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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: Still tired but not as bad as yesterday morning. Ran from home today and just did three outer loops of SH and then an inner loop. Saw BC drive by on my last loop I’m sure he thought I was dying as I felt like I was. Even though I felt a little better than yesterday my quads were just so unresponsive. But I’ll be a turtle and focus on slow and steady wins the race. At least this week it does… Mi 10-T1 Avg. 8:40

PM: What a difference a day can make. During work I was in a mental daze as things seemed to be moving in sludge. But by the time I was ready to head home things were coming together. After dinner we took a family walk in the "nice" 96F weather. Then after waiting around for about an hour for things to cool down I decided it wasn't going to get any better and just went out the door. For the first time in over a week my legs weren't wrecked from the gun. On my way up Foothill (exact same run as yesterday) I decided I'd cook on the way back and try and melt the lead out of my legs. After a sip from Christine's fountain I decided it was time to go. The return has a nice amount of descent for the way back as I mentioned yesterday and I hit the first mile in a comfortable 6:00 (148ft d; 76ft a), then I decided to really let loose. There were a couple (very brief) spots that I saw 4:5#. However, the way I run back the last quarter mile is slightly uphill again and I slowed back to 6:## but finished in 5:35 (170ft d; 52ft a). It was nice to get moving again and prove to myself that the last week was just recovery and that there is still some speed in the old legs... Mi 4-T1 Avg. 6:54

Asics DS-Trainer #1: 309 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 305 / / Saucony Rides #1: 309 / / Saucony Rides #2: 314 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 175

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From wheakory on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 01:19:18

Nice running. Your not old at all and have a lot of good races ahead of you. I'm turning 37 next week now I'm old. I don't have many PR's ahead.

From Adam RW on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 08:23:50

But then you get to tear it up as a master's and start winning money again!

From Jon on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 13:10:46

Thinking of not doing Jupiter??? NOOOO!

Just kidding- do whatever you want and what will help in at SGM the most. But I can't imagine how any sane person could possibly choose to pound pavement rather than run a nice, leisurely, beautiful mountain... ;)

From Adam RW on Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 13:23:17

Jon, I'm glad you understand. I'm still not 100% decided but I'm definitely leaning towards Provo 1/2.

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