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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 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: This was an incredibly tough workout this morning. I was probably the most tired since WBR and my quads were just locked from the get go but I decided to do the workout anyway. I did a MP+3 workout. That is marathon pace plus three minutes. This was particularly hard because the first three miles from lab are all downhill so I was very tempted to go off pace but I kept it under control and even those first miles were at least +2.5. Once I got to SH I did a loop and then it was back up to campus. This part was particularly easy for the workout as the majority is uphill. I even had one mile that was +3 plus some change. Because I was keeping to pace I managed to go past my house just at wake up time so I stopped to say good morning and continued on to lab. In the end it was a perfect workout in that I finished in 1hr 31min which comes out to exactly 9:06 pace or 3min/mi slower than my SLC pace! Ok so I was just dead and I thought this was a more "fun" way to say I went out for an easy run :) Mi 10-T1 Avg. 9:06

PM: More of the same. It was still 90+F when I went out the door at 7:30PM. Didn't really think of much this week is just mileage. Probably the same for next week as well. I want my legs to feel rested before I hit the track again. Mi 5-T1 Avg. 8:12 

Asics DS-Trainer #1: 295 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 281 / / Saucony Rides #1: 305 / / Saucony Rides #2: 306 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 175

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:06:08

I hear you...I am still pretty trashed from WBR as well. I am taking this week really easy to give my body and mind a rest week (or 2!) before heading back into some more serious training for the fall races.

From Adam RW on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:09:17

Jeff, I agree two weeks rest sounds great. I just struggle with the summer race calendar. Meaning, in three weeks is my next key race so by the time my legs are fresh again it is time to hammer'em... Good news is that I don't really have "too much" planned between Des 10K and St. George. I want a fast half (still undecided) and the Jupiter Steeplechase (Aug 9) with Jon. Other than that my calendar is still pretty open.

From Phoenix on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 18:29:50

Very nice. Keep it up and someday you can run with me.

From Jon on Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 23:49:56

MP+3- 9 min miles. Nice. Good goal.

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