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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: 40.23 Month: 229.33 Year: 2596.33
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: 545.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.60
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: 649.70
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 143.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: North side - 8.25 miles, averaged 8:18

PM: North side - 5 miles easy. Averaged 8:24.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 5.00Newton Gravity LE Miles: 8.25
Weight: 169.60
From Matt Schreiber on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 23:01:52 from

Getting back into the doubles?

From Jason D on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 23:27:51 from

I've been doubling on race days and workouts as has been my habit, but indeed this is my first non-race, non-workout day double since October. I missed a few miles yesterday and my workout was late so I wanted to make sure I cleared my legs. Might double tomorrow to get my miles in without beating myself up. If not, I'll do 8-10 as I have been. Sunday is the important day.

From Matt Schreiber on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 23:41:00 from

One thing I've notice with the very few doubles I've done is that they don't beat you up. Your legs may feel some fatigue but there's no lingering feeling like you'd have from a 13 mile run.

From Jason D on Sat, Mar 08, 2014 at 12:03:36 from

Agreed. 10-13 miles doesn't beat me up like it used to, but splitting 13-14 miles between two runs is easier on the body. I've tried longer singles this buildup and it seems to be working fine. I will say that doubles are good when you are trying to build mileage. You can run 70-80 in a week without a long run.

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