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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: 0.00 Month: 131.75 Year: 131.75
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 294.75
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 303.50
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 302.25
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 294.00
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 299.00
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 293.75
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Brooks Launch Silver A #20 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Brooks Launch Silver B #21 Lifetime Miles: 23.00
Saucony Rides Blue A #26 Lifetime Miles: 35.25
Saucony Rides Blue B #27 Lifetime Miles: 28.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Single: Still fatigued from last week but the run went well again. My knee felt about the same during the run, though I kept the entire run easy today. Afterward there was more discomfort but nothing too bad... Mi 6-R3 

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 108 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 237 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / / 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From wheakory on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 18:32:39

When I had my knee problem a while back it just eventually went away, and I have no clue what it was. But I did what you did and cut the miles down.

Knees are so difficult to diagnose. I know it will get better in time. My prayers are with you.

From Adam RW on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 21:38:44

I'll keep my fingers crossed. I'm sure it will go away, just not in time for STG...

From wheakory on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 22:26:00

Are you still planning on running SGM?

From Adam RW on Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 22:35:54

Running yes but I have no idea what if any race plan I will have. Part of me hopes something along the lines of Steve's comments from yesterday's entry will happen, part of me wants to just go and run it, and a small part of me is afraid of doing additional damage by even showing up. The thing that keeps me looking forward is that I ran the SLC half marathon since the injury without any additional damage. I'll be there at the line with you guys and see what happens from there. I wouldn't want to miss anything, even if just seeing it from behind...

From wheakory on Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 11:26:16

That's great I'm glad you made that decision to do it. I really really hope it heals this week for you. Because a 2:30 would be easy for you I believe because your great on the downhill.

I'm going to slow down the next two weeks because my legs are starting to feel tight. I really need to get a massage.

From Adam RW on Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 14:22:21

Kory, I don't think I could back down completely. The 2:30 may not have been easy but I did think it was obtainable. Now I'll be happy with anything, but deep down would like to still break 2:40. It is just really hard to judge fitness with no long runs and nothing fast. It will be a surprise for all involved...

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