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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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Probably could put down 8hrs of sleep but with two wakeups I rounded

down. I think I'm now fighting the cold that my wife and daughter had

as my entire body was achy. That being said it was a good morning for a

run. Mid-40s F w/ little to no wind and a slight drizzle/snow the whole

way. My knee acted up a little but I think that was fatigue more than

anything. Last nights rest helped. Today marks my longest run since St.

George and my longest week since the first week of Sept... I saw four deer during the run and ran 1+ miles with "Jason" a 40yr old that has done 34 marathons and 4 IronMan races. I just realized I told him I've done 10 marathons when I've only done 9... The pace the whole way was slow but today was more about seeing a 50 in my weekly total again. Avg. 8:16 HR 145

Saucony Rides #5G Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00
Comments
From timp on Sat, Apr 04, 2009 at 22:54:38 from 66.167.51.6

First time on your site, but I like your plans for the year. While I'm not quite at your pace, I think I can steal some of the goals.

Good luck, man.

From wheakory on Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 01:14:45 from 24.116.153.110

The run was worth it seeing the deer. Nice run. It's great to see you being successful.

Hey! were both making progress. I hope your sleep is good for next week. It's hard to feel like training when you don't know how well you'll be able to sleep. That really makes it hard to plan the weekly miles.

Have a good day with your family tomorrow.

Are you going to watch the SLC marathon in a couple weeks?

From Adam RW on Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 09:27:08 from 98.202.223.65

Thanks Kory. The deer were cool. They were trapped between the freeway and residential fences so they ran alongside me for a little before realizing I wasn't chasing them and then they just stopped to watch me pass.

The progress is not fast enough and it always seems like there is one step back for every forward. I'm just trying to keep a positive attitude about it and take whatever I can get.

I thought about helping out at mile 2 but hadn't followed through with that yet. We'll see...

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