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December 11, 2019

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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 November 3, 2019 done 

London Marathon April 26, 2020

Tokyo Marathon 2021???...

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


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: 6.50 Month: 57.75 Year: 2232.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 273.00
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 272.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 268.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 267.75
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 262.00
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 262.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Suicide-Dog loop. Still feeling tired. I planned today on Monday. Since I worked the holiday and get to make my own schedule (more or less) I took a half day today. Went in for about three hours. Then took the family to Thanksgiving point. It was great. We got to the door of the dinosaur museum as they were opening and there were only three other people there. We had the whole museum to ourselves. My daughter got to do every hands on activity without any wait. Toward the end of the loop of the museum a few other people showed up but there were so few children that we always had each room to ourselves for at least half the time. Overall a great family day. Then after a late lunch back into work. After dinner the home loop past Suicide Rock and through the Dog Park. Headed home just in time to watch the sunset. Avg. 8:35

RM 090416 Miles: 0.13Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From Kory on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 00:00:00 from

Nice full day of fun and a good workout. That's nice that the museum wasn't crowded. I went there last year in the summer and the crowd was awful.

Keep that confidence level up for TOU. I let myself down last week not being motivated and feeling sorry for myself because of the ear infection and other things. You will do well.

From sam Dean-Howard on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 16:35:24 from

great workout and looks like a good one for Tou

From Adam RW on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 21:57:38 from

Thanks Kory. If I show half the strength you did I'm sure I will do well.

Sam, I'm really looking forward to it.

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