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September 22, 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

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: 72.60 Month: 264.15 Year: 2323.21
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 387.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 150.25
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 76.20
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3175.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 530.75
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 392.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 281.50
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 152.70
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 135.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 45.80
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Forbidden Drive SE - 10 mile, averaged 8:18.

Climbed back up Rex Ave through some fallen trees. It's 300 feet of gain over a kilometer. My beard got longer by the time I got to the top.

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 11:40:35 from

Is there an interesting story as to how Forbidden Drive got its name?

From Jason D on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:04:56 from

As I recall in the early days cars were forbidden (carriages only). It's a nicely packed and shaded (very wide) trail along the river. Horses still travel those parts judging by the fecal accumulation.

Does sound a bit ominous though, doesn't it?

Another ~5 miles out and I would have been at the Art Museum.

From Jason D on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:06:27 from


From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:21:28 from

Good stuff. One of the reasons I like this blog so much.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 12:29:30 from

How's married life? Still have that spark?

From Jason D on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 14:15:09 from

So far so good!

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