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August 18, 2019

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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

Two mornings in a row but man was it humid!

Avg. 9:45

Brooks Launch Neon #11 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From allie on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 09:44:54 from

brutal! i don't miss that :)

From JD on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 09:47:05 from

no point in showering then


From jtshad on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 10:46:37 from

I will stop complaining about our heat!

From steve ash on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 11:52:10 from

Tough conditions to just walk backwards in! Hope it moderates a little for you sometime in the future.

From Adam RW on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:30:39 from

So great to hear from so many of you. Miss running with the group. I pretty much only run with one person here. Hope all is going well in each of your corners of the country!

From Sasha Pachev on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 19:49:52 from

I remember our runs in Houston on our trip to Texas in June of 2015. I recall that unlike Utah, there was not much benefit in getting up early :-) The way we dealt with it was run a 2-3 mile loop, then stop at the house for a drink/cooling break, then continue.

I know that J Golden Kimball had something to say about the heat in St. George, but he also served as a missionary and later as a mission president in the Southern States. I wonder if he had ever said anything special about southern humidity :-)

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