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Lake Orion,MI,

Member Since:

Dec 28, 2011



Goal Type:


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:

2021 Bike Races

Sept 11: Uncle John's Dirty Ride 56 Mile

Oct 2: Barry Roubaix 36 Mile

Nov 6: Bell's Iceman Cometh


I live in Michigan with my wife, Megan. I started running in September 2010.

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Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 3.00 Month: 3.00 Year: 142.09
Newton Flat 5 Lifetime Miles: 198.50
Inov-8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 225.45
Miles With Megan Lifetime Miles: 609.75
Nike Zoom Streak LT2 White/Orange Lifetime Miles: 189.95
Saucony Kinvara 7 Lifetime Miles: 443.70
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 269.45
Altra One V3 Blue Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra One V3 Blue 2 Lifetime Miles: 413.30
Saucony ISO Freedom Lifetime Miles: 803.15
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 740.87
Saucony Kinvara 5 Teal (Vault) Lifetime Miles: 730.60
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 492.90
Saucony Kinvara 5 Blue (Vault Shoe) II Lifetime Miles: 555.60
Saucony Kinvara 5 Viziglow Lifetime Miles: 485.85
Kinvara 10 Lifetime Miles: 45.50
Kinvara 10 II Lifetime Miles: 26.20
Miles With The Boys Lifetime Miles: 21.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

AM: The Township Formerly Known As Springfield - 6.25 miles, averaged 7:52

Felt good this morning. I reconned another tempo loop. Still a touch hilly, but I think it will work for marathon tempos to work on changing gears and the occasional fartlek (when do I ever run those?). I can't see trying to do mile repeats on it, but I might throw it in for variety.

PM: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - 6 miles, averaged 7:52.

I took a short detour through here the other day and spent two miles there today. Some of the headstones are absolutely incredible. Some even have friezes on them. It should work very well for intervals when I want to switch from the track.

Newton Trainer 5 Miles: 6.00Newton Gravity III Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
From SlowJoe on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 18:05:39 from

Some folks do get crazy with the monuments. I think the instructions on my will are going to be not to spend more than $1.50 on my headstone. Find something on the side of the road...

From Jason D on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 18:16:15 from

Yeah. I've seen nice headstones, but I can't imagine what these cost. I have never seen anything like it. I'd like to be buried there (assuming I stay here and die here) but I am neither rich enough nor Catholic enough I am guessing. Cemetery closes after 4:00, so a fall afternoon/evening workout could be quite nice there. I do love running in cemeteries!

From Matt Schreiber on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 19:12:51 from

I haven't tried the cemetary thing yet. I run by 2 on most of my long runs. They do look enticing. Does that sound weird?..

I might make my casket I'm burried in, too (I'm not good with wood either). Kinda insane what people will spend on those things, too.

From Jason D on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 20:22:51 from

Cemeteries are nice: away from traffic, idiots, and uneven surfaces to fall all. Quiet and reflective. I leave if a service is going on of course. It's one of my only option for flat areas other than the track.

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