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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
61.500.000.000.000.000.000.0061.50
RM 090416 Miles: 0.51Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 7.00Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 18.50Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 8.50Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 27.50
Night Sleep Time: 42.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 42.50Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Much better Sunday than last week. The weather continues to be awesome. Evening Suicide Loop with John.

Avg. 8:26 HR 142

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 7.00
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
9.000.000.000.000.000.000.009.00

AM: Continuing to feel much better. Today must have been national running day, I saw over 10 other runners in just the 2.5 mi to work. I did have too many meetings today but still managed to get some work done. Commute run in.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 8:30 HR 146

PM: Reverse A&W commute run with an Allie sighting on 13th...

Mi 6.5 Avg. 7:22 HR 149

RM 090416 Miles: 0.01Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 9.00
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
8.500.000.000.000.000.000.008.50

AM: Felt pretty sluggish this morning. Just the A&W commute in.

Mi 6 Avg. 9:28 HR 135

PM: Feeling much better this evening. Quicker direct commute run home. Such perfect weather for running...

Mi 2.5 Avg. 6:36 HR 154

RM 090416 Miles: 0.35Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 8.50
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
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

AM: Although I did not sleep as well I felt more rested this morning. The weather is still great and the run in was slow and easy.

Mi 2.5 Avg. 10:01 HR 138

PM: Suicide loop with John.

Mi 7 Avg. 9:19 HR 146

RM 090416 Miles: 0.10Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Cold Turkey 6K (3.83 Miles) 00:22:14, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 5
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.000.000.000.009.50

Happy Thanksgiving!

I was not going into this as a race but more to have some fun. The last time I ran it was in 2009. Saw some familiar faces at the start. Spoke with Kevin a little and added more onto my warm-up with Fritz. The course is uphill then downhill. It was cool but good for racing temperature wise. The start was entertaining as BJ and a friend decided to cross dress for the race... Very funny.

Since I wasn't "racing" I stayed back with the second pack at the start. Picked one guy off going into the canyon, then a second. However, I then got into a game of leapfrog with Mike Evans. He ended up laying the hammer down with about half mile or more to go and I never retook him. At the time I did not know who he was but after finding out realized he was just playing around. It was still a lot of fun to actually end up racing someone. That does not happen that often.

I ran 17 seconds slower than 2009 and 1:07 slower than 2007 so not my fastest on the course but I fulfilled my goal of having some fun.

The highlight was definitely the warm-up and cool-down with Fritz. It was fun getting to talk with him some.

Hope you are all gorging on food. I'm going to now.

Mile 1: 6:09 HR 176 Asc 206 ft Des 74 ft
Mile 2: 6:34 HR 184 Asc 208 ft Des 122 ft
Mile 3: 5:11 HR 188 Asc 36 ft Des 190 ft
0.83 to 6K: 4:19 HR 185 Asc 52 ft Des 255 ft (5:11 pace)

TOTAL: 22:13.62 HR 183

Anice run and the 5:11s at the end sure felt good.

Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 9.50
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
11.000.000.000.000.000.000.0011.00

In early to lab to take care of a few items then back home for some writing. Took my run midday and then back to writing. I have two manuscripts I'd like to get out before the end of the year so it is really crunch time. I did the south extension on the Suicide Loop. The weather continues to be perfect I wish I would have had time to go farther.

Avg. 7:53 HR 148

RM 090416 Miles: 0.04Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 11.00
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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

With the Christmas crunch coming up I ended up having to work all day. Did get to do meals with the family but otherwise in front of the computer. Then went out for an evening Suicide Loop with John. It was much cooler tonight. 

Avg. 8:34 HR 132

Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
61.500.000.000.000.000.000.0061.50
RM 090416 Miles: 0.51Saucony Rides #8 Miles: 7.00Saucony Rides #9 Miles: 18.50Saucony Shadow #1Black Miles: 8.50Brooks Launch Blue #3 Miles: 27.50
Night Sleep Time: 42.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 42.50Weight: 0.00
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