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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)
 

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: 10.25 Year: 1786.97
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: 153.75
Brooks Launch Black #14 Lifetime Miles: 115.50
Brooks Launch Neon #16 Lifetime Miles: 118.25
Brooks Launch Grey #15 Lifetime Miles: 114.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
85.2510.000.000.000.000.000.0095.25
Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 3.00Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 31.50Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 36.25Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 24.50
Night Sleep Time: 152.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 152.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Finally headed home today. Long day of travel ahead with layover in Atlanta...

Avg. 7:45

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Run with Josh and back to the grind. Exhausted from the trip...

Avg. 8:41 HR 136

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run, just work...

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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run just work...

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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Run with Josh.

Avg. 9:28 HR 135

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Take a guess

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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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
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Rest day. I pushed beyond my fitness level yesterday but it was completely worth it.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00

Treadmill run. Busy, busy Monday.

Avg. 8:30

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 2.00
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
5.750.000.000.000.000.000.005.75

Run with Josh. Busy, busy...

Avg. 9:42 HR 134

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.75
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run, just work. Opting for the 6 hr sleep no run vs. the 5 hr sleep with run.

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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Run with Josh, at least he is keeping me somewhat to task.

Avg. 9:10 HR 133

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run, travel for a meeting and sick family when I got back...

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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Trying to stay rested so hopefully I stay healthy. Did do some ice skating but no run.

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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Opted for a run after church while family napped. Did the first mile with my daughter who's not currently sick... Saw one deer. It was much cooler than it looked but still so relatively warm for what I'm used to for February.

Avg. 8:03 HR 141

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 7.00
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Day off for work...

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.000.000.000.005.75

Cold but good run with Josh, even saw one deer.

Avg. 9:15 HR 137

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 5.75
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Day off for work...

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

Had a surprise visitor from the original morning group for this our coldest morning this winter. Ended up running each of them home so added a few extra miles. It felt good. Just not enough consistency lately. Too much work and sleep keeps winning out.

Avg. 9:53 HR 125

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Very full work day. No run.

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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Family miles. Girls finished there Mercedes Marathon Jr. 26.2 mile in 26 weeks with the final mile on the Marathon course this morning. It was amazing how they got a few thousand kids to line up and run. They went in waves by grade. With grades separated by 10 min so no one was trampled. I did the mile with each of the girls plus running around before, between, and after. The a full family day.

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 3.00
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
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Up to the wee hours of the morning but slept in. Then did a nice long run after church. The weather was about perfect. Unfortunately then to work...

Avg. 7:56 HR 150

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Too much work... No run.

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Up till 3:30AM getting some work done, ouch! Was at least able to sleep in a little as first meeitng was not until 9AM. Then evening run with Josh.

Avg. 9:10 HR 138

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.25
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.000.000.000.001.00

Well not exactly what I had planned. "Snow" day from work, which meant I was actually able to get some work done today. Just did 1 mile on the treadmill to break it up.

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 1.00
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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Ran with Josh. The snow was all north of us so really no problem running.

Avg. 9:50 HR 125

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.25
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run, just work.

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Worked some this morning. Then did a run with a friend from church. We pushed the pace some.

Avg. 7:36 HR 150

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
85.2510.000.000.000.000.000.0095.25
Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 3.00Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 31.50Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 36.25Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 24.50
Night Sleep Time: 152.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 152.50Weight: 0.00
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