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August 20, 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 2018/2019

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie Way 10k (Tentative)

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon 

April 28: Glass City Marathon 

Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018 (Tentative)

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

Gravel Bike Races 2019 (Tentative)

June 22: Coast to Coast 100

July 29: The Divide 50 Mile

September 8: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.


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: 16.20 Month: 161.20 Year: 1939.66
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 359.75
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 140.25
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 259.15
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 67.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 2417.50
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 443.65
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 324.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 225.70
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 528.50
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 84.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 66.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Flourtown and back up via the College - 9 miles, averaged ~7:55. My Garmin died.


PM: Springside Track - 4 miles, averaged 7:54. Did 6 x 200 strides in 37.5. 33.1 on the last one. Not bad.

Saucony Fastwitch Miles: 4.00Newton Sir Isaacs (wide) Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 10:15:42 from

Flourtown doesn't sound very paleo...

From Jason D on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 10:44:03 from

It's one of the suburbs just on the edge of north west Philly. You still get some Philadelphia drivers though. A woman in a yellow Beetle tried to teach me a lesson by cutting me off (from behind, she was turning right), so I smacked her car because she was inches from flattening me. Here I was thinking it was a sleepy little suburb with a flour mill :-)

I did a final check of my tempo loop. I think it's going to work okay.

From allie on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:28:58 from

if you hadn't included the flourtown link, i would have thought you were subtly making fun of sugarhouse.

did you flash a thumbs up to joe torsella?

From allie on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 11:34:50 from

flourtown has the advantage in that the words are actually squished together, whereas sugarhouse is actually sugar house. i plan to change that via duress as soon as fritz becomes mayor.

From Jason D on Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:08:55 from

Sugar house and Flourtown. I'm not sure what kind of recipe we are building but if it's cookies or beer, sign me up.

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