Of Mice and Marathons

September 21, 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

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: 53.60 Month: 245.15 Year: 2304.21
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 387.80
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 150.25
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 265.25
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 71.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 3130.00
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 530.75
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 386.55
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 273.10
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 152.70
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 135.30
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 37.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Night: 4 miles in 40' on the treadmill at 11:20. HR 139.

Left campus tired and took a nap. Didn't get too ambitious and thought I'd run after dinner (which I never end up doing). Fell into a deep funk and layer around between the chair and bed. Worked up some ambition and went to our gym.

About 36' in my hip went from sore to slightly painful and unbalanced. Had to stop. It's been many years since I've had to stop a run for pain. I'm hoping it's just the treadmill but I know there is an underlying issue (recurring for about 4 years). I'll work it out.

Altra One V3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 06:59:33 from

Sorry about the funk and hip issue. Long, cold winters don't help with mental struggles. I know the hip has been there for a while, any rehab stuff help?

From Jason D on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 19:53:41 from

I think before I was doing some captain chair stuff at the gym, which hurt, but seemed to strengthen it. I should probably go to a PT to get it sorted. I know the muscle, but I am not sure of its status (pull, tear, tendonitis, etc). I know it needs to be released. It's a similar issue that Bob on the blog had (he gave me some exercises I did for a while and neglected). It's the same issue Paul Petersen has I believe.

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