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November 12, 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

November 25: Detroit Invitational Cyclocross Race/5k Run (Tentative)

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race (Tentative)

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: 22.30 Month: 165.25 Year: 2931.02
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 404.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 4034.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 566.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 484.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 342.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 175.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 224.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 314.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 90.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 51.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 53.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 34.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: North Side - 6.5 miles, averaged 8:55. Can't remember the last time I ran that pace. Just loafed along, sweaty and cursing.

PM: Impromptu baby aerobic builder. After 1.25 my watch messed up, so I reset it and warmed up another mile to avoid restarting the watch. So 2.25 warm up, 4.25 in 28:56 (6:46 average). 3 mile cool down. Sweaty. 9.5 miles for the afternoon.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.50Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
From Bret on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 10:47:57 from

Right there with you Jason. Hot humid day after day = slow and sweaty.

From Jason D on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 11:21:45 from

I think the dew point is up, which changes the relative humidity, which makes a difference if I recall (I think I was sleeping during class). It just means a fast and fit fall. Today was tough to remember that though. Onward!

From Andrea on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 18:01:38 from

Maybe 8:55 pace isn't so bad after all. Nice PM workout.

From Jason D on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 21:06:52 from

Thanks! I could see my splits this morning (tired off the old iPod), but rather than fight it I kept pretty even (8:50-9:00) until the last mile (8:20). I was thinking "when you get your mileage back up and get some hard workouts you could benefit from running at this pace." Can we call 8:45-9:15 "JDodge easy"? See if it catches on :)

From Andrea on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 21:12:52 from

But then every blog I posted for the next two months would say JDodge easy...people would think I'm some kind of obsessive stalker or something.

From Jason D on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 22:04:02 from

I guess it only works among dudes, and with people you actually know :) I'll try to create some kind of catchy workout

From RileyCook on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 09:09:43 from

Solid day of running Jason. I ran my first half mile today at JDodge easy pace!

From Jason D on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 17:55:07 from

Looks like things got MUCH faster. I like the strength you build with 1.5 mile repeats, running a few minutes beyond the mile mark just makes sense to me.

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