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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

London Marathon 2020

And my largest challenge to date, raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my cancer survivorship...


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: 35.50 Year: 2123.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 253.75
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 254.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 252.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 252.25
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 253.50
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 254.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Single: It is great training on feel. Yesterday I was planning on an easy 10-miles today. However, after church I had to go into work and before I knew it the time was 4:45pm... So I went home for dinner and did a Liberty Park run afterwards. I went there thinking I was going to do the easy run. However, the weather was perfect (shirtless with no sweat) and once I started moving it felt so easy on the flat ground. This has to be one of the flattest places to run in SLC. I ended up doing just over 4 loops with each loop ~1.5 miles. The first 2-miles I took med-easy (7:01, 6:59). Then I thought it would be fun to negative split each mile, the next 2-miles (6:55, 6:44). Then I just started getting carried away (6:36) for the final mile I decided I wanted to race the cars, (they move very slowly around the park). It was still fun to try and for a portion I dropped it down under 5:15 to pass two of them (5:39). Overall, I felt great afterwards but had to head straight back to work. Big deadline, but I just finished and am heading home now. Mi 6-R1 Avg. 6:39 HR 161

Asics DS-Trainer #1: 238 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 227 / / Saucony Rides #1: 231 / / Saucony Rides #2: 230 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 157

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 07:14:29

Nice run (I love racing cars!). Good luck on meeting your deadline.

From Adam's Mom on Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 07:48:21

Great job! Fun AND finished.

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