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August 22, 2019

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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

Didn't plan this one, but I guess sometimes whatever runs can produce some interesting results. South Side - 11.5 miles, averaged 6:38

I have no idea what to call this run other than a "block tempo" or "marathon paced fatigue tempo." Started one mile easy-steady (7:22), then 6-mile LT progressive tempo (6:39, 6:31, 6:15, 6:15, 6:07, 6:05), then coasted into 4-mile MP tempo (7:07, 6:51, 6:52, 6:38 w/ a quarter mile of downhill on the last one), then .5 miles at 7:12

At mile 10 I was 4-5 seconds average from my half PR. I think McMillan is conservative for my half marathon pace (about 6:25) at this point.

LT tempo average 6:18.5

MP tempo average 6:52

Saucony A5 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 18:06:59 from

Man, I think you just had ANOTHER breakthrough. You basically ran 6 miles at, what, about 10 sec/mile slower than your last 10k (an entire week ago) in a training run. You're getting faster every week! Great run.

From Jason D on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 20:48:09 from

I fully expected to take a nap, wake up, and find myself at a craps table, still in Vegas. I think my glute not firing kept me from hitting some faster splits in the 10k, but I definitely couldn't have run much harder that day (my recovery was really fast, so I think I could have run harder if my body had cooperated during the race). Today, I tied my 10-mile split from my PR half marathon. Just came together I guess. One of those run days that feels quasi-mystical.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 21:07:17 from

I have found that some of my best workouts are totally unplanned. Sometimes I have no idea what I'm going to so as I'm setting out and I end up with some of my best efforts.

From Bam on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 14:57:33 from

It's that chiseled jaw and those dashing good looks: helps you move with more confidence.

Not so sure about the effiminate hand-on-hip: takes away some of your quasi manliness - could slow you down:)

From Jason D on Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 16:29:24 from

It pulls my extra-hairy legs into the perfect position to make my calf vein bulge (not picture above).

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