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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
43.500.000.000.000.000.000.0043.50
Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 18.50Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 10.00
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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Up early but also to bed early. Went to a neighbor's house four our first Alabama game yesterday. It was fun. All families with kids under 10. This morning was a short run as I also had some work to take care of before church. It is so hard for me to believe that it is already September...

Avg. 9:43 HR "52"... At this rate I'll have a heart rate of 10 bpm by the end of the year.

Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.000.000.000.007.50

Happy Labor Day. Sad to see summer go. No alarm but up by 5 A.M. anyway. It was warm and humid to start. As the run progressed a breeze kicked up and with 3 miles to go it started coming down hard and really cooled off things. It was a nice run.

Avg. 8:47 HR "58"

Brooks Launch #5 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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Actually attempted a workout today. Did the same 5 mile out and back but did it fartlek style surging between lamp posts. First as a (o = on; r = rest) 1o, 1r, 2o, 1r, 3o, 1r then as a 3o, 2r. It was good to mix it up. No deer during the run but I did see one while in the car on my way home.

Avg. 7:20

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

Up early but I started working and then time got away from me. Ended up doing the run in the evening in stead. It was somewhat pleasant out. Took it easy. Saw one buck. He was almost fearless letting me get within 10 ft of him before bolting. For a momment I was afraid he was going to charge.

Avg. 8:44

Brooks Launch #4 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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Up at 3 A.M. but then convinced myself to sleep a little more. It felt cool to me this morning. Also the most other runners I've seen 10 women and 2 other guys. Did still see two deer.

Avg. 9:46

Saucony Rides #10 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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Happy Friday. Up before 4 A.M. then out the door. Have an all day work retreat so have to get a little done before that. The first 4 miles of my run I did not see a single other person, even car. It is sometimes nice to have that level of solitude. I did see my first living armidillo. I'd seen a few roadkill, always reminds me of the armidillo in the Rango. It was good to actually see one alive.

Avg. 8:47

Brooks Launch #4 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
11.000.000.000.000.000.000.0011.00

I like the double digit days. Yesterday was a full one. I was wiped out. Got a good 8 hr of sleep last night and then did the Pig O&B. I will continue to ramp this run, heal allowed.

Avg. 8:09 (even had a 6:33 in the mix)

Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 11.00
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
43.500.000.000.000.000.000.0043.50
Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 18.50Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 44.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 44.00Weight: 0.00
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