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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: Flourtown Tempo Loop - 12 miles, averaged 7:13 w/ 5-mile tempo

I kept changing the workout so that I couldn't get nerved up about it. I decided on a 4-5 mile tempo as I was headed down the hill. The workout went well, even if I wanted it to be a bit closer to half PR pace of ~5:55 or faster. Can't complain though (I'm not quite there). The real idea was to build confidence and regain focus. Think I achieved that. Started out slow, but I knew it was slow.

Feeling better today thanks to a number of excellent FRB coaches.

4 up/3 down

Splits were: 6:09, 6:03, 6:03, 6:01 5:53 (~6:02 average)

PM: 4.25 miles easy with Megan. I was very loopy around mile 2 until the conclusion of our run. Lack of calories or dehydrated or both. Trying to tighten up on food intake.

Newton MV3 Miles: 12.00Kinvara 5 Blue Miles: 4.25
Weight: 174.00
From RileyCook on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 09:37:31 from

Awesome! I saw your strava post before this and deducted it was a 5-mile tempo around 6:00-flat. But you can't always tell for sure the way Strava records it. Nice run.

From Jason D on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 10:48:49 from

Strata automatically does mile splits, even if you lap the watch or if you have the auto turned off like I do. I started at 4 miles just in case I didn't want to take splits and just check them later. Strava also rounds pretty seriously (13.1 is 13.0 and so on).

I don't tend to run 4-5 mile tempos on the road because they are hard. Last fall (late in a buildup) I ran 5 @ 5:48. That was after 3-4 months of 340-370 miles. But I guess I don't have to tell you how fitness comes and goes. Onward and upward!

From SlowJoe on Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 19:33:02 from

That's how you do it - nice run Jason. The times will come down, as I'm sure you know, as long as the effort is good.

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