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July 19, 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 2018/2019

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie Way 10k (Tentative)

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon 

April 28: Glass City Marathon 

Gravel Bike Races 2018 (Tentative)

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 27: Lowell 50 (57 Mile)

Gravel Bike Races 2019 (Tentative)

June 22: Coast to Coast 100

July 29: The Divide 50 Mile

September 8: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.


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: 37.50 Month: 157.36 Year: 1661.26
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 330.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 125.45
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 259.15
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 67.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1997.50
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 431.25
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 250.20
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 203.30
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 403.20
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 7.60
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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