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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: 19.30 Month: 147.70 Year: 2231.15
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 500.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 368.30
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 348.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 371.80
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1264.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 279.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 600.65
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3505.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Jefferson High School loop - 6.8 miles, averaged 8:24

Off to buy a foam roller to work out some of the kinks in my legs. I guess it's the weeks of training adding up. Legs aren't trashed, they just don't feel snappy and my hips don't have much jazz or extension to them. 

PM: North side wandering - 5.25 miles, averaged 7:59

Loving my foam roller (even though I have to close the shades because some of the moves are a bit odd looking). Didn't realize how tight my IT bands were. Thought it was just my hamstrings, which I seem to have been able to work out.

Newton Trainers 3 Miles: 5.25Saucony Kinvara Miles: 6.80Loose Dogs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
From Bret on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 12:07:43 from

Foam rollers are great and usually do the trick. Not easy to travel with them though...

From Bam on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 03:08:06 from

Everything's looking good for Nov. 3rd. I'm looking forward to reading the race report with a humongous PR and BQ on it.

From Jason D on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 09:12:32 from

Bret: They need some that are like those just add water sponges. I can't believe I've gone without a roller for this long. I used a rolling pin for a while, but those aren't perfect.

Bam: Thank you. I'm going to run with a pace group because I know I'm going to want to go crazy. It makes more sense to relax and stay with them and go a little bit in the last 10k, but probably only when I get on the last long straightway near 23.1-24 depending on how I feel. I ran fairly well in the final miles last year even when I had to stop when a cramp punched me in the hamstring. . .right around mile 25!

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