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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: 14.00 Month: 109.00 Year: 261.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 134.43
Saucony Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 226.22
Asics Japan #1 Gold Lifetime Miles: 43.00
Brooks Launch Neon #11 Lifetime Miles: 20.25
Brooks Launch Blue #12 Lifetime Miles: 11.00
Saucony Rides Grey #21 Lifetime Miles: 27.25
Saucony Rides Blue #22 Lifetime Miles: 11.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
30.000.000.000.000.000.000.0030.00
Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 12.00Asics DS-Trainer #3 Miles: 10.00Saucony Rides #4R Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 43.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

It just so turned out that after family time I had time to take Kaitlyn for a run today. We did our SH loop. We didn't have any problems but did get rained on most of the run. Nice and easy effort and pace, 126/9:10...

Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 5.00
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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Nothing special. Just a typical Monday finished with a treadmill run.

Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 3.00
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Commuter run to work in the snow. It was nice running outside and starting the day off right. However, my head was/is very foggy today. My knee was a little tight but not too bad.

Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 4.00
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
2.000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00

Nothing special today. Felt better than yesterday but time caught up with me and I only had enough to squeeze in two treadmill miles.

Asics DS-Trainer #3 Miles: 2.00
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Got some real sleep last night. Kristen has been sleeping 5+ hr stretches the last few nights and it really makes a difference. Also, I co-oped for Kaitlyn today as school so I got to sleep in. Overall a fun day. After the bedtime routine I actually headed out the door for a run. Nothing special I just beat the 8min guy (by 1 sec). It was cool out but I was dressed fine and going slow enough that it felt good. Also, it was just nice to be outside. Knee a little tight but watch-ya going to do? 

Asics DS-Trainer #3 Miles: 6.00
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
2.000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00

Nothing special today. Felt like I got a lot done in lab but still lagging a bit behind. Time to focus on that again some more. Next to writing some papers. After the bedtime routine I did a quick two miles on the treadmill before movie time.

Asics DS-Trainer #3 Miles: 2.00
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Well I made my goal. I'm back up to 30 again. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Today was a good day. Spent most of the morning cleaning around the house and shoveled twice. By the time I made it out for the run the sun was out and it was pretty nice for a run. It says it is only 35F out but it felt much nicer. 

Saucony Rides #4R Miles: 8.00
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
30.000.000.000.000.000.000.0030.00
Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 12.00Asics DS-Trainer #3 Miles: 10.00Saucony Rides #4R Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 43.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.00Weight: 0.00
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