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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: 198.25 Year: 2074.25
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 135.71
Brooks Launch Gray #17 Lifetime Miles: 247.75
Brooks Launch Silver A #18 Lifetime Miles: 254.25
Brooks Launch Silver B #19 Lifetime Miles: 252.00
Saucony Rides Blue #23 Lifetime Miles: 247.75
Saucony Rides Black A #24 Lifetime Miles: 253.50
Saucony Rides Black B #25 Lifetime Miles: 248.25
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 47.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
57.000.000.000.000.000.000.0057.00
Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 8.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.78Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 32.00Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 8.00Saucony Compression Socks 1&2 Miles: 15.00Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 47.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 47.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Finished off a great visit with my grandparents then dropped stuff off at lab to prepare for the week ahead. Overall, the weekend was very relaxing and it was good to visit with them. We had a lot of good food and fun. I then did an evening run from lab for the Memory Grove loop. 

Avg. 8:02 HR 144

Brooks Launch Orange #2 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
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

AM: It is so crazy that it is already October. I just do not know where time goes. The weather was perfect for running this morning and I did the lower campus commute run to enjoy a couple more miles in it. Left foot still a little sore but not as bad as Saturday afternoon. 

Mi 4.5 Avg. 8:43 HR 142

PM: Typical Monday work day. Mostly clean-up and set-up. But I do feel like I got a good amount off my list. Did a stadium loop with John.

Mi 5 Avg. 8:23 HR 132

RM 090416 Miles: 0.25Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 5.00Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 4.50
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
7.500.000.000.000.000.000.007.50

Today was a different day. I'm in a reading and writing phase at work and should stay home more often, less distractions... So that is what I did today. Rolled out of bed to my computer and only left for meals. Got some work done but need to do this more frequently. Then in the evening went into lab for a couple hours with a Memory Grove loop thrown in. Saw a tarantula near the mouth of Dry Creek and three deer by the cemetery. 

Avg. 8:08 HR 149

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 7.50
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
8.500.000.000.000.000.000.008.50

AM: Had to be into work early for meeting. Did not sleep well last night either. Coming into work before 5am I saw five deer by the library on Foothill. Two deer sightings two days in a row.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 9:02 HR 141

PM: A&W commute in reverse.

Mi 6 Avg. 7:29 HR 144

RM 090416 Miles: 0.36Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 8.50Saucony Compression Socks 1&2 Miles: 2.50
Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.000.000.000.003.50

AM: Much better with the sleep last night. I think I was exhausted. Did go past all the set-up for the game tonight but no animal sightings. Maybe it was the later start to the day? Commute run in, mid-campus.

Mi 3.5 Avg. 9:02 HR 145

PM: Maybe not today.

RM 090416 Miles: 0.13Saucony Compression Socks 1&2 Miles: 3.50Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 3.50
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
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

Today was chilly. First time I felt a bit cold since TOU1/2. That being said it was still an enjoyable run in. Did the Memory Grove commute. Have a great weekend and to everyone running St. George or Chicago this weekend TEAR IT UP!

Avg. 9:02 HR 137

THIS IS FUNNY, to me at least. I'm a number junky. I was just looking and it turns out that the last three mornings I have run the exact same pace, 9:02. This is on very different courses with different distances and elevation changes. Here the picture for 1000 words.


RM 090416 Miles: 0.03Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 9.00Saucony Compression Socks 1&2 Miles: 9.00
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
11.000.000.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Unfortunately I had to work today. I did at least enjoy reading some of the St. George updates. Congrats to all. After the bed time routine I did an extended suicide loop. It was chilly.

Avg. 8:06 HR 153

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 11.00
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
57.000.000.000.000.000.000.0057.00
Brooks Launch Orange #2 Miles: 8.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.78Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 32.00Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 8.00Saucony Compression Socks 1&2 Miles: 15.00Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 47.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 47.50Weight: 0.00
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