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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

Jefferson High School - 7.4 miles, averaged 8:10. Hip feels good. I even tested it by stubbing my toe and falling on it. Followed it up with my new favorite recovery snack: 2 slices of Ezekiel 4:9 toast, ~1/3 avocado, topped with Sriracha.

Saucony Kinvara 2 Miles: 7.40
Weight: 0.00
From allie on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 16:37:43 from

i love ezekiel bread. makes a lovely pb&j. i'll have to try the sriracha/avocado...there's no way that can be bad.

From allie on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 16:38:13 from

oh...and feel better, toe.

From Jason D on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 16:48:40 from

It's hard to find healthy bread, and I hate the idea of frozen bread, but thawing it out in the fridge is helpful. I find it is great toasted but not great as is.

I'll have to try it as PBJ. I need a sandwich alternative.

Toe is fine, pride is not :)

From SlowJoe on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 18:38:40 from

Glad you passed the ol' toe-stub-hip-landing test. Classic PT trick.

From Matt Schreiber on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 at 22:31:15 from

Ow! Falling isn't much fun. Glad to hear it wasn't bad.

That bread sounds interesting. Must be good for you.

From Jason D on Sat, Dec 07, 2013 at 21:14:34 from

It's good, Matt. ~80 calories. Spendy, but I am weird about my bread. I just need to stop eating toast 17 times a day :)

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