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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: 0.00 Month: 96.50 Year: 1242.97
RM 090416 Lifetime Miles: 136.06
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 177.93
Nike Vaporfly Pink Lifetime Miles: 98.72
Brooks Launch Blue #31 Lifetime Miles: 139.75
Brooks Launch White #32 Lifetime Miles: 144.25
Brooks Launch Green #33 Lifetime Miles: 141.25
Saucony Rides Black #31 Lifetime Miles: 142.25
Saucony Rides Grey #32 Lifetime Miles: 144.07
Saucony Rides Turquoise #33 Lifetime Miles: 151.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
31.000.000.000.000.000.000.0031.00
Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 7.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 9.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 47.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 47.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Early start to the day. First one up Red Butte for some snow shoeing. Very beautiful in the early morning with no other foot prints. Not wearing the right boots though and ended up getting some pretty nasty heel blisters.

Later in the day some snow fun with the family and shoveling. Hard to believe that it was 55F yesterday...

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
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Some of the worst blisters I have ever had and feeling a little under the weather kept me in today :(

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
6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

AM: Testing out the blisters. I should say sores. I'm not sure what happened, but my boots just chewed up the backs of my heels on the hike Sunday. They are runnable but ouch... Feeling a little better with the congestion as well. A number of people had been sick at work last week and I'm wondering if I am just finally worn down to their germs. We'll see. I hope to get in a double today if I continue to improve on both fronts. Best news is that my knee has been behaving with the slightly higher mileage and the race last week!

Avg. 9:17

PM: Bad choice. I didn't want to let the mileage slide much more but I did not approach this in the best manner. Since the hiking blisters were on my heels I opted to try some barefoot miles on the treadmill. Only to get forefoot blisters. I can not believe that after the 10s of thousands of miles that my feet have traveled that I still get so many blisters...

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 2.50
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
3.000.000.000.000.000.000.003.00

Work was a very long day today. In at 5:30am for an experiment and then I taught a class from 5-7pm. The class was small but on Cardiovascular Physiology for an ExPhys group so it was a good discussion. Didn't like the nearly 14 hr day though... Still not 100%. Realize I've been whining a bit too much about the blisters and

being sick, sorry for that. The blisters are healing about as quickly as

they appeared and the cold is moving in the right direction but does

have me a little foggy and sluggish. We'll see what I do tomorrow. Planned on 6 on the treadmill but didn't want to push my

luck.

Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 3.00
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
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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sleep definitely helps one feel better. I'm still coughing some but much better. I also did the full peel of the blisters so the worst should be behind me (or under me as the case may be). I bundled up and headed out the door for an extended home loop.

Avg. 8:02 HR 143

Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 9.00
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

Another good night's sleep. Feeling much better today and the coughing is almost completely gone. Didn't even take meds this AM. Did have to work however so ducked out to do the Memory Grove Work Loop. Still cold but dressed so that it felt comfortable.

Avg. 8:19 HR 140

Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 8.00
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
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I think I was taking my week for granted. I need to remember that being sick does weaken the body. Yesterday afternoon my knee ached a little so I backed off today and we just did a family run to Sugar House and back. 

Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 4.50
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
31.000.000.000.000.000.000.0031.00
Saucony Rides #7 Miles: 7.00Asics DS-Trainer #4 Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch #1 Miles: 9.00Saucony Rides #6 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 47.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 47.50Weight: 0.00
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