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August 21, 2018

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Location:

Vestavia,AL,USA

Member Since:

May 31, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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:

Get back under 3 for my next marathon, September 2018; Berlin!

A friend of mine recently brought to my attention "Team for Kids".
This group is part of the New York Road Runners (NYRR) club.

He has run for them in the past. People who run for Team for Kids commit to raising money that is then used to fund school-based and free youth events around the United States to help the youth of America adopt healthy lifestyles through running and fitness.

- Since 2002, Team for Kids has raised more than $57,000,000.

- This money has been used to support programs reaching more than 267,000 children nationwide.

- This funding, in addition to the items listed above, helps pay for training of teachers and coaches, program and practice supplies, and student incentives.

- For most of these kids, running with a NYRR program is their only opportunity to get exercise or play sports.

This year I will be running for this effort as a charity participant in the Berlin Marathon. My fundraising goal is $2,000.

Please help me make this goal by contributing to the following: https://runwithtfk.org/Donate/Member/56641

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy being a Master's Runner.

Personal:

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: 18.25 Month: 201.75 Year: 1509.50
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.29
Saucony Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 226.22
Asics Japan #1 Gold Lifetime Miles: 43.00
Brooks Launch Neon #11 Lifetime Miles: 296.75
Brooks Launch Blue #12 Lifetime Miles: 307.75
Brooks Launch Blue #13 Lifetime Miles: 66.25
Brooks Launch Black #14 Lifetime Miles: 57.50
Brooks Launch Neon #16 Lifetime Miles: 63.50
Brooks Launch Grey #15 Lifetime Miles: 63.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Typical Sunday morning run. Up early to get done before the family wakes up. The weather was cool but nice. Good news is that even with the harder miles yesterday my knee wasn't more sore. Still the usual tightness but it seems like that is how it is going to be. Overall I just took it very easy. I don't want to push my luck and I want to focus more on maintaining "ok" mileage rather than speed at this point. Avg. 9:04 HR 128 

Saucony Rides #4R Miles: 8.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.39
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From walter on Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 10:03:51 from 76.27.15.208

Good to see you yesterday. It was a nice run for me! I think I saw Chad running with a group at one point also, not running in the race but crossing along the route.

From Adam RW on Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 11:21:16 from 98.202.223.65

Walter, Always good to see you as well. I was very encouraged by the run yesterday and think I'll be back in racing shape in the next couple of months. By fall you should be seeing a lot more of me.

From walter on Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 14:39:09 from 76.27.15.208

Youll be awesome as usual! take care of yourself

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