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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:

Rebuild fitness, get weight back down, and other runnerly things.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.


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: 44.40 Month: 178.90 Year: 515.00
Salomon SL Sense Ultra Lifetime Miles: 78.05
Altra The One Lifetime Miles: 416.77
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 214.25
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 211.56
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 246.05
Saucony Fastwitch 7 Lifetime Miles: 500.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 78.45
New Balance Zante Lifetime Miles: 670.15
Nike Lunar Racer Lifetime Miles: 308.10
Adidas Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 338.60
Brooks Launch Lifetime Miles: 605.85
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 242.75
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 78.40
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 29.10
Altra One V3 Lifetime Miles: 399.15
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 330.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 25.45
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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