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November 18, 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

Very happy about this run. One of my fastest for this distance in about 4 years. Helped to be on a flat path, having a number of people out doing workouts, and breaking in my first racing flats in a long time... Aptly named for my personality :)

2 mi wu; 8 mi hard (6:42 Avg.); 2 mi cd

Avg. 7:08

Saucony Type A Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Tom K on Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 12:17:11 from

Man, that is great! Nice run!

From JD on Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 13:34:01 from

still quite speedy i see!

"type A" lol

From Jon on Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 17:19:13 from

That's a fast 8 miles. Nice.

From Eugene on Thu, Oct 03, 2019 at 17:47:23 from

Nice job. Go Alabama!

From Adam RW on Fri, Oct 04, 2019 at 08:55:23 from

Hi All, Thanks for the support. It is great to be doing workouts again. After so many years off I had almost given up hope getting back into it.

JD, glad you caught that one. When Steve Hooper gave me a list of of recommendations I almost didn't have to look up the reviews and just go by name. Good marketing at Saucony.

Eugene, when does fall start here again?!?! That 90F run last night was nuts. Roll Tide!

Jon, Hopefully you can "unretire" soon as well. I really would like one more marathon under 3... Then even complete a 100-miler, much less win one!

Tom, I like your pace per pound assessment of running :)

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