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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
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Night Sleep Time: 50.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 50.50Weight: 0.00
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recovery

 

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Still no running but I'm getting there. Things are starting to line up again so that I can at least have a plan.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Single: Well I finally got out the door. This was not what I wanted as far as a run goes but beggars can't be choosers and something is better than nothing, right? I had planned 4 to ease my way back in, but the knee started hurting from the start so I turned around at 1-mile. I'll see if I can get in for a full work-up later this week or next. I thought the time off would have done it some good. I was also so optimistic after the marathon but there is still something going on and I don't want to be chronically on A.I.s if I can help it...

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Eight weeks to the day since the knee started bugging me. I woke up with it a little tender from the "hard workout" last night. I'll watch it over the day and try another two tonight, it could just be sore from neglect?...

Single: Two runs in a row. Two steps in the right direction. Knee felt about the same during the run but not as sore after. Focusing mostly on these short runs and then good stretching and some strength training... 

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 155 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 275 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / /

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Knee better this morning than last. Current plan is to keep doing the same thing, pumping up the mileage a "few steps" at a time. Also, get through all the SGM race reports. I just going down the list one or two a morning before I start my day.

Single: Unfortunately my knee felt more like Tues than yesterday :(... That being said I will stick to plan and get that doctors appointment for next week. The thing that confuses me the most is that I can obviously run on this injury (SGM?) but I don't see improving with pain. Baby steps next marathon season is still a long way off and I've rebounded from injuries before...

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 155 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 277 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / /

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Slept in an extra hour last night. Work was painful. Just trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up and the looming end of the year and grant time (mid-Jan) put my progress into perspective, that and I'm trying to distract myself from the lack or "real" miles. The good news is despite the equal pain last night my knee felt about the same this morning again. I may have to take today off but try 4 tomorrow...

Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00
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Single: Today had to be about the perfect temperature outside. Also, clear skies and no wind. Just overall very nice to be out. I went for a run with Kaitlyn to SH and stopped to feed the geese. She is so funny about throwing out one cheerio at a time and waiting for it to get eaten before she throws out another. Both on the way out and on the way back we were on a Halloween hunt to find decorations. My knee hurt the worst it has since the initial injury so I'll take off until I can see a doctor... I'm at work now as I still have the third "deadline" to meet from before SGM and I have lab meeting as well.

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 155 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 281 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / /

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Night Sleep Time: 50.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 50.50Weight: 0.00
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