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December 11, 2019

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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

I’m definitely feeling tired now. But I took an “easier” day. I woke up at 4:55am with the intent of doing two runs today. However, with the snow I just ended up shoveling and heading into work. I had a solid morning of work from 5:45am until noon. Then I took a quick lunch and went back to work until about 3pm. Then I actually called my day early and went for my run and headed home. It’s strange that I work a 9 hr day and felt like I was slacking going home early… I got home in plenty of time to shovel my drive a second time and get some good playtime with Kaitlyn. My run was fun. Even though I was tired, I decided to do some speedplay. I did two miles off two miles on. No particular goal for the on just think hard and let the legs do the rest. I’ll only give info on the hard miles. It was snowing the entire run but the surface was not slippery. I did the same run as yesterday up City Creek and back. The first on mile started right at the Firehouse. 5:23 descent 166 ft, 6:17 descent 86ft ascent 124 ft. The next two started at the turnaround back down City Creek. 5:59 descent 235 ft, 5:34 descent 242 ft. The final two started back at the Firehouse 6:06 descent 199 ft ascent 95 ft, 7:44 ascent 279 ft. If the elevation change was less than 50 ft I didn’t bother noting it. Overall, I good run considering how tired I’ve felt this week. I can’t believe it is only Wed. Good news is even though I got up earlier this morning I still got about 6.5 hrs of sleep last night. Avg. 6:54 HR 157.

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