Of Mice and Marathons

May 24, 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:

Racing Schedule 2018/2019

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

October 22: Detroit International Half Marathon 

January 20: Houston Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.


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: 40.10 Month: 223.80 Year: 1122.80
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 282.30
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 251.15
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 59.50
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 532.95
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 457.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 267.85
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 89.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 103.00
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

PM: 12 miles, averaged 7:49. HR 161.

20' Tempo + 10 x 1' On/Off

I was tempted to wait another day, but then just went with it. Warmed up 30 minutes with a few strides. I avoided the geese who have just hatched goslings in the last day or so. It was a little windy, but cooler than yesterday. I started slow and then worked my way down. I thought for sure I was slowing down in the last mile, but I was speeding up considerably. I got into the wind and the ever so slight grade change and died with 30 seconds to go. I collected myself and did my 5' jog and went into the last part of the workout. First 5 were at 10k effort and the last 5 were at 5k effort (more or less)

Splits: 6:27, 6:20, 6:09, 6:13 for the partial, 6:18 average

The 1' were roughly 5:40-5:58. Cooled down just over 2 miles. This was a fiarly difficult workout. About the same effort as last week, but with more tired legs plus the bonus part of the session.

Altra Escalante Miles: 12.00
Weight: 178.30
From I Just Run on Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 21:57:13 from

It made me breath hard reading your post!

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