Of Mice and Marathons

April 19, 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: 56.70 Month: 137.70 Year: 1254.25
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 449.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 514.05
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 271.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 538.40
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 379.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 205.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 583.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 415.45
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 959.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 17.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Noon: 13.5 miles, averaged 7:26. HR 157.

6-Mile Steady State Tempo

4 up/3.5 down. Workout was supposed to be 40' aerobic builder. I figured I would probably go about 44'-45' and do around 7 miles if I was feeling good. On the warm up I felt pretty spry, which I did not expect given how my legs felt yesterday and how they have been feeling on Saturday workouts. Got out fast and tried to ease off but as is typical I actually sped up. After that I just tried to hang on and get through at least 6 miles. I left about 2-3' and could have kept going a little bit after 6 miles, but given that it was pretty fast and the effort was higher than it was supposed to be I called it good.

Splits: 6:16, 6:11, 6:17, 6:13, 6:16, 6:13 (6:15 average)

Averaged HR was 176, so a touch high. Pleased to be working the paces back down for workouts. It has been a little while since I was running workouts in the low-6s.

PM: 4 miles w/ Megan, averaged 10:21. HR 124.

Mileage PR by 1.3 miles. Previous high was 102 September 20-26 2015 during Philadelpia Marathon training. This was pretty good without a significant long run, just consistent doubles all week of about 65'. Most of the mileage was pretty slow so it doesn't actually feel that hard. 8-10 weeks of this probably would.


Miles With Megan Miles: 4.00Altra One 2.5 Black Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Miles: 13.50
Weight: 174.20
From jtshad on Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 15:07:13 from

Great workout! Big mileage this week!

From Jason D on Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 16:59:14 from

Thanks! Just trying to get some bigger weeks with workouts that aren't too taxing I think to build a solid base for marathon training this winter.

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