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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
60.500.000.000.000.000.000.0060.50
Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25Saucony Rides Red #16 Miles: 16.00Saucony Rides Silver #15 Miles: 17.25Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 8.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 14.00
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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Busy day with church related activities. Have a family moving back east so had a farewell picnic at their place.

Avg. 8:44

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Night run. A little later than usual. There were a ton of people out. I guess all trying to beat the heat. I did take the loops a little harder.

Avg. 7:50

Saucony Rides Red #16 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

Exact same run as last night but very sluggish. Saw two deer. Both rather tame allowing me to pass by very close. Did first loop with Josh then solo.

Avg. 9:51

Saucony Rides Red #16 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
9.250.000.000.000.000.000.009.25

Later evening run, long days. Aug/Sep are going to be brutal work wise so we will see... Saw three deer in the first half mile and then just tried to breath this horribly humid air. At >95% humidity even after 9PM, the "ReelFeel" temp was >90... Did the usual loops but added on a nice big climb at the start.

Avg. 8:37

Saucony Rides Silver #15 Miles: 9.25
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Left the house just before 5AM and there was no reprieve in the weather. Saw 5 deer in the first half mile then met up with Josh for one loop and did a second on my own.

Avg. 9:44

 

Saucony Rides Silver #15 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

Definitely a broken record. It was slightly cooler this morning. Solo LP loops.

Avg. 8:44

Saucony Rides Silver #14 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
14.000.000.000.000.000.000.0014.00

Slept in and then had to work most of the day... Did finish the day at the theater with the family. Saw Tomorrowland, I thought it was pretty good. Desided I still wanted to meet my mileage goal for the week so did a neighborhood adventure run. Went in and out of most of the deadends. Managed to get 14 miles and didn't even cover the whole neighborhood. Saw parts I haven't seen in the two years living here... Did see three deer on top of it.

Avg. 8:19

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 14.00
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
60.500.000.000.000.000.000.0060.50
Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25Saucony Rides Red #16 Miles: 16.00Saucony Rides Silver #15 Miles: 17.25Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 8.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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