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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:

List of Possible 2020 Races

March 15: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile Gravel Race

March 28: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 4: Lowell Spring Classic 33 Mile

April 18: Barry Roubaix 36-Mile Gravel Race

May 02: Black Fork Gravel Grinder 54 Mile

May 30: Hellkat 50 Gravel Race

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile Gravel Race

July 26: The Divide 34-Mile Gravel Race


Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56-Mile Gravel Race

Sept: Michigan Mountain Mayhem 40-Mile Gravel Race

Oct 31: Lowell Classic Gravel Race 32 Mile



I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010.

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Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
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Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 603.95
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2297.75
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 727.45
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 730.60
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 7560.80
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 469.00
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 230.20
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 165.45
Wahoo Kickr Lifetime Miles: 9.00
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AM: The Township Formerly Known As Springfield - 6.25 miles, averaged 7:52

Felt good this morning. I reconned another tempo loop. Still a touch hilly, but I think it will work for marathon tempos to work on changing gears and the occasional fartlek (when do I ever run those?). I can't see trying to do mile repeats on it, but I might throw it in for variety.

PM: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - 6 miles, averaged 7:52.

I took a short detour through here the other day and spent two miles there today. Some of the headstones are absolutely incredible. Some even have friezes on them. It should work very well for intervals when I want to switch from the track.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.00Newton Gravity III Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 18:05:39 from

Some folks do get crazy with the monuments. I think the instructions on my will are going to be not to spend more than $1.50 on my headstone. Find something on the side of the road...

From Jason D on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 18:16:15 from

Yeah. I've seen nice headstones, but I can't imagine what these cost. I have never seen anything like it. I'd like to be buried there (assuming I stay here and die here) but I am neither rich enough nor Catholic enough I am guessing. Cemetery closes after 4:00, so a fall afternoon/evening workout could be quite nice there. I do love running in cemeteries!

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 19:12:51 from

I haven't tried the cemetary thing yet. I run by 2 on most of my long runs. They do look enticing. Does that sound weird?..

I might make my casket I'm burried in, too (I'm not good with wood either). Kinda insane what people will spend on those things, too.

From Jason D on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 20:22:51 from

Cemeteries are nice: away from traffic, idiots, and uneven surfaces to fall all. Quiet and reflective. I leave if a service is going on of course. It's one of my only option for flat areas other than the track.

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