat the top woman who beat me in the 5k a few weeks ago. Saw her again at the 5-miler two weeks ago.

Thanks, Riley. Last year's time from this race is about marathon pace now, so I expect to blow that away.

From Bam on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 11:38:03 from

I think your predictions are on the button. I agree about not going out too fast. 10k's can kill you if you go out too quick. Much better to go through the first mile 5-10 secs slower than desired AP and then pick it up.

From RileyCook on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 12:13:47 from

Yeah I figured that looking at your predictions versus your PR. That's why I used the word smash!

I haven't followed your workouts closely enought to predict a time, but if Bam thinks your predictions are on, then take it to the bank!

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