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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: 0.00 Month: 138.75 Year: 988.00
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: 197.50
Brooks Launch Blue #12 Lifetime Miles: 208.50
Saucony Rides Grey #21 Lifetime Miles: 184.50
Saucony Rides Blue #22 Lifetime Miles: 195.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
41.500.000.000.000.000.000.0041.50
RM 090416 Miles: 2.28Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.50Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 16.00Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 3.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 48.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 48.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Spring showers. Rained the entire run but it was just warm enough and the rain was just light enough to make it enjoyable. Feeling much better. About two weeks to recover from the grant but I think I can finally look to a summer race though my initial plans of a June marathon are now out the door. Maybe a fall marathon or maybe just sticking with halves this year not sure yet...

Avg. 8:11 no HR

RM 090416 Miles: 1.05Brooks Launch #1 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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Yesterday I got a rain run, today was snow. Pretty amazing storm. No snow on the road at 5pm when I got home but by 7:30pm there were 3in and by the time I got back to the house my initial foot prints were filled. Overall very enjoyable run.

Avg. 8:25 HR 150

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 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

Wow, that snow was crazy. Took me an hour to shovel the drive, good cross training. Slow commute run down some alternate streets to miss some of the messier spots.

Avg. 9:46 HR 149

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Despite a busy day a was feeling it during the run. Decided to finally give a push. Granted this was aided (aren't all my fast miles?). Did a modified home loop with mile 3 (down 21st South) at 5:12! Definitely not in shape to keep that pace up but it was nice to move the legs that quickly again.

Avg. 7:29 HR 154

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 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

Well, yesterday was sure a confidence builder. With the awesome temps tonight and the kick in the butt from yesterday I opted to do the exact same run as yesterday. I was shooting for sub-5. I was on pace until the light at 21st & 21st did not behave and I had to stop for a car. I stopped the timer for the probably 5 sec max I had to wait but the the break in momentum did not help. However, I am still very satisfied with the 5:04.42 HR 182 mile I did manage to hit. Maybe I will be able to race again this year. I have a June build-up so I'm not going to rush this but did want to get that under my belt. 

Avg. 7:32 HR 163

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 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

It was rough getting up this morning. Had to be in early though. Never fully woke up on the run in. Legs feel pretty good considering the upped effort the previous two days. Commute run.

Avg. 9:49 HR 149

RM 090416 Miles: 0.11Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Highest mileage week since Jan 17th 2010! A bit of a large jump from last week but it is still less than what I had planned prior to the grant/sick. The run felt good overall. The weather was fairly nice. I did an out and back on the SLC marathon course.

Avg. 7:13 HR 157

RM 090416 Miles: 1.11Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
41.500.000.000.000.000.000.0041.50
RM 090416 Miles: 2.28Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.50Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 16.00Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 3.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 48.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 48.00Weight: 0.00
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