Of Mice and Marathons

April 22, 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: 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
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 209.80
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

PM: 137'. 60' on my own then picked Megan. 

I pulled a biff and roll on some gravel. Glad it wasn't the rocky trail I was on.

Rough day. Hungover and found out that I won't be getting any summer hours from an (unnamed) educational company. It's basically the Wal-Martification of tutoring. It wouldn't have floated me but I've never felt more dispensable. This coupled with an extraordinarily rough year of teaching and as no job in Michigan has me feeling pretty down. People think you can just walk in somewhere and get a job. I'm overqualified and under-qualified at the same time.

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 11.40
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 09:36:36 from

Sorry about the job/work issues.

From RileyCook on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 09:47:01 from

Rough day man. Hang in there!

From Bret on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 14:44:51 from

Sorry to hear about the rough day/year, Jason. Whenever that happens - I go for an easy run - and most of the time - it seems better.

From Jason D on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 16:16:46 from

Thanks, guys. Maybe a little personal, but that's me. Running is helping. I've been out running the trails. Or as I like to calling it "playing in the woods."

From Jake K on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 16:38:35 from

This is the time of the year when "playing in the woods" at the horsepark is really starting to pick up in the afternoons and weekends. Except its a bunch of weirdos with foam swords and capes.

Hope you catch a break w/ the job search.

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