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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
48.000.000.000.000.000.000.0048.00
Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 18.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.25Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 10.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 45.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 45.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Needed to start this week off better than last week. Did an evening run after a day of family fun. Perfect running weather.

Avg. 8:17

Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 5.00
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
8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Not making the same mistakes as the last two weeks. Up early for a sunrise run. It was crisp out. Saw three deer, the blue heron, but no other runners. Now for a solid day of writting. I need to make this a regular thing.

Avg. 9:24

RM 090416 Miles: 0.25Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 8.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Another beautiful running morning. Up a little after 4 A.M. no wildlife but I did see 7 other runners out. So far the week is much improved from the last few.

Avg. 8:40

Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 5.00
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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Up early and in to work. Hoped to have repeated Monday's productivity but didn't happen do to some software issues. Still got some done though. Then evening run in the chilly night air.

Avg. 8:14

Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 7.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Pretty cold morning. I forget that just like the humididty makes the hotter, hotter. It also makes the colder, colder. I did still see 5 other runners out but no wildlife.

Avg. 9:28
 

Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 5.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Happy Friday. Nice morning for a run. Upper 40s, just the right amount of chill in the air.

Avg. 8:45

Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 5.00
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
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Foggy this morning. It was a great run though. Saw 5 deer and 8 other runners. 1 guy that I saw twice even yelled over to me how today was "the perfect temperature" for running, and I agreed. Went behind the gate and hit those larger hills. Had own hard surge toward the end but otherwise LSD.

Avg. 9:18

Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
48.000.000.000.000.000.000.0048.00
Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 18.00RM 090416 Miles: 0.25Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 10.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 45.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 45.50Weight: 0.00
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