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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

November 23: Regal Beagle 50k

Gravel Races

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 26: Lowell 50


September 7: Alma Grand Prix

September 22: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Detroit Cx Invitational

November 16: Bloomer Cx

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: 40.23 Month: 229.33 Year: 2596.33
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 531.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 412.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 545.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.60
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 388.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1557.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 587.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 315.80
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 705.67
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 649.70
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 143.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: rainy and freezing. We are headed to Get Air in Portland for my nephew's birthday. My hand is bandaged because my sister's dog decided he didn't like me, bit my hand, then came after me. I landed two good haymakers on the brute before Megan and family broke us up. I tried scolding him to get him away, but that method doesn't work. Punching him in the head didn't either. Few small puncture wounds and a scrape on my thumb. I could see how getting bit in the leg while running would hurt.

PM: 7.5 miles easy. A little freezing rain. Felt okay for a 4 slice lunch. Had fun jumping on the trampoline and dunking. I pulled out some classics: the Dee Brown, between the legs, double ball dunks.

New Balance Zante Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 08:57:36 from

Wow, bad dog! Seems like lots of dogs around the country are anti-Jason. Hope the hand is ok (and not your paper-grading hand!)

From Jason D on Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 15:41:42 from

It's okay. Nothing too serious. I think I'm going to lose my thumb nail. Saw the beast today. He seemed fine. I was ready for war.

From Matt Schreiber on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 21:06:35 from

This post ranks up there.. and not just because of the mutt. Hope you're all right! I've been bit once. Although I was pretty young, I remember I didn't like it.

I'm guessing the freeing rain kept your mind of the gut on the run.

Have a safe trip! Hopefully no delays.

From RileyCook on Tue, Dec 29, 2015 at 17:57:49 from

Dang!Dumb dog! Hope the hand is ok! And do you have video of the Dee Brown dunk? Did you pump your shoes up first?

From Jason D on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 13:59:12 from

It's really not bad. A dog with more clamping power and tearing power would have done some damage. He's a Victorian Bulldog that chases tires and tries to bite them while the vehicle is moving. He's already been run over once.

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