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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: 17.00 Month: 110.50 Year: 110.50
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: 72.00
Saucony Rides Blue B #35 Lifetime Miles: 80.19
Saucony Rides Blue C #36 Lifetime Miles: 76.25
Brooks Launch Black #34 Lifetime Miles: 76.50
Brooks Launch Gray #36 Lifetime Miles: 78.50
Brooks Launch Grey #37 Lifetime Miles: 75.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
215.000.000.000.000.000.000.00215.00
Saucony Rides Orange #30 Miles: 40.50Saucony Rides Blue B #29 Miles: 32.25Brooks Launch Black B #30 Miles: 32.75Brooks Launch Black A #29 Miles: 32.64Brooks Launch Silver #28 Miles: 31.50Saucony Rides Blue A #28 Miles: 34.25Nike Vaporfly Pink Miles: 8.00Saucony Type A Miles: 3.11
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Half marathon on Black Creek trail.

Such an amazing running day.

Avg. 8:06

Saucony Rides Orange #30 Miles: 13.00
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
7.250.000.000.000.000.000.007.25

Running while cheering for the JV Champ finals.

Nice day (again!).

Avg. 8:27

Saucony Rides Blue B #29 Miles: 7.25
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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Avg. 8:45

Brooks Launch Black B #30 Miles: 7.00
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
1.250.000.000.000.000.000.001.25

Too much work. Only time I could get.

Avg. 8:59

Brooks Launch Black A #29 Miles: 1.25
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
8.250.000.000.000.000.000.008.25

Sectionals!
Daughter's team wins, with her finishing 14th overall. Next? STATE!
Avg. 8:49

Brooks Launch Silver #28 Miles: 8.25
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
6.250.000.000.000.000.000.006.25

Avg. 8:07

Brooks Launch Black A #29 Miles: 6.25
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
7.500.000.000.000.000.000.007.50

First week with all runs under 9min pace (barely, to Wed) but did it.

AVg. 8:29

Saucony Rides Blue B #29 Miles: 7.50
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

LP + SBF

Avg. 7:50

Saucony Rides Blue A #28 Miles: 8.00
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Lake Shore Drive - acceleartion 7 miles and 1 mile cool down. Top 10K within the workout was 43:26...

Avg. 7:10

Brooks Launch Black A #29 Miles: 8.00
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Recovery run.
Avg. 10:11
 

Brooks Launch Black B #30 Miles: 6.00
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Nothing

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
7.250.000.000.000.000.000.007.25

AM: 1.25 mi McCallum Park
PM: 6 mi Home make-up

Brooks Launch Silver #28 Miles: 1.25Saucony Rides Blue A #28 Miles: 6.00
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
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

Random home, w/ SBF

Avg. 8:54

Brooks Launch Silver #28 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: AL 7A CC Championships (3.11 Miles) 00:20:25, Place overall: 20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.000.000.000.0010.25

My daughter finished her first HS CC season in 20th at State!

In a new PR of 20:25

So proud of her!

I ran around before during and after for a total of 10.25 mi on this too warm (70+) November day.

Avg. 8:27

 

Saucony Rides Orange #30 Miles: 10.25
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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Random LP miles.

Avg. 9:48
 

Saucony Rides Blue B #29 Miles: 10.00
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
7.500.000.000.000.000.000.007.50

McCallum Park miles

Avg. 8:32

Brooks Launch Black B #30 Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: 3X Mile Repeats - best I can do in COVID (1 Miles) 00:04:48
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

No main races for me in 2020.

So I've been doing mile repeats. Partly motivated by my daughter's HS CC running.

Today I ran my fastest mile since 2009 when still living in UT...

 

Nike Vaporfly Pink Miles: 8.00
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Day off

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
7.250.000.000.000.000.000.007.25

McCallum Park easy recovery

Avg. 9:26

Saucony Rides Blue A #28 Miles: 7.25
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

The weather just won't quit being awesome...

Avg. 8:48

Brooks Launch Black A #29 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: RunningLane Cross Country Championships (3.11 Miles) 00:22:15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

R1: Cold start course pre-view for my daughter's final freshman year CC race.
3.11 miles, Avg. 7:02

R2: Random miles before, during, and after her race.
8 miles, Avg. 8:08

Most importantly my daughter finished in 20:01.4 miles in 127th place and 15th Freshman girl. The day was amazing with 32 boys under 15!

The girls record going down (15:58)!
https://www.milesplit.com/articles/289860-behind-jenna-hutchins-history-making-run-at-runninglane

and

A Utah team putting down the fasted team average ever (15:00.99)!
https://www.milesplit.com/articles/289859-american-fork-puts-down-fastest-5k-team-average-in-history

R3: Needed to round up the day to hit my weekly mileage goal (that I missed last week...)
1.9 miles, Avg. 9:29

Brooks Launch Silver #28 Miles: 13.00
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
12.250.000.000.000.000.000.0012.25

New Publix and SBF loops w/ Stephanie.

Avg. 9:31

Brooks Launch Black B #30 Miles: 12.25
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
7.250.000.000.000.000.000.007.25

PM: Lake Shore trail on the way home from work...

Avg. 9:17

Saucony Rides Orange #30 Miles: 7.25
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Slept in and work day ran long... No run.

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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy neighborhood sunrise miles...

Avg. 9:44

Brooks Launch Black A #29 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: LP Turkey Trot (3.11 Miles) 00:22:13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Fun run with the neighbors. Not a true race. Maybe only 10-12 of us.

Ran first two miles with the person who invited me and then pushed final mile.

Did cool down my my daughter a bit later.

5K Avg. 7:10
CD Avg. 9:46

Saucony Type A Miles: 3.11Brooks Launch Black A #29 Miles: 2.14
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
7.500.000.000.000.000.000.007.50

Avg. 9:50

Saucony Rides Blue B #29 Miles: 7.50
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
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Avg. 9:24

Saucony Rides Blue A #28 Miles: 13.00
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Rainy lazy Sunday...

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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Morning miles...

Avg. 9:35

Saucony Rides Orange #30 Miles: 10.00
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
215.000.000.000.000.000.000.00215.00
Saucony Rides Orange #30 Miles: 40.50Saucony Rides Blue B #29 Miles: 32.25Brooks Launch Black B #30 Miles: 32.75Brooks Launch Black A #29 Miles: 32.64Brooks Launch Silver #28 Miles: 31.50Saucony Rides Blue A #28 Miles: 34.25Nike Vaporfly Pink Miles: 8.00Saucony Type A Miles: 3.11
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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