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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: Springside Track - 13.75 miles, averaged 7:15. HR 155.


4 x 2400 (400-500 jogs) + 1600 with a little pepper on top. 500 jogs for 1 and 2, 400 jog for 3, and 600 job before the 1600. Averaged 8:37 or 5:47 pace for the 2400s. The upper end of half marathon goal pace.

8:38.6, 8:36.9, 8:38.6, 8:36.8, 5:34.5

I did not want to get out of bed today. I had planned on 15 x 1000 a few weeks ago, but wanted some longer intervals so I changed things around thinking 3 x 2 miles, then 5 x 1.5, or mile repeats but decided on 4 x 2400 with some shorter intervals if I was feeling good. I decided I didn't like the pace on my 2400s and wanted another solid 1600 so I dropped that 1600 in there, splitting something like 2:49/2:45.5.

Felt decent overall but not much bounce in my step. Planned on a few shorter intervals but I already wasted half the morning so I headed home.

Saucony A6 Miles: 13.75
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 07:13:51 from

Makes me so happy to see this 4 x 2400! I'm not sure you should be allowed to add to it like that, but your 1600 was so good that I will approve it. Nice work!

From Jason D on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 15:51:58 from

I forgot this was a SlowJoe staple. I am pretty sure this is the first time I have ever done them. I think I was a bit too slow on them. 4 laps is much easier to work with than 6 and knowing you have a mile repeat left after 800 meters is hard to gauge the effort on.

I'm glad you approve of the cheeky 'peat I tacked on. I've been added just a little bit more to my typical sessions, hoping it will pay off.

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