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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
73.000.000.000.000.000.000.0073.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.36Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 20.50Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 21.50Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 18.50Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 40.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 40.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.000.000.000.007.50

Very long day. I was in lab until after 2AM and not asleep until 3AM. Luckily I could sleep in. However, then it was a day of work. Finally took a breather at 5pm for a BBQ dinner with the neighbors followed by a stadium loop run with John, then back to work until 1AM... Oh boy!!! 

Avg. 8:42 HR 126

RM 090416 Miles: 0.03Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 7.50
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
8.500.000.000.000.000.000.008.50

AM: Slept in a little then direct commute run. Another busy day but felt good about what I got accomplished. 

Mi 2.5 Avg. 9:41 HR 134

PM: Such a great day out. A&W commute run home. Then after dinner and some playtime with the girls back to lab. About to call it a night. I can't do after midnight three nights in a row anymore...

Mi 6 Avg. 7:18 HR 146

RM 090416 Miles: 0.05Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 8.50
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
12.500.000.000.000.000.000.0012.50

AM: Well I didn't exactly stick to plan and up not going to sleep until late again. Fortunately, I was able to sleep in a little. Then I did the A&W commute in.

Mi 6 Avg. 9:20 HR 137

PM: Today was busy but good. Then ended it with the A&W in reverse.

Mi 6.5 Avg. 8:00 HR 133

RM 090416 Miles: 0.05Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 12.50
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
12.500.000.000.000.000.000.0012.50

AM: For the first time since last Thursday I was in bed before 1am. However, I had an early experiment today so still not much sleep... The experiment went well and now time for some food and back to the computer. Direct commute run.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 10:14 HR 131

PM: Well sleep deprived or not I wanted a longer run home. I did the Memory Grove/Downtown commute run home. It is nice except the climb up 13th south, that is a killer.

Mi 10 Avg. 7:25 HR 144

Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 12.50
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: Slept in this morning. No experiments. It felt nice. Then did the A&W commute run in.

Mi 6 Avg. 9:51 HR 130

PM: A relatively good day. Pieces off of items but still a long way to go... Luckily May has 31 days. Did reverse A&W + a little home. Then after some playtime and bedtime with the girls back to work.

Mi 7 Avg. 7:35 HR 143

Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 13.00
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Single run today. Just did the A&W commute in. Happy Friday everyone.

Avg. 9:18 HR 142

RM 090416 Miles: 0.22Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 6.00
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
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Up early to get in a workout. Not as much as I would have liked but I needed to do some work this morning. Then a fun family day. A walk, some pool time, errands, and ended with a burger and shake from B&D. Then back to the computer for a couple hours.

The run went well. Not as fast as I would have liked either but I've upped my mileage and downed my sleep so I'll take anything at this point. The two 5Ks are very different and I decided due to time and fatigue to scrap the third repeat.

1 mile warm-up 9:00 HR 128

5K 17:38 Avg. 5:41 HR 175

1 mile recovery 8:32 HR 146

5K 18:32 Avg. 5:57 HR 168 (75 ft less descent and 50 ft more ascent)

5 mile cool-down Avg. 8:18 HR 146



RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 13.00
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
73.000.000.000.000.000.000.0073.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.36Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 20.50Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 21.50Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 18.50Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 40.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 40.50Weight: 0.00
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