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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: 0.00 Month: 101.25 Year: 982.04
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: 214.97
Saucony Rides Blue B #35 Lifetime Miles: 216.19
Saucony Rides Blue C #36 Lifetime Miles: 217.57
Brooks Launch Black #34 Lifetime Miles: 247.00
Brooks Launch Gray #36 Lifetime Miles: 216.24
Brooks Launch Grey #37 Lifetime Miles: 218.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Today ended a very long journey started on Oct 27th, 1997. Overall I've always been active, be it hiking with my family on vacation, or swimming with my sister at the public pool, or any of the other numbers of activities my mom and grandma shuttled me to growing up (soccer, judo, karate,  wrestling, track, CC, etc.). So my body has probably accomplished this goal twice over. However, it wasn't until the above date that I actually started keeping a running journal. In any case, as I finished my run this morning I officially completed a loop of the equator at 24,901.6 mi in 4,388 days or 5.67 mi/day. I took advantage of the time change and put in the full distance this morning before church. I ran mostly on the marathon course. With the changes made on the course last year it is nice that running up to the course puts me right on track with the mile marks. I ran the 3rd through 9th miles (let's hear it for Keller Ln!!!). Avg. 8:38 HR 133

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
From Jon on Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 17:16:56 from

That's a long way to run! Congrats.

From JD on Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 20:41:00 from

Congratulations! I bet you have a second lap in you.

From bgrun on Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 08:20:17 from

You did it on All Saints Day, I'm speechless.

From jtshad on Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 08:30:20 from


From Jed on Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 15:58:05 from

Nice job, Magellan!

From jtshad on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 17:59:35 from

I finally achieved this same milestone as of Jan. 18, 2012 after starting to run for exercise in 2000. Full time logging started in 2005 but the first 5 years is an estimate of 3000 miles based on actual records for that period. My actual accurate log has 21,901 miles but I will take the credit for the first 5 years.

Feels good!

From Adam RW on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 22:40:57 from

Jeff, That is great to hear! I hope that 2012 is treating you and your family well. I'm sure you will make the second trip around before I get there but I'm well on my way...

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