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October 16, 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: 19.30 Month: 189.60 Year: 2612.81
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: 188.30
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: 4 miles. HR 139. Super soupy.

PM: Track - 10 miles.

3.6 up/2 down. I copied Allie this week and did 4 (800/400). After the workout, I changed into my spikes and did 4 x 200 hard. Good workout. Weather was better later, but windy. Still warm but less soupy and we were gifted with some showers and a rainbow.

2:45.2, 2:48.2, 2:47.8, 2:47.9

79.9, 80.7, 80.4, 78.7 (I think I got a bit too complacent on these. They should have all been ~78)

30.9, ~31-32?, 32.5, 32.5 (I walked the first 200 with Leo, stopped my watch, started it before the rep and forgot to hit "lap" so I missed the correct time of lap 2 but he was pretty much the same distance behind me with a similar split to the previous one. I jogged 200 for the others).

Overall, a good workout. Not fast but warm, recovering from Sunday, and so on. I was pleased with my 200s. My first time in spikes. I know that's not fast for a lot of people but those are definitely the fastest ones I have ever run. The spikes make a difference.

Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 4.00Nike Zoom Streak LT2 Miles: 9.25Nike Victory Spikes Miles: 0.75
Weight: 0.00
From allie on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 23:56:08 from

so very soupy.

nice job with the workout. fun, right? :) now i want to copy you and do 200s in spikes...but...that would mean taking time to screw in spikes, and i'm not sure i have enough energy in this soup.

From Jason D on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 11:22:13 from

Definitely harder than I thought, but it's a really good one.

I had mine pre-screwed. I carried them in the spike bag during part of my warmup, hoping I didn't fall and stab myself.

From SlowJoe on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 17:45:43 from

Spikes - look at you! Nice workout, you're getting in some fast stuff lately.

From Jason D on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 20:59:06 from

My former running buddy said I probably didn't need them for anything longer than the 1500, that I would be sore in the calves, and so on. I got a second opinion and went with them. I was glad for that. I really wanted to look cool and fast :-)

They are fun even though I felt like the old guy at the track while a younger guy was doing 400s in spikes. I was surprised by the stiffness of them, which is the point. I am pretty used to zero drop shoes but they are about 2 ounces per shoe lighter than any of my flats and they are extremely responsive. The spikes really dig. Luckily I made it through my first session without spiking myself, which I have done several times with my screw flats (ouch!).

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