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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)
 

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: 39.50 Year: 1652.50
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: 296.75
Brooks Launch Blue #12 Lifetime Miles: 307.75
Brooks Launch Blue #13 Lifetime Miles: 101.75
Brooks Launch Black #14 Lifetime Miles: 100.50
Brooks Launch Neon #16 Lifetime Miles: 93.00
Brooks Launch Grey #15 Lifetime Miles: 98.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
68.000.000.000.000.000.000.0068.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.53Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 8.50Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 42.00Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 12.50
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Today was another busy one. Do I even need to state that anymore? Seems like a broken record. Up early to take care of paperwork etc. Then after church got back to spring cleaning. Took a break after dinner to get a loop of SugarHouse done and then straight back to work until the wee hours of the morn.

Avg. 8:02 HR 142

RM 090416 Miles: 0.22Saucony Rides #9 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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM: A&W commute run in. Then all over the place with work, meetings, etc. 

Avg. 8:53 HR 142

PM: Too much work, skipped a PM run.

Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 6.00
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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Up early to work from home. Took a nice daytime run around lunch time. It was fun to soak up the sun. Then back to work until 11pm... Did the Suicide Loop plus an extension south. 

Avg. 7:46 HR 143

RM 090416 Miles: 0.25Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 12.00
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
12.500.000.000.000.000.000.0012.50

AM: Slept in an extra hour. Very tired today. A&W commute run in.

Mi 6 Avg. 9:01 HR 140

PM: Did the A&W commute in reverse, plus home. Got a little heated during the start of the run from a stupid person texting while driving, first completely oblivious of me on Wakara (glad I was paying attention), and then continued to text on Foothill at rush hour! Some people are just idiots and completely selfish. Good news is then when I hit 13th two random guys cheered me to show that there are some good people out there. I slowed it way down and just finished the run in this awesome weather.. Dinner, playtime outside in high 60s, and then back to lab.

Mi 6.5 Avg. 7:15 HR 154 retired Saucony Rides #8

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 12.50
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

AM: Commute run in for an early start. 

PM: No run but for a good reason. I went to a seminar today at lunch. Afterwards I was invited to attend a dinner at the Little America downtown. It was for the families of the JDRF. I was told there was a boy who going to be there who wants to be a scientist and would like to meet a current scientist. My research has been funded by the JDRF for most of the last 4 years. So I decided to go. It was great talking to him and telling him about life in science. After the keynote speaker I asked if I could thank the group. It was one of the most moving experiences. When I was in college I thought I was going to be a plant biologist and over my training that has changed to a career in diabetes research. More specifically during the last four years the focus has been streamlined toward complications of diabetes. This has all happened as a direct result of funds donated by these parents of children with type 1 diabetes. It was an experience worth a 100 runs. I am grateful to their donations that have helped fund and shape my career.

RM 090416 Miles: 0.06Brooks Launch Orange #2 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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Late AM run. Worked from home in the morning. Then took a midday run. Overall a nice day while still getting a lot done.

Avg. 7:22

Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 10.00
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
20.000.000.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Later start than usual but the weather felt perfect. I headed out to Emigration and ran into Albert and Malaika. Stopped to talk for a little. Wish there was more time to get together. Then up Emigration. There were a lot of people out, especially cyclists. Heading up was fun. There was a pretty strong tailwind. This I did not really notice though until turning around. I went all the way to the top. Stopped to take in the view and then back down into a now very strong headwind. Fortunately I had gravity working for me but it was tougher than I expected. I had initially planned only 18. But the summit is 9.7 so when I got back by my house I added on the additional ~1/2 mile to get to 20 miles. Longest run since TOU. It felt good. The final mile to home was my fastest because I was finally not going into the wind (5:32). I reset the Garmin at the top to look at the up versus down.

UP 9.67 mi Avg. 7:29 HR 163
DN 10.42 mi Avg. 6:12 HR 168


Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 20.00
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
68.000.000.000.000.000.000.0068.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.53Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 5.00Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 8.50Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 42.00Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 43.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.50Weight: 0.00
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