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Glass City Half Marathon

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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 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: 13.80 Month: 244.90 Year: 706.70
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: 484.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 247.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 345.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 294.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 158.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 442.82
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 237.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Race: Glass City Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:27:51, Place overall: 50, Place in age division: 7
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Glass City Half Marathon in 1:27:51 as a progressive workout. HR 162.

Megan wanted to run Glass City again this year, which I was not keen on but figured I would need to do my weekend workout anyway. Decided not to run it all out as I knew I would run a disappointing time (I ran 1:20 last year off only a few weeks of consistent training). I figured I would run it as a moderately paced run and maybe pick it up toward the end. I decided to run with the 1:35 pace group to start.

I got annoyed with the pace group as it seemed to yo-yo, so I just ran my own effort and didn't take splits or pay a ton of attention to time. I picked the effort up to moderate to marathon effort from miles 4-9 then picked it up to steady state and started picking A LOT of people off. The last kilometer I picked up the pace to make some strong passes, particularly in the last third of a mile to put a long kick on the last runner I could get. Ran hard once I hit the stadium just because that's what you do.

Short warm up (1 mile) and cool down (1.6 miles) I checked my splits on Strava after. I guess 6:10 on the last mile. I was close.

Splits: 7:13, 7:03, 7:03, 6:48, 6:48, 6:48, 6:39, 6:41, 6:34, 6:20, 6:30, 6:26, 6:08, 5:38 (partial)

The course has a few more small hills this year due to course changes to avoide construction.

Altra Escalante Miles: 15.70
Weight: 0.00
From Bret on Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 20:31:53 from

Nice effort Jason - seems like you are maybe a lot fitter than you think. Well done.

From Tom K on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 07:52:05 from

Ain't nobody got time for yo-yo pacers! Great race!

From jtshad on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 15:51:14 from

Nice job for an easier effort. Balance as we have discussed, life happens. Great job supporting Megan too.

From Jason D on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 21:07:29 from

Thanks. It was nice to run without worrying too much about time and staring at my watch the whole time. I think I will get a solid fitness boost from this.

From I Just Run on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 22:00:20 from

Missed this race report. Nice smooth effort! Sounded fun!

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