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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 Races 2019

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

August 3: Beach to Beacon

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

July 28: The Divide 34 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

September 28: Michigan Moutain Mayhem 40 Mile


September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

October 26: Bloomer CX

November 24: Detroit Invitational

Nov 30: Le Frost

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: 12.70 Month: 116.10 Year: 3279.34
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 416.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4094.80
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 498.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 359.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 272.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 129.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 70.50
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 167.22
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 111.80
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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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