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February 20, 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

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 Mile


September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

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: 38.40 Month: 269.50 Year: 731.30
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 438.15
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 511.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 484.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 247.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 345.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 298.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 158.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 448.72
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 251.85
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: North side - 5.25 miles, averaged 8:10. Did some strides.

Registered for Boston this morning. When I was first told I had to qualify for Boston when I started running three years I ago, I said "Okay, so I will qualify." I thought running 7:15 would be impossible, then they dropped the times and I thought 7s would take years. Now, running 6:30s as marathon pace has been acheived, and I envison low 6s by April. I am excited to see what the next three years bring.

PM: Spring Vale Cemetery - 6.25 miles, averaged 8:03. 94 degrees w/ 26% humidity and a good, stiff breeze. My kind of hot.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.25Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 169.40
From RileyCook on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 08:48:44 from

Awesome...Boston! I think you are in for some great running in the next three years. Enjoy the journey.

From Jake K on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 08:51:26 from

That's why races that have standards (Boston, Oly Trials) that keep getting tougher are GOOD for the sport. You have two choices when the bar gets raised - reach up and get it anyways, or say its too hard and give up.

You're only scratching the surface of what you are capable of. It will definitely be exciting to see where you can go from here.

From Matt Schreiber on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 09:33:14 from

That's great you got registered! I'm excited to see what you can do!

From allie on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 16:26:16 from

carmel. sugarloaf. boston!

From SlowJoe on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 17:59:48 from

Hey, I just signed up today too. It'll be good to meet you and everyone else finally.

From Jason D on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 18:20:11 from

car[a]mel, sugarloaf, boston[cream pie]! Man, now I want a Boston creme pie, but, training weight, training weight, training weight.

Thanks, all.

Jake: Yep. The bar has been raised: hit the women's OT qualifying standard (Bam's joke, my completely serious goal). Maybe not April, but soon enough.

From Jason D on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 19:48:06 from

Joe: Definitely. I've gotten pretty good at recognizing people from the blog, so if I see you, I'll know. I'll be dressed as a ninja, so look for that. I picked out Scott Keate as he was cruising toward the finish at this last year's Boston. At Carmel last year I did strides next to Joe Bell, but I don't think he knew who I was.

From Jake K on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 19:53:21 from

The Women's OT standard is no joke. 2:43 is a fast time and an excellent goal.

From Jason D on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 21:28:42 from

Not by any means. I always qualify that goal because I don't want people think I am being a *$*$&%(* or that I am suggesting it isn't difficult. That's my current half PR pace!

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