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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
43.500.000.000.000.000.000.0043.50
Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 33.50RM 090416 Miles: 0.10Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 43.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Travel day. I am attending a meeting in Boston this week. I have a talk in 12 hr so am going to get some sleep now. I'm still a minute long but I'm sure when up on "stage" I will talk faster.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Travel running. I hit the treadmill this morning because I didn't want to get lost and miss my talk. It went very well and I've already received a number of great comments. the run was a little quick do to time and being on the treadmill. Typical acceleration run. The weather is amazing here. I took a walk around the park in between sessions and it amazes all the people, a true "city" feel.

Avg. 6:46

Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 8.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Trouble sleeping last night so I slept in and then ran on the treadmill after dinner. Did a hard run on the treadmill, acceleration style. It felt so good. 

Avg. 6:30

Brooks Launch Blue #3 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
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

Did make it up early this morning. Did a run to Harvard from my hotel near Beacon Hill along Charles River. There were a lot of people out this morning and it was fun "racing" the crew teams. The extra bodies had me pushing. In the evening I did a walk along the Freedom Trial and then to the Long Wharf to see the nighttime skyline.

Avg. 7:09 HR 168

Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Same run as yesterday but went a couple bridges further west before turning around. I also took it a bit slower. I'd turned the last few days into bit of races.

Avg. 7:57 HR 148

RM 090416 Miles: 0.10Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Travel day back to UT via Detroit...

Overall a good meeting but happy to be home with my girls.

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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Did 9 miles on my own. Took a bit of it fast running some along the Des 10K. 

Then when I got home both girls insisted on running some with me so I did 0.75 mi with my oldest and just over a 0.25 mi with my youngest.

It was a super windy day!!!

For the 9 mi portion.

Avg. 7:06 HR 170 but I think there was static as it has a bunch with maxHR > 200


Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
43.500.000.000.000.000.000.0043.50
Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 33.50RM 090416 Miles: 0.10Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 43.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.50Weight: 0.00
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