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January 19, 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

March 24: Ann Arbor Half Marathon

April 28: Glass City Marathon

July: Pure Detroit 5k

September 22: Brooksie Way 10k

October 20: Detroit International Half

Gravel Races

March 16: Waterloo Grit and Gravel 32 Mile

March 30: Dirty 30 Gravel Race

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 Mile


September 7: Alma CX

September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

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: 90.00 Month: 262.90 Year: 262.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 438.15
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 511.85
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 427.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 187.10
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 335.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 222.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 124.30
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 314.62
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 177.55
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 153.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lunch: 12.4 miles, averaged 7:57. HR 161.

10' tempo + 15 x 1' on/off + 10 x 30"

2 up/2 down

It was starting to get warm, but I felt the strongest I have felt in a couple weeks. I had quite a fan club at the park, asking me how fast I was running and how far. Tempo was 6:25 pace, 1' intervals were around 6:00 pace, and 30" were 5:40-5:15. I finished the 30" intervals quite strong. 3' jog after the tempo, 5' jog after the 1' intervals.

I started the Stand last night. I used to have a lot of Stephen King, but I thinned out my library. Not sure why that was where I cut. What else would you read over a long break (or during retirement)?

I officially broke my 80-day run streak from 2013 in Indiana. I was doing much higher mileage, but sometimes a day comes up when getting a run in is difficult or you just need a day, particularly in heavy marathon training. Those muti-year run streaks are truly impressive.

Still waiting for my bike to come in. Very anxious. It feels like the pure joy of Christmas when Christmas is still fun when you are a kid

Altra One 2.5 Miles: 12.40
Weight: 176.80
From allie on Thu, May 17, 2018 at 19:32:59 from

i can't tell if your question is rhetorical (i think it is?) but i'll throw a vote in anyway for wilkie collins! i gave up stephen king after reading gerald's game :)

nice streak you've got going, and great workout.

From Jason D on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 08:29:10 from

I always take recommendations, reading or otherwise. I haven't read Gerald's Game, but I am familiar with the premise. If there was a book to cure you of King, that would be the one.

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