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January 27, 2020

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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:

List of Possible 2020 Races

March 15: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile Gravel Race

March 28: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 4: Lowell Spring Classic 33 Mile

April 18: Barry Roubaix 36-Mile Gravel Race

May 02: Black Fork Gravel Grinder 54 Mile

May 30: Hellkat 50 Gravel Race

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile Gravel Race

July 26: The Divide 34-Mile Gravel Race

FALL

Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56-Mile Gravel Race

Sept: Michigan Mountain Mayhem 40-Mile Gravel Race

Oct 31: Lowell Classic Gravel Race 32 Mile

 

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: 12.30 Month: 123.40 Year: 123.40
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 603.95
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2297.75
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 727.45
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 730.60
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 7560.80
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 469.00
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 230.20
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 165.45
Wahoo Kickr Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

PM: 16 miles, averaged 8:17. HR 158.

I didn't get out until about 1:00PM and I paid for it. 90+ degrees with low humidity and tolerable dew point. Kept most of it in the shade of Forbidden Drive. Tried to pick it up to a somewhat moderate pace once I hit the 8 mile turn around. I felt decent, then I would hit a small roller and die. Managed 7:50-7:35 for about 5 miles, then did some strides, which caused me to start bonking. I dragged myself up Germantown Hill (~300 over 1.2 miles) and keep going to hit 16. 

I stayed up until 1 or so, so for 13-14 hours I only had a banana. Not sure why I didn't just eat breakfast when I got up. My goal today was to just get through 15-16 miles and get a baseline. It usually doesn't take me too many long runs until I am running 20 @ 7:30 or faster, so I am not concerned about running slower than 8:00 pace.

+ Stretching and core (late)

Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 16.00
Weight: 175.30
Comments
From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 21:07:42 from 66.17.112.31

I wouldn't be concerned a bit. These hot depleted runs are only about getting the miles in. At least that's what I tell myself. :)

From Jason D on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 19:33:22 from 68.80.27.222

That was more or less my plan but I got a bit too cute and tried to push a little bit. I should have just run 8:15-8:30 and I probably could have run 18 miles or so.

I usually give myself a mulligan on the first long run. They tend to go much better from here.

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