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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 6.6 miles, averaged 9:49. HR 131.

PM: 4 miles, averaged 9:20. HR 128.

It was great to see that Desi Linden won Boston today. I would love to have seen Shalane win, but Desi never gets any credit and she's a fine example of smart running in a marathon.

Most people I followed had pretty rough days, but one guy ran a sensible race and still put up a good performance, running 2:45, when his PR is 2:44. He had an incredible buildup (likely capable of running faster than 2:40). I was once faster than him and he's an example that I can still run fast if I get my self back into things.

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 4.00Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 6.60
Weight: 178.00
From allie on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 20:11:26 from

a true grit race. times were out the window, but if you ran anything close to your PR, that's an amazing performance.

From Jason D on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 23:11:37 from

He ran some long run/workouts of 20-21 miles, approaching that same pace I believe. Always hard to say "could have ran x" or "was in x shape," but by the elite times it showed how tough conditions were.

I was reminded today of Mr. Krong's suggestion that if you want to know how to run Boston (or perhaps it was the marathon in general?) look at how the women approach it. #sotrue

Also kind of reminds me of how pins and needles leading into race day for a marathon is and how much I do not want to (but also want to) gear up for another one (or four).

From allie on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 09:15:01 from

#weknow ;)

i felt the same way yesterday -- remembering that nerve-wracky, doomy, enthralling feeling. and i was reminded that i'm not too old to try again, even though i keep using that as my excuse..."i raced in my 20s..."

i'm enjoying following your progress, and when i read your workouts i feel like i want to get back to it. it's just a matter of getting past the first few clunkers without losing interest. then, snowball!

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