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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
16.000.000.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Single: Really fun, really easy, group run in Park City. We were graced by Clyde’s presence coming up from St. George for the second weekend in a row. He suggested getting a group together and I’m glad he did. We ended up having eight people show up including (Clyde, Megan, Josh, Chad, Walter, Jeff MC, and Steve C.). Chad was kind enough to give me a ride up to Park City. We met at the high school and all headed out into the hilly neighborhoods. My legs were still wrecked from last weekend and by 2-miles I was seriously thinking I was going to be in trouble. The good news is that when Walter and Jeff got antsy and took the lead the rest of the group wasn’t biting and kept the easy pace. We finally crested the high point of the run and started downhill and my legs started to loosen up. We were having a good time and joking around just making the miles fly by. Then we decided to make our out and back a loop course. Problem being that there was no loop to be had. So we ended up making our own by going off road for about a quarter mile through brush and what not ending up in some one’s backyard. Then we made it back to the road we started on and a few miles later Walter and Jeff show up out of nowhere having run 3 more miles than us. I’m glad the whole group hadn’t gone with them or I wouldn’t be alive to be writing this. After a quicker final mile we went to the high school track. While some of the group did a mile on the track I did barefoot strides (8x100yd) on the turf. I really like stretching out my legs this way after a long run. I did it a lot in St. Louis but don’t have a “good” finishing spot to do that here… After some more chatting everyone but Jeff went to eat breakfast. Overall a great run and some fun company. Clyde, thanks again for suggesting it. I had to go into work for about three hours afterwards and then in the afternoon ended up taking Kaitlyn for a 2-mile walk (she had the shade of the stroller) and watched while she played with another 2-yr old at the park. It is so funny how little kids interact. Mi 16-T2 Avg. ???

Asics DS-Trainer #1: 295 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 293 / / Saucony Rides #1: 305 / / Saucony Rides #2: 306 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 175

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
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