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December 11, 2019

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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 November 3, 2019 done 

London Marathon April 26, 2020

Tokyo Marathon 2021???...

And my largest challenge to date, raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my cancer survivorship and in memory of those lost to blood cancer...

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: 6.50 Month: 57.75 Year: 2232.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 273.00
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 272.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 268.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 267.75
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 262.00
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 262.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

First, I want to wish every one heading to the marathon this week safe travel to St. George tomorrow.

Second,  run hard and have FUN!!!

Decided to stick with the two workouts per week theme. Felt a little tired this morning but not as bad as Monday. Once on the track things cleared up some. For how much I dreaded speed work in my past it is a very welcome companion after the injury.

Did a 2 mi warmup to the track not enough but the first quarter took care of the rest.
Avg. 9:21 HR 127

Then did the same 5x400 with 200 rest. Reported split time and heart rate (rest time and HR).

1. 82.8 HR 159 (85/148)
2. 79.4 HR 181 (83/158)
3. 76.9 HR 174 (86/168)
4. 76.6 HR 175 (89/165)
5. 74.8 HR 177

Cool down up to campus, slightly different than last week. 2.5 mi.
Avg. 9:50 HR 149

Overall an improvement from last week and everything still moving in the right direction.

RM 090416 Miles: 0.03Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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