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March 2014

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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: 35.50 Year: 2123.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 253.75
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: 254.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
94.250.000.000.000.000.000.0094.25
Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 29.75RM 090416 Miles: 0.90Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 18.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 22.50Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 24.00
Night Sleep Time: 176.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 178.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.000.000.000.002.25

Finally got some sleep. The we did a family run of loops around the pound. First couple loops with the girls and then just with my wife while the girls played at the park. I will hopefully do a few more miles this evening but now for a day full of errands. Always something to do, right?

AM Avg. 8:53

PM Did not make the second run. Mostly due to family fun so that is ok. Did do the errands and a little bit of work. Overall a good day.

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 2.25
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Early AM run before the family woke. It was nice out. I do forget how much colder the humidity makes things feel. Even though it was in the mid-50s my hands got pretty cold by the end of the run. Saw a few people out. Not many animals but did hear a lot of birds.

Avg. 9:13

RM 090416 Miles: 0.90Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Day off due to work. Ended up having a late night with a dinner. Those are more fun than work but being away from home for 14 hours does tend to drain me.

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

Well I thought yesterday was long. I knew most of today was going to be booked with meetins but I still had a lot to get done in lab so I was in lab by 4AM. I think that is a new record of crazy. In total I was up 20 hours today but only worked 15 of those hours. I squeezed in a treadmill run after dinner. Finally took advantage of the grade change and did random 3 while increasing the speed every quarter mile by 0.2 mph.

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 3.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 3.00Weight: 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

Got some sleep finally. I was not as tired as I expected from the tough first two days of the week. Even finally managed to get a little work on the manuscript done. Came home a little early to get a run in before dinner and actually see the sun. It was nice out. Started my run just as a neighbor was passing so I did the first two miles with him. He is building his way up to a 10K. Did the home loop. I think it was my first time this year if not three months.

Avg. 8:23

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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5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

The days are blurring together. Hard to believe that it is already March... Treadmill run after dinner.

Avg. 7:47

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 0.00
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Happy Friday. Treadmill run after dinner. Have a great weekend.

Avg. 8:07

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 3.00
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM family run. First pound loop all four of us then 11 loops with my wife. Nice that the loop is a 1/3 of a mile and can see the playground.

Avg. 8:54

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Typical busy weekend. It is good to mix it up. Did do a little work but mostly family errands. Squeezed this run in before dinner. Really nice out at 70F.

Avg. 8:49

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.00
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
5.500.000.000.000.000.000.005.50

Trying to get back to my original routine. Up early and out the door. Saw two other runners and two deer. It was nice out, 45F at the start.

Avg. 9:48

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 5.50
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
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Tough time converting to the AM runs again. Up but in zombie mode. Amazes me how many other people I see out before 5AM. Did also see two sets of deer and a barred owl kept me company some of the run as well. One of the few bird calls I recognize. Temps were perfect, I was overdressed.

Avg. 9:37

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.00
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

Up a little later but still a long day at work. Almost skipped the run but decided three on the treadmill was better than nothing... Did the Random 3 at ~9mpm again.

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
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5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Trying to be better about sleep. Typical day, 11 hours at work and another 2 hours before bedtime. Did make it home in time to play with the girls a little and did a quicker run before hitting the computer again.

Avg. 7:45

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.00
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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Treadmill run after family dinner.

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 3.00
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Family loop of the pond and then 11 more loops with Sandra. Had to then work most of the day...

Avg. 8:56

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Did 3 on the treadmill before church. The weather has been nice enough to run outside but I've just been too swamped with work and just haven't felt like it.

 

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
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Treadmill run between dinner and more work. At least I'm consistant. Definitely not fun to read about though...

Avg. 8:02

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 3.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Very confusing day. Seems like whenever I have things figured out I get thrown a curve ball. But had a nice run and overall got what I wanted done. So I must be doing something right.

Avg. 8:13

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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About the same as yesterday...

Avg. 8:35

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Treadmill run and a little exercise.

Avg. 8:57

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Long day, 13 hours. Decided not to run tonight.

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
6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

1.5 miles with my daughter and then 5 on my own. Nice day out.

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Time off. Family visiting and very tired.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00Weight: 0.00
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Back to normalcy?

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Treadmill run.

Avg. 8:57

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Focus on sleep this week. Just a lot going on. Hope to be back to training shortly...

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Ditto from yesterday...

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Family outing. Girls on bikes, while we ran. They both made the full distance.

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Treadmill run after a long day.

Avg. 8:57

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 3.00
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
94.250.000.000.000.000.000.0094.25
Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 29.75RM 090416 Miles: 0.90Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 18.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 22.50Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 24.00
Night Sleep Time: 176.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 178.00Weight: 0.00
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