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December 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
166.250.000.000.000.000.000.00166.25
Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 55.25Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 44.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 39.75Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 27.25
Night Sleep Time: 164.00Nap Time: 5.00Total Sleep Time: 169.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.250.000.000.000.000.000.006.25

Much chillier than I expected. It was like running in the clouds this morning with all the fog. Still felt good to get the week off on the right foot.

Avg. 9:26

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 6.25
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
5.750.000.000.000.000.000.005.75

Got a lot done yesterday but still did not sleep well. Ran with Josh this morning. It was nice out. Cool but nice, mid-50s.

Avg. 9:21

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 5.75
Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Long day, 6AM-11PM but some fun stuff mixed in. However, no time for a run.

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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran with Josh. It was a good run. Saw an armadillo.

Avg. 9:02

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Run before church group meeting and still into work a little after 7AM. Let's hear it for early morning days... Happy Friday.

Avg. 9:03

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

Woke up without an alarm and despite the rain decided for a morning run. It rained through mile 8 and the last two were warm. Made it home just as the family was waking so changed into dry clothes and shoes and then did a family 3 miles around the pond.

Avg. 8:41 for 10 mi
Avg. 10:11 for 3 mi

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 3.00Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Family day, no run...

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
10.250.000.000.000.000.000.0010.25

Typical Monday. Evening run to the Pig and back. Had to be the perfect evening for a run...

Avg. 8:02

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 10.25
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Group back up to three. Cold (relatively) but a good run.

Avg. 9:19

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 5.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.750.000.000.000.000.000.005.75

Solo very random run up and down all the streets in the immediate 1/2 mile area around my house.

Avg. 8:30

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 5.75
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

Group run. In the 20s this morning...

Avg. 9:08

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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No run. But did roller skate for an hour and a half!

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

Early AM, 10 miles on own. Felt like pushing it a little. Felt really nice out.

Avg. 7:55

Late AM, 3 mi family run after "Breakfast with Mary" at church.

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 13.00
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Long but fun family day. Had a birthday party at the Childrens' Science Center. Then met up with a different guy from church. He is more of a sprinter. 2 mi solo warm-up to his house four hard miles with him and then hobbled home. Hit a 6:10 for mile 6.

Avg. 7:22

Saucony Rides Silver #14 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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Long Monday... Treadmill run instead of the 50s plus rain.

Avg. 7:58

Saucony Rides Silver #14 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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Up an hour before my alarm. So worked a little before the run. A new guy joined us this morning. It was in the mid-50s and felt nice. It was good mixing up the conversation.

Avg. 8:41

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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No run long day. Left 6AM home 10PM. At least there was a good dinner and convesation involved (work) but still fun.

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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Run with Josh added on a little extra on my own. It was cool but nice.

Avg. 8:51

Saucony Rides Neon #12 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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Solo run in the cool weather. Feels nice out. Saw the start of the sunrise and a little frost. First run with my new birthday present (910XT), I like the display and vibrate alert.

Avg. 8:27
HR 138

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Had intended to do two runs today but family errands and chores took me well into the evening. Still got in the family pond run.

Avg. 9:57 HR 112

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 3.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Evening solo run after a day in Chattanooga. Very nice aquarium there.

Avg. 8:06 HR 142

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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Different run. Brought my gear to work and hit some trails on the way home. It is part paved part packed dirt along a stream. I'd been meaning ot run it since we moved here and finally decided today was the day. Even with the light rain it was still nice, helps that it was in the upper 50s.

Avg. 8:06 HR 144

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Had an exceptionally late night. Met up with a number of co-workers after the girls went down. 11 of us total. It was a fun evening but I felt it getting out of bed at 5AM this morning... Did my run with Josh in some very nice running weather. He was sore from his long run this weekend so it was the perfect match for my sleep deprived state.

Avg. 10:01 HR 131

Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 5.25
Night Sleep Time: 3.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 3.00Weight: 0.00
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No run. Worked from home in the morning and then family activities getting ready for Christmas.
 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Slept in and then a fun Christmas morning. Afterwards a family run/ride around the pond.

Avg. 8:02 HR 131

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Slept in again and then did a little around the house before a family run and movie night. Went to see Big Hero 6, it was a good one. The girls really laughed their heads off.

Avg. 7:55 HR 132

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
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5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Family run run/ride, not around the pond! The girls even seemed to enjoy it.

Avg. 9:07 HR 124

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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Solo evening run. Felt nice outside. Yet another shorts and t-shirt run... Can't believe it is the end of December.

Avg. 8:33 HR 135

Saucony Rides Orange #13 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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Solo run with some surges. Just did loops close to home to miss the biggest of the hills. Ran into a neighbor for one of hte loops.

Avg. 7:36 HR 147

Saucony Rides Orange #13 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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Slightly cooler because of the misty morning. Ran with Josh, hard to believe that only 1 day left in 2014.

Avg. 9:39 HR 127

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25
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
5.750.000.000.000.000.000.005.75

Solo run to send off the year. Had to work some of the day and then dinner party at a friend from church's house.

Avg. 9:40 HR 127

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.75
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
166.250.000.000.000.000.000.00166.25
Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 55.25Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 44.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 39.75Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 27.25
Night Sleep Time: 164.00Nap Time: 5.00Total Sleep Time: 169.00Weight: 0.00
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