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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
45.000.000.000.000.000.000.0045.00
Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 13.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 14.50RM 090416 Miles: 0.59Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 11.50Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 46.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 46.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

A very good Easter. Started the day with an Easter egg hunt with the girls. Then a great church service. After that I took my oldest up City Creek on a run. It has been so long since I pushed her up there. We went up to the watershed line and played for a little before heading back down. Then after my youngest get up headed back over to Memory Grove with the whole family for some Frisbee time.

Avg. 7:45 HR 152

Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 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

Opted to not start the week on a sleep deficit, 7 would have been better but still felt rested. The day went fine. When I headed out for my run after bedtime though the hail made me choose a treadmill run. Did the acceleration run again.

Avg. 6:23

Saucony Rides #6 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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Home loop. Nothing special. 

Avg. 7:22 HR 153

RM 090416 Miles: 0.38Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 8.00
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
3.500.000.000.000.000.000.003.50

A very sluggish and chilly mid-campus commute run.

Avg. 9:49 HR 135

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 3.50
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

A good day. Work continues to move in the right direction and the extra effort is starting to really pay off. The day did go a little long so I only ended up doing 6 when I had planned 8 but something is better than nothing. I did the short home loop with an even push throughout. The first mile was the only one over 7:00 (at 7:19). 

Avg. 6:36 HR 175

Obviously something funky about the HR. But it was the monitor, it had my Max HR at 227 bpm! That is my main complaint about the Garmin 350, I have gone through 4 monitors in the last few years. This one may have been static and will be gone in today's run but the others had the batteries leak.

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Asics DS-Trainer #5 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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

I'm guessing the static theory for the HR was right. Today seemed fine. Did a modified home loop with a stadium pass. It was super windy, super chilly and started to SNOW!

Avg. 7:34 HR 143

RM 090416 Miles: 0.20Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 7.00
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
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

Didn't end up doing the SLRC 5K. My wife still did but between the cold weather and early start opted to stay home and make waffles with my kids. After that did the Japan Festival downtown. Overall good morning with a very random run to finish it off. Legs sore but this is my highest mileage week in well over a year and had the faster run on Thur so overall very good. In fact it is my longest since the week of Jan 17th 2010 and it will be a while till I get to that again (54 mi).

Avg. 7:58 HR 147

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
45.000.000.000.000.000.000.0045.00
Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 13.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 14.50RM 090416 Miles: 0.59Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 11.50Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 46.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 46.50Weight: 0.00
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