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July 15, 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

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile


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: 11.20 Month: 139.60 Year: 2223.05
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 500.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 368.30
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 348.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 371.80
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1264.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 279.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 684.67
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 600.65
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3505.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
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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