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August 19, 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: 9.20 Month: 198.30 Year: 2565.30
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: 541.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 389.50
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: 644.10
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 133.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Noon: 8.3 miles, averaged 10:13. HR 115.

PM: 6.5 miles, averaged 10:22. HR 118.

Started snowing a bit in the evening. I was just remarking how nice it was without any.

Saucony ISO Freedom Miles: 8.30Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Miles: 6.50
Weight: 170.80
From I Just Run on Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 13:21:54 from

Wow...What a great low HR!

From Jason D on Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 09:27:07 from

If you run slow enough it will stay down. I think that it might have been a little extra low, but I generally aim to average

From Bob on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 08:17:46 from

I had a really low HR. Wouldn’t crack 100 until later in a run. Resting HR in low 30s. All of it sounds desirable for an athlete. Became a problem for me. Dizziness, palpitations, and aerobic intolerance (HR increase very difficult). Put up with symptomatic Bradycardia for several years praying it would get better. Ended up with a pacemaker. Much better now, not perfect, but no more symptoms.

From Jason D on Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:27:56 from

Yes. If it gets too low it can cause some issues. I went to a cardiologist this summer for a mild bradycardia. All turned out normal. My resting heart rate is generally in the upper 30s when I am in good shape.

I follow a guy on Strava whose heart rate for easy runs in sometimes in the 90s. His max heart rate I assume is rather low. Marathon effort for him is in the 130-140s I think. I'm about 20-30 beats higher across the board.

I also don't have a lot of variance. I can drop a minute off the pace and only increase HR by a few beats. On the slower end I almost can't run slow enough to be under 118/120.

Glad you have been able to sort out the medical issues.

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