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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
80.000.000.000.000.000.000.0080.00
Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 14.75Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 32.25Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 33.00
Night Sleep Time: 43.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Slept in to get a full recovery. Then after church and lunch went for a run in the "nice" winter runner. I even went in shorts. It was chilly to start out but felt fine over the whole run. I just went south and back. Mi 8 Avg. 7:59 HR 140

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.000.000.000.006.75

AM?: May try for a two-a-day. We have a job candidate in so I have an extra meeting. Then the students come back today so I have all three of mine to manage today. At least I get to finish off the day with a dinner out. We'll see what I'm up for after a belly full of curry... Modified commute run. Mi 6.75 Avg. 9:36 HR 132 Climb +1019ft/-698ft

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.75
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
9.250.000.000.000.000.000.009.25

Ran into Albert Wint on the way into work. It is always good to catch up with him. Then continued on to work. I was later than I thought and cut my run shorter than initially planned. The day went down hill from there and I ended up pretty sick to the stomach by 3pm. I think it was bad leftovers but not sure. Avg. 8:18 HR 140

Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 9.25
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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

10 hrs in "bed" but not much sleep. At 3pm yesterday I got food poisoning like symptoms that lasted until 2am. Woke up feeling much better and after a day of hydration just ran south and back. Avg. 7:55 HR 132

Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 10.00
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: Commute run. Felling much better than yesterday. Altered the course a bit. Mi. 6 Avg. 9:09 HR 147

PM: Treadmill workout. Always great to get moving after not feeling well. Did ~2 mi warmup and then 5 miles at sub-6:00. I varied the pace from 10.1 mph and increased 0.1 each mile for four and then each 0.1 mile for the last mile. Mi. 7 Avg. 6:07

Saucony Rides #7M 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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

So where have I been. Let's say hectic work and life, so it goes. Running is still moving along just not the blogging side. The air is starting to drive me nuts, we need environmental reform!

I ran to City Creek and had it to myself for the whole run. The only person I saw was arriving as I was leaving. Still got into work and started before 9am. Overall, the best start to a day this week. Mi 12 Avg. 8:03 HR 136

Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 12.00
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
21.000.000.000.000.000.000.0021.00

Another tough night of sleep. But this morning was much harder to get up. Did end up watching two movies that friends from work had lent me Wall E and Mama Mia both cute movies. Today I decided I didn't want to add to the damage the valley air has been doing to my lungs so I ran up Emigration over a little and back. Saw a number of people out doing the same. Fun run. Took it very easy, goal was even effort both ways.

Out Avg. 8:37 HR 145 (~10 mi up 0.5 dwn)
Back Avg. 6:50 HR 149 (0.5 mi up ~10 dwn)

4 bpm difference, I'll take that...

Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 21.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
80.000.000.000.000.000.000.0080.00
Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 14.75Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 32.25Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 33.00
Night Sleep Time: 43.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.00Weight: 0.00
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