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May 23, 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

Detroit Marathon or Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Gravel Races

April 13: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

September 8: Johns Dirty Ride 25 or 50 Mile


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: 42.80 Month: 219.90 Year: 1620.25
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 131.90
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 465.60
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 249.10
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 299.80
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 362.60
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 781.70
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 456.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 239.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 616.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 498.75
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1823.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Probably no run today. I hate to end the year on a zero but I just don't feel great mentally and I've had a bit of a cold the last three days. My hip has also been a bit unstable. I jumped to try to grab the rim at a basketball game and I had a sharp pain when I landed. It feels fine running unless the ground is unstable. It's been making itself known here and there. No pain  just unstable.

Happy New Year.

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From jtshad on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 13:18:47 from

Hope you start feeling better.

Happy new year, may 2016 be a blessing to you and Megan.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 14:12:24 from

I thought for sure you'd crank out a 52 miler just to hit 4,000.

No biggie though. I've been running since 1977 and I've yet to run a single 3,000 mile year.

From Jason D on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 16:20:56 from

Thanks, Jeff. Best wishes to you and your family.

It's a lot of miles, Rob. That week off after the marathon and 3 days off in December cost me! I'm sticking with my week off after a marathon even if it makes me feel awful. I thought maybe what I ran last year or 3750 would have been good. Just kind of happened. Best wishes to you and your family.

From Matt Schreiber on Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 20:44:52 from

Happy New Year Jason!

From Jake K on Sun, Jan 03, 2016 at 20:58:20 from

If you really go for it, can you grab and hang on the rim?

I could do that when I was 16, but wouldn't come close now!

From Jason D on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 at 10:08:50 from

In high school I could with some careful gripping run from the 3 point line and get the ball up but I couldn't throw it down. The ball would fly out when I pulled the rim down. I think I needed another 2-3 inches.

I think if I ran and went off one foot I might be able to tip it. This was off two feet more or less standing start.

I'll stick with horizontal movement I think.

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