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Location:

Vestavia,AL,USA

Member Since:

May 31, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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:

Get back under 3 for my next marathon, September 2018; Berlin!

A friend of mine recently brought to my attention "Team for Kids".
This group is part of the New York Road Runners (NYRR) club.

He has run for them in the past. People who run for Team for Kids commit to raising money that is then used to fund school-based and free youth events around the United States to help the youth of America adopt healthy lifestyles through running and fitness.

- Since 2002, Team for Kids has raised more than $57,000,000.

- This money has been used to support programs reaching more than 267,000 children nationwide.

- This funding, in addition to the items listed above, helps pay for training of teachers and coaches, program and practice supplies, and student incentives.

- For most of these kids, running with a NYRR program is their only opportunity to get exercise or play sports.

This year I will be running for this effort as a charity participant in the Berlin Marathon. My fundraising goal is $2,000.

Please help me make this goal by contributing to the following: https://runwithtfk.org/Donate/Member/56641

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy being a Master's Runner.

Personal:

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: 97.00 Year: 536.00
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.04
Saucony Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 226.22
Asics Japan #1 Gold Lifetime Miles: 43.00
Brooks Launch Neon #11 Lifetime Miles: 83.00
Brooks Launch Blue #12 Lifetime Miles: 86.00
Saucony Rides Grey #21 Lifetime Miles: 83.75
Saucony Rides Blue #22 Lifetime Miles: 81.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
73.007.000.000.000.000.000.0080.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.500.000.000.000.000.000.0010.50

After another night of poor sleep I slept in a couple extra hours this morning. I ran to SH and then MM 5-9 and back. It started snowing at about mile 2. It wasn't too bad though. Still taking it easy. My knee felt better but my lower back is still very tight. Avg. 7:54 HR 141 I was a little bummed as this week was supposed to have been 70 with some faster miles in the mix but I can only thank God again that I'm still running and everyone else continues to improve there conditions. Rafael may either come home tomorrow or be transfered to a rehab facility. He did make it up a flight of stairs the other day so that is great.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Crazy day. Still can't sleep. Can't seem to get my mind to relax. Didn't get out for my run until about 7:30pm. Ran from lab to City Creek. It is pretty in the dark with the snow and very relaxing with the stream. I pushed one down hill mile just to distract myself and proove to myself that I could. Avg. 7:48 HR 148

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Same run as yesterday but earlier. I was feeling much better. My back is mostly back to normal, my neck is still a little tight, but otherwise I felt good today. Both faster miles were downhill miles 3 and 6 of the City Creek out and back. Avg. 7:24 HR 153

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

I had a long day at work, steady 8am-6pm. Then went for my run about 6:30. Just ran to SH and did loops. The first two were solo counter-clockwise. There was a guy going the other direction about the same pace so I turned back and did the second two loops clockwise with him. (James training for Boston). The final loop I did on my own and back home. No “fast” miles just a quicker steady pace today. Avg. 7:12 HR 152 The night was rough and I had trouble sleeping again. Didn’t get down until after 12:30… It seems like every other night has been tough since I’ve been back.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.004.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Another long day in work. Made it out for my run at about 6:30pm again. Mixed it up a little. Ran to SH and did every other loop at pace or faster (6 total). Started CCW then ran into James again on the second hard loop. Switched to CW for the final hard loop and an extra easy loop. Spoke with James a little about my training. Made me realize that I’m back to preinjury fitness. I’d told him that most of my mileage was at about 8:30 pace or slower but actually I’ve steadily improved since Oct ’06, and am now doing 7-8 min range with 10-30% of my weekly mileage at or below MP. Avg. 7:15 HR 150

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.500.000.000.000.000.000.0011.50

Very random run from home. Meant to get up but still can't seem to get to sleep before midnight so I ran after work. Just went up and down blocks trying to hit blocks I haven't run on before. It was very slippy out in spots that slowed me down. Also, my legs are a little tight from the good week of mileage so far. Avg. 8:02 HR 148

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Got up at 6am without an alarm but decided 7am was better. I wanted to get at least 7hrs sleep. Made my way into work. Saw Chad running on Foothill. Set some stuff up and then went for my run. My plan was to run up City Creek from Popperton Park. I made it to 6 miles (2.5 past the gate house). However, from that point on there was no plowing. I made it a quarter mile in the knee high snow and decided to turn back. So I added on the extra miles by running into Memory Grove up past the Temple to the Capital Building and back. My legs felt pretty good. My quads were still tight like last night but it wasn’t as slippery out. I wnet a pretty even pace minus one quicker mile (into Memory Grove) and one slower mile (up to the Capital Building). Overall I was very happy with the week. This is my highest mileage week since Sept '06. Avg. 7:41 HR 151

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
73.007.000.000.000.000.000.0080.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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