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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: Recovery run, continuing the theme of this week as-easy does it. I did manage ~7hrs of sleep last night. Into work at 6am, felt much better than yesterday. Legs still surprisingly sore but not as bad as yesterday. Didn’t get out for my run until about 11am, it was pretty nice by then. The breeze was chilly but good enough for shorts. Past the mouth of Dry Creek spring was in the air. There were so many birds and small mammals running around. Past Popperton Park my FRB shirt paid off as a car pulled up and said “Adam” it was Bonnie from the blog. Nice to see you out there! The rest of the run was relaxed. By the end my hams were feeling about normal though my right glut is still a bit tight. Mi 8-T2 Avg. 8:39 HR 141

PM: Beautiful weather, wish I could have gone farther. Sticking to recovery mode though. Mi 4-T2 Avg. 8:00 HR 163

PM: Asics DS-Trainer #1: 78 / / Asics DS-Trainer #2: 87 / / Saucony Rides #1: 76 / / Saucony Rides #2: 79

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From James on Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 21:40:23

Maybe I should start wearing my FRB shirts on training run. Usually people just pull over and swear at me!

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