A Balance, Redefined

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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: 15.00 Month: 49.75 Year: 599.75
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: 267.75
Brooks Launch White #32 Lifetime Miles: 254.00
Brooks Launch Green #33 Lifetime Miles: 248.50
Saucony Rides Black #31 Lifetime Miles: 244.75
Saucony Rides Grey #32 Lifetime Miles: 250.00
Saucony Rides Turquoise #33 Lifetime Miles: 248.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
27.000.000.000.000.000.000.0027.00
Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 11.00Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 41.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 41.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Focus on sleep. Finally got some. Then went to Oak Mountain State Park and did on hour of paddle boat with the girls followed by some walking around and ending the day in the pool. Finally a relaxing day...

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
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Nice morning today. Probably the coolest since we've been here. Just took it easy. Want to try and get back to where I was two weeks ago and move on from there. 

Avg. 8:49 HR 122

Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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Another nice morning. 

Avg. 8:57 HR 124

Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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One of the first warm mornings. Still not hot but my glasses fogged up a few times during the run... Otherwise nothing special.

Avg. 8:50 HR 131

Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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So today was my first day as a professor. Assistant professor but still a start. Really it signifies the end of a 30 year race and a start to the next 30 year race. Since kindergarten I said I wanted to be a scientist and now at 35 I have my own lab. The next few years are going to be a whole new set of challenges. From the perspective of the blog one of the most critical is keeping the balance I have worked so hard to nurture throughout the training. No run today but I did have a great day. Even started with a publication being accepted. 

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Second longest run since we moved to Alabama. My left heal is still being a pain but other than that it was a nice morning (no foggy glasses today). Happy Friday!

Avg. 9:03 HR 128

Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Up crazy early, no alarm. Got some work done and then out for a fairly pleasant run. Definitely starting to know the streets around here. All mostly loops from a central parkway but at least I'm mixing up the standard out and back. 

Avg. 8:11 HR 137

Saucony Rides #10 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
27.000.000.000.000.000.000.0027.00
Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 11.00Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 5.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 41.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 41.00Weight: 0.00
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