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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: 21.60 Month: 186.60 Year: 1303.15
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 453.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 514.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 275.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 538.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 396.20
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Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 592.32
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 430.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 959.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 17.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Jefferson High School (reverse direction) - 9 miles, no watch

Mid-40s. My kind of running weather (the other option is 70-80 with ~25% humidity but that doesn't happen)

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
From Matt Schreiber on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 21:05:52 from

I'm with you on the temps. 70's with low humidity is pretty impossible for some reason though. Nice track work yesterday. Big group!

From Jason D on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 21:33:47 from

Sunday-Tuesday it was 70-75 or so and humidity from 70-85%. Sunday wasn't fun, Monday was better, and Tuesday was doable and I thought, "if every recovery run is like this I will survive." Just took it as the body was able (thus my continued practice of no watch). Doing a workout would have been a different story (Wednesday was cool and overcast).

Yesterday was a bit embarrassing, but as I have said you have to go with where you are at. I ran some pretty hard 400s (5:00-5:18 pace) for my abilities and I was happy with those. I am running with college runners, and I have to remember that. Even out of shape they are faster than I am in PR marathon shape. They have put the work in historically. I haven't. I am working on it.

And now it would seem that most of that comment was addressed to me and my personal blog/diary ether, but you know me well enough by now, Matt, that my responses are never short :-) Hope you are getting some relief.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 21:38:37 from

So you ran this as a strict constructionist? Antonin Scalia would approve!

Obscure historical allusion to be sure.

From Jason D on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 21:58:07 from

I had to do some research on the Wikipedia. It either refers to my style of response or the reverse direction of the loop, which incidentally "reverse" is actually the original direction. The original distance was 10k.

Or something else. I could use at least as many history lessons as running lessons.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, May 16, 2014 at 05:57:25 from

Jefferson was a strict constructionist so if you ran Jefferson in reverseā€¦

Actually, Scalia would approve of the regular Jefferson.

From Jason D on Fri, May 16, 2014 at 06:42:12 from

Now I see. Jefferson would likely not approve of "Jeff" as it is known. Not exactly the height of academics (pretty low graduation rates as I recall). They do have a 10-lane track though. Locked up tighter than Fort Knox because of the fancy turf on the football field.

From Rob Murphy on Fri, May 16, 2014 at 21:07:17 from

I view locked high school tracks as an abomination and a challenge. I had to jump two fences a couple weeks ago to get on to the Provo High track.

From Jason D on Sat, May 17, 2014 at 09:27:42 from

I think I'll put it on my list of things to do before I leave.

I realized for the first time the other day the Purdue track is usually open. I've never run on a legitimate track with a rail and lots of markings I am not literate in.

From Jake K on Sat, May 17, 2014 at 14:21:10 from

You'll get familiar w/ all those random marks once you take up the steeplechase, Jason.

Rob - the locked gates was probably a sign from the universe to stay out of Provo :-)

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