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Wild Stampede 5K

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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
47.003.000.000.000.000.000.0050.00
Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 16.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.60Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 8.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 11.50Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 43.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

AM: Early hike with John. It was perfect out this morning. We went up to Lake Blanche. A 7 mi round trip with 3,292 ft of Ascent and 3,376 ft of Descent in 2.5 hr. I still managed to make it home for family breakfast before greeting at church.

PM: After an afternoon of errands and getting the girls to bed I had to go back into work for a little so I did a Memory Grove work loop with extension from lab. 

Avg. 7:44 HR 144 A 2274 ft D 2002 ft

Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.00
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Fall is such a perfect season. The weather was great this morning. Just enough chill in the air to make me think long sleeve but not need it. I did the A&W Commute run with a 1/2 mi extension south and 1.5 mi extension north. This meant one mean climb for mile 7 (377 ft Ascent with only 28 ft Descent).

Avg. 8:46 HR 141 Ascent 1307 ft Descent 943 ft

RM 090416 Miles: 0.11Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 8.00
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
11.500.000.000.000.000.000.0011.50

A very good day. Nice weather and got a lot done. Evening run with John. We saw a tarantula crossing the bike path near suicide rock. Then continued for a south loop. 

Avg. 8:20 HR 133

RM 090416 Miles: 0.12Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 11.50
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

Did not sleep well last night. Up at 4:15am and then into work... So far an ok day but not as good as yesterday. A&W commute run in.

Avg. 8:57 HR 140

RM 090416 Miles: 0.22Asics DS-Trainer #4 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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Slightly better sleep than last night. BH commute run. Nice weather, yet again...

Avg. 9:18 HR 133

RM 090416 Miles: 0.15Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 3.00
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Caught a cold, yuck... I don't feel horrible but I sound it. Mostly just runny nose and a cough. We'll see how I sound tomorrow morning as I was supposed to run another 5K. A&W commute run in. The nice running weather continues

Happy Fall!

Avg. 8:48 HR 138

Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Wild Stampede 5K (2.92 Miles) 00:17:17, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
2.503.000.000.000.000.000.005.50

AM: This morning was supposed to be a true time trial to see what my progress has been since the UVHM. However, the cold I caught on Thur put a damper on that. Friday was by far the worst day and this morning I was feeling better. But I was still congested and coughing up some phlegm. That being said I had put in the money and told my friend helping organize the fundraiser run that I would be there. So I ran the 2 mi to the start and an extra half mile around the parking lot to get fully warmed up. It was SUPER windy and the field was small, always a shame for a fundraiser. I would say between 40-50 people total. I led from the gun and really pushed the first mile. The course had an out and back down a deadend street early and was out and back overall so I was able to see my competition. One mile in I already had a good 30-45 sec on the next guy and ended up winning by almost 2 min. Here's the break down.

Mile 1: 5:21.58 HR 178 bpm Ascent 93 ft Descent 178 ft
Mile 2: 5:48.00 HR 184 bpm Ascent 90 ft Descent 69 ft
~Mile 3: 6:39 pace HR 187 bpm Ascent 145 ft Descent 59 ft

TOTAL 2.92 mi at 5:55 pace HR 183
Overall considering my health, the wind and that it was a "solo" run I am ok with this performance. It is always nice to support a good cause for a friend and the doubled me in the prizes giving me both the overall and age group medal (although I tried to decline it) so my girls still both came home with hardware which they always like.

PM: Decided rest was the better way to go. Just get the cold completely kicked and hopefully be in full form next weekend.


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
47.003.000.000.000.000.000.0050.00
Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 16.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.60Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 8.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 11.50Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 43.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 43.50Weight: 0.00
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