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October 15, 2018

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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 Racing Schedule 2018

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie 10k

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon

November 22: Dave's Turkey Chase 5k


Gravel Bike/Cyclocross Races 2018

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 24 Mile (Nope. Cracked frame.)

October 27: Bloomer Park Cyclocross Race

November 11: Mad Anthony Cyclocross Race

December 1: Le Frost Cross Cyclocross Race

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: 11.50 Month: 181.80 Year: 2605.01
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 397.50
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 175.35
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 91.75
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3850.80
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 562.45
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 449.15
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 310.70
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 167.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 180.50
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 268.60
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 40.90
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 7.70
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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