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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: 16.25 Month: 20.25 Year: 805.75
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: 290.75
Brooks Launch White #32 Lifetime Miles: 286.25
Brooks Launch Green #33 Lifetime Miles: 283.00
Saucony Rides Black #31 Lifetime Miles: 285.00
Saucony Rides Grey #32 Lifetime Miles: 286.75
Saucony Rides Turquoise #33 Lifetime Miles: 288.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
36.002.000.000.000.000.000.0038.00
Night Sleep Time: 51.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 51.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Single: Call me a liar. A couple hours after deciding I was going to take today off I decided enough work and went home for a few hours with the family. Since it was so nice out and Kaitlyn was asking to see the seagulls we ran to SH and back. Then I grilled some steak (but am back at work now...). The break was worth the couple extra hours I'll be here tonight though. Mi 4-T3

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 108 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 225 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / /

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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Goose egg. No that isn't a typo I managed a whopping 4-hrs of sleep last night. I did manage getting everything done though so that is at least something. Tomorrow I'll plan on running in the day or it probably won't happen... With such little sleep I decided to just take a nice warm espon salt bath stretch, sit-ups, push-ups and to sleep...

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Single: Went to bed a little early and slept in a little. I needed it after last week. Also, I had the best run this month. My knee was still tight and I can really feel the loss of fitness but it felt good to push it a couple miles. I went by effort as my Garmin is still out... So by 2 at MP I have no idea what that means but it felt relatively good and fast... Mi 6-R3

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 108 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 231 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / /

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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Single: Still fatigued from last week but the run went well again. My knee felt about the same during the run, though I kept the entire run easy today. Afterward there was more discomfort but nothing too bad... Mi 6-R3 

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 108 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 237 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / / 

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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Single: Good amount of sleep, with a couple interruptions. With my daughter starting school the other week I get the joy of GERMS! So she woke up a few times last night pretty congested and then I spent the day a little sluggish. So far no major symptoms but a little insult to injury (literally). Overall the day went well though and I was happy to final get in a little more mileage. The other exciting part of the day came when I went to turn into a parking spot at work. There was a tarantula in the middle of the parking lot. I got out and moved it along to the grass. It was the first time I've seen a tarantula in the wild. The rest of the day was more of the usual with a home loop. I could have sworn I saw Paul P on 21st south or it was his twinner... Mi 8-R3

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 108 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 245 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / /  

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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

Single: No more imaginary sightings of Paul. Today was a normal day but I managed to squeeze out 30 minutes early to go home and take Kaitlyn on a short run. We just went to the Park and back. Both of us are pretty stuffy but her temperature went away. I was dragging all day with cold symptoms but the great weather and fresh air in my lungs helped but a little bounce in my step... Mi 4-T3 

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 112 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 245 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / /   

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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Single: Two nights in a row with 8 hrs sleep, it is unheard of. Today was an easy paced day. Morning errands with family then a solo run during naptime. Followed by more family time. Now I'm at work finishing up for my talk next week... Longest run in a few weeks and though I didn't feel "back" I wasn't in pain the whole way either so that is good... Mi 10-R3

Asics DS-Trainer #2: 371 / / Asics DS-Trainer #3: 112 / / Saucony Rides #1: 445 / / Saucony Rides #2: 448 // Saucony Rides #3: 255 // Adidas Adistar (flats): 205 / / Adidas Adistar-2 (flats): 4 / / 

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
36.002.000.000.000.000.000.0038.00
Night Sleep Time: 51.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 51.00Weight: 0.00
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