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Run, Walk, and Roll 5k

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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 Racing Schedule 2018

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k

 

Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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: 11.50 Month: 181.80 Year: 2605.01
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 397.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.35
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3850.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 562.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 449.15
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 310.70
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 167.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 180.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 268.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 40.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 7.70
Race: Run, Walk, and Roll 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:17:33, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.003.0013.25

AM: RUN, WALK, AND ROLL 5k in 17:34

3 up/2.25 down

Decent effort today. Getting my mileage back up, so I figured I would be slugglish. I wasn't too much. I drove about 40 minutes with my new running buddies. We got there in plenty of time to warm up. Scoped out the course, which was an out and back with some unfortunate turns onto and off from sidewalks but not terrible.

We warmed up 3 miles. Did some light stretching and strides. We got started RIGHT ON TIME. They yelled "go!" and I got jammed in to a bunch of the overzelous and underfit. Jonathan took off. Leo was in front of me but I caught up to him. Things thinned out from there. First mile was fine. Mile 2 was slow with the left-hand turn over the sidewalk and up a short grade. I was ahead of Leo but he came back and we ran together for a while. Hit the turn around and came back up a short grade on a path that caused me to start to fade. I picked it back up a bit after 2 miles (11:13 was the split I heard) but kind of coasted. Wasn't completely into it today but I didn't dog it either. Definitely warmer and more humid than the 5k we did a few weeks ago.

I'll get my faster legs and ability to hold sub-5:30 pace once I man up (to use a phrase I don't care for) and I get into some track workouts. I had a very good week of running this week and felt normal again. Plenty of time to get in a solid training block and run a big 10k PR on August 1. Just need to be patient.

5:32, 5:48, 5:42, 31.3

PM: Treadmill - 5 miles slow. HR 134. Core work and light stretching.

Decided to run next to Megan in the air conditioning. The humidity has come in and I didn't feel like making up a random route. I was somewhat confused when my watch starting autolapping (forgot to turn it off after the race), but it has built in accelerometer. It's pretty far off but I think the cadence is pretty close.

Saucony A6 Miles: 8.25Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 173.80
Comments
From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 16, 2015 at 14:37:58 from 24.10.247.181

17:33!

I'm guessing you mostly ran and shunned the walking and rolling?

From Drew on Sat, May 16, 2015 at 21:41:47 from 24.92.19.68

Nice work on dropping a (good) 5k in the middle of a big week, Jason. It got me thinking about doing something similar.

From Jake K on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 06:25:07 from 98.202.128.218

Nice. In PR territory and feeling good overall - those are both excellent things.

From Bret on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 07:04:21 from 216.234.133.229

Well done Jason! Seems like you kept your attitude and attention to this at low key, which may have contributed to a solid/strong showing.

From Jason D on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 09:25:00 from 68.80.27.222

Thanks, everyone. This technically is a PR since I've only had a 5k come close to accurate once. The boys and I confirmed the course was pretty close with 3.09, 3.1, and 3.12. The race from a few weeks ago was roughly 12-14 seconds faster had the course been the correct distance.

Need to work on holding pace. I get nervous when I get below 5:40 and more so below 5:30. Still don't have too many miles below 5:40 in my training history. Working on it though.

From SlowJoe on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 11:35:37 from 12.182.148.249

Great result, good running. Ah, the "overzealous and underfit" crowd....a 5k staple! (of which I am probably part)

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