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May 31, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

Marathon Top 10 Finishes: 7 Bridges ('15), Utah Valley ('13), Salt Lake City ('08), Top of Utah ('07), and St. Louis ('04). Ran around the equator (24901.55) in 4,388 days.

Personal Records
Marathon 2:39 (SLC '08)
1/2 Marathon 1:12.30 (Provo River, aided '08)
10K 34:16 (Track, sea level '00)
10K 33:15 (Des 10K, aided '08)
8K 25:32 (Crack of Dawn, aided '13)
5K 16:44 (Track, sea level '00)
5K 16:07 (Running of the Leopards, aided '12)

Short-Term Running Goals:

NYC Marathon November 3, 2019 done 

London Marathon October 3, 2021 done

Tokyo Marathon 202#???...

And my largest challenge to date, raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my cancer survivorship and in memory of those lost to blood cancer...
DONE! $26,403.70


Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy being a Masters Runner.

Get under 3 hours one more time...


Grew up outside Chicago and joined the blog while I lived in Salt Lake City. Now living outside Birmingham. I am married with two daughters. Wife thinks I'm crazy for doing marathons. And yes I am crazy I'm a scientist for a living...

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Miles:This week: 21.25 Month: 132.75 Year: 360.72
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 136.06
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 200.18
Nike Vaporfly Pink Lifetime Miles: 105.22
Saucony Rides Blue A #34 Lifetime Miles: 120.47
Saucony Rides Blue B #35 Lifetime Miles: 120.69
Saucony Rides Blue C #36 Lifetime Miles: 121.25
Brooks Launch Black #34 Lifetime Miles: 114.75
Brooks Launch Gray #36 Lifetime Miles: 115.75
Brooks Launch Grey #37 Lifetime Miles: 116.00
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AM: 2-A-Day, decided to cut the run in half when faced with the wind this morning. I know I'm a wimp. Slept better last night.

3mi Avg. 8:21 HR 146

PM:  It is so great to actually be working in some workouts instead of just sanity running. Although it was much nicer out this evening I jumped on the treadmill. I did my favorite acceleration run. Start at 8mpm then increase 0.1mph every 0.1mi. I did that down to 6mpm then every 0.5 mi until the last mile where it was every 0.1mi again. If you are still reading kudus. The long and short of it is that I did 5 mi in 32:05 starting at 8:00 and finishing at 5:22.

5mi Avg. 6:25 maxHR 186 (no average on my treadmill)

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From allie on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 17:54:01 from

that was not a pleasant wind this morning. brrr. good call on the split -- the weather is perfect now.

From Kory on Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 17:57:10 from

Glad to hear the sleep was better, and no your not a wimp your just using good wisdom.

From Adam RW on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 16:38:04 from

Hi you two,

Thanks for the support. Even with waiting until later I still hit the treadmill but it was a good workout.

From Jake K on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 17:15:28 from

Good workout Adam. Those kind of progression runs can really build fitness - you kinda touch all the systems at once.

From Adam RW on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 17:51:16 from

Plus it's just so much fun. I like seeing the miles click off like that. It makes the half hour feel like 5 minutes. Glad to see you are still tearing it up. I brag about you every chance I get to people around campus.

From Jake K on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 20:27:26 from

We'll have to get a run in sometime soon. Heading to Phoenix this weekend, but will get in touch after we get back.

From Adam RW on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 21:04:00 from

Looking forward to it. With the lack of snow a track 5K may be in order.

Are doing the Running of the Leopards? I'm curious to see how ridiculously fast you will go.

From Jake K on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 21:27:57 from

I don't know - its not on the circuit, and Bill isn't directing it this year. Might jump into a college track meet for a 5K tuneup before Boston instead. We'll see - I guess it will depend on who else runs... if guys like Teren still run the Leopards race, then I'll probably do it.

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