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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: 50.00 Month: 185.25 Year: 796.75
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.29
Saucony Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 226.22
Asics Japan #1 Gold Lifetime Miles: 43.00
Brooks Launch Neon #11 Lifetime Miles: 143.50
Brooks Launch Blue #12 Lifetime Miles: 146.00
Saucony Rides Grey #21 Lifetime Miles: 147.00
Saucony Rides Blue #22 Lifetime Miles: 158.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00
Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 4.50WM 090416 Miles: 0.20
Night Sleep Time: 44.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 44.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Not too bad. I was a little worried. My knee is still sore but the hip is not bad. 

I did some cross-training today.  Went to the pool with the family. It is only the third time I've gone swimming in the last three years. Mostly playing around but I did swim 16 laps. It felt hard but it also felt good...

Some PT, maybe weights later. Unfortunately have to work today :(

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
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Not enough sleep. The day went ok though. Tried to run but turned back after 1/2 mi due to knee pain.

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 1.00
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
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

Have to get into work. Felt better than last night but still not "good". The day at work was just as busy.

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Caught up on sleep. Work was slightly better. Just as busy but moving in the right direction. Tried a treadmill run. Knee about the same as on Monday. Follow-up with the ortho tomorrow...

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 1.00
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
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Commute run to doctor's appointment. My knee was sore but not as bad as Monday. 

The appointment went better and worse than last week. Better in that I got more looked at, worse in that I need more looked at. I spoke with two people again and had a bit more "tested". Hopping on my right leg was not any good for my knee or hip. So I got x-rays. There were no major breaks but there was a calcification or bone fragment in the hip near the injury. Potentially a ligament pulled a piece of bone away...

The conclusion is that if the fragment is causing the pains it could be removed surgically. However, we need a few more things looked at. I have to stop running for now. It is very frustrating as now when I'm walking I do not feel pain so I think that I can try and run again but it is one of those pains that gets worse with running rather than better.

The next plan of action is an MRI on the 19th, then I'll meet with the doctor again to discuss the results and the next plan of action... So probably no updates until Mon the 22nd...

WM 090416 Miles: 0.10
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Went out last night for a guys night...

Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 0.00
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Went to the SLC 10K. Got to cheer on Fritz to another victory and Albert to a solid third place under windy and rainy conditions. The highlight though was the fact that since I was already registered for the series and we hate to waste money my wife ran with my number. It was her longest run in 4 or 5 years and she still managed to break an hour. The down point was even just running her in the last quarter mile hurt my knee/hip. Today's knee pain was both on the outside as well as the "runner's knee" type pain.

WM 090416 Miles: 0.10
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00
Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 4.50WM 090416 Miles: 0.20
Night Sleep Time: 44.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 44.50Weight: 0.00
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