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July 22, 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

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: 4.00 Month: 200.30 Year: 2283.75
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 511.20
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: 295.10
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

Noon: 8.3 miles, averaged 10:13. HR 115.

PM: 6.5 miles, averaged 10:22. HR 118.

Started snowing a bit in the evening. I was just remarking how nice it was without any.

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 8.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 6.50
Weight: 170.80
From I Just Run on Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 13:21:54 from

Wow...What a great low HR!

From Jason D on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 09:27:07 from

If you run slow enough it will stay down. I think that it might have been a little extra low, but I generally aim to average

From Bob on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 08:17:46 from

I had a really low HR. Wouldn’t crack 100 until later in a run. Resting HR in low 30s. All of it sounds desirable for an athlete. Became a problem for me. Dizziness, palpitations, and aerobic intolerance (HR increase very difficult). Put up with symptomatic Bradycardia for several years praying it would get better. Ended up with a pacemaker. Much better now, not perfect, but no more symptoms.

From Jason D on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:27:56 from

Yes. If it gets too low it can cause some issues. I went to a cardiologist this summer for a mild bradycardia. All turned out normal. My resting heart rate is generally in the upper 30s when I am in good shape.

I follow a guy on Strava whose heart rate for easy runs in sometimes in the 90s. His max heart rate I assume is rather low. Marathon effort for him is in the 130-140s I think. I'm about 20-30 beats higher across the board.

I also don't have a lot of variance. I can drop a minute off the pace and only increase HR by a few beats. On the slower end I almost can't run slow enough to be under 118/120.

Glad you have been able to sort out the medical issues.

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