Of Mice and Marathons

November 18, 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:

2020 Races


March 28: Dirty 30 (Gravel Race)

April 4: Kal-Haven Trail Run (33.5-Mile Ultra)

April 18: Barry Roubaix (36-Mile Gravel Race)

May 30: Hellkat 50 (Gravel Race)

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile (Gravel Race)

Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride (56-Mile Gravel Race)

Sept 20: Brooksie Way Half Marathon

October 18: Detroit International Half


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: 0.00 Month: 125.20 Year: 3570.58
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 572.85
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2140.05
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 698.35
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 737.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 718.30
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 6778.55
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 442.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 153.40
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 61.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lunch: 10.3 miles, averaged 10:16. HR monitor wacky.

Lost 7.2 lbs/3.26 kilos of water weight on this run. Was decently sweaty, but not my best work either.

PM: 4 miles treadmill, averaged 11:00. HR 125.

Altra Escalante Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 10.30
Weight: 178.00
From Eugene on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 20:03:28 from

proud i made the well-considered Jason Dodge’s favorite blog list :)

From Jason D on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 21:14:57 from

You are among a great group of people :-) Approximately 8 are active. I noticed about a week or two ago that Allie's blog is no longer public. A sad day indeed.

I enjoy following your training, particularly for the song of the day. I know you were on the blog before and had some troubled times and it is good to see you well.

From Tom K on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 07:08:11 from

I was also sad to see Allie go. About 6 of my favorite blogs still post.

I like coming here because of things like - It is unlikely that the three of us will ever meet. But I am still rooting for you guys. I find that interaction really bizarre, and really awesome, all at the same time. If we ever did meet, I think you would walk away thinking "So, that was Tom. A bit tubby-er than I expected. That's a shame." So maybe it's best that we keep this in the digital world.

From Eugene on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 08:05:05 from

id say my chances of meeting Tom are better than Jason given we’re in neighboring states, but i agree. while it is sad to see a lot of the people whose training i followed now gone, it does feel more like tight-knit than i remember it ever being; less people blogging means it’s easier to follow a bigger percentage of the blog. still, even with the population shrinkage we still have exciting training and racing going on - i don’t know if we keep a log but i think i might be near the title of “highest mileage week that DOESN’T include an ultra race” :-)

also i’m gonna have to bring SOTD back Jason! i’ve been meaning to.

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