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Run, Walk, and Roll 5k

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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: 80.50 Month: 257.60 Year: 1657.95
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: 829.00
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 456.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 247.40
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 625.02
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 519.15
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 1993.00
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Race: Run, Walk, and Roll 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:17:33, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: RUN, WALK, AND ROLL 5k in 17:34

3 up/2.25 down

Decent effort today. Getting my mileage back up, so I figured I would be slugglish. I wasn't too much. I drove about 40 minutes with my new running buddies. We got there in plenty of time to warm up. Scoped out the course, which was an out and back with some unfortunate turns onto and off from sidewalks but not terrible.

We warmed up 3 miles. Did some light stretching and strides. We got started RIGHT ON TIME. They yelled "go!" and I got jammed in to a bunch of the overzelous and underfit. Jonathan took off. Leo was in front of me but I caught up to him. Things thinned out from there. First mile was fine. Mile 2 was slow with the left-hand turn over the sidewalk and up a short grade. I was ahead of Leo but he came back and we ran together for a while. Hit the turn around and came back up a short grade on a path that caused me to start to fade. I picked it back up a bit after 2 miles (11:13 was the split I heard) but kind of coasted. Wasn't completely into it today but I didn't dog it either. Definitely warmer and more humid than the 5k we did a few weeks ago.

I'll get my faster legs and ability to hold sub-5:30 pace once I man up (to use a phrase I don't care for) and I get into some track workouts. I had a very good week of running this week and felt normal again. Plenty of time to get in a solid training block and run a big 10k PR on August 1. Just need to be patient.

5:32, 5:48, 5:42, 31.3

PM: Treadmill - 5 miles slow. HR 134. Core work and light stretching.

Decided to run next to Megan in the air conditioning. The humidity has come in and I didn't feel like making up a random route. I was somewhat confused when my watch starting autolapping (forgot to turn it off after the race), but it has built in accelerometer. It's pretty far off but I think the cadence is pretty close.

Saucony A6 Miles: 8.25Kinvara 5 Green Miles: 5.00
Weight: 173.80
From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 16, 2015 at 14:37:58 from


I'm guessing you mostly ran and shunned the walking and rolling?

From Drew on Sat, May 16, 2015 at 21:41:47 from

Nice work on dropping a (good) 5k in the middle of a big week, Jason. It got me thinking about doing something similar.

From Jake K on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 06:25:07 from

Nice. In PR territory and feeling good overall - those are both excellent things.

From Bret on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 07:04:21 from

Well done Jason! Seems like you kept your attitude and attention to this at low key, which may have contributed to a solid/strong showing.

From Jason D on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 09:25:00 from

Thanks, everyone. This technically is a PR since I've only had a 5k come close to accurate once. The boys and I confirmed the course was pretty close with 3.09, 3.1, and 3.12. The race from a few weeks ago was roughly 12-14 seconds faster had the course been the correct distance.

Need to work on holding pace. I get nervous when I get below 5:40 and more so below 5:30. Still don't have too many miles below 5:40 in my training history. Working on it though.

From SlowJoe on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 11:35:37 from

Great result, good running. Ah, the "overzealous and underfit" crowd....a 5k staple! (of which I am probably part)

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