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July 19, 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 2018/2019

July 15: Pure Detroit 5k

August 4: Beach to Beacon 10k

September 23: Brooksie Way 10k (Tentative)

October 21: Detroit International Half Marathon 

April 28: Glass City Marathon 

Gravel Bike Races 2018 (Tentative)

September 9: Uncle John’s Dirty Ride 56 Mile

October 27: Lowell 50 (57 Mile)

Gravel Bike Races 2019 (Tentative)

June 22: Coast to Coast 100

July 29: The Divide 50 Mile

September 8: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd love to get my marathon time into the 2:3X range or under.


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: 37.50 Month: 157.36 Year: 1661.26
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 330.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 125.45
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 259.15
Brooks Launch 3 Red Lifetime Miles: 67.90
Cross Training Minutes 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1997.50
Altra One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 431.25
Altra One 2.5 Black Lifetime Miles: 250.20
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 203.30
Specialized Diverge (Gravel Bike) Lifetime Miles: 403.20
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 7.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

PM: 12.7 miles, averaged 8:14

Stridlek Workout

30' up, 3 (6 x 40") w/ equal distance jogs, 4' jog between sets, 5' jog, 5' @5k effort, 20' down

Warmed up to the park, but cross country was going on, so that messed up my workout. I did these in the neighborhood on pavement. I definitely noticed a difference in my footstrike as I dont spend more than maybe 3 miles of any given run on hard surfaces and I haven't run hard on anything but dirt since probably April.

The strides ended up being faster than I thought and than they felt. The 5' effort was quite hard the final 45-60 seconds. When I checked after it was slower than previous weeks at 4', 3', 2', 1', but I think the effort for the strides was a touch higher. It ended up being basically 18 x 200M (more or less today) + 5' @ 5k effort.

I'm not sure what the next series of mid-week workouts will be, but I know this is the maxed out version of this workout. I like all the strides as it gets my knees up and my legs closer to by butt when I am running ~5:00 pace. I generally feel better knee lift in the days to follow as well.

Nike Lunar Racer Miles: 12.70
Weight: 0.00
From Bret on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 12:29:22 from

Nice work Jason. Got some consistency going the last few weeks of training. Well done.

From Jason D on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 18:31:49 from

Thanks. Being back into the academic routine hasn't hurt.

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