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October 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
101.750.000.000.000.000.000.00101.75
Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 25.25Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 18.50Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 35.50Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 22.25
Night Sleep Time: 125.00Nap Time: 6.00Total Sleep Time: 131.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.000.000.000.001.00

All work and no play make Homer something, something...

Slept in a little but then straight to work. Sat in front of the computer for 10 hr straight and feel like I only scratched the surface. As they say better late than never.

Did one mile on the treadmill to wake up. Now back to it.

Avg. 8:07

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 1.00
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
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Life continues to get in the way of living but at least I can run from time to time.
Ran with church group.

Avg. 9:14

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 0.00
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Busy with work from 5:30AM until midnight, no kidding...

Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 0.00
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Ditto to yesterday. Had a good talk today but really dead tired.

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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Got the run in. It felt great to actually do some distance.

Avg. 8:19

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 10.00
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
1.000.000.000.000.000.000.001.00

Equally busy day. Just did one mile to stay "sane"...

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 1.00
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
5.500.000.000.000.000.000.005.50

Three of us this morning. Did see one deer. It was cooler but muggy. Also, can really tell it is fall. Can finish the whole run before the sun even starts to rise.

Avg. 9:40

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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No run work...

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Church run. Four of us this morning.

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 6.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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No run work, then travel to TN!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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No run. Enjoying the great outdoors of the Smoky Mountains.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Still no run. More wildlife and just taking a break.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Ditto, ditto. Mostly in the car today anyway...

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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Just three miles on the treadmill. Need to get something in my legs.

 

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Work, work, work...

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Ran with church group that equaled 1 this morning. Felt great out though. Then a good 12 hr of work plus more work tonight. Finally calling it quits.

Avg. 8:54

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

I did three on the treadmill while Sandra did three outside after the girls went down. It was a hard run after a hard week...

Avg. 7:28

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Family run around the pond. Then worked most of the day...

Avg. 9:04

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 3.00
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Was nice to catch-up on sleep the last two nights. Still so much work to do but had some family time today. Did a run after Sandra's run. It was cold enough that I saw my breath... Nice evening to get out.

Avg. 8:18

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 4.00
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Decided I've had enough being lazy. Way too many skipped runs in 2014... 11 hr day at work and then after dinner did a 4 miler in near perfect temps.

Avg. 8:36

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 4.00
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
7.500.000.000.000.000.000.007.50

Church group run. Four of us today. It was perfect running weather...

Avg. 8:53
 

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 7.25
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Up too late last night working and then had trouble falling asleep. Did sleep in for more hours in bed but feel less rested. Had a trunk-or-treat at the church and got in 10-miles. Feels good to be getting in some runs again, even as the work picks up. Did the hillier loop by my house.

Avg. 8:18

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 10.00
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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Up 30 min before my alarm. Actually felt like I finally made some headway on the paper I've been working on so feel more rested even though less sleep. Only two of us this morning. Not sure if the 40s scared away my new Southern counterparts... Saw one deer and a few others out running.

Avg. 9:39

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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This was a long week. Felt like I finally started getting some stuff done though. Had a little get together with the other faculty and then a nice quiet family evening. However, no run.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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I'm a robot. Up at my normal time and then worked until the family got up. Then we did our family run and spent the whole day together. Very low key day.

Avg. 8:34

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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.000.000.000.003.25

Even though the day was low key I was exhausted and went to sleep early last night. Got up early for a brief run. Big event at church today so I'm helping set up for that. Very slow run as I was off roading it checking out the near areas they have cleared for building and putting in a new lake. It is amazing to watch a lake be built. They started filling it in this month.

Avg. 9:51

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 3.25
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Out of the house from 6:30am-8:30pm... No run. Good day though including a dinner with an old co-worker who's here giving a talk.

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Group run in some soup. It was warm and humid out. It has been humid these last few days but I was surprised how warm it was. The group was four again with another new guy. We now have 7 different people that have shown up. Hopefully we'll have them all come one day.

Avg. 8:36

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.25
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Pretty good day. Just exhausted. Did 5 mi while it was still light out which is always nice. It actually felt too warm.

Avg. 8:55

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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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Not sure if it was the low 40s this morning or game 7 last night but no one showed up this morning. Turned out one of the guys got there late so adding the extra mile made it so I didn't see him on the back end. Because I said it was too hot last night it was too cold this morning. Should have worn gloves. 40 here feels like 30 in SLC...

Avg. 9:18

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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It is amazing what a difference a pair of gloves can make. Only a couple degrees warmer but dressed right and it felt great this morning. Happy Halloween!

Avg. 8;56

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
101.750.000.000.000.000.000.00101.75
Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 25.25Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 18.50Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 35.50Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 22.25
Night Sleep Time: 125.00Nap Time: 6.00Total Sleep Time: 131.00Weight: 0.00
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