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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
10.300.000.000.000.000.000.0010.30
WM 090416 Miles: 0.11Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 2.60Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 2.60Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 2.60Saucony Rides #6B Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 45.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 45.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Legs and knee pretty sore. But otherwise ok. Looking more closely at yesterday's performance I took from it what I could and know more for next time. Now into the double digits and still learning... Overall good day. Slept in, then church, then  some errands...

WM 090416 Miles: 0.10
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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I had a horrible night's sleep. First, I was thinking too much about the race then I was just restless. I pretty dazed and confused Monday overall. The knee pain has already subsided and I'm going down stairs without a hitch so overall quick recovery. There is a slight pain in the outside of my left foot that I'll have to watch.

WM 090416 Miles: 0.01
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
2.600.000.000.000.000.000.002.60

Slept better last night but up early for work today. Just did the commute run in. Even the foot pain feels a little better. I was definitely crawling into work this morning but felt fine physically just sleepy... Avg. 11:02 no kidding

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 2.60
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
2.600.000.000.000.000.000.002.60

Left foot still a little funky but legs almost back to normal. Commute run in to work...

Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 2.60
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
2.600.000.000.000.000.000.002.60

Daja vu all over again. Easing back into a routine is about as exciting as tapering... I've been occupying my time with planning the next marathon. I seem to have a need to have that next date on my calendar. For a number of reasons I've decided on Salt Lake City again. I know there is Ogden around the same time and I came very close. However, I had a great experience in '08, it is close to home so my family can easily cheer, and I can train on the course. Commute run  in.

I forgot to mention I also looked ahead and I should complete by trip around the world the last week of Oct/first week of Nov. I have 172 miles to go today and am planning a very light mileage Oct...

Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 2.60
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

I thought about cutting and pasting one of my previous postings from this week. But then I realized that I switched up the mileage so opted against it :). The other runs were 2.6 for two reasons. One I thought it was funny that my daily runs were 1/10th the race on Sat and two I had to clean up the mileage on my spreadsheet to get to even halves so that I will know when I complete my circuit of the world. Just another commute run it. Have a great weekend everyone.

Saucony Rides #6B Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Good weekend so far. My grandparents are visiting from Chicago. Yesterday was a carnival at our church and then they watched our girls while Sandra and I went out to dinner to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.Today was just lounging around the backyard and playing with the girls.

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
10.300.000.000.000.000.000.0010.30
WM 090416 Miles: 0.11Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 2.60Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 2.60Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 2.60Saucony Rides #6B Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 45.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 45.50Weight: 0.00
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