Of Mice and Marathons

January 27, 2020

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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:

List of Possible 2020 Races

March 15: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile Gravel Race

March 28: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 4: Lowell Spring Classic 33 Mile

April 18: Barry Roubaix 36-Mile Gravel Race

May 02: Black Fork Gravel Grinder 54 Mile

May 30: Hellkat 50 Gravel Race

June 20: Cow Pie Classic 33-Mile Gravel Race

July 26: The Divide 34-Mile Gravel Race


Sept 13: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56-Mile Gravel Race

Sept: Michigan Mountain Mayhem 40-Mile Gravel Race

Oct 31: Lowell Classic Gravel Race 32 Mile



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: 12.30 Month: 123.40 Year: 123.40
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Saucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 221.96
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 603.95
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 555.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 2297.75
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 727.45
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 465.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 730.60
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 7560.80
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 469.00
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 230.20
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 165.45
Wahoo Kickr Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Big Workout: 20.5 miles, averaged 7:08 w/ 10-mile tempo. 5 up, 5.5 down.

Decided to put my big boy undies on and see where I was at. Tired to start, felt okay throughout, and felt strong in the last mile and in the final miles of the cool down, despite losing energy (this was an empty tank run, as usual. Well, I slept ate a Kind Bar at 1:55 AM).

Splits: 6:34, 6:33, 6:35, 6:26, 6:26, 6:28, 6:26, 6:28, 6:23, 6:13 (6:27 average)

Newton Gravity LE Miles: 20.50
Weight: 0.00
From RileyCook on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:29:13 from

Big boy workout indeed! Nicely done, it's gotta feel great to get that one done and under your belt.

From allie on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 12:00:32 from

geez! that's a workout. nice nice nice.

From Matt Schreiber on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 22:08:44 from

Felt strong in the last mile.. That, I think, is what we're all after. Nice workout Jason. Way to stretch it out and get some miles in.

From Jason D on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 22:19:32 from

Feel good. I've managed to run the first two 20+ milers by doing 8.5-10 miles at ~MP. Two slower, longer runs planned (~24 miles), then one final big workout (10 + ~half marathon tempo).

From Matt Schreiber on Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 22:25:57 from

Sounds like a solid plan. Should definitely skyrocket your endurance. I need to stick some tempos in my LR's. Seems to work wonders.

From Tom K on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 08:17:05 from

Great workout! Those are some Big, Big Undies!

From Jason D on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 08:22:28 from

They are necessary (in Jason's Limited Experience Book of Marathoning Training). Your run the other day was an excellent start (ending around steady state pace, which is between half and full pace).

Don't try to knock out a 10 + 10 without working your way up. This is the third buildup I have done these and I jumped my long runs a bit this buildup. I think as your aerobic tempo workouts (of 10-16 miles of total work) increase these are a natural step up.

From Rob Murphy on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 08:37:58 from

Great workout Jason.

I'm partial to the 1 AM bowl of cereal myself.

From SlowJoe on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 13:16:58 from

Nice going Jason, put a beat down on the 2:50 guy!

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