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Member Since:

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 April 26, 2020

Tokyo Marathon 2021???...

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...


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: 6.50 Month: 57.75 Year: 2232.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 273.00
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 272.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 268.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 267.75
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 262.00
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 262.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

AM: I finally have a moment to catch up on some details. Nothing too exciting. Got into work with the plan of running first thing but the 45F rain made me change my mind. The weather cleared up and I finally got out the door around 11:30pm. Started the run with two of the guys from upstairs. We ran together until the gate of City Creek and then I continued up on my own. Nice and easy pace. Trying to judge how my legs felt about yesterday. It did sprinkle on me for about a quarter mile but otherwise the weather was great. On the way back there was a lady stopped on the side of the road and as I got closer I realized there was a fox just trotting around about 30 ft away. He finally shuffled behind a bush and I continued on my way. Mi-12 R1 Avg. 8:08

PM: I somehow managed to get my stuff done early today and left about 30 minutes earlier which gave me enough time to do my second run with Kaitlyn. We just went to SH and she slid down the slide a few times and then we headed back. She also hung from the monkey bars all by herself! Mi-4 R1 Avg. 9:01

Asics DS-Trainer #1: 254 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 262 / / Saucony Rides #1: 275 / / Saucony Rides #2: 260 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 157

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
From Steve on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:07:54


I'm up for the downhill tempo run on Saturday. I'll save some money by not racing and I need the distance run. Plus, tempos are not my forte when I am by myself.

Let me know what time you want to meet, I can try to spread the word, but I currently know about 3 people on this blog.


From Adam RW on Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:33:45

Steve, It is Exit 134 (65) Mountain Dell Golf Course. There is a gravel lot there. We should hopefully be there by 6:30AM. I want to leave the Kmart Parking lot by 6:15AM. Mapquest has the drive as 9 minutes.

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