Of Mice and Marathons

March 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



Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 50 Mile


September 15: Big Bad Wolf

October 12: Beer City Growler

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: 30.90 Month: 172.80 Year: 1021.55
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 445.35
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 499.75
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 271.30
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 355.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 348.50
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 182.00
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 522.12
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 326.15
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 305.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 4.00
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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