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November 18, 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:

2020 Races


March 28: Dirty 30 (Gravel Race)

April 4: Kal-Haven Trail Run (33.5-Mile Ultra)

April 18: Barry Roubaix (36-Mile Gravel Race)

May 30: Hellkat 50 (Gravel Race)

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile (Gravel Race)

Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride (56-Mile Gravel Race)

Sept 20: Brooksie Way Half Marathon

October 18: Detroit International Half


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: 0.00 Month: 125.20 Year: 3570.58
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 572.85
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2140.05
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 698.35
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 737.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 718.30
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 6778.55
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 442.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 153.40
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 61.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: 12.3 miles, averaged 9:10.

The roofers were making an incredible amount of noise, so I ended up going to campus when I usually work at home on Tuesday. The poor cats are a bit unsettled. 

Came down with a mild cold, seemingly in the middle of teaching yesterday. Hoping it is not going to turn into a head cold. I had a workout scheduled, but I just jogged the rough equivalent of the mileage, which is probably too much but I need to run.

PM: 4.5 miles w/ Megan on campus, averaged 10:10.

I worked her a bit on the hills. Made a last minute decision to go out for burgers. It was the right choice.

Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 4.50Saucony Kinvara 6 Miles: 12.30
Weight: 173.80
From Tom K on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:16:53 from

40 miles by Tuesday. Crushing it!!

From Jason D on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:29:29 from

I think if I kept everything fairly easy and did no faster workouts 120-130 mile weeks would be doable :-) I think I my highest week every was either 113 or 115.

Just trying to notch some miles for the 50k in 5-6 weeks, which I am basically using as a rebuilding buildup and looking to April for a fast 50k+ race (I think it is 33.5 miles, flat, and point-to-point)

How are you? Has false fall hit there?

From Tom K on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 19:42:43 from

Ha! No false fall. But we did have 2 days with lower humidity and a dew point below 70. The difference was shocking! Like, wait, I'm usually soaking wet by now. What in the wide world of sports is going on here?

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