Of Mice and Marathons

February 24, 2018

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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: 42.75 Month: 124.95 Year: 303.95
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Altra The One Lifetime Miles: 416.77
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 211.56
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 237.95
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: 29.10
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 221.30
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 330.00
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
From allie on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 19:52:49 from

your description of everything sounds like you live in atlanta. rebar sticking out of broken concrete is one of this city's most common features.

sorry about the garbage yaxtrax.

From Jason D on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 20:10:01 from

It's weirdly suburban, but kind of rural in places. Very Abandoned America. In Philadelphia I would only run south for so long as the level of broken glass got pretty crazy. We lived in a beautiful neighborhood. Slate sidewalks were NASTY in the winter, but quite nice aesthetically.

I imagine people there think and 1 or 2 of snow is the end of the world. I guess if you haven't driven in the snow it could be really dangerous.

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