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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

Sub 5:20? Yes.

Well the progress continues to move in the right direction. It is funny how some things never change though. It has been awhile since I've run to City Creek from work. It has been 9 months since I've run the Firehouse mile hard. Then of course this morning I see Chad, very deja vu moment.

So yes it is true I brought out my ace this morning but do to some organizational reasons I opted to drive in this morning and since I was at campus decided to do the MMM as the Firehouse mile. Yes it is aided but hey I'll take it.

2 mi warm up
MMM (Firehouse): 5:17.9 HR 175
3 mi cool down

Avg. 8:12 HR 145

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From allie on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 19:26:31 from

nice MMM. stronger every week!

From Scott Ensign on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 19:29:45 from

whats MMM? M&M? MLM?

From Adam RW on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 22:02:34 from

Scott, MMM is my Monday Morning Mile. It is something I started a few weeks ago to help me get back into some speed work. Essentially the idea behind it is I try and start the week off with at least one hard mile. With all my commute runs I was getting into a routine slow pace and needed something to "wake up". Eventually I will convert the MMM to something a bit longer and more like a pace run but for now it works with my knee and getting some confidence back.

Allie, You should try the FireHouse mile. It is on the course tool. I think it is the perfect grade. Not as crazy as running down City Creek or Emigration but still a lot of help. For example Sasha's tool has this mornings 5:18 equivalent to a 5:41 flat. Obviously the first number is a much better confidence builder...

From bgrun on Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 06:01:09 from

Whoo Hoo on your MMM! Love to hear that confidence being built. Hope the rest of your week is as good or better both running and organizationally.

From JD on Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 21:23:46 from


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