Of Mice and Marathons

April 22, 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: 21.60 Month: 186.60 Year: 1303.15
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 453.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 514.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 275.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 538.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 396.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 209.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 592.32
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 430.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 959.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 17.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Noon: 11 miles, averaged 8:18. HR 167.

20 x 1’ On/Off

Went to Paint Creek. Warmed up ~3.2. Felt okay, but the workout was soul crushing. I didn’t think I could get through it. It’s generally not a hard workout unless you are rebuilding and haven’t done workouts. Weather was dry but sunny and mid-80s.I wanted to quit after the 5th rep, but kept grinding and got through it. I was glad I did even though it was extremely hard. Cooled down about 2.7. Paces ended up faster than I figured. HR was extremely high. I have to check, but in recent months I think overall it’s been low 160s at most.

Found out I will be making a good bit less than last year and I am panicked. We won't starve, but getting a house in the next year will be difficult. Even after that if something doesn't improve it will be impossible.

Night: AIS, PT Routine, and pushups

Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 172.20
From jtshad on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 06:01:06 from

Sorry about the job issue, hoping that the change last year was on the right track. Less students and classes? Praying for you two.

From Jason D on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 09:24:08 from

It was still the right decision. A class I teach is only one credit and I was paid for a full class both semesters last year. I am not sure if it was an error or if they were being generous and have made cutbacks for this year.

Enrollment seems to be just fine for fall. Basically, I need to be teaching four classes of the same section as the other three I am currently teaching. We will be fine, I just would have done something different this summer and we are really unhappy where we live.

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