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December 14, 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:

List of Possible 2020 Races

March 15: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile Gravel Race

March 28: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 18: Barry Roubaix 36-Mile Gravel Race

May 30: Hellkat 50 Gravel Race

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile Gravel Race

July 26: The Divide 34-Mile Gravel Race


Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56-Mile Gravel Race

Sept: Michigan Mountain Mayhem 40-Mile Gravel Race

Oct 31: Lowell Classic Gravel Race 32 Mile



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: 21.80 Month: 39.40 Year: 3626.43
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 575.85
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2163.55
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 702.55
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 718.30
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 7061.55
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 449.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 173.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 80.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lunch/PM: 13.2 miles, averaged 8:25. HR 165.

Stridlek Workout: 2 (10 x 50" w/ Jog Back) 5' Jog Between Sets

Nice weather today. Warmer and dry, but the pollen was high. I felt quite fast (relatively speaking), starting in the 5:30s and running most in the 5:20s and 5:teens with some around 5' flat and the last one at sub-5. The recovery is long (just under 2'), but I was happy with my turnover and how much faster I was than last week on the 45" intervals. Building up from here.

3.2 up/2.6 down

PM: Off. Didn't get the workout in early enough to allow for proper recovery time.

Newton Flat 5 Miles: 13.20
Weight: 176.20
From Tom K on Wed, May 15, 2019 at 07:02:36 from

Stridlek - Is that your word? Also, 50" - What distance does that get to? You have some really creative workouts man. Nice miles!

From Jason D on Wed, May 15, 2019 at 10:33:01 from

It is my term but not my workout. It’s a portmanteau of “strides” and “fartlek.” Distances were .15-.17. Jogs were at or just under 2’. These are basically bridge workouts to get me back into things. These come from Bam/John Starrett. Last week’s workout comes from John Kellogue. I think that’s his name. This week was an extension of that.

From steve ash on Thu, May 16, 2019 at 03:55:02 from

Yes, gradual speed changes as aerobic fitness improves. Stimulating fast twitch muscles without producing a lot of lactate. I like this workout:)

From Jason D on Tue, May 21, 2019 at 20:16:20 from

That's exactly it, Steve. Harder workouts are coming . . .

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