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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 Racing Schedule 2018

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k


Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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: 19.30 Month: 189.60 Year: 2612.81
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 397.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.35
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3850.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 562.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 449.15
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 310.70
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 167.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 188.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 268.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 40.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 7.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM/Lunch: Cumberland Park - 13.6 miles total w/ 3 x 2 mile @ LT w/ 3:00 recovery jogs

Tried to get up at 7:30, but I didn't feel like getting up. Too much to think about and too much to do. I paid for it a bit during the workout because it cost me several degrees and MPH on the wind end of things.

4 up/3 down

Set 1: 12:16 (6:04, 6:12)

Set 2: 12:28 (6:19, 6:09)

Set 3: 12:37 (6:21, 6:16)

I was dying the last third mile of the last mile. Splits weren't razor sharp but I did have some decent winds (17-20 mph on the first mile section), but they didn't annoy me too much. A good early season, honest workout. I haven't done a set of honest repeats since before Boston, so this gets things moving. Got to get them into the 5:50 range or faster before B2B to run what I want to run but I've got 7-8 weeks and lots of workouts (tons of time for a 10k). I am pretty sure I am going to move to 9-day cycles, especially since I only have a few more long run Sundays with the boys anyway.

Kenyan jog on the Purdue Cross Country course this afternoon.

PM: Purdue Cross Course - 4.25 miles, averaged 9:12

Newton MV2 (3) Miles: 13.60Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Mon, Jun 09, 2014 at 07:53:53 from

Good workout - it'll come back with a few more like this. You just have to pound out the workout sometimes, but it all adds up favorably in the end.

From Jason D on Mon, Jun 09, 2014 at 08:17:32 from

This was off my more consistent splits and paces, but the effort was right. You should see my recovery jogs :-) (10-11 minutes per mile). Recovery old man shufflin slogs. Not used to doing intervals when the weather is above 70. But I am feeling much better even though the workout was very hard.

From Matt Schreiber on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 08:35:16 from

Nice workout Jason. I'd have been dying in the first rep at that pace. ;) I've heard that in a perfect world, 9 day cycles are ideal.

From Jason D on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 20:38:34 from

I felt good on the first one then realized I wasn't running mile repeats and the second mile burned a bit. In shape I did an extra set with faster jogs and ~20 seconds faster overall average! But, I'll get there and beyond by Philly RnR in September.

I've enjoyed doing the whatever schedule the last ~6 weeks, but I like this setup because I know what I have to do. Recovery day 8, maintenance day 10 (or shorter if I am smoked), and after two easy days it's a workout.

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