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November 15, 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

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: 35.50 Year: 2123.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 253.75
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: 254.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Final long run prior to NYC. Now starts the taper.

Also, this run is a significant mark in my running.
2nd ever 100+ mile week (Mon - Sun).
Prior one was the summer I moved to Utah in 2006!!!

Really happy with this training cycle.
I ,ight be much slower than I once was, but am happy to have got in the mileage.

Avg. 9:19

Saucony Type A Miles: 22.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From JD on Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 15:42:58 from

nicely done!

From Tom K on Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 18:05:34 from

Strong work! You are going to have a great race!

From Jon on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 14:35:53 from

Holy cow- 100 mile week!

From Adam RW on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 18:58:30 from

Thanks all, very excited about this.

Jon, now to do it in one go. I've heard some people do that ;)...

From Jon on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 19:09:58 from

No one who is sane...

From Jason D on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 19:29:15 from

Nice work, Adam. I have explicitly told my wife never to let me attempt an 100 mile races or Iron Mans. I leave those to the talented and insane :-) The 100-mile week, though more manageable is still quite something.

I see you are running London in 2020. Pretty cool!

From Adam RW on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 20:28:19 from

Yes, London is on deck after my biggest challenge to date, this is how to raise $20K for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I officially start my fundraising after NYC, but will need as much publicity as possible. I will post a "race report" to kick off the fundraising. As a leukemia survivor, I want to give back and felt this was the best way...

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