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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

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile


November 16: Bloomer CX

Nov 30: Le Frost

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: 147.70 Year: 2231.15
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 500.70
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 368.30
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 348.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 371.80
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1264.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 279.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 600.65
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3505.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Evening: 8.5 miles. HR 155.

Trails with the guys. Felt surprisingly good. Dew point down and humidity down. Didn't feel easy but I was comfortable. I should have run with them more.

Megan and I went to Center City to hang out and say goodbye to the city part of the city. Getting the moving truck tomorrow.

Kinvara 5 White/Black Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
From Bret on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 11:53:17 from

Good luck with the move - seems like you are going to miss a lot from Philly though.

From jtshad on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 12:31:16 from

Good luck and be safe on the move to Michigan.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 12:52:47 from

I remember those days...young, chasing success and opportunities around the country. It's definitely more exciting than the settled phase of life. You'll be nostalgic about it one day.

Have fun and good luck!

From Jason D on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 20:13:59 from

Thanks. I'm driving a 16-foot truck, which isn't massive but the last one I drove was a 12 footer. Don't tell anyone from Maine; they might pull my card. I plan to take it very conservatively.

Incidentally I saw a pick on Strava of Ben True (a Maine boy) running a chainsaw. I'm not sure I could do that.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 21:21:00 from

I don't recommend running with chainsaws.

From Jason D on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 22:47:27 from

Especially at 4:18 pace over 5k. Man, that's fast. That's a hard set of 6 x 200 strides for me, only reaching that pace on the last 1-2. And sans chainsaw for sure.

He's running Beach to Beacon this weekend, which I am sadly missing after running it the last three years. He does amazingly well for training where he lives (no stints at elevation and so on).

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