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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
30.000.000.000.000.000.000.0030.00
Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 9.50Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 13.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 37.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 37.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

This is the longest final sprint I've every done. It is like a race that has a moving finishing line... Partly because I have set intermediate goals. The "biggie" is a week from tomorrow. I did get the first complete draft to my mentor at 8:45 am (after working from 5:30am-1:30am minus meal and running breaks) and he already got me back his comments. A good sign I hope a few thematic issues but I think I already know how to get them done and hope to be down early in the week. It will be nice to have my life back... Since I had the grant out of my hands for most of the day I got to spend some extra family time and went for a nice run. I backed off on the pace. Partly by going on a harder loop and partly because I don't want to push my luck. Suicide Rock-Dog Park loop...

Avg.  7:52 HR 153

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

Commute run before a day of dealing with a form and limit change...

Asics DS-Trainer #5 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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

SugarHouse run and finalizing the candidate section.

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 5.00
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

Commute run and then final science edits...

Asics DS-Trainer #5 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
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

Very tired but the final comments are in and all I have is formatting

and transferring to the internal submission person. It will be out of my

hands tomorrow!!!

Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

Commute run. This was one of the hardest work weeks I've had in my life... However, things our now out of my hands and I can get back to "normal". Hopefully training for a June marathon!!!

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 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

What a strange feeling. This is the first time in about three months that I do not have to think about the grant. It is the first time in about three weeks that I do not have to work on the grant. It is now out of my hands and now comes the waiting game. Sometime in June maybe even as late as July...

Got up to watch my wife run race two of the winter series. It was much warmed today than at the 5K. I started out early pushing the girls and went out four miles and turned around. Cheered on the runners until my wife got there and then we ran with her most of the way back. It was a good day and a good run. 

Avg. 7:19 HR 161

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
30.000.000.000.000.000.000.0030.00
Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 9.50Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 13.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 37.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 37.50Weight: 0.00
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