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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
56.000.000.000.000.000.000.0056.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.05Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 32.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00Saucony Rides #6B Miles: 10.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 52.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 52.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Today ended a very long journey started on Oct 27th, 1997. Overall I've always been active, be it hiking with my family on vacation, or swimming with my sister at the public pool, or any of the other numbers of activities my mom and grandma shuttled me to growing up (soccer, judo, karate,  wrestling, track, CC, etc.). So my body has probably accomplished this goal twice over. However, it wasn't until the above date that I actually started keeping a running journal. In any case, as I finished my run this morning I officially completed a loop of the equator at 24,901.6 mi in 4,388 days or 5.67 mi/day. I took advantage of the time change and put in the full distance this morning before church. I ran mostly on the marathon course. With the changes made on the course last year it is nice that running up to the course puts me right on track with the mile marks. I ran the 3rd through 9th miles (let's hear it for Keller Ln!!!). Avg. 8:38 HR 133

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

I did not want to wake up this morning and I probably shouldn't have. The day did not start well, mostly due to work related problems. However, all and all it was an "ok" day. I did have to go back into lab after the girls went to bed so I ran to the Memory Grove overlook. It was a very nice night for a run ~50F and calm. Avg. 7:51 HR 148

Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 6.00
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

Just the right amount of chill in the air. Commute run via SH. Avg. 8:26 HR 150

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

I got enough sleep but just feel very fatigued. I worked again last night and that could have something to do with it. I'm only about half done with what I wanted to accomplish by this point this week but so it goes. With the feeling of fatigue the run was more or less a death march. The only saving grace came in the last three miles there were a number of other people out in this stretch and seeing other runners often lifts my spirits. To top things off I met a new runner Steve Gonzalez. He is a grad student here at The U training for marathons. I'm sending him the blog info to hopefully get him on board. The run was a longish commute run via Memory Grove and then an extra mile to Steve's building and back to mine. Avg. 9:37 HR 133

RM 090416 Miles: 0.02Saucony Rides #6B Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Still feeling pretty tired. All four of us at home have been coughing/stuffy the last few days and I'm sure that is playing a toll. I had to work again last night and I think three long days in a row isn't helping any... The run this morning was fine. The weather was great. I did a Foothill extension on the Commute Run via SH. Avg. 8:51 HR 136

Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

A goose egg but what do you do? I had planned 6 miles this morning but when I woke up at 2:30am with a splitting headache and coughing opted to turn off my alarm. About an hour later my little one also woke up crying so two wake ups. Good news is we all went back to sleep and didn't get up until 8:30am. I had planned on taking today off work as I have family visiting so it was nice to be able to sleep in before the day of low key but nice entertainment.

Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.000.000.000.0015.00

Quick update. Better night's sleep. Out the door early to get the run in before family activates start. Ran MM 02-11 then straight back. Sluggish but otherwise ok. Avg. 8:27

RM 090416 Miles: 0.02Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
56.000.000.000.000.000.000.0056.00
RM 090416 Miles: 0.05Saucony Rides #7M Miles: 32.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00Saucony Rides #6B Miles: 10.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 52.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 52.00Weight: 0.00
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