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: 8.3 miles, averaged 7:48. HR 164. Did some strides.

Effort was quite moderate, but I felt pretty good, especially because I am either runnning 10'+ miles mostly or mid- to low-6' for workouts with nothing in between.

PM: 37.2-mile ride. HR 159.

Weird ride that was not combined but things were confusing and the B group leader got dropped (not supposed to happen). I felt terrible, then felt quite good. My strongest ride yet actually. 18.5 MPH for the total ride. 19MPH for the 50k loop. Basically a 2-hour high moderate run effort (but max HR and zones are not equivalent between sports as I understand).

Cross Training Minutes 2018 Miles: 121.00Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Miles: 37.30Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 8.30
Weight: 169.40
From Tom K on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 15:16:53 from

7:48 is an unusual number for you to put up! That's funny, within a minute either way of 8 minute miles is where I live! Welcome to the neighborhood!

From Jason D on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 21:29:06 from

I never used to average slower 8:00-8:45. Just gets too hard with higher mileage. That said, I love ripping off a few 7:30s or faster for a regular run! It also changes things when your marathon pace gets significantly faster than you normal easy pace. Also, Iím young but Iím also getting older :-)

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