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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



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: 128.50 Year: 1438.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.46
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 148.25
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 145.75
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 152.25
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 151.50
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 148.25
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 155.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance

Single: Long day. In the morning went to Antelope Island. Then into work. After that some family time and then made dinner.  Was hoping for it to cool off but still at 7:45pm the computer said 92F so I went out anyway. I wanted to do some speedwork. I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do but was thinking some MP miles on the SLC course and some quarters on the track. For the MP miles I wanted MM 4 and 5 back to back. I looked up 2:30 pace for those miles on the course tool and it was a 5:11 and 5:24. With the heat I wasn't sure but I went for it anyway. Both are down 21 but the first is obviously more down. It does have a lot of "hairy" spots though when the course is not closed. I managed a 5:15.2. But I was dead after that I decided against the second mile back to back. I continued on to the track and did 8x400 with 200 job recovery. I was just thinking 75-80 or goal 10K pace.
Overall, I was happy with the workout. The effort felt much harder than I would have liked but with the heat I'm not surprised. I then continued on the marathon course to about the 8MM and straight back home. Mi 11-T2 Avg. 7:37

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 368 / / Saucony Rides #1: 374 / / Saucony Rides #2: 361 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 175

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
From Chad on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 00:00:02

Adam--I'm impressed that you ignored the thermometer and went out and nailed the workout. Nice effort.

From wheakory on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 14:13:32

That's impressive with the weather conditions the way they are. Nice run. Way to get out there and get some flying miles done.

From Adam RW on Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 17:56:40

Thanks guys. It has been hard finding time this week. I haven't really checked any other blogs. My life should get back to normal routine next week...

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