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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

https://pages.teamintraining.org/al/nyc19/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: 60.25 Month: 201.25 Year: 1765.50
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.46
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 209.50
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 201.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 204.25
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 203.50
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 200.75
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 209.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
52.003.000.000.000.000.000.0055.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.28Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 20.50Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 12.50Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 9.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 15.00
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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

A fun family day. There was another baptism at church this morning and then in the afternoon we walked the mall. I did a late evening run and ran into some friends and their new baby. I even got to hold her (2 wk old). The run was relaxing and I would even say a little cool at the end.

Avg. 7:52 HR 139; Ascent 1522 ft Descent 1530 ft

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 12.00
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

Happy Labor Day. Very busy day. Into work early to be home for a picnic with the family and friends. Then back to work for a few more hours before coming back home for a second picnic. Then a modified home loop with John.

Avg. 8:12 HR 136

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00
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
8.500.000.000.000.000.000.008.50

AM: Did not sleep well last night. Commute run in.

Avg. 10:18 HR 125

PM: Solo home loop. The weather was nice and I enjoyed the run.

Avg. 7:51 HR 139

RM 090416 Miles: 0.27Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 2.50
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: Commute run. Dare I say that it was chilly this morning?

Avg. 9:56 HR 155

PM: Evening trail run (headlamps at end). Shoreline to City Creek and then back on the roads. Ran with John.

Avg. 9:32 HR 132

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 2.50Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 12.50
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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Quick shortened home loop after a fairly productive day. 

Avg. 7:08 HR 166

Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 3.00
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
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

Commute run in to end the work week. Out late last night so slept in a little this morning.

Avg. 8:58 HR 144

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Run in Rhythm 5K (3.17 Miles) 00:20:09, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.003.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: Did the free 5K associated with the Be Well Utah Family Health Fair. It was a fun run but I made a major minor race mistake. I did not look at the map before the race. I was pushing both girls in the race so I figured I would have people to follow. They had 600 registered and encouraged bandits.

I did a brief 1 mile warmup stroller free and then got the stroller fully loaded with both girls. The first mile and a half were mostly up with a sharp climb the final quarter of the first mile. About a 1/2 mile in there were 3 or 4 guys way up on the rest of the pack. Then a mid-pack of about 5-6 guys. I caught up with the mid-pack just in time to climb the hill. They put a bit on me and a few I had passed went back by me. However, we then hit the downhill and I caught them all just to find out that the lead guy of that mid-pack had lost sight of the leaders and we were lost. So I took the lead and guided the group back to the start/finish area and then by Garmin just added on another 0.6 mi. That is why it ended up being a little long... Oh well. The girls really enjoy being pushed during the races and besides asking why I was going "so slow" up the hills were a good cheer section to have along. Overall, it was still fun and then after my wife and I got our hardware (medals for 3rd and 1st in our age groups) we went home changed and then came back to meet friends for the health fair. It was fun and we got to spend a good hour playing on the football field and climbing the stadium stairs.

Mile 1: 7:09.89 HR 177 Ascent 157ft Descent 21ft
Mile 2: 6:06.89 HR 180 Ascent 66ft Descent 133ft
Mile 3: 5:51.90 HR 182 Ascent 28ft Descent 127ft
0.17 Mi: 1:00.59 HR 182 Ascent 5ft Descent 13ft

TOTAL: 20:09.27 HR 180

PM: Had to go into work for a very quick experiment after the girls bedtime so I ran to the Memory Grove overlook and back to finish off my week. I'm happy with the return to some mileage. In my typical fashion I'm going to try and keep playing it conservative with the recovery though and bounce back and forth between the 45 and 55 range for a few more weeks.

Mi 6, Avg. 7:51 HR 142

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 4.00Saucony Rides #6 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
52.003.000.000.000.000.000.0055.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.28Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 20.50Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 12.50Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 9.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 40.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 40.50Weight: 0.00
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