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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: 14.60 Month: 210.90 Year: 2294.35
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 511.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 376.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1317.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 295.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 615.25
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3722.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

North side - 7.25 miles, averaged 8:23. Needed it. Time to get back into training.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
From Matt Schreiber on Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 21:54:01 from

Sweet! Looks like you're itching to get back at the tough stuff.

From Jason D on Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 22:07:34 from

It will probably be after the new year before I get into anything that resembles my typical training workouts and mileage. Just trying to be sensible yet get some mileage in as the body allows.

The last few weeks I have wanted nothing more to run and I knew it would help me but I just couldn't do it. Now that the semester is winding down, I'll be more diligent about getting out 5-6 days a week for about 2-4 weeks and move back into 7 days. But we will see how things play out.

Sounds like you had a "fun" snow run?

From Matt Schreiber on Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 22:19:20 from

Looks like you're taking your time and being smart. Kind of weird how it takes your body a bit to get used to running 7 days again. It seems so normal when you're doing it. Everything takes time.

"Fun" snow run is right. Today's -20 wind chill didn't touch yesterday's misery. My thoughts are that if I can push through this 7 day stretch of brutal cold and a blizzard, I should be set for whatever this winter'll throw at me. It's probably good timing for this to roll through.

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