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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
48.500.000.000.000.000.000.0048.50
RM 090416 Miles: 0.33Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 13.50Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 13.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 49.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 49.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

One final day of travel. Made it back to Salt Lake by about 3:30pm but did not have it in me for a run. Still coughing... Overall the trip went well. It was nice to have a break from the normal work routine and the girls enjoyed the trip and the plane rides.

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
8.500.000.000.000.000.000.008.50

AM: Back to the grind. normal work routine today. Still foggy in the head from the cold but significantly less coughing. Direct commute run into lab.

Mi. 2.5 Avg. 8:38

PM: The day dragged on a bit and it is always a bit of a hurdle to get momentum again after time away. Did a home loop with John after the girls went down.

Mi. 6 Avg. 8:09 HR 135

RM 090416 Miles: 0.02Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 8.50
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

AM: Almost no coughing so far this morning. The weather was nicer than I was expecting and I was a bit overdressed but the run in was good. Legs are tired from all the down time (and probably sickness) the last few days. I swear I have been sick more this year than the last 5 yr combined :( A&W commute run into work.

Mi. 6 Avg. 8:44 HR 141

PM: ? Nope

RM 090416 Miles: 0.26Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 6.00
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

Still on the mend but improving. Slept through my alarm this morning. Good thing today was an analysis day and I didn't have an AM experiment. Went in late for a couple hours then a Memory Grove overlook run. 

Avg. 7:21 HR 150

Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00
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
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

AM: Nice sunset last night and equally nice sunrise this morning. The weather was perfect for running. A&W commute.

Mi 6; Avg. 8:45 HR 146

PM: ??? Nope

RM 090416 Miles: 0.05Asics DS-Trainer #4 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
10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Worked from home today. Then in the late afternoon ran into work for one quick item. Did an Avenues run in. Went past the stadium on the way there and was sucked up in the crowd. I really pushed the pace there.

Avg. 7:25 HR 157 Ascent 1531 Descent 1522

Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.00
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
12.000.000.000.000.000.000.0012.00

AM: Family run, pushing the girls. It has been a while and the fact that the snow actually stuck on the street/side walks this time made the run a super challenge.

Mi 5 Avg. 9:39 Ascent 441 Descent 453

PM: Suicide loop with John in the evening.

Mi 7 Avg. 8:08 HR 138 Ascent 868 Descent 902

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 7.00Saucony Rides #6 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
48.500.000.000.000.000.000.0048.50
RM 090416 Miles: 0.33Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 13.50Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #5 Miles: 6.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 13.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 49.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 49.50Weight: 0.00
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