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October 19, 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

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k


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: 40.90 Month: 211.20 Year: 2634.41
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 397.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.35
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3850.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 562.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 454.55
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 310.70
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 167.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 188.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 268.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 47.00
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 17.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

North side - 5.5 miles, averaged 7:43

Afternoon: Got my hair cut. Watched some young gents attacking 18th street hill in strong fashion. Resisted giving running form advice. I am neither routine nor superstitious but I always get my hair cut a few days before a race. I also will not step over the timing matts before a race (on the weird chance that it triggers my chip prematurely and decides to include my warmup in my overall time). Similar to the way third baseman (I think) jumps over the baseline.

Late: 30 minutes of rolling, stretching, hips + glutes. Massage in the morning. A bit like cleaning your car before you have it detailed, but I am trying to continue to establish the habit even if it just my 20 minute stretching and rolling routine most nights.

Newton Gravity LE Miles: 5.50
Weight: 173.20
From Tom Slick on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:54:57 from

5 days till show time. Hey whats your Boston Bib number?

From Jason D on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 11:21:42 from

5 days! Bib # is 2107.

From SlowJoe on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 05:01:30 from

I'm the same way with the timing mat.

From Tom Slick on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 07:53:24 from

SlowJoe - Say Good Morning to the starting mat for me as I wont see it for some time after your off and headed for the finishing mat in Boston.

From Tom Slick on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 07:53:39 from

4 days now

From Superfly on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 09:56:35 from

Good luck!!! I always cut my hair before races too. shave arms, legs, ect.

From Jason D on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 16:23:28 from

I was just thinking, Tom, that if it were a Saturday race I would have a very short, very easy run in the morning tomorrow and that would be it. The weight/wait continues!

Thanks, Clyde.

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