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Adam's Heart Runs 10-miler

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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 2019

London Marathon 2020

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

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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 2084.75
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 250.75
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 254.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 252.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 252.25
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 253.50
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 248.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 50.25
Race: Adam's Heart Runs 10-miler (10.07 Miles) 01:06:33, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.5010.000.000.000.000.000.0011.50

It has been 1 year since I've raced. Very unbelievable. This has been my longest break since I started running. However, today was my name sake's run so I could not pass it up. I honestly went into this run thinking 80 min wouldn't be beyond expectations and if stars aligned maybe in the 70s. But the weather was perfect and when I step on the line a switch goes off and I'm in the zone. I did approach it the same as last year, starting a few rows back and slowly picking people off the first couple miles. With the field ahead further dwindling as people turn back for the 5K and 10K turnarounds. But after the 10K turnaround and I realized I was in 3rd place something took over. I just pushed and somehow kept pushing. I did drop my glove and one point and thought there was someone within striking distance at 8 miles but by the finish I was running more than solo and the only entertainment was passing the 10K runners. The same Utah guy as last year beat me, this time in 2nd by only a few seconds to a much younger runner. I am so happy I did this race and cannot believe my time, my place, and how I felt while running with what my training has been.

Avg. 6:36 HR 182

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 11.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From bgrun on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:14:53 from 65.114.90.17

Finally thought to read your race log. CONGRATULATIONS!

From Jake K on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 10:24:46 from 159.212.71.173

Nice to see this Adam. Almost a full two minutes faster than last year!

From jtshad on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 12:57:38 from 141.221.191.225

Great run! Good to see you back out there, hope the balance of life commitments is coming back into place.

From josse on Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 10:00:09 from 71.199.39.138

A break does you good, makes you long for something that once was, and makes you hungry for more. Great race:)

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