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Indianapolis 500 Festival 15k

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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

November 23: Regal Beagle 50k

Gravel Races

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 26: Lowell 50

Cyclocross

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.

Personal:

I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010.

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Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
79.090.0012.630.0091.72
Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 20.00Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 4.50Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.50Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 12.80Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 5.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 9.22Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 17.40
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.001.000.0020.00

20 miles, averaged 7:22. Put together a few regular runs, planning on a little over 2 hours (about 16 miles for me). Pretty tired around 1:45, but then I threw in a 6:13 around the 2-hour mark. Headed home and was pretty close at 18.5 or so, so I figured I would keep going. Felt like a was walking, but I was still running 7:10-7:30. Definitely need lots of short easy runs this week.

This makes for an excellent March, which was my best month ever. 77 miles over last September. That's another whole week of running!

Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.0010.50

AM: North side - 6 miles, averaged 8:14

PM: North side - 4.5 miles, averaged 8:05

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 4.50Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: 9th street to the Heritage Trail out and back - 6.8 miles, averaged 8:06. Did some strides after 6 miles. 

PM: North side - 5.2 miles, averaged 7:51

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.20Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 6.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.890.002.330.0014.22

AM: North side - 5 miles, averaged 8:16

PM: 18th street - 9.22 miles, averaged 7:04. Did a micro workout in the middle with 7 x 2 minutes on/off @ LT or a bit faster to get the legs moving. Got a bit fast on a few but felt comfortable. Averaged 5:59, which is definitely below LT pace (I think it is 6:06-6:09 currently). Started at 5:54, which was a gradual downhill. Slowest was 6:10. Finished a bit fast at 5:50. Hoping to hit some high 5s in the last 5k of the race this weekend.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 5.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 9.22
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Jefferson High School - 7.5 miles, averaged 7:30. Did some strides on the way back

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

9th street to the Heritage Trail out and back - 6+ miles, no watch. Did a few strides on the way back.

Goals for the 15k tomorrow

A+ 56:45

A 56:59

A- 57:30

B 57:59

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 6.00
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Race: Indianapolis 500 Festival 15k (9.3 Miles) 00:56:33, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.009.300.0021.50

AM: Indianapolis 500 Festival 15k. Final race of the series. Warmed up 3.1 with an about a third of a mile or so around marathon pace toward the end. Active stretching and drills. Lined up near the front. Some guy was talking about hitting 5:20s so I figured I better get behind him. After the gun went off I hear a man and a woman say they were settling on 6:05s, so I figured I would follow them. Mile 1 was what I wanted: 6:08. After the first mile I went out in front of the chase pack. Well, if you are still a chase pack running 6 minute miles, while watching 2 guys on the horizon ripping 5:20s. I got a bit fast and didn't do a very good job pacing us. Mile 2 was a hair under 6:00, but rounded to 6:00. The lead women got back in front of me and she was met with an awesome amount of cheering from the slower folks coming the opposite way. As for me, I was thinking "If she beats you don't include it in your race report because if Andrea gets wind of it she will make fun of you." I think her, another guy, and me exchanged 3rd place a few times. Nothing too eventful.

Mile 3, 4, 5: 6:09, 6:04, 6:00. Around mile 4 my left glute started doing its thing. It straightened out. Again, no pain, it just doesn't track right.

I could hear the lead woman breathing pretty hard going into the 10k mark, but I was also working pretty hard (I can never tell if it is like body odor where you think everyone else is bad, but you are worse than you think). I checked my 10k split just now. 37:36 for 6.22 miles. PR! I dropped the lead woman and her friend about this time. A guy came from behind and we exchanged a bit going into the last 5k. He got out ahead of me around mile 7 or so. During this mile we hit a good headwind (enough that over a small roller I was running a lap pace of almost 7 minutes, mostly because I was tired but the headwind wasn't helping). Worked really hard to get my seconds back. I thought that I was going to be done, but I rallied. I was running with the guy who passed me in the 10k last month (he went on to beat me again, although I think I took the brunt of the wind for him).

Mile 6, 7, 8, 9, partial: 5:58, 6:10, 6:11, 6:19, (5:47 pace for partial. Weak.)

 

The headwind picked up at mile 9 again. I was having to work very hard. Tried to put a target on the guy in front of me, but I couldn't catch him so I kind of coasted. I've run some great times improvement wise this year, but I haven't had much of a kick. Peaking at 5:04 on a gradual downhill just doesn't cut it.

Cooled down with 2 laps on the canal trail for 5 miles.

PM: North side - 4.1 miles

 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.10Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 17.40
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Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
79.090.0012.630.0091.72
Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 20.00Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 4.50Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 13.50Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 12.80Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 5.00Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 9.22Newton MV2 (Black) Miles: 17.40
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