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Member Since:

May 31, 2007



Goal Type:


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 2019



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...

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 128.50 Year: 1438.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.46
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 148.25
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 145.75
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 152.25
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 151.50
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 148.25
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 155.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

AM: Four Chad sightings, one run, beat that! Into work extra early. Set one thing up and then out the door for a 4xmile workout. I was feeling very sluggish and almost scrapped the workout but in the end decided this is when it is time to build some character. Out to the FireHouse Mile and then start, 6:03. This one felt much harder than it should have. Then turned around for a ½ mile recovery (Chad sighting one). Then back around for mile two, 5:45. Felt a little easier but this one has more downhill. Stopped for water (Chad sighting two). I did another ½ mile recovery up City Creek and Chad continued on powering up the hill as I turned around for another wimpy downhill. Mile three, 5:35. I was more or less done at this point. Did a full mile recovery so that I wouldn’t have to do any of the final repeat going uphill. Last mile down Gravity Hill (Chad sighting three). This hill seems like it should be downhill but I was hurting and the effort felt harder than what the pace said, 6:10. I little more recovery jog (Chad sighting four) and then cool down back to campus. It was not a tough workout but it felt hard. It has been awhile since I’ve done two workouts so close together (Sat/Tues). I have to get used to 2 or 3 quicker days a week again. Also, the fact of a house guest and truncated sleep may have had something to do with it. Overall though I felt fine with the effort. Mi 12-R1 Avg. 8:11

PM: No surprise but I'm a little tired this evening. Just an easy loop around home. Mi 4-R1 Avg. 9:14 

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 357 / / Saucony Rides #1: 374 / / Saucony Rides #2: 349 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 175

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From Chad on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 11:57:29

Adam--I am pretty convinced that Gravity Hill is just playing tricks on us. The part you were running back toward the canyon is definitely uphill. It seems like it should be downhill, but you are still running uphill toward the canyon. It's pretty strange. Anyway, nice workout for the morning. Good to see you.

From Phoenix on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 13:15:41

Adam, are you up for 20 minutes of 30 on, 30 off, on grass, Thursday morning?

From Adam RW on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 13:17:51

Eric, It sounds enticing but we are taking my wife's cousin sightseeing the next few days so I'll be in and out.

From dave holt on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 13:23:48

Those Chad sightings kind of sound like Clyde's tortoise sightings - pretty cool, but kind of unbelievable!

From Chad on Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 13:28:13

Some mornings, I feel a lot like a tortoise.

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