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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: 29.50 Month: 149.36 Year: 1653.26
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: 242.20
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/Lunch: North Side - 6 miles averaged 8:22. Feeling pretty ill.

PM: Jefferson High School (modified) - 6.75 miles, averaged 7:37. Feeling so-so. Managed to get moving, hit a few strides at the end. Fast enough to be strides, not numerous enough to count for much.

I realized over my stay in Maine (and currently) I was (am) likely very dehydrated. Drank soda daily, which I drink very rarely and drank water only after runs. Usually I drink several glasses after a run, have water at my office, and hydrate at dinner and after. I also forgot to take my iron pills after the first few days in Maine. This isn't why I feel like crap or my race wasn't up to expectations, but it's not helping. Onward and upward.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 6.75Saucony Kinvara 2 (2) Miles: 6.01
Weight: 0.00
From Matt Schreiber on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 at 21:07:04 from

It's crazy how much all of that can effect the way you feel. Even little things like slacking on the H2O will make me feel sluggish..

Summer illnesses suck. Get well!

From Jason D on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 16:29:37 from

Thanks, Matt. I don't have an exact count, but I am pretty sure I normally drink a gallon of water a day, maybe more. You can get by for a few days on low levels, but 12 days will catch up to you!

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