Of Mice and Marathons

June 20, 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

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon 

March 30: Carmel Marathon

Gravel Bike Races 2019 (Tentative)

April 21: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

May 6: Hellkaat Hundie 50 Mile

July 29: The Divide 50 Mile

September 29: 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: 37.00 Month: 198.50 Year: 1395.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 316.10
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 89.05
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 259.15
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 67.90
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 541.15
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1327.50
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 373.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 166.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 143.70
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 215.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

PM: 7.25 miles, averaged 8:51. HR 146.

Decided I'm not doing a marathon this fall. Long base building and working on 5k/10k PR to help marathon time. I'm already running 90-100 miles peak in marathon training and chipping away. That will only goes so far. That will give me some time this fall to rebuild as the last 12 months have been so wacky. I'll start with low-stakes workouts. Lately I've been try to start in the middle of things. I like the new direction and I'll work over the next year to work on my marathon PR.

Saucony ISO Triumph 2 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
From Bret on Mon, Aug 07, 2017 at 05:47:51 from

Sounds like you've given it some thought. Good plan - hope it goes well.

From Jon on Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 13:02:30 from

Sometimes switching it up can lead to future improvement. Hope it works.

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