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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
46.500.000.000.000.000.000.0046.50
Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 24.00Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 2.50RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 12.00Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 36.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 36.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Did not sleep well last night but with the later group run was at least in bed for a cumulative 7 hours. It was good meeting up with the group again and I enjoyed seeing some faces I hadn't seen for well over a month. The run overall was a relaxed pace but my lack of workouts recently made it feel harder than it was. Will have to make more of an effort to get in more workouts and more group runs this year.

Avg. 7:06 HR 157

Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

This week has been insanity. Very busy day. Lab presentation and then I officially became a student again after not having set foot into a classroom from the "other side" of the desk in more than 10 years. Just one class but definitely interesting... Plus a number of other things to be discussed later. Just had time for the commute run in before my presentation. The air is HORRIBLE!

Avg. 9:14 HR 147

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Another busy day ahead and the air is still crap but need to run to clear my head. A&W commute in.

Mi 6 Avg. 9:13 HR 149

PM: As predicted the day was busy. I finally got the paper I was commenting about all last month out the door and now it is in the reviewers hands. I currently am on 5 papers in review but this is the most important as it is the only I'm first author on at the moment. A&W commute home. Chewing to breath, chewing to breath...

Mi 6 Avg. 8:10 HR 151

Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

AM: I need to get some sleep. This week has been too much. Direct commute into an early start. Worst air quality in the world today. Probably should know better than to run but as it is my mode of transportation. As Jake said today if everyone would run into work like the two of us do maybe the air quality wouldn't be as bad. Oh and maybe the health care system wouldn't be over run with preventable diseases...

Mi 2.5 Avg. 10:04 HR 138

PM: Very random miles with John to catch up on work and career things...

Mi 7 Avg. 8:51 HR 128

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

Another early start and will not have time for a PM run. Bummer because the air is finally breathable, although it is now snowing again. Direct commute run.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 9:18 HR 134

Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Definitely not the week I had planned. With the sudden onslaught of snow last night I bailed on a work dinner. Then woke to find nearly two feet and falling. Shoveled out only to decide the roads were too hazardous. Spent a little over an hour on the task. Then after a day of working from home spent another hour shoveling in the evening. So lots of workout but no running.  

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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Ouch. Definitely a runner with no upper body... My arms are so sore today after all the shoveling. Still had more today but no were near as much as yesterday. Plus a neighbor was kind enough to snow blow the entire blocks sidewalk so that cut out a lot of shoveling. Especially living on a corner lot. Unfortunately still had to work most of the day but did spend some time at the local park sledding with the girls before dinner. Then only time for a treadmill run.

Avg. 7:45

Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
46.500.000.000.000.000.000.0046.50
Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 24.00Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 2.50RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 12.00Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 36.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 36.00Weight: 0.00
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