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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

Newtone - 7.7 in 70 minutes. Did some strides. Got the legs in touch with some sub-5:00 stuff for the first time in 6 weeks.

Usual 2-mile commute walking, except today it was more like snow-shoeing. Not a ton of snow, but it is very wet and heavy.

Waiting for my scale to tell me I am thin and pretty.

Saucony A5 Miles: 7.70
Weight: 0.00
From Matt Schreiber on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 22:17:26 from

Sounds like fun getting in the fast stuff! Nice week.

From Jason D on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 22:41:42 from

A long way from running 4:20 pace strides on the road, but it was nice to get the legs turning. Felt good to pound the mill a bit!

Basically I am going with what the heart rate says and let that dictate pace for most easy stuff for now. But, yeah, 55 miles this week was more than I planned. I can count the number of sub-60 mile weeks this year on both hands I am guessing, but after not being able to walk, this is very good progress.

From Jason D on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 22:45:10 from

Ok...12 weeks but 8 weeks due to injury from the last few weeks. It's been a great year. If I try to say otherwise feel free to cyber-clap me :)

From SlowJoe on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 08:57:33 from

Strides are always a good thing when you can knock out a few, nice run. Good to see the mileage creeping back up

From Jason D on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 12:55:07 from

I put in more than I intended. Trying to raise it up to about 50-60 for the next few weeks, then 65-70 for the start of the year and incremental after that.

I've done a few small things that help. I notice that my heart rate is getting better every run and that it recovers more quickly at the end of runs. The little things I guess.

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 21:42:43 from

Results are fun to see. Especially when they happen that quick (w/ your HR).

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