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January 27, 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: 12.30 Month: 123.40 Year: 123.40
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: 730.60
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

AM (barely): Salisbury and Happy Hollow - 8 miles, averaged 7:51

PM: North side - 5.25 miles, averaged 8:01

Signed up for Philadelphia RnR last. Never done one of their events. Pretty spendy, but the timing is good and I can go see Megan.

Decided to rent a car in Vegas and do a loop of Scenic Drive in Red Rock Canyon, probably Thursday (on foot that is, not in the rental car).

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.25Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 08:00:34 from

Should be fun (both vegas and philly). Are you going to do the full there in Philadelphia?

From Bret on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 08:09:29 from

RnR's are indeed pricey. Gotta cover that marketing budget I suppose. They don't do themselves any favors - In the St. Pete RnR last month - I had to pay $15 to park at Trop Field - just to pick up my race packet. I asked the attendant if anyone else complained about charging for the parking to pick up the numbers...his response - "just about every single car."

That being said - they are well organized and the bands and crowds that come to these races make it fun. You'll have a great time in the Philly race I am sure.

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 08:10:48 from

I'll be doing the half as my tuneup for the Monumental. I did a half last year at the same time and it was perfect. My long run tempos should set me up for a nice PR assuming the it's not blistering that day. But it's too early to think about that.

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 08:16:41 from

Thanks for the info, Brett. I'll be using the train to get there I imagine. I'm guessing they know people will complain but the number who refuse to park on principle with be insignificant.

I will miss the fact that I won't be right behind the starting line though. You know, with the course record being 1:00.xx :)

I've always seen the series as a giant moneymaker (which is fine, just not something I can finance every year). I was going to sign up last year (late) and it was $115 I think. But you should see the increase in the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon prices. In a few years I think it's going to be a sizable race (some sub-2:20s on that course already, one of them Paul in 2010).

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