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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: 5.00 Month: 68.50 Year: 424.50
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 136.06
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 200.18
Nike Vaporfly Pink Lifetime Miles: 105.22
Brooks Launch Blue #31 Lifetime Miles: 221.25
Brooks Launch White #32 Lifetime Miles: 224.75
Brooks Launch Green #33 Lifetime Miles: 223.50
Saucony Rides Black #31 Lifetime Miles: 222.25
Saucony Rides Grey #32 Lifetime Miles: 224.50
Saucony Rides Turquoise #33 Lifetime Miles: 222.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
29.500.000.000.000.000.000.0029.50
Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 19.50Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 25.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 27.00Weight: 0.00
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Well I finally made it to Belgium. The Atlanta flight was delayed almost 4 hours as well... Also due to rain. Then I ended up in a middle seat but someone switched with me. Even with the aisle and no real sleep last night I was not really able to sleep for more than 15 minutes at a time before I woke up and tried to shift around. In any case I survived and arrived exhausted but in one piece. I made it to the meeting just in time for lunch and was still able to make the afternoon sessions. A number of really good talks.

Night Sleep Time: 2.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 2.00Weight: 0.00
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Finally got sleep but still no running. Up at 7am for breakfast and then meetings solid from 8am until 3:30pm. That was followed by a group  tour and some sightseeing. My talk and poster presentations were both today and they both went very well. This is definitely one of the most relevant and useful meetings I attend. After dinner I caught up with an old friend who is now faculty in Germany and we closed two bars with his students. By 3am I finally made it to my room which was a perfect time to Skype home before hitting the pillow.

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
10.500.000.000.000.000.000.0010.50

Ouch. Had to be up at 7am so the 4am bedtime was a little tough. Then more meetings from 8am until about 1pm. Overall it was a very good meeting with a number of spectacular presentations. More importantly I was able to get my face out there and also make a number of connections. A couple that I think may lead to additional job interviews... After the meeting was completely over I ate lunch and took a nap. Then I went and ran around the grounds of the Chateau de la Hulpe (http://chateaudelahulpe.wallonie.be/apps/spip/). It has actually rained on and off the entire time here and though the weather behaved itself for me the humidity was a definite shock to the system. The trails are amazing and I saw a number of ravens, horses, water fowl, really large snails, rabbits and even a pheasant.

Avg. 7:41 HR 154

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 3.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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I hit the trails again. It was very nice. I even saw two hawks a huge slug and a deer. 

Avg. 9:18 HR 136

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Travel day

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Back home but exhausted...

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Family run in Park City. We drove up to the Rail Trail and had a bit of fun. We saw a deer, a number of ground squirrels and butterflies. 

Avg. 9:50 HR 129

Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.00
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
29.500.000.000.000.000.000.0029.50
Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 19.50Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 25.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 27.00Weight: 0.00
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