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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
59.000.000.000.000.000.000.0059.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.34Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 20.00Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 11.50Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 27.50
Night Sleep Time: 44.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 44.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

I was not sure about this one but it had been two years in the making. In 2010 I had attempted a Timpanogos summit with a friend. We went a bit late in the year and there was too much snow and it got really bad when we got to the part with the most scramble. We couldn't see the top and cold fingers and toes turned us back. Well after many failed attempts with schedule conflicts we decided to give it a go today. Now I know this was not the smartest thing to do the day after a half marathon but it was worth it. The weather was perfect and we had a great time. The bonus was I did get to soak my legs in the ice cold runoff on our way down...

Summit pic

 

Goat sighting

 

No I didn't jump just forgot to restart the Garmin after our summit break for about half a mile. All other breaks I did not stop the Garmin so the time has those other breaks included.


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

My legs felt surprisingly good. Not back to normal but considering the test I have given them the last 48 hr I was expecting worse. I did a southerly loop. I saw a large number of runners out tonight. Most running with traffic in the dark which always seems insane to me but to each their own. It was a nice relaxing run.

Avg. 7:47

RM 090416 Miles: 0.11Brooks Launch Blue #3 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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

AM: Mt. Calvary Cemetery commute run. This is a beast of a run for me. Miles 5 and 6 have 700 ft of ascent in them... Legs sore but moving in the right direction. Doing runs like this keep me slow but still doing some strength. Got to sleep in a little which is always nice as well.

Avg. 8:58 HR 140

PM: Bad time management and a work related distraction prevented my PM run... Goose egg.

RM 090416 Miles: 0.12Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 7.00
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
11.500.000.000.000.000.000.0011.50

AM: Had to be in work by 5:30am so only time for the direct commute run.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 9:54 HR 127

PM: The swinging pendulum that is the work/life balance... I was at lab a total of 14 hr today. At least I made it home for dinner with the family. That is a perk of only living 2.5 mi away. After I finished for the night I did a late night downtown run. From campus to Memory Grove, past the Court House, and back up.

Mi 9 Avg. 8:09 HR 142

Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 11.50
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

AM: Did not want to push my luck with stress/recovery so I slept in a little this morning. then did an extended SugarHouse commute run in.

Mi 8 Avg. 8:58 HR 141

RM 090416 Miles: 0.10Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 8.00
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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Travel day, so a rare AM Suicide Loop.
Nothing special about the run, just looking forward to the weekend.

Avg. 8:21 HR 138

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 7.00
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
12.500.000.000.000.000.000.0012.50

AM: 1.5 mi from the hotel to Grants Trail and then an out-n-back to the trail head. It was a good run and I even saw a deer.

8 mi Avg. 8:38 HR 128

PM: Random roads with Dennis. It has been over 6 yr since I ran with my college roommate and teammate. Way too long... It was great catching up over even this short run.

4.5 mi

Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 12.50
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
59.000.000.000.000.000.000.0059.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.34Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 20.00Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 11.50Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 27.50
Night Sleep Time: 44.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 44.00Weight: 0.00
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