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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: 35.50 Month: 151.50 Year: 1207.50
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: 258.75
Brooks Launch Blue #12 Lifetime Miles: 294.50
Saucony Rides Grey #21 Lifetime Miles: 221.75
Saucony Rides Blue #22 Lifetime Miles: 230.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
27.000.000.000.000.000.000.0027.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.90Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 10.00Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 7.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Early AM run before the family woke. It was nice out. I do forget how much colder the humidity makes things feel. Even though it was in the mid-50s my hands got pretty cold by the end of the run. Saw a few people out. Not many animals but did hear a lot of birds.

Avg. 9:13

RM 090416 Miles: 0.90Saucony Rides Orange #13 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
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Day off due to work. Ended up having a late night with a dinner. Those are more fun than work but being away from home for 14 hours does tend to drain me.

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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Well I thought yesterday was long. I knew most of today was going to be booked with meetins but I still had a lot to get done in lab so I was in lab by 4AM. I think that is a new record of crazy. In total I was up 20 hours today but only worked 15 of those hours. I squeezed in a treadmill run after dinner. Finally took advantage of the grade change and did random 3 while increasing the speed every quarter mile by 0.2 mph.

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 3.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 3.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Got some sleep finally. I was not as tired as I expected from the tough first two days of the week. Even finally managed to get a little work on the manuscript done. Came home a little early to get a run in before dinner and actually see the sun. It was nice out. Started my run just as a neighbor was passing so I did the first two miles with him. He is building his way up to a 10K. Did the home loop. I think it was my first time this year if not three months.

Avg. 8:23

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 7.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

The days are blurring together. Hard to believe that it is already March... Treadmill run after dinner.

Avg. 7:47

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 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

Happy Friday. Treadmill run after dinner. Have a great weekend.

Avg. 8:07

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 3.00
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM family run. First pound loop all four of us then 11 loops with my wife. Nice that the loop is a 1/3 of a mile and can see the playground.

Avg. 8:54

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 4.00
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
27.000.000.000.000.000.000.0027.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.90Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 10.00Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 37.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 37.50Weight: 0.00
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