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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: 231 out and back - 19 miles, averaged 7:28 w/ a few MP miles coming back down the hills. Threw in some faster miles at 14 & 15 (6:32; 6:18) then ran home. Guess there was another MP in there at 17 (7:12), but it didn't feel like it. I was pretty tired at that point and didn't have much sense of pace.

A gel would have helped, but I'm not taking any until my final, big workout. I do remember sleep-eating a banana at 2 or so this morning. 

PM: 4.2 miles, averaged 8:28

Newton (Marathon Workout) Miles: 19.00Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 14:11:05 from

Good solid LR. I'm with you on the gels - never for training, just to get that race day advantage!

And those bananas thought they were safe once the lights went out...

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 19:07:20 from

They usually are safe. I love Cliff Bars, but I had to stop buying them after I began eating two in the night.

From Bam on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 02:59:56 from

You see, I'm right: before you were a jogger chomping on bars and gels during your warm up and now you're running 19 miles and only sucking air. You're now, just about, a runner:) And, as I type this, you're top of the mileage board - careful up there - the oxygen is thin!

From Jason D on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 07:15:05 from

It's not where I belong. 4 guys at 100+ last week. With no Jake K and maybe another few who have been up there but weren't that week. I think I'll save the 100s for when I really get to be a runner :)

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