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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

Single: Group run with a downhill St. George "MP". Met at the Kmart with Chad, Walter, Megan, Josh, and Lisa. Lisa was kind enough to drive us all to the start near the Little Dell Golf Course where we met up with Steve C. We then proceeded up Little Mountain as a group. It was actually cold at the start but soon was more than warm enough. After the crest Steve and I started our push and continued to accelerate down the canyon. This is such a runable grade that you just kind of go with it. There were about 50 hummingbirds along the path. But there were also about 500 bikers, most of which were very encouraging about our pace as we made our descent. Also, near the top there was a huge group of runners making their way up. Anyway on to the workout. The first mile down only part of it were we pushing 6:28, then we started to settle in, 5:44. I could tell that despite Steve’s late night with his brother he was going to make sure I stuck to my workout plan. The next miles were 5:32, 5:27, and 5:29. Almost exactly the 5:30 pace we had talked about the day earlier. For the last three miles we had also talked about pushing it and we sure did. They were 5:24, 5:18, and 5:07. For that last mile Steve dropped me almost immediately and was definitely under 5. For the last quarter I was about 4:55-58 the whole time, avg. HR 182 Max 192. After that we turned back up to meet up with the rest of the group. We then added on a few miles for a total of 18 for me. Overall I was very happy with the workout for about 7.5 at "effort", especially after a poor beginning to the week. Mi 18-T2 Avg. 6:54.

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 357 / / Saucony Rides #1: 339 / / Saucony Rides #2: 349 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 175

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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