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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
57.000.000.000.000.000.000.0057.00
Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 22.00Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 30.00
Night Sleep Time: 39.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 39.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ouchie, ouchie. Can't believe how much a slow 20-miler kicked my butt. I decided I needed to work out some of the stiffness so did the home out-n-back before church. Down to 32F from the 60F yesterday but still felt very nice.

Avg. 10:52

Brooks Launch #4 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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Typical Monday. Welcome back to the grind. This was my calm day for the week. Was a little rainy out so just did the treadmill. Saved time not needing to warm-up after the run.

Avg. 8:34

Saucony Rides #10 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

Although it was nice enough to run outside I did the treadmill again. Tend to push a little more there than on the road and still needed to get into work early.

Avg. 8:06

Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 5.00
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

Rough night for sleeping. Up an hour before my alarm so turned it off but took over an hour to fall back to sleep. The day went about how they've all been going. Ultra busy. Next week is much clamer than the last two. Made it home in time for dinner with the family, then off to a father/daughter class at church, to a 5 mi treadmill run, and finished with another 1.5 hr of work. Tired just writing it down. Have a good night. Happy Hump Day...

Avg. 7:38

Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 5.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Finally a breather. Today I had the fewest meetings in almost two weeks. It was nice to catch-up with a little paperwork. Progression treadmill run: 8:34 to 5:18

Avg. 6:59

Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 5.00
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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

Ok day and relaxing evening. Time out with the family, movie treadmill run, time with the neighbors, and still a little more with the wife. Sqeezed in a lot of recreation. Up till midnight but it was a good end to another long week.

Avg. 7:54

Saucony Rides #10 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
20.000.000.000.000.000.000.0020.00

With the past midnight bedtime slept in a little. Had set the alarm for 6am woke-up at 5:59am. How's that for an internal clock? The run started off cool for what I was wearing, 25F. I warmed up by about mile 7 and started enjoying the run. Around mile 14 I took a spill though. It was a downhill section and my toe caught an uneven spot in the sidewalk. I've falling a number of times running over the last 20 years but this had to be one of the more spectacular. I did at least one roll and shattered the amphipod bottle in my belt. A passing car saw the whole thing and stopped but I just waved them on and kept going. About a mile later I started to assess the damage. I felt at least 5 contact points with the worst being where my fist dug into my ribs. Fortunately I was wearing one full layer so I thought my skin was ok only some damage to a glove. As soon as I got into the house Sandra pointed out I had bled through my shirt but the ribs are still the worst of it. I managed to do the final 6 miles and it appears that despite a bloody knee as well my legs are ok. Good news is no broken bones. Always feels more embarrasing to fall than painful.

Avg. 9:00

Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 20.00
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
57.000.000.000.000.000.000.0057.00
Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 22.00Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 30.00
Night Sleep Time: 39.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 39.50Weight: 0.00
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