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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Day of rest 2. Today was not so easy to take the day off but my day at work was hectic enough with the short day on Fri and no work on Sat that I kept busy enough during the day and my wife kept me under control and in the house. I did go for a walk around the block with Kaitlyn so I should count that as about 150 cross-training miles but I'll refrain...

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From wheakory on Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 00:16:59

Your smart for taking the time off and getting refreshed again. I had a hard time waking up for work, and I'm still tired.

I'm not going heavy this week either and just taking it easy with singles.

Adam - it's always enjoyable to talk to you and just have a good social experience.

From Adam RW on Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 08:27:12

Thanks Kory. Always a pleasure to talk to you as well. You'll have to tell me your secret of how you were able to run so fast up that third leg. My legs were trashed...

From wheakory on Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 13:08:40

Adam RW - I didn't know how close the team was behind us so I was determined to get up that hill as fast as I could. Having road kill in front also helped. I also visualized a camp area (Pebble Creek) that we go to every year and I always run up it, but of course not this steep but it helped. But I was definitely glad to be down from that hill. I kept going up after my exchange for the Ragnar leg for another .5 cool-down because I wanted to see how the Ragnar leg felt, and I wanted a chance to not just stop and let my legs seize or something.

It definitely is a hard leg and your glad to be done.

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