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Vulcan 10K

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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
Race: Vulcan 10K (6.21 Miles) 00:39:28, Place overall: 46, Place in age division: 6
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.756.250.000.000.000.000.009.00

This is the premier race in Alabama. It is run as the State Championship and therefore brings out all the runners including a large number that travel etc.

Luckily traffic and parking are not issues here so I got up at 6:30am, left at 7am, and got to the start line with about 30 min to warm-up. It is also hosted out of a show venue so you don't even have to deal with porta potties.

It was raining this morning though. Fortunately that brought in some cooler weather. It was close to 80 yesterday but 60s this morning. The rain was more of a mist during the race and didn't really pick up till the cool down.

Ran with a number of different people but was mostly mixed in with some of the top females. I will also have to confess that I was beat by a guy pushing a stroller... But at least it was Damon Cox. 

Overall, I was happy with the run and my only goal was to break 40 so I got that.

The course has a pretty good hill in the middle.

Asics Japan #1 Gold Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From bgrun on Sat, Nov 07, 2015 at 14:17:52 from 107.139.157.84

Glad you beat your goal. Hope you had fun.

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