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December 11, 2019

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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:

NYC Marathon November 3, 2019 done 

London Marathon April 26, 2020

Tokyo Marathon 2021???...

And my largest challenge to date, raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my cancer survivorship and in memory of those lost to blood cancer...

https://pages.lls.org/tnt/al/london20/awende

Long-Term Running Goals:

Enjoy being a Masters Runner.

Get under 3 hours one more time...

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: 6.50 Month: 57.75 Year: 2232.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 273.00
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 272.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 268.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 267.75
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 262.00
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 262.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Not sure if I’ll do a second run but for now AM. This was a mental strength easy run. Meaning let’s see what I’ll put up with. I did get an extra hour sleep last night which is great. Also, my knee felt perfectly normal this morning?! I won’t complain about that one. I did get into work early with the plan of running right away. However, I went to set-up one thing and 15’ quickly blossomed into 1.5 hrs. So I finally got out about 8:30am. Now here comes the mental strength test. One mile in the rain started. This wasn’t too bad as it was just over 50°F. Then at 2-miles it started hailing, not large hail (actually only rice size) but it stung. By 3-miles the hail stopped but then it got windy. Luckily that didn’t last long and the last 4-5 miles were just wet and by then I was cold. However, it was a great run. It was fun being out there and I like the challenge of the weather. Mi 8-R1 Avg. 8:04

PM: The answer was yes. I can't get enough of this rain. It is so nice to have some moisture in the air again... I can't believe that I actually sometimes miss the sweat of St. Louis summers... I just did a very easy loop around home. Mi 4-R2 Avg. 8:14

Asics DS-Trainer #1: 238 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 239 / / Saucony Rides #1: 239 / / Saucony Rides #2: 248 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 157

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From wheakory on Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 17:16:29

Nice run! and way to fight through the mentally part of it. Sometimes it's just tough to get out the door on a run. I have that problem myself.

I'm glad the knee is cooperating. That's a good sign that it's healing. Nice track workout yesterday too.

I've wanted to do a track work-out for a couple of weeks, but I've been afraid to because I know it's not what I'll expect, and my legs have felt dead, and the knee factor too. I shouldn't be afraid to tough out the speed, it's just all about the confidence thing.

From steve ashbaker on Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:56:23

Racing at Heart of Holliday?

From Jon on Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 09:04:54

60 deg rain is sure nicer than either humid 80 deg or dry 90 deg, that is for sure.

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