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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
30.750.000.000.000.000.000.0030.75
Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 11.50Asics Japan #1 Gold Miles: 1.50Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 5.25Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 4.50Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 41.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 43.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.000.000.000.006.25

Worked after church then did a run with Josh in a light rain. It felt nice out.

Avg. 9:16 HR 133

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 6.25
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
1.500.000.000.000.000.000.001.50

Early AM VO2max test. Still waiting on results. I wanted a baseline as this is the most detrained I have ever been...

Asics Japan #1 Gold Miles: 1.50
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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Another rainy run with Josh. Feels like spring with a high of 70F today. But then the weather goes bad dropping by freezing tomorrow night and low 20s the following day. Hopefully it does not all freeze over.

Avg. 9:42 HR 132

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 5.25
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
4.500.000.000.000.000.000.004.50

Well, not the best use of time. Was not very efficient last night but had deadlines so was up until 3AM. Problem was I had to be in work before 6AM... So got what I needed done then came up and did a run with Sandra before a short nap and then worked a bit more. Sometimes it is fun to mix up the schedule.

Avg. 9:04 HR 141

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 2.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Was not going to make the same mistake as yesterday. So opted to sleep in a little before work. Then did a night loop with Josh. The weather went from the mid-70s yesterday to a 16F windchill tonight. CRAZY!!!

Avg. 9:15 HR 140

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Day off; work and family

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

Slept in. Then did a family warm up followed by loops of the pond with a downhill surge for 15 surges. Felt like a good workout. Then enjoyed the great weather to do some yard work and other work items. Did at least get to end the day at the playground with the girls before working another 3 hr tonight. This year is just crazy...

Avg. 7:33 HR 153

Saucony Rides Neon #12 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
30.750.000.000.000.000.000.0030.75
Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 11.50Asics Japan #1 Gold Miles: 1.50Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 5.25Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 4.50Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 41.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 43.00Weight: 0.00
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