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May 25, 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: 80.50 Month: 257.60 Year: 1657.95
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: 829.00
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 456.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 247.40
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 625.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 519.15
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1993.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 8 miles, averaged 8:17. HR 156. Did some strides.

PM: 39.5-mile ride. HR 145.

I drove to Rochester and did a short ride from the Clinton River Trail to get to the Brewery then set out using my Wahoo and a turn-by-turn navigation from a GPX one of the bike shop guys gave me. Worked perfectly. It started pouring in Rochester, but it subsided after a little while. Once I got passed Stony Creek High School, it was almost all dirt and gravel roads. Michigan is very rural in places, as rural as some of the really rural places in Maine. This is my longest ride so far. I had an absolute blast, though I will likely be a bit sore in the morning. Beautiful area once you get out of the suburban mess. I will likely start doing the Thursday evening rides with the slower group from the bike shop. They ride about what I did today. Will likely work into it and try to keep up with the first group in the fall.

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 153.00Altra One 2.5 Miles: 8.00Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 39.50
Weight: 173.20
From jtshad on Sun, Jun 03, 2018 at 16:02:00 from

Glad you are having fun with the bike and new community. Keep it up!

I may be back there in July, would love to hook up...maybe grab a beer and pizza with you and Megan and you can help me celebrate my oldness (turn 50 soon).

From Jason D on Sun, Jun 03, 2018 at 21:13:07 from

More than likely we will be here. We are headed to Maine toward the end of the month/early August, but I'm here pretty much also summer. Would love to raise a toast to you.

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