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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: 0.00 Month: 131.75 Year: 131.75
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 294.75
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 303.50
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 302.25
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 294.00
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 299.00
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 293.75
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Brooks Launch Silver A #20 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Brooks Launch Silver B #21 Lifetime Miles: 23.00
Saucony Rides Blue A #26 Lifetime Miles: 35.25
Saucony Rides Blue B #27 Lifetime Miles: 28.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
15.001.000.000.000.000.000.0016.00
Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 16.00
Night Sleep Time: 41.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 41.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Continued in "recovery" mode. Still no word about the grant I'm hoping that means it is better and doesn't need a lot of work that or it was such a headache that my boss put it aside... In either case it is supposed to be submitted to the university tomorrow for final submission on Thurs. In the meantime I'm to be working on the second grant for Friday and a presentation for my lab meeting tomorrow. Oh boy!

Spent the morning with Kaitlyn, just did a treadmill run and now back to it...

 


Saucony Rides #3 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
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I really wanted to start this week out right. But with lab meeting and then thinking I could do bench work while finishing up the odds and ends of my grant I ended up being in lab from 5:30am to 6pm... That alone would be fine except now I start shift two. Goal is to be asleep before midnight. No run as it didn't seem like the best thing with lack of sleep and what else I still have to accomplish tonight.

I forgot the most important part. I did get a running surprise. The St. George Results Book arrived today and Kaitlyn and I are featured front and center in the internal picture montage. It was a nice surprise. Also, Josh S. made it in there as well though he looks like he might have just run a little bit harder than I did :)...

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

Last night Kristen reminded us that the person who coined the phrase slept like a baby didn't have kids. She finally tired herself out but not after frazzling mommy a bit. I unfortunately passed out from the long day and actually woke up exactly one hour after my alarm was set for... The day ended up going fine despite the fatigue of the day and night before. Overall very frustrated about the horrible parking situation at The U took me over 20 min to find a spot twice today! What a waste of time. But otherwise things are moving alone in the right direction and one way or another the grants will be behind me in 10 days. Just a few on the treadmill to stay sane. I haven't talked about my knee much and I have to admit I still feel something but not enough to make me concerned at this time. Next month (with at least the grants out of the way) I will focus on getting my weekly mileage back into the 40 range.

Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 3.00
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

Well today is the day. I decided to do some bench work while trying to complete the grant. It led to a very long day. However, when it finally ended at 12:05am I had one of the grants submitted. After bedtime I decided a few miles on the treadmill were in order.

Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 3.00
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

VERY tired and still one more grant to go. The day was a fun break though. We co-op at Kaitlyn's school and I got to go and play with all the 2yr olds this morning. Then into lab for a little more bench work and then back to grant number two. Soon it will all be over and back to just the "normal" workload. As reward for getting the first grant done I went home a half hour early and ran outside pushing Kaitlyn. 

Saucony Rides #3 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
2.001.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Today I was pretty tired. However, I was still going to town on the second grant. It was due to the internal powers that be today. The day went fine and I did a "hard" run on the treadmill. 

Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Nearly 7hrs of sleep with only two interruptions. The rest of the day I was finishing up some loose ends with lab. I thought I would be done at 10am and didn't finish up until nearly 3pm. Then spent the rest of the day with family.

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
15.001.000.000.000.000.000.0016.00
Saucony Rides #3 Miles: 16.00
Night Sleep Time: 41.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 41.00Weight: 0.00
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