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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:

Running Races 2019

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile


November 16: Bloomer CX

Nov 30: Le Frost

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.


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: 0.00 Month: 196.30 Year: 2279.75
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 507.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 376.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1301.80
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 291.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 604.65
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3652.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 231 out and back - 19 miles, averaged 7:28 w/ a few MP miles coming back down the hills. Threw in some faster miles at 14 & 15 (6:32; 6:18) then ran home. Guess there was another MP in there at 17 (7:12), but it didn't feel like it. I was pretty tired at that point and didn't have much sense of pace.

A gel would have helped, but I'm not taking any until my final, big workout. I do remember sleep-eating a banana at 2 or so this morning. 

PM: 4.2 miles, averaged 8:28

Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 19.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 14:11:05 from

Good solid LR. I'm with you on the gels - never for training, just to get that race day advantage!

And those bananas thought they were safe once the lights went out...

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 19:07:20 from

They usually are safe. I love Cliff Bars, but I had to stop buying them after I began eating two in the night.

From Bam on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 02:59:56 from

You see, I'm right: before you were a jogger chomping on bars and gels during your warm up and now you're running 19 miles and only sucking air. You're now, just about, a runner:) And, as I type this, you're top of the mileage board - careful up there - the oxygen is thin!

From Jason D on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 07:15:05 from

It's not where I belong. 4 guys at 100+ last week. With no Jake K and maybe another few who have been up there but weren't that week. I think I'll save the 100s for when I really get to be a runner :)

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