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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 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
Race: Run in Rhythm 5K (3.17 Miles) 00:20:09, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

AM: Did the free 5K associated with the Be Well Utah Family Health Fair. It was a fun run but I made a major minor race mistake. I did not look at the map before the race. I was pushing both girls in the race so I figured I would have people to follow. They had 600 registered and encouraged bandits.

I did a brief 1 mile warmup stroller free and then got the stroller fully loaded with both girls. The first mile and a half were mostly up with a sharp climb the final quarter of the first mile. About a 1/2 mile in there were 3 or 4 guys way up on the rest of the pack. Then a mid-pack of about 5-6 guys. I caught up with the mid-pack just in time to climb the hill. They put a bit on me and a few I had passed went back by me. However, we then hit the downhill and I caught them all just to find out that the lead guy of that mid-pack had lost sight of the leaders and we were lost. So I took the lead and guided the group back to the start/finish area and then by Garmin just added on another 0.6 mi. That is why it ended up being a little long... Oh well. The girls really enjoy being pushed during the races and besides asking why I was going "so slow" up the hills were a good cheer section to have along. Overall, it was still fun and then after my wife and I got our hardware (medals for 3rd and 1st in our age groups) we went home changed and then came back to meet friends for the health fair. It was fun and we got to spend a good hour playing on the football field and climbing the stadium stairs.

Mile 1: 7:09.89 HR 177 Ascent 157ft Descent 21ft
Mile 2: 6:06.89 HR 180 Ascent 66ft Descent 133ft
Mile 3: 5:51.90 HR 182 Ascent 28ft Descent 127ft
0.17 Mi: 1:00.59 HR 182 Ascent 5ft Descent 13ft

TOTAL: 20:09.27 HR 180

PM: Had to go into work for a very quick experiment after the girls bedtime so I ran to the Memory Grove overlook and back to finish off my week. I'm happy with the return to some mileage. In my typical fashion I'm going to try and keep playing it conservative with the recovery though and bounce back and forth between the 45 and 55 range for a few more weeks.

Mi 6, Avg. 7:51 HR 142

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 4.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 19:43:13 from

Man I am impressed that you can run that fast pushing a stroller!

From Jon on Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 19:56:24 from

I second what Jake said. Especially on a hilly course!

From Adam RW on Sat, Sep 10, 2011 at 23:45:51 from

Thanks guys. It is fun and the encouragement and just plain gasps of amazement during the run always help push me a little harder.

Jake, Great run today and I agree that Andrea is ready for the OQT. I would suggest doing it at separate races only that you will be able to support each other better that way. Good luck to both of you.

From allie on Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 11:28:50 from

nice race, adam. you are a machine with that stroller. i like the fact that they encouraged bandits -- definitely encourages everyone to "be well"

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