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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
8.000.000.000.008.00

Purdue Co-Rec - 8 miles easy.

Ran next to Patrick for a while. He did 5 in about the time I did 6  and he started after me. Nice to chat with someone. He oversees the facilities. We talked about injuries, weight, Boston. The usual runner stuff.

Legs feel good. No soreness. The usual, unseen damage is there of course, but I should be ready to roll on Saturday morning.

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Jake K on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 12:28:13 from 199.190.170.28

Everyone always talks about weight. Never height!

I got asked if I was running Boston this morning. I said I was running the Grandmas Marathon and the response I got was a cold "never heard of it"

From Jason D on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 13:12:07 from 128.210.82.162

Or ankle slimness! Or head circumference!

It's hard for people to realize that Boston isn't on everyone's list. I'm sure it's great and I am excited, but it's not as if I am going to run a PR and be satisfied. Well, not for ever at least.

I just checked the results from last year's Grandma's. That is quite a competitive race! I think the problem is the marketing name. Makes it sound slow, even though I am sure there are plenty of fast grandmas out there.

From Jake K on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 13:47:13 from 159.212.71.77

Yeah and last year Duluth hosted the USA 1/2 Champs, so the marathon was actually quite a bit weaker than it usually is. This year more of the American 2:15-2:25 types will be running the full.

The name does make it sound like some sort of untimed hobbyjogging race though.

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