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July 23, 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: 14.60 Month: 210.90 Year: 2294.35
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 511.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 376.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1317.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 295.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 615.25
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3722.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Off. Had some academic work that needed to get done.

PM: Spring Vale Cemetery - 10.25 miles, averaged 8:19. Stopped by Tri-N-Run on the way home from to use my gift certificate to get new compression socks to replace the one I lost. Went with CEP recovery. My others were CEP run, and they were great. I think my legs are bigger (just over 16" up from maybe 15 or 15.25 when I bought my first pair).

Newton Trainer 4 Miles: 10.25
Weight: 170.20
From Matt Schreiber on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 08:03:26 from

Now i don't feel quite as bad about payoff my am workout.

From Jason D on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 17:34:27 from

I think the number of full days I have taken off this year is less than 12, and 7 of those were the week after my marathon. When Jake takes a day off you really shouldn't feel bad. Those come but maybe, maybe twice a year.

From Matt Schreiber on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 21:12:42 from

Good point.

What's the difference between "run" and "recovery". I have CEP compression leg sleeves that have some curvey lines drawn on them outlining my calves and I have some socks that just say CEP really big on the outside of my calf. They both feel a little different. And 16"!? I thought mine were massive. I haven't measured them recently but 14.25 is where they were when I bought my first pair.

From Jason D on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 21:51:44 from

The recovery are graduated, which basically means the compression is tighter in key areas to help move blood from your feet.

Legs sleeves are for RUNNING only, not recovery. The blood pools in your feet and you need to circulate it. So use full socks for recovery, sleeves for actual running.If you have two different full socks, then one is probably race and one is recovery (race and run are the same, just can't recall which one they call it). I used the run socks for recovery and they were fine.

I checked my old socks and they are the same size, but I remember being unsure of which way to size. I definitely have continued to develop muscle in my legs. My calf veins are coming in nicely, which is either impressive or gross, depending on how one feels about veins :)

From Matt Schreiber on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 21:59:56 from

Good to know about the sleeves. Before i bought my socks i wore them for recovery. Not good. My ankles were ginormous at the end of the day.

The socks i have feel quite a bit different than my sleeves so i'm wondering if they're more of a recovery sock.. I'll have to look them up tomorrow.

I have some wicked veins popping out of one of my calves. I thought that was something abnormal.

From Jason D on Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 16:26:22 from



They can both be used for recovery I think. I used the run socks for for about 18 months, but lost one. I've only ever run in them once. You don't notice them really.

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 18:55:22 from

I'm pretty sure the ones I've been wearing to work daily are the recovery ones. I measured my calves today and my right one is up to 17.5 and my left is about 3/4" smaller. I thought that was weird.

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