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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: 35.50 Year: 2123.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 253.75
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: 254.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
55.500.000.000.000.000.000.0055.50
RM 090416 Miles: 0.54Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 20.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 21.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 45.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 45.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.000.000.000.0014.00

I set my alarm for 7 hr of sleep but woke up after 6... My legs felt surprisingly good after the track race yesterday. I did a sunrise south run, past Suicide Rock, to 45th south and back via Sugar House. 

Avg. 8:03 HR 142

RM 090416 Miles: 0.06Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 14.00
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

A&W commute run. VERY nice weather this morning. On 16th east I ran into two racoons. At first I thought they were cats but they stopped and let me check them out for a little. The rest of the run in was fine.

Avg. 8:58 HR 144

RM 090416 Miles: 0.35Asics 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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Nothing too exciting planned for this week. All A&W commute runs. From now through the 20th I am pretty booked with work but I'll do my best. The weather at least mixed it up for me today. It rained the majority of the way in and was pretty windy that last mile up to campus. 

One good thing of note is that this year I already have 379 more miles than last year and essentially a quarter of the year to go. So even though my high mileage weeks are still moderate the consistency after the injury is definitely back.

One more stat is that I broke 28,000 mi last week for my lifetime count. I just wish I would have started keeping track in the spring of 1995 when I started running distance instead of the late fall of 1997... I might even be over 30,000 mi now.

Avg. 8:19 HR 142

Brooks Launch #1 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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

As warned, another A&W commute day. At least the rain held off. I was feeling very sluggish this morning but that is understandable with the work load. 3 manuscripts to review and a class this week on top of the normal workload...

Avg. 8:49 HR 149

Saucony Rides #7 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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Brrr... Winter sure decided to show up today. No snow in the valley but it was 39F with drizzle the entire run in. I was dressed for it so it was kind of refreshing.

Avg. 8:45 HR 144

Asics DS-Trainer #5 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
2.500.000.000.000.000.000.002.50

That is not a typo, I did get 8 hr of sleep last night. I did not have experiments this morning so when my alarm went off I opted to sleep in an extra two hours, computer work is more flexible. I ended up doing the Wakara instead of A&W commute run because of that but I'm thinking I may do a long run tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone and to those in Long Beach, headed to Chicago and whatever other big races there are this weekend run fast and have fun!

Avg. 8:25 HR 151 Ascent 382 ft Descent 95 ft

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 2.50
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
15.000.000.000.000.000.000.0015.00

AM: Opted out of one long run to do a family run and get another full night's sleep. So we did a SugarHouse loop pushing both girls. 

5 mi Avg. 9:27 HR 133 A 400 ft D 375 ft

PM: Quicker south Suicide Rock plus.

10 mi Avg. 7:03 HR 157 A 1298 ft D 1271 ft

RM 090416 Miles: 0.13Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 15.00
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
55.500.000.000.000.000.000.0055.50
RM 090416 Miles: 0.54Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 20.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 21.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 45.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 45.00Weight: 0.00
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