A Balance, Redefined

December 2012

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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
252.500.000.000.000.000.008.00252.50
Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 81.50Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 76.00RM 090416 Miles: 1.29Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 34.50Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 29.50Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 31.00Saucony Compression Socks 1&2 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 179.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 179.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.000.000.000.0013.50

Big run with a big group on the JRP. It was a lot of fun and great to see so many talented runners. Even if I ended up getting dropped it was still fun to hang on as long as I could. Most in the group continued on for more mileage but I had to get back to a busy family day.

Avg. 6:32 HR 166

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 13.50
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
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

On my first visit to Eugene, OR. It is great getting to be at the track center of America. In predicted OR fashion it was drizzling on and off the entire day but during the run it felt good. I did the 6 mi of Pre's Trail and then ran over to the track on jumped on for a mile. The forth lap I could hear the bell. Each lap it rained a little harder and I kid you not when I was done the clouds broke and there was a rainbow. The rain started again during my cool down back to the hotel but really a cool experience. 

Trail and cooldown: Avg. 6:58 HR 150

Track time: 5:20 HR 184

Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 9.50
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

Very long day. Out the other direction on the trails along the river. Was in talks from 7:45am until 4:30pm out for the run and then more discussions until 8pm. It was a good day and another good run. 

Avg. 7:13 HR 145

Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 5.50
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

AM: Up before my alarm so I went for a run. Half loop of Pre's trail, dark and rainy but not that cold.

Mi 4 Avg. 8:37 HR 134

PM: No second run. My meetings ran over by nearly an hour.

Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 4.00
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
20.500.000.000.000.000.000.0020.50

AM: Nice being in the different time zone going west. Got up feeling rested but still at 6am local. Did a nice long run out and back on each side of the Willamette river and then the 200 ft climb up to Pre's Rock and one last loop past (but not on this time) Hayward Field. Temps were perfect and no rain this morning. Good run. Now a couple hours to decompress and back to Utah...

Mi 13.5 Avg. 8:26 HR 129

PM: There was way too much to process from the visit this week. Went for a second run after dinner out with the family. Suicide Loop with John.

Mi 7

Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 20.50
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
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

Back in town, back to too much work. Not sure how the hours slip away so quickly...
Only time for a commute run in.

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 2.50
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Work loop. Had to be in early again today because of a mishap yesterday. Ran into work and then looped back home to work from home. As has been the case lately more productive at home. Have a great weekend.

Avg. 9:00 HR 144

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 6.00
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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Wow this week really hammered me. The unfinished workload from the week before, the travel and meetings, and then family visiting. The good news is I got a good amount done yesterday and will be able to take the weekend off. Up early to get my run in and not mess with family plans. Did a downtown loop. Then spent the day playing with the girls and visiting with the in-laws. 

Avg. 8:52 HR 138

RM 090416 Miles: 0.02Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Still with family plans. Got up early and dragged my brother and sister-in-law up to the living room. There was talk of going up to the beacons but I forget and they didn't realize the elevation effect coming from sea level. It was still a fun hike and the clouds cleared for a little to give a nice sunrise. The snow cover made for a pretty scene and it is always fun being the first on a trail with fresh snow. Afterwards another day of family fun. Including a trip up to Park City and an early birthday dinner.

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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM: Visitors or no had to go into work today. Was not feeling hot and had stomach problems on the way in... 

Mi 5.5 Avg. 10:07 HR 132

PM: Commute run home a little early to go out for a final dinner before the guests left. Stomach feeling better but the HR was up there.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 7:55 HR 168!

Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 8.00
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
8.500.000.000.000.000.000.008.50

AM: With not feeling hot yesterday decided to sleep in a little. Still in to work at a decent time and then a full day back on writing. I have been a broken record about this manuscript for too long. It is getting out of my hands this week no matter what! Commute run in.

Mi 3 Avg. 9:02 HR 157, HR monitor was slipping around.

PM: Had a productive day. Stadium Loop with John.

Mi 5.5 Avg. 8:49 HR 127

Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 8.50
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
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

AM: There is something with my head and knowing that I have to wake-up. I needed to be in early to work but got up almost an hour before my alarm. Laid there for awhile and then up into work before 6 AM. It was crazy windy but luckily it was to my back most of the way into work. Temperature wise I cannot believe it is mid-December. Feeling much better than Monday. Commute run in. 

Mi 3 Avg. 9:45 HR 145

PM: Today was crazy busy but not as focused as I'd have liked. I pushed a little more than normal on the way way and did the A&W in reverse.

Mi 6.5 Avg. 7:02 HR 159

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 9.50
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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM: Slept in a little. Then direct commute run in. A lot of early days lately. But at least it is a good way to get a heads up on the day. As is usually the case today is going to be all meetings. Spaced just perfectly to not get much else done. We will see, I guess meetings are part of work and become a bigger part of it as you go up the food chain.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 10:20

PM: Well today was a busy one. Hard to get the work I need done done... But finding that balance is what it is all about, in work and outside. After dinner did a short home loop just get the head cleared.

Mi 4.5 Avg. 8:34 HR 152

Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 7.00
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
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

I woke up with a pretty bad sinus headache but otherwise feel fine. The "run" into work was pedestrian. The weather has just been so perfect for running though.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 10:44 HR 138

HAPPY FRIDAY!

Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 2.50
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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

I had hoped to join the J-Crew from this mornings run but between time constraints, not feeling 100% this week and the 3-7 inches of snow on the ground got up an hour earlier and just did a solo Avenues, Temple, and A&W Loop. The snow looked so nice and the footing was not that bad. Overall a good run. Then 1/2 hour of upper body for shoveling, joys of a corner lot is that there is lots of sidewalk. After that moved to decorating a gingerbread house with the family and the rest of the day is family fun...

Mi 12 Avg. 8:27 HR 141

Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 12.00Saucony Compression Socks 1&2 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
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Slept in and then a very busy family day. Started with a choir performance, then home before lunch out with friends from church, and then Click, Clack, Moo at the SLAC. Unfortunately had to end the day working instead of with a run...

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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Slept in on accident. Up too late last night and went straight through my alarm and then into lab to a typical Monday. Ask Garfield, that's not a good thing... Had to work more at night so only did a quick treadmill run. 

Saucony Rides #8 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
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

Well today I turned 35. It is amazing how quickly time goes by and that it is anything but constant. It really does seem like each year is faster and I am honestly blending this December with last. I just cannot believe it has been a whole year.

AM: In very early into work but took a mid-campus commute. 

Mi 4 Avg. 9:23 HR 164?

PM: Since today is also my daughter's birthday we spent the evening as a family at the zoo to see the Christmas lights, the nocturnal animals out and about, and Santa. After cupcakes went on a stadium loop with John.

Mi 5 Avg. 8:46 HR 127! what a contrast in HR from this morning.

Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 9.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Writing day. Slept in a little and then worked from home. Took a mid-afternoon loop of SugarHouse and then back to writing.

Avg. 7:14 HR 162

Brooks Launch Blue #3 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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Well this week has not turned out to plan. But it is what it is and the world keeps spinning. Did a Suicide Loop and it was much colder than the 27F the iPhone told me. But it was still enjoyable. I am glad I got it in.

RM 090416 Miles: 0.05Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 7.00
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
11.000.000.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Slept in and then errands. Worked from home after that. Took a late afternoon south loop. I wore shorts and t-shirt. Probably a little cold for that but it felt good. I pushed this run a little more than lately.

Avg. 7:14 HR 150

RM 090416 Miles: 0.22Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 11.00
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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

With the errands yesterday morning I had to make up some time and worked this morning. Then after lunch want for a Memory Grove loop from home. Shorts and t-shirt again. Today it was much more appropriate. I cannot believe it is almost Christmas and the weather is still near perfect for running. 

Avg. 8:12 HR 139

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 12.00
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Evening solo home loop. Nothing special.

Avg. 8:32 HR 143

Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Ended up having to work most of today. But finally got the manuscript revisions done... That took much longer than expected but mostly due to other items going on at the same time. Nice to have it out before Christmas though. Did get to go home a bit early and spend some time with the family but no running.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Sometimes I'm a loony. Up late prepping for Christmas and then I was like a little kid and woke up way too early. i had to take care of one item in lab so I ran to lab. It was amazing on the streets in the snow and no one around. I was back way before the rest of the family woke up and was able to get a fire going in the fireplace and breakfast started. It was a nice lazy day opening presents and playing with the girls and virtual Skype visits with family. In the afternoon we went sledding and had tons of fun!

Merry Christmas!

Avg. 8:47 HR 143

Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.000.000.000.0011.00

AM: With the girls out of school split the morning. Ran into work took care of a couple things and then ran home to watch the girls while Sandra did her workout then back to work. 

Mi: 5 Avg. 9:58 HR 138

PM: Very snowy SugarHouse area loop with John. It was a perfect winter running night.

Mi: 6 Avg. 8:49 HR 146

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 11.00
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
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

AM: Another very snowy run. It is crazy out there today. Did the commute run in early, hoping to leave a little early to get in another nice snow run.

Mi 3

PM: Getting in the mileage. It was hard to believe that it was the same day. I did a Memory Grove loop with John and then solo run home.

Avg. 8:35 HR 133

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 13.00
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
10.500.000.000.000.000.000.0010.50

AM: Commute run in.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 9:34 HR 143

PM: Memory Grove loop with John.

Mi 8 Avg. 8:40 HR 139

RM 090416 Miles: 1.00Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 10.50
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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Treadmill while Sandra was out running. Good sleep trend this week 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 hours.

4 mi acceleration 8:30 to 5:20...

PM: A little work today and another family trip to the sledding hill. Then out for a SugarHouse neighborhood loop.

8 mi Avg. 8:18 HR 149

Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 12.00
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
10.000.000.000.000.000.008.0010.00

So hard for me to fathom that tomorrow is the last day of the year. It honestly feels like it started yesterday to me. For that matter it still feels like it is 2009... Where does the time go? Just did a south loop after a long day of family activities.

Avg. 8:15 HR 158

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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A year-end recap

 

As always thanks to all who have supported me this year. It was so nice to partly be back on the blog. I don’t feel like I have contributed as much as I used to/should, but I still appreciate the support.

 

This year has been such a wild ride. In January I thought I’d be moving by June. Then in March I knew we’d be in Utah at least until the following June. That definitely caused some disruption in planning and life and was the constant undercurrent to this year. I also traveled more this year than any year to date. However, throughout it all I have maintained one of my highest mileage years since I started recording in Nov ’97 and was on 6 publications bringing my total to 23.

 

In fact with the run today I also hit a major running milestone, 50,000 km! Initially, and based off the 5K this spring, I was hoping to hammer a PR 5K today but that will have to wait. I started planning it when I hit the 30,000 mi mark. However, I never thought I’d get it done in 2012. The nice coincidence is that by hitting this mark I am exactly 1 mile into my 3rd highest mileage year ever. The only years higher are my record breaking 2008 (fun to turn 30) and the follow-up 2009 (2005 = 2564 4th, 2009 = 2674 2nd, and 2008 = 2797 1st).

 

Sunday when I started planning how to divide the final 22 mi to the mark I thought it would be nice to run 10 mi on Sunday so that I could have a 12 mile run as my last run of 2012. Yes I am a number freak. I am not exactly sure how this happened except that there were finally no major injuries and I kept consistent. My lowest mileage week was the first week of the year with only 23 miles. However, after that I had all additional weeks at or above 30 miles, with 23 weeks at or above 50 miles. Unlike 2008 when I had a number of weeks over 80 miles and four over 90 miles, my highest mileage week this year was a 74.5. By no means was this my fastest year and I was definitely more of a tortoise than a hare this year but I still managed one PR, a first since July of 2009! I also managed 11 races, more than 2010 and 2011 combined. It felt so great being back to running again.

 

Even as late as heading out the door this morning I was still planning on hitting some type of hard miles within this run. However, seeing the snow again and the ice underneath made footing very questionable at most places. At 3 mi I thought about turning around and doing the 5K on the treadmill but even with the questionable footing I was in need of the long run outside and just went with it. It snowed on me the entire run and was just a nice easy and relaxing run. I went to Memory Grove via a quick stop in lab to take care of my only bench work. Then took South Temple back up toward home. Saw deer in a couple spots and a few other runners out there.

Avg.  9:00 HR 132

There is a lot more I would like to write about life changes etc., but I think for now and for the purposes of a running blog I will close here with 2565 miles this year and crossing that 50,000K finish line. Next up 40,000 mi. At my 5-year average this will take me until about 2016/17 to complete…

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 12.00
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
252.500.000.000.000.000.008.00252.50
Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 81.50Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 76.00RM 090416 Miles: 1.29Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 34.50Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 29.50Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 31.00Saucony Compression Socks 1&2 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 179.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 179.00Weight: 0.00
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