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January 26, 2020

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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:

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


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



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: 111.10 Year: 111.10
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: 718.30
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

PM: 10.3 miles easy.

As I was working on my syllabi last night (avoiding them), I remembered that I didn't do an end of year recap. It's mostly numbers and random, unconnected thoughts.

Total Miles: 3948 (a PR by 300+ miles)

Hours: 544:45 (from Strava)

Avg pace: 8:18

Easy/Quality: 89%/11%

Races: 18 (a PR)

5 PRs (mile, 5k, 10k, half, marathon). Some 10 mile and 15k PRs enroute but no actual splits I don't think.

I had some really good workouts as well. I was able to get 6 mile repeats under 5:40 pace (I think my best was maybe 5:45 before that). I was able to get my 8-10 mile tempos under 6:20 pace for the first time ever. I logged more miles with Megan, and spent a lot more time on the trails. I've also run with more people than I ever have. I need to do that more.

Goals for 2016? Set PRs at all distances maybe. Try to maintain the balance of fun/drive in running that helps me in other areas of my life without being too running focused. Try not to buy too many shoes :-)


Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 19:37:40 from

I like it. My goals with running are somewhat similar ...balance!

It's been fun, insightful and motivational to see the hardest working guy on the blog make the biggest improvements. Keep it up, can't wait to see what you will do.

From Jake K on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 20:38:02 from

Between this entry and Joe's charts I am motivated to eventually do something of a 2015 recap when I have some time and before it gets too late.

You had an awesome year Jason. You definitely set the bar high for yourself and had some challenging goals. Five PRs!!

I like that you have an average pace for the entire year. Technology!

From SlowJoe on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 06:48:38 from

That is kind of interesting about the AP for the year. I remember you saying you did a lot of 9+ min miles.

Jake, throw in some polynomial regression analysis and you will win the blog for 2015.

From Bret on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 07:45:18 from

Great year Jason. You are going to want to look back at that entry a few years from now - hopefully seeing even more progress from where you are now.

From jtshad on Thu, Jan 07, 2016 at 08:14:57 from

Great recap, your efforts really paid off in your racing and PRs. Balance is a key goal for all runners, especially those setting aggressive goals. Your inclusion of "fun" is a big part of that.

Strong running and success in all you do in 2016!

From Drew on Fri, Jan 08, 2016 at 07:11:13 from

That's an excellent year all around, Jason. It was a lot of fun to follow your running. You put in great training, and stayed steady through the ups and downs.

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