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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

Jefferson High School - 7.5 miles, averaged 7:30. Did some strides on the way back

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 08:45:26 from

Good luck in the race tomorrow - I'm betting on a fast one...

From Bam on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 09:47:39 from

Yeah, good luck tomorrow - the works done and I suspect you'll have a cracker over an unuaual distance.

What's with a 15k race - I thought, when it came to weights and measures, you folk were stuck in cowboy times. Although we've gone metric, we don't have 15k races; we have 10 milers.

From Jason D on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 10:59:07 from

Thank, Joe. I'm hoping for good results. Got to clear a bit of departmental merry-making out of my system first though . . .

Thanks, Bam. We love and hate the metric system. When I do workouts I usually provide the metric (16 x 400), when I am really not on the track (the numbers are so close it doesn't much matter). The 10 miler has been eclipsed by the popularity of the half marathon (I think). I don't see many 10 milers around here. For us slower runners the 15k is a really good indication of lactate threshold (but a 10 miler would be even better in my case). Cross country is all metric distances, but the USATF championship series (like half the fast folks will run in June) basically has everything. Jake could tell you a bit more about the history. I'm still learning to run and still learning all the history :)

From Bret on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 12:09:58 from

Best of luck to you on Saturday Jason - your training will provide you with a nice time tomorrow if all goes as planned.

From Jason D on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 12:56:25 from

Thanks, Bret, I've seen some great improvement this buildup. Didn't think it could compared to last year, but so far it has been that and even better.

From SlowJoe on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 13:10:31 from

Bam - I expect your prediction in my inbox before close of business.

From Bam on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 13:33:41 from

What's the course like? I can't find an elevation chart... But I was looking at a Garmin profile of Boston on an Irish site - loads of Irish are heading over... sub 2:30 Joe:)

From SlowJoe on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 14:04:46 from

Tracks down a river most of the time - I'm no genius but my womanly intuition tells me it's pretty flat.

I thought Boston was already part of Ireland?

From Jason D on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 14:30:03 from

It's pretty flat. Basically it's the same course as the 10k with a detour at the start and an extension at the end (miles 5-8). Uses the first and last mile from my 5k in February too.

This is what my Garmin had from the 10k: http://connect.garmin.com/splits/282203820

Here's the course map. No elevation profile though:


The winner last year ran 46:53. As I recall more competitive people showed up as the races got longer. Little Jason was just a jogger lad with his 7 minute pace run last year :) I think I ran 1:05:12 or something like that.

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