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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 2019

London Marathon 2020

And my largest challenge to date, raise $20,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in honor of my cancer survivorship...

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: 0.00 Year: 2084.75
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 250.75
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 254.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 252.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 252.25
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 253.50
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 248.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 50.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
33.500.000.000.000.000.000.0033.50
Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 13.50Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 5.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.10
Night Sleep Time: 40.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 40.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.000.000.000.005.50

Still up before my alarm. But at least I got some decent sleep. I was up once or twice through the night with some storm action. This led to a very muggy run but it still felt good. I pushed a few stretches but still kept it relaxed. Anxious to get back to real training but need my schedule a little better defined and need a target race. Definitely nothing on the calendar right now.

Avg. 8:16 HR 132

 

Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Up before 4am. Part of the early waking is an earlier bedtime. Really the best way to get everything in the day. Morning is easier to get the run and some work in than the evening. Saw two deer at the end of my block. 

Avg. 8:51 HR 119

Saucony Rides #11 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

Nice morning run. Nothing special.

Avg. 7:56 HR 146

Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Just to work. No run. Trying to catch up with some remaining Utah to do list items.

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

Doing what I can. The office set-up is going well and I got a lot done yesterday. Started the day off right but crawled the rest of the day. Say three deer this morning about a quarter mile from the house. 

Avg. 8:41 HR 126

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

Happy Friday. This week seemed the most routine. It also marks the end of my first official week on the job. Things are going slower than I would like. I had hoped to have finished off more on the data end but I did at least get my office and computer setup finalized. So next week should be good to go. The run this morning was nice. 

Avg. 9:10 HR 120

Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 5.00
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Did a few more miles with some spots a bit quicker but my heal did complain. Even with that it was a nice run. Then the day was chores around the house. I have to give it to Craftsman. We had purchased a lawnmower and weedwacker in St. Louis. They spent the last 7 years in storage as our last place had lawn care with the rent. I just filled them with the right gas and oil combos and they started right up. The lawnmower did need a gas line replaced which turned out to be the rest of my afternoon but all and all happy to have that done and to have mowed the grass again for the first time in over 7 years. 

Avg. 7:46 HR 135

RM 090416 Miles: 0.10Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 8.00
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
33.500.000.000.000.000.000.0033.50
Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 13.50Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 5.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.10
Night Sleep Time: 40.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 40.00Weight: 0.00
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