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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:

Rebuild fitness, get weight back down, and other runnerly things.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.


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: 14.40 Month: 86.00 Year: 86.00
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Altra The One Lifetime Miles: 406.82
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 211.56
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 225.85
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 500.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
New Balance Zante Lifetime Miles: 670.15
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 605.85
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 235.00
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 15.50
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 31.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

PM: 7 miles, averaged 9:15

Slippery with the light snow on already covered areas. Wore my Yaxtrax, which are awful (threw them away when I got home). Couldn't really see what I was running on as the pedestrian infrastructure is terrible here. I narrowly avoided broken concrete with rebar sticking out.

Stabilizer muscles are very sore.

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

PM: 7.4 miles, averaged 8:48

Ran outside for the first time since early December. About 18 degrees. It was packed snow in places and hard packed snow that turned to ice, particularly at the end of side roads. Ran around and did two laps at the park, which was actually open given that it's been plenty cold to make ice. People were playing hockey and ice fishing. 

I've felt cooped up, so this was fantastic. Foot was fine. It has been fine, but I haven't wanted it to blow. 

I ordered some Katoola Nanospikes to deal with the footing, which wasn't terrible but very dicey in places. More snow ahead. 

Altra One V3 Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
Altra One V3 Miles: 14.40
Weight: 0.00
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