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March 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



Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 50 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: 30.90 Month: 172.80 Year: 1021.55
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 445.35
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 499.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 271.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 348.50
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 182.00
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 522.12
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 326.15
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 305.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lunch: 6.4 miles, averaged 10:07. HR 131.

PM: 5.2 miles, averaged 10:30. HR 119 (somewhat suspect given that it dropped off).

Went to a post-meeting happy hour even though it wasn't my meeting. I paid dearly for the even the lightish sampling of some appetizers on this run. Atomic indigestion. Could have been the beer too, but I think a jalapeno on the nachos more likely.

The bike shop is loaning me a demo model for the ride tomorrow and my new rig should be in next week. It's going to be incredible.

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 6.40
Weight: 169.40
From Tom Slick on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 15:27:11 from

Good job Running, your kicking us to the curb on the mileage board. Keep up the great training! Hey I like your choice of running shorts! 🇺🇸

From Jason D on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 20:12:27 from

Thanks! Just getting back into heavier training after a few years of still fairly consistent running but no real training to speak of.

From jtshad on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 13:03:39 from

What model bike?

From Jason D on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 13:37:35 from

It's a Specialized Diverge, a few pegs up from my current one. They gave me the full value of my used/broken one and a good deal, so I upgraded. This will save me from having to update the wheel set, which I planned to do in a year or so anyway. I imagine it is a bit lighter than my previous one, which, coupled with smoother treads will make it faster on the roads (not that I really do any road only riding, but I might here and there) and should be a bit faster for when I try cyclocross. The geometry is not optimal for that, but I am just dabbling around currently.

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