Of Mice and Marathons

August 19, 2019

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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

November 23: Regal Beagle 50k

Gravel Races

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 26: Lowell 50


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.


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: 9.20 Month: 198.30 Year: 2565.30
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 531.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 412.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 541.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 389.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 388.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1557.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 587.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 315.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 705.67
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 644.10
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 133.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Noon: 20.6 miles, averaged 7:21. HR 153.

14-Mile Progression

The workout was supposed to be 14 miles at 40 seconds slower than marathon effort, which I assumed was just "moderate," or not quite into easy end of marathon effort but around or slightly faster than honest easy. It started about right and then I just clicked stuff off and pushed the last 4-5 miles and felt strong even in the sloppy areas of the park with mud. 3 mile warm up, then 14 miles starting at 7:26 and working down to 6:00 for the final mile, then 3.6 miles down.

Progression Portion: 7:26, 7:26, 7:11, 7:13, 7:06, 7:03, 6:56, 6:46, 6:45, 6:29, 6:24, 6:20, 6:13, 6:00

Felt quite strong today even with lots of miles in the legs and a lot of climbing yesterday afternoon/evening. I felt like I was holding back most of the workout. The last mile was fairly tough, but not a killer. HR was 173 on that one so not really working too hard.

Megan and I are headed to Ypsilanti to meet some friends. I am going to have a ridiculous burger I would imagine.

Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Miles: 20.60
Weight: 171.00
From jtshad on Sat, Feb 09, 2019 at 15:32:18 from

Great workout, some amazing training and miles recently. Attacking your training with a focus and vengeance. You have earned that burger (and a beer!).

From Jason D on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 09:28:44 from

Thanks. The consistency the last 12 months is a pretty sharp contrast from the first several months here. I always enjoy marathon training. Like the mileage and the workouts.

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