Of Mice and Marathons

July 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: 14.60 Month: 210.90 Year: 2294.35
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 511.20
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 376.80
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 536.65
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 365.50
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 380.00
Specialized Diverge Pro Lifetime Miles: 1301.80
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 533.20
Saucony ISO Freedom Black/Green Lifetime Miles: 295.10
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 688.77
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 615.25
Cross Training Minutes 2019 Lifetime Miles: 3652.50
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 91.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Weather is nice, but I decided to run on the treadmill again to get some miles in without taking too much time given that I'm leaving today. 10 miles in just under 70 minutes with 5-mile LT tempo after 3 up. 6:10 for the first 2, then 6:00 for the last 3. Messed with the incline a bit to make sure my breathing was elevated enough. 2 down, fighting the silly auto cool down feature and its 4.5 MPH preset.

Brooks PureConnect Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 16:28:34 from

Nice workouts on the treadmill this week. Kickin' butt with the fast stuff! I'm sure your legs are appreciating the softer surface miles.

From Jason D on Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 18:06:35 from

I actually got used to it and don't mind it. I'm not switching completely, but served my needs well the last three days. But I think I beat my legs up a bit. You definitely hit some different muscles.

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 20:37:42 from

I do remember the different muscles thing now that you mention it. I just need to remember what you said about constantly changing it up. The runs on my treadmill that i didn't absolutely hate were ones that I did the same on. Nice job getting the miles in away from home, too. That can always be a struggle.

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