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October 16, 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

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k


Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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: 19.30 Month: 189.60 Year: 2612.81
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 397.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.35
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3850.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 562.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 449.15
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 310.70
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 167.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 188.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 268.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 40.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 7.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Forbidden Dr. to Schuykill River Trail via Wiss Bike Trail - 16.5 miles, averaged 7:45

Did 5 miles of AT tempo on the way back after 10.5 miles or so. ~6:28 average according to markers and ~6:38 according to the Garmin with the tree cover tax. Slowest long run in quite some time. I was still several seconds over 8 minute guy before the tempo down Forbidden Drive. Just no energy. Mild cold coming on the last two days, and I HOPE that is the problem.I ended up walking a bit.

They apparently close Martin Luther King Drive from Falls Bridge to traffic on the weekends. It was lovely. I ran part of the Philly RnR course (Falls Bridge is ~mile 9 and you get a nice little downhill going into the final 5k) before turning around.


Kinvara 5 Miles: 16.50
Weight: 0.00
From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 19:53:27 from

Nice tempo in there Jason. Good to see i wasn't the only one that took today slow. I have one of those colds coming on, too. Not good.

From Jason D on Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 20:01:12 from

I thought of your run the other day while I was out there, Matt, and 20 even at 8:00 pace can be hard some days. I could have run 20 today but I doubt I would have run faster than 8:00. I've run as hard as 7:00 flat for 24. Even if the pace is easy it's still a stress run.

I'm sure next week I'll feel better and get into the 7:20-7:35 range. All in time!

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 20:14:58 from

These runs take it out of you. All in time is right. Next week, here we come!

From Jake K on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 08:33:04 from

Roads closed to traffic are a national treasure. Nice to get in a little training on the course.

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