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5K @ AHA Scientific Sessions-Chicago

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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...

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

Miles:This week: 11.00 Month: 64.00 Year: 64.00
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 136.06
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 177.93
Nike Vaporfly Pink Lifetime Miles: 105.22
Brooks Launch Blue #31 Lifetime Miles: 168.00
Brooks Launch White #32 Lifetime Miles: 165.00
Brooks Launch Green #33 Lifetime Miles: 171.75
Saucony Rides Black #31 Lifetime Miles: 164.25
Saucony Rides Grey #32 Lifetime Miles: 166.07
Saucony Rides Turquoise #33 Lifetime Miles: 166.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
38.003.000.000.000.000.000.0041.00
Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 29.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.20Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 6.50Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 39.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 39.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Chicago LSD run. Then to the aquarium and Soldiers Field. I think the Vikings were unloading as I ran by. A few fairly big guys carrying bags with there logo. Chicago earned its name with 32F w/ the wind and 22F into the wind. I could tell the difference. Very Very strange to be running on the streets in the early AM on a Sunday though. There was hardly another soul and even along the lake shore I only saw two other runners.

 

Asics 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
4.000.000.000.000.000.000.004.00

It wasn't as cold or as windy as yesterday but I opted to hit the hotel gym this morning instead. I did a light weight and calisthenic workout before jumping on the treadmill. I did an easy progression run for 4 mi from 8 to 6 min miles.

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: 5K @ AHA Scientific Sessions-Chicago (3.01 Miles) 00:17:20, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.003.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

Still in Chicago for my meeting. It is a large enough meeting that they have a 5K each year (about 400 entrants for the Run/Walk). The competition is VERY hit or miss. A few years back some guy (national caliber runner from Scotland) came and won the race by over 3 minutes. This year that was not the case, there were a few other competitive runners there but I took the lead at about 100m and was there through the finish. The race was nice. The course started at Soldiers Field and ran most the way to Navy Pier and back. You can tell by my splits that I took it fairly easy.

I ran to and from the start for my warm-up and cool-down. The cool-down I completed with the winner of the woman's race (a former Stanford runner who was there while Ryan Hall was) so that was a fun conversation.

Details:

WU: 2.5 mi Avg. 8:42 HR 139

Race (short course):
1: 5:43 HR 183
2: 5:48 HR 184
3: 5:47 HR 187

CD: 3.5 mi Avg. 9:18 HR 139

Now to finish prepping for my talk this afternoon and the flight home...


Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 9.00
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
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With a 20 hour long day yesterday and having to be in lab by ~5am this morning I opted to not run... 

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
6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

Good morning. It was nice out this morning. Just did a slightly longer Sugar House commute run in. 

Avg. 8:43 HR 141

RM 090416 Miles: 0.20Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 6.50
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
5.500.000.000.000.000.000.005.50

Late work night. "East" commute run in. 

Avg. 8:43 HR 140

That's so funny. I just noticed that my pace was the exact same as yesterday and the HR was only 1 bpm different...

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 5.50
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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Family run in the wind. Went to the JRP again. This time starting at the Germania trailhead. We did a back and forth as our initial trip South was turned back due to some trail construction. Overall it was fun just a big windy. 

Avg. 9:07 HR 135

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 10.00
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
38.003.000.000.000.000.000.0041.00
Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 29.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.20Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 6.50Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 5.50
Night Sleep Time: 39.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 39.50Weight: 0.00
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