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October 15, 2018

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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 Racing Schedule 2018

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k


Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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: 11.50 Month: 181.80 Year: 2605.01
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 397.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.35
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3850.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 562.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 449.15
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 310.70
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 167.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 180.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 268.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 40.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 7.70
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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