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May 23, 2019

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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

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile


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: 42.80 Month: 219.90 Year: 1620.25
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 131.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 465.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 249.10
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 299.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 781.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 456.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 239.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 616.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 498.75
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1823.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Purdue Track Workout

Meet up with Brandon and some gents for a workout. I knew I was going to be the fat kid who gets picked last to play kickball so I was feeling a bit nervous but the guys were nice (they were running 5:05, 5:20, 5:30, and 5:40. I was going to try to see where I landed). We ended up going out own paces (obviously).

Workout was supposed to be 4 x 1 mile @ CV w/ 90 seconds rest, then 4 x 400 @ 5k goal pace. We started together and worked into our own paces. I thought I could stay just behind Brandon, which I did for the first one, but the rust has set it too deeply. I got booted off after my 3rd repeat because they were setting up for the meet this weekend. Fair enough. I was dead. Waited as the other guys finished and we ran to the indoor track for some 400s. Those were okay. I rarely run that fast for anything more than 200m. Need to work on leg speed and running fast. I've gotten way too comfortable running 5:50-6:15 (even though it isn't precisely "easy" for me).

1600s: 5:49, 5:57, 6:02

79, 76, 75, 77

Glad the first workout is over. Estimated my mileage because I had my Timex and we did some running hither and thither. Brandon looked good, running the last of 5 repeats at 5:17 pace.

I don't like when workouts are fewer than 10 miles total, so it is out in the afternoon to shake out the legs.

PM: North side - 4.5 miles, averaged 8:10


Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 4.50Saucony A5 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Wed, May 14, 2014 at 08:48:19 from

Isn't the first post-marathon workout always such a gem? :-)

Good 400s to cap it off!

From Jason D on Wed, May 14, 2014 at 09:03:21 from

I forgot to add to my list of excuses: 1) I started running before 7AM and 2) I am slightly overdue for a haircut :-)

I like the faster reps to cap it off. I am not really sure how to train for a 10k other than add some shorter reps to mile repeats I usually do and doing more "true" tempos and 5k-10k work. Something different, anyway!

From Jake K on Wed, May 14, 2014 at 09:17:06 from

Yeah I think the 10K overlaps w/ the HM quite a bit... maybe just drop the length of the workout reps to 600-1200m from time to time.

From Jason D on Wed, May 14, 2014 at 09:58:25 from

That sounds good. I was thinking of shorter repeats of 800 and 1000s (some 400s as well). 8s at ~5k pace and 1000s a bit faster than mile repeats (shorter rest and a bit more burn).

From SlowJoe on Wed, May 14, 2014 at 12:20:49 from

Good work - probably still a week or two until you can get the cobwebs out of the legs but this was a good start.

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