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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

Happy Boston Buildup Monday!

My hope was to get fit and see were SlowJoe was at and run with him, but I think I have fallen way too far off pace. I've never had such an important race, and I have never been less prepare for a marathon buildup. But I'm up for the challenge.

Sadly no run today given some time contraints and travel. I figured it was better if I spent my 70-75 minutes of running time getting to Toledo to see Megan (4-hour drive from here). Probably best as a fire has been lit under my...feet and I just need a couple short easy runs while I am there. I feel like I might get a little carried away otherwise.

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From SlowJoe on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 18:08:30 from

Running with SlowJoe would be setting the bar a bit low, even with your recovery and time off (although that would be fun and awesome). I really think once you start building your mileage back and getting in a few workouts, you'll begin to feel like the Jason that just ran 1:17 a few months ago. I don't think you just drop off the charts with that amount of layoff...

From Jake K on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 19:25:49 from

You'll be cranking again. Just be patient, don't expect to get super fit in January... if you stay consistent, it will come around and you'll be ready when it matters.

From Matt Schreiber on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 21:44:03 from

Have a good trip Jason. Good timing with that and your light runs. I'm looking forward to seeing how your buildup goes.

From Bret on Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 13:14:51 from

Ok Jason - I can sense it in your words..time to get serious. You have a great base - it just takes a little patience and focus to get back into full training mode. No doubt you will get there before you know it.

I will be keeping a close watch. I am registered for Boston too. :) (Need you to keep me on track too!)

From Jason D on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 at 16:39:00 from

Thanks, fellas. I'd like to run well in April, but I'm looking forward to running with and meeting my virtual friends. My running isn't possible without the blog.

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