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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

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 Mile


September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

November 16: Bloomer CX

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: 90.00 Month: 262.90 Year: 262.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 438.15
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 511.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 427.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 335.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 222.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 124.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 314.62
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 177.55
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 153.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM/Lunch: Flourtown Tempo Loop - 14.5 miles, averaged 7:04

8-Mile AT/SS Tempo in 49:47

6:20, 6:16, 6:16, 6:14, 6:09, 6:08, 6:11, 6:10

Effort was definitely crossing the zone but I felt pretty good until the last mile, at which time I was ready to be done. It's been a while, far too long, since my last aerobic tempo. I thought I would do this one today whether or not it really does anything for Broad Street. It was fairly warm but dry and with a breeze it felt cool when I was cooling down.

Probably my third fastest 8-mile tempo, but I am fairly rested if somewhat sick and still recovering. Definitely my fastest with a sizable hangover; that's for sure. I think I broke 50 minutes this past fall once and I broke it winter 2014 running with my former running partner, Patrick.

PM: 40 minutes on the elliptical. Stretching .

New Balance Zante Miles: 14.50
Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 16:54:37 from

So... rumors of your demise were possibly exaggerated? :-)

From Jason D on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 18:27:00 from

Possibly :-)

Still pretty bummed. Just a lot of things aren't going well and I can usually count on my running. But I reconfigured my running life for summer looking for a marathon PR next fall. Like, a big one. Not 2 minutes. Basically an honest number of weeks of base building. I'll run Beach to Beacon without any specific training.

Skipping most of my summer track stuff except I might need to run the mile to see if I can cross that PR of the list.

I've also been trying to figure out about my groin/abdomen. It's been off for a long time. No pain, just not right. Take a look at Paul's most recent entry. I've had a similar issue for 2 years. I think.

From Jake K on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 15:53:22 from

I was going to ask what fall marathon you were targeting w/ the move to Michigan... and then I glanced left and saw the answer.

Be careful about those abdominal issues. When they go bad, they can go BAD (ie. my significant other).

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