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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: 12.00 Month: 105.50 Year: 105.50
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 136.06
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 200.18
Nike Vaporfly Pink Lifetime Miles: 105.22
Saucony Rides Blue A #34 Lifetime Miles: 72.00
Saucony Rides Blue B #35 Lifetime Miles: 80.19
Saucony Rides Blue C #36 Lifetime Miles: 76.25
Brooks Launch Black #34 Lifetime Miles: 71.50
Brooks Launch Gray #36 Lifetime Miles: 78.50
Brooks Launch Grey #37 Lifetime Miles: 75.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
41.250.000.000.000.000.000.0041.25
Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 11.25Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 11.25Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 12.75
Night Sleep Time: 40.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 40.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Not a restful night at all. I am feeling better until I lay down. Then the nasal congestion really gets me. Up at least four times... After church though I couldn't pass up the perfect day and needed to clear my head (figuratively and litterally). After that got ready for dinner guests.

Avg. 8:04

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.50Weight: 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

Not sure if it was exhaustion or what but I finally slept through the night. Hardly even coughed today. It was a busy day but I feel like I got some things done. Which is also unusual for a Monday. The temp dropped about 20 degrees from the time I left work till I finally got out for my run but it was perfect running weather.

Avg. 7:58

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Morning group run. Group is us loyal two but it was perfect running weather, mid-40s...

Avg. 8:48

Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 5.25
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

I always find it interesting that I'm able to work harder when I run harder. It has been a productive week and I've not slacked on the running. It was cool this morning but warmer than yesterday. Felt good... Saw a number of people out there but was solo myself.

Avg. 8:45

Saucony Rides Neon #12 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
5.250.000.000.000.000.000.005.25

Continuing to feel better, just lingering cough... "Group" of two run again. I think I found the one die hard, but hope to get the others back into the mix again. It was colder this morning but dressed perfect for it.

Avg. 9:22

Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 5.25
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

No more excuses. Made every work day this week. Not as cold as yesterday. Actually felt very nice. Early AM solo run.

Avg. 8:30

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 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
6.750.000.000.000.000.000.006.75

Slept in a little which was nice. Then solo morning run. Saw a lot of people out running. Must be marathon season. This week is the first week since the end of August that I've made all 7 days and also the first time I broke 40 miles since the middle of July. Was slow this AM from the combined work, running, and still coughing but it was completely worth it.

Avg. 9:02

Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 6.75
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
41.250.000.000.000.000.000.0041.25
Saucony Rides Orange #13 Miles: 11.25Saucony Rides Silver #14 Miles: 11.25Saucony Rides Neon #12 Miles: 6.00Brooks Launch Aqua #6 Miles: 12.75
Night Sleep Time: 40.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 40.00Weight: 0.00
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