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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

Newtone - 8.1 miles in 70:15. Did 15 x 1 minute on/off descending paces for the first 10, back up and then down for the last 5. It will serve as a bench mark for now.

2 mile walk communute to the gym.

Converted my Newton Trainer 4s to screw shoes. I went with stainless because water and salt will probably eat away at the regular zinc plated ones after a while. I tested them out and tried a short uphill in my ice-covered alleyway, toeing in as much as possible. They work remarkably well. I was having so much fun I ALMOST didn't notice the 3 degree temps.

Saucony A5 Miles: 8.10
Weight: 0.00
From Matt Schreiber on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 22:01:17 from

A benchmark sounds like a good plan right now.

From Jason D on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 23:05:45 from

Yep. No sense trying to do anything typical as far as workouts and get hurt or get frustrated with the paces (I really don't feel like doing tempos above 3-hour marathon pace and I doubt I could knock out even 4 at that pace right now).

From Bam on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 03:46:45 from

'Ballad of the Injured Runner':)

From Jake K on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 08:39:57 from

Nicely done on the shoes. I've seen those before, and some people's look like hack jobs. Your pair (well, at least one half of the pair) looks professionally done!

From Jason D on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 09:31:08 from

Bam: it's my justification for running so slow. I don't need to run 6:30 easy pace, but 9:30 on a treadmill kills me. I've been using my HR monitor as well, which I never do, but I think it will help boost confidence when the numbers drop.

Ballad of an Injury Runner goes something like: "Plodding along, plodding along. Ho, hum. Ho hum. I hope my hip doesn't punch me in the . . . " I forget the rest.

Thanks, Jake. This was a slight revision. You basically go where the wear patterns are. I generally do nothing more manual than type, but I can work with my hands when I want to.

You can see were I strike the lateral side of the right foot a bit (lug with two screw next to it).

Bam: You can see the result of a slightly splayed right leg you mentioned. As it turns out this is the foot that I have tweaked my peroneal tendon and the same leg that has hip issues. The splaying, I would argue is from driving cars. Take a look the the angle of your foot on the gas pedal next time you are driving. Now, adjust to correct and you will feel it in your glute medius.

From Bam on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 10:08:06 from

Go to Letsrun:)

I think you might find that your tweaked peroneal is more likely a shortened peroneal due to a weak glute medius and piriformis, which in turn is responsible for your lateral tibial torsion, which in turn is causing your peroneals to shorten - it's easy to reset your peroneals: look up peroneals and positional release. If you don't sort this soon, you might end up with plantar faciitis!

Jay Johnson's myrtle workout will fix your hip problems.

This jogging lark's great fun:)

From Bam on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 10:18:12 from

...Of course, lateral should have been external; I meant that your external tibial torsion might result in lateral plantar faciitis/achilles rupture:)

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