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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 October 3, 2021 done

Tokyo Marathon 202#???...

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...
DONE! $26,403.70

https://pages.lls.org/tnt/al/london2021/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...

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 145.72
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 136.06
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 200.18
Nike Vaporfly Pink Lifetime Miles: 105.22
Saucony Rides Blue A #34 Lifetime Miles: 101.22
Saucony Rides Blue B #35 Lifetime Miles: 80.19
Saucony Rides Blue C #36 Lifetime Miles: 79.25
Brooks Launch Black #34 Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Brooks Launch Gray #36 Lifetime Miles: 78.50
Brooks Launch Grey #37 Lifetime Miles: 78.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Pretty good for two days post marathon. 
Avg. 8:54

Saucony Rides Blue C #36 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Post race shake out with Josh. 
Quads shot, but not surprising. 
Avg. 10:52

Brooks Launch Grey #37 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Big Beach Marathon (26.22 Miles) 03:28:25, Place overall: 30, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.220.000.000.000.000.0026.22

This was a bit different of a marathon for me. 
Originally registered in 2019, canceled for COVID and then differed twice. 
But this year I had not excuse so decided to go for it. 
My average 18wk mileage prior to a marathon is ~950, this one was 450, and only a hand full of runs over 13 miles in the last 15 months. 

So I went to the race without racing flats, no singlet, and the plan to run the first ~7 miles with a friend to sent a more realistic pace. 

I stuck to plan was overall very happy with the performance. It got too hot in the final 10K finished and had a great weekend.

Saucony Rides Blue A #34 Miles: 26.22
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.0026.220.000.000.000.000.0032.22
Saucony Rides Blue A #34 Miles: 26.22Brooks Launch Grey #37 Miles: 3.00Saucony Rides Blue C #36 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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