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Member Since:

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 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

Yes, 8hr of sleep! However, it was NOT straight through. My youngest got up 4 times between 8 and 4am. That 4th time I got her and tried to entertain her for about an hour. Then Sandra came and got her and finally she went down. We were both so exhausted we just turned off our alarms and let the girls be our alarm. To our surprise they both slept until 9am!!! Lucky us.

After a day of fun family time, errands, and household chores. My oldest and I went to City Creek. I had lost track of time and thought it was only 3pm. So I decided to take her all the way to the top of the road. However, when I got to the top I realize it must have been after 4pm when I started. The bad news was I didn't have reception so we "rushed" back down to call my wife that we were still alive as we were over an hour late... In the end everything was ok. However, it is a lot harder than I thought to push a stroller up 1412ft in 5.5mi. In the end we both had a great time and she kept me entertained telling stories about her toy she brought with and singing me some songs.

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
From Ashbaker on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 17:21:59 from

Nice.. Meet next Sunday at the Zoo?

From Adam RW on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 22:20:27 from

Steve, That sounds good. What time?

From Ashbaker on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:55:42 from

Is 7am ok? Nothing crazy, I'll let you dictate the pace. I'm just looking for more aerobic base fill. Is 7-8 min pace for the first half ok?

From Jon on Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 10:14:03 from

Climbing is definitely tough with a stroller...

From Adam RW on Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 14:50:05 from

Steve, 7am will work. What distance do you want to go?

Jon, These City Creek runs (stroller or not) sure give me an appreciation for what it is that you do.

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