Of Mice and Marathons

February 18, 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

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 Mile


September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

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: 13.80 Month: 244.90 Year: 706.70
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 438.15
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 511.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 484.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 247.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 345.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 294.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 158.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 442.82
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 237.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lunch: 8 miles, averaged 8:14. HR 160. Did some strides.

Heart rate a bit elevated. It was somewhat warm, and my energy was up and down. Lost 5lbs of water weight and it wasn't humid.

Went to the cardiologist to have her look at an abnormal EKG from my physical in April. They did another EKG, and she didn't seem too concerned but she wanted to make sure. The issue is often seen in athletes and it is caused by, at times, lactic acid buildup or low electrolytes. Sounds about right. So I am hooked up to a 24-hour heart rate monitor, the experience of which is a cross between (what I imagine) a colostomy bag and house arrest ankle bracelet feels like. I was mostly ticked I had to miss my Thursday night ride with the guys and I couldn't replace that with a shakeout run because I have a Sony Walkman strapped to my shorts. It comes off at 3:00 tomorrow, which messes up a morning run and the possibility of running in the morning and doing the ride solo in the afternoon. But I guess when it is your ticker you just suck it up and check possibilities of the list

Altra Escalante Miles: 8.00
Weight: 170.40
From Jon on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 15:44:10 from

I had one of those in high school for a day. Are they not letting you work out with it?

From Jason D on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 17:59:03 from

They told me to wait. Iím a heavy sweater. I lost 5 lbs on this run and it wasnít that hot or humid.

I made it through the 24 hours. It wasnít bad, just awkward.

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