Of Mice and Marathons

July 23, 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

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile


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: 14.60 Month: 210.90 Year: 2294.35
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 511.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 376.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1317.10
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 295.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 615.25
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3722.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Lunch: Treadmill - 7.25 miles

Megan, Chas, and I went to the Y. Didn't feel like running but I did. It felt good. Did some captain's chair stuff and some adduction work in an effort to make sure my hip is strong. It's been here and there for about 2 years or more. A fairly serious imbalance on the right side. It's time to get proactive so it doesn't cause a hernia, which would suck given that we don't have insurance until August 15. Back to southeastern Michigan tomorrow to look for apartments.

Saucony ISO Triumph Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 12:32:32 from

Other than it's close to Toledo, what's in southeastern Michigan?

From Jason D on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 14:32:39 from

Megan took a job at Oakland University. I think I'm going to be a goat farmer. Rochester is fairly suburban with a nice, small downtown. Not sure what else is there other than Hansons Running.

From SlowJoe on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 17:09:53 from

Sounds like a new chapter coming up. And it looks far enough away from Detroit to 1) not be depressing, and 2) not have your goats stolen. Tread lightly until August and good luck with the transition.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 17:30:13 from

I would be a shepherd if I could do it all over. Or a national park ranger.

From Rob Murphy on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 17:36:25 from

We will visit some time as we Murphy's hail from Michigan and I have lots of kinfolk there.

From jtshad on Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 21:22:52 from

I travel back to Warren, MI a few times a year. We will have to hook up for a run and a beer when I am there next. Good luck in the search(es).

From allie on Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 06:47:43 from

madonna grew up there. eminem lives there. it's THE spot.

good luck with the move and all.

From Jason D on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 at 19:53:35 from

Thanks everyone.

People from Michigan are ok in my book; my 92-year-old grandmother is from there (the UP).

I rapped some Eminem once I reached 8 Mile. And although I won't be in the 313 I did create my own 313 gang sign (with palms facing you, put your pinkies over one another for the 1 and put down your ring fingers to form the 3s on either side).

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