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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: 0.00 Year: 2084.75
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 250.75
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: 248.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 50.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Single: A couple crazy things. First I got 8-hrs sleep, you have to love Sundays. Second I ran without the Garmin or a watch (aren't you proud of me Jon?). After the nice nights sleep and church, went with the family and did a small loop of Miller Park. It is so nice down there and Kaitlyn loved throwing stones into the water. Then during nap time I went for my run. My Garmin wasn't charged so I decided to go "naked". I did 4 outer grass loops and one inner road loop. I kept the pace easy. I have a fun game I play with myself for easy days. To keep the pace slow enough that I can entirely nose breath. If I have to mouth breath I slow down. The weather was just perfect today, sunny with a slight cool breeze high 50s. I think I'm going to get to do more walking/hiking with the family later today. Mi 12-R1

Asics DS-Trainer #1: 254 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 252 / / Saucony Rides #1: 259 / / Saucony Rides #2: 248 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 157

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
From Jon on Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 16:17:19

Yup, real proud of you.

From steve ashbaker on Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 17:31:14

Adam, I won't be going to WBR because I'm moving that weekend and then going out of town the next. Sad I know, I just don't have a choice on the matter.

From James on Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 17:40:34

Maybe you should let the team captain know that you won't be doing WBR, i.e. me!

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 09:34:52

Great run.

I guess we are now on the same WBR team but in opposite vans.

James, who is next in line to replace Steve A?

From Adam RW on Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 09:57:41

Jeff, I think we were always on the same team. With Steve not able to make it we may be in the same van now. I'm waiting to hear the final word from James.

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