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

Lunch: 7.6 miles, averaged 8:37. HR 149.

PM: 5 miles, averaged 9:16. HR 143.

Somewhat rainy for both runs, which was fine. Not sure if the Thursday night ride took place, but I decided I was fatigued still and I needeed a few rides after some time off with travel (even though I brought my bike to Maine).

Found out my contract was an error and will get paid as assumed. I was near tears with joy. Went to the cardiologist for my echo. Everything was fine as I expected. Weird to see and hear the heart though. Cool, but unsettling. It sounds like someone wiggling sheet metal. 

Altra Escalante Miles: 7.60Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 173.60
From Tom K on Sun, Aug 19, 2018 at 06:34:41 from

Great news about your contract! (And the wiggly sheet metal, I guess.) as it stands early sunday morning, you were mileage champ last week. Strong work!

From Jason D on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 23:37:55 from

Pre-2015/2016 a 100-mile week might put you in the top 5, especially in August and September when St. George rolls around. Does still feel good to be near the top. Iíll have to find a pic of when I was in third behind Jake and Paul (I think it was my first 100-mile week). I think itís on my iPad or computer.

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