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May 20, 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: 15.30 Month: 192.40 Year: 1592.75
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 116.70
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 461.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 249.10
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 299.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 781.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 448.00
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 239.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 612.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 498.75
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1823.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: Took the morning off for extra sleep. It snowed and I wasn't sure about footing, so I moved the workout to the afternoon.

PM: 18 miles, averaged 7:36. HR 151.

Fartlek: 10 x 1' On/Off + 10 x 2' On/Off + 10 x 1' On/Off

5' jog between sets. Warmed up 30' cooled down to 18 miles (~19'). Weather was lightly windy but damp and cold. The park was plenty clear as it warmed up slightly throughout the day, but I think we got 3 inches of snow last night, which is considered a storm when it is not even the second half of November.

I was warned that this would be difficult. I was mostly worried about the 2' intervals as a solid set of 2' intervals at 5k effort isn't easy. Well, the last set was what really hurt. Felt strong overall and throughout. Covered 6.89 miles for the 40' of faster stuff or 5:48 pace, which doesn't seem that great considering I did make it into the 5:30 range for a solid number of these.

Altra One V3 Blue 2 Miles: 18.00
Weight: 173.60
From jtshad on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 16:32:33 from

wow, great workout you are killing the effort and mileage as we come to the end of the year. Sounding like you are fit and strong, staying healthy for the most part too, right?

Keep it up!

From Jason D on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 18:05:18 from

I had to do something to catch you!

Everything feels good. My hip feels great. I had a temporary set back after I got it worked out with the PT from riding in the car to Maine, but it is back to normal.

I've mostly been running really slow, which is the key to running higher mileage. I run my doubles Kenyan style (slow in the afternoons). It just feels better. I've never been one to hammer easy runs anyway.

My achilles was achy yesterday, but not painful or sore, just felt overworked. I wore shoes in the house yesterday with a higher heel and it feels normal. It's amazing what not going around barefoot will do for lower leg issues. I've treated PF, Morton's Neuroma, and peroneal tendon issues the same way in the past.

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