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January 27, 2020

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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:

List of Possible 2020 Races

March 15: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile Gravel Race

March 28: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 4: Lowell Spring Classic 33 Mile

April 18: Barry Roubaix 36-Mile Gravel Race

May 02: Black Fork Gravel Grinder 54 Mile

May 30: Hellkat 50 Gravel Race

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile Gravel Race

July 26: The Divide 34-Mile Gravel Race


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

Sept: Michigan Mountain Mayhem 40-Mile Gravel Race

Oct 31: Lowell Classic Gravel Race 32 Mile



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: 12.30 Month: 123.40 Year: 123.40
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 603.95
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: 2297.75
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 727.45
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 730.60
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 7560.80
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 469.00
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 230.20
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 165.45
Wahoo Kickr Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

A few terrible videos of excellent running:

Robert Wambua's 63:36 finish

Pius Nyantika's 64:18 finish

Indy Monumental Start

Indy Monumental Start (5k)

Andrea Finishing

AM/PM: Examination, X-Ray, and MRI today. I found the doctor somewhat smug and antagonistic, but I guess I may have been feeling angry and defensive too. I signed up for a gym membership (shivers). Closer than Purdue (1 mile walk), and as much as I love all my students, my fitness stuff is my time and if I have to be on an exercise bike it will not be to the ambience of Axe body spray. I think I get a complimentary V02 max testing, which I wouldn't normally do but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't curious (it's similar with an IQ test I think. It doesn't make much of a difference if you know). All in all, an expensive day I am sure, especially given the back alley grad student insurance I carry.

Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 08:50:25 from

Wambua really took that last turn wide! He was moving :-)

From Jason D on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 09:33:26 from

I'll post Andrea's video a bit later. I also have her start and yours. I got a few pics of you and Paul at the start line, but I really don't operate an iPad too well.

From Jake K on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 09:37:19 from

Cool, I'll look forward to seeing those.

You'll be a pro by the time iPad 9 comes out.

From Andrea on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 09:46:12 from

Jake was making fun of you on our cooldown for looking like a Japanese tourist with your iPad :)

From Jason D on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:22:40 from

Yeah, I'll stick with running! I could only have been more awkward if I pulled a Sue (my mom): one year she was taking Christmas videos and pictures with her laptop's camera eye (which are the time was on the front only).

Apologies for people's heads. They clearly weren't following directions to get back on the sidewalk. Half the pictures I have are of a woman's face, but I have a number of pictures in which Paul emerges from behind the first row to chat with people.

From Andrea on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:24:39 from

Thank you for the videos!! That is quite an arm swing and overstride I got going there :) And I love the 3 Saucony uniforms takin gover the half marathon start.

From Jake K on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:28:02 from

Yeah, thanks Jason. If its OK w/ you, I'll link to those videos (or embed them) on Wasatch and Beyond.

A lot of people jumped the gun on Andrea and I in both races!

From Andrea on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:31:03 from

Yeah except for Brandon York, who must've just been loping around at the start for his chip time to be that different to "beat you" in the results when you had several strides on him at the finish.

From Jason D on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 16:04:37 from

Lots of arm swing is good! Check out the second place guy; he goes into full 100m sprinter arm swing mode. I was trying to think of the proper name for Saucony people. Saucones, Sauconers, Sauconiites.

Feel free to distribute, steal and so on. I kept the individual ones restricted to those who had the link (in case Andrea didn't want me to make hers public). And if you would like them transfer to you, I can do that. You might not want to be associated with my account and whatever bad musical choices I make :)

I feel a bit outraged that they really try to sell this event and they have to say "go" and don't have a more typical gun or horn start. My first race was set off by a canon firing. It fired early, but hey, it was a canon!

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