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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
30.000.000.000.000.000.000.0030.00
Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 30.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.02
Night Sleep Time: 43.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Up late last night so slept in and then a full day with no time to duck out for a run. My foot felt relatively good today.

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

I got up early and couldn't get back to sleep so was able to get in a decent run this morning. My foot was sore at the start but loosened up by 1/2 mi and felt fine the rest of the run. It is a little sore now after I've stopped so still watching it.

Avg. 7:50

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 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

County roads along the Oconto River to the Copper Culture State park and a little bit of a trail run. The air was thick enough with humidity that I could have have swam the run.

Avg. 8:20 HR 133

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 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

This time went on the other side of the Oconto river and ran out past their airport. There was much less humidity today.

Avg. 8:25 HR 132

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 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

Decided to head out to the bay. Ran to the end of the Oconto river out to the end of the break wall. It was great running that last stretch with water on either side of me. On the way back I saw a great blue heron and a little later heard a strange noise above me only to look up and see two sand hill cranes flying over.

Avg. 8:08 HR 134

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 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

Back in IL and now in Lemont. Ran to the IM canal and did an out and back.

Avg. 8:46 HR 128

Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Slept in after playing Scotland Yard with the family late last night.

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
30.000.000.000.000.000.000.0030.00
Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 30.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.02
Night Sleep Time: 43.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.00Weight: 0.00
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