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August 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

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: 40.23 Month: 229.33 Year: 2596.33
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: 545.35
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.60
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: 649.70
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 4550.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 143.80
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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