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September 22, 2018

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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 Racing Schedule 2018

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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: 72.60 Month: 264.15 Year: 2323.21
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 387.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 150.25
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 76.20
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3175.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 530.75
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 392.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 281.50
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 152.70
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 135.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 45.80
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AM/Lunch: Wissahickon Valley Trails - 10.6 mile w/ ~1200 feet of gain.

I fell of course but only once and more of a stumble if we are keeping track. That's probably it for today (100 minutes on my feet is fine for today) even though the weather is very dry and around 70 degrees and mostly sunny. Very tempted to pack on miles and see if we can get this machine looking like a runner by August 1.

Decided to race a 5k on Sunday to get the legs spinning. A few of the Wanderers are also running, so I might have some guys to latch on to, and see if we can beat up on the young guns.

Inov-8 Roclite 295 Miles: 10.60
Weight: 173.10
From Matt Schreiber on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 20:45:29 from

Even a bad stumble is not equivalent to a fall. Good idea on the 5k. It's been a while since you ran one. 2 weeks?! :) Seriously, seems like some quick turnover would be good. Good luck!

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 21:29:29 from

Sunday races!

That's not a thing in Utah. Too bad since I always have track meets on Saturday.

From Jason D on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 16:27:23 from

You get east of the Alleghenies and you get Sunday races. As near as I can tell, when you get to Ohio you start getting Saturday races. In Indiana they were always Saturday races, which I liked.

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