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November 11, 2019

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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

AM: Was watching TWC and saw the 20% chance of rain to open the door to a downpour. The temp was still ok and the direct run into work was fine.

Mi 2.5; Avg. 7:55 HR 162

PM: Today was better than yesterday at work but still trying to figure things out. Too much up in the air at the moment. Came back again and did an Ave run from campus. I forget how hilly it is there.

Mi 7.5; Avg. 7:22 HR 153 (always interesting about the AM/PM HR considering this was a harder run both pace and effort wise).

Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
From allie on Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 23:14:22 from

nice double today, adam. the best way to remember how hilly it is in the avenues is to go at it on a bike :)

From Adam RW on Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 23:15:30 from

I don't think I'd survive that...

From Andrea on Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 10:23:37 from

I always feel like I have to work a lot harder in the mornings to reach the same pace. I have a heart rate monitor, maybe I should do the HR experiment too.

From Adam RW on Wed, Nov 02, 2011 at 10:27:13 from

I started wearing it just because. But then I was curious because it is a good sign of overtraining. I'm just surprised that the AM HR is usually higher for a slower pace and that is always pre-coffee...

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