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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
52.000.000.000.000.000.000.0052.00
Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 12.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 12.00Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 13.00
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
15.000.000.000.000.000.000.0015.00

It was actually warm this morning. Started with a t-shirt and shorts and was hot by about 2 miles in. Fortunately, there was a light drizzle on and off. Saw about 5 or 6 other runners though no wildlife.

Avg. 9:00

Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 15.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Perfect night for a run.

Avg. 8:56

Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 5.00
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

Was in work very early this morning for an experiment so left a little earlier and did my run before dinner. Nice to run in when it was light out. It was yet another perfect running day. Also, there is a waterfall as part of the community landscaping and the doe and her two fawns were standing in front of it. Couldn't have planned the scene better. A car passed and spooked them and they tracked with me in the woods for about a quarter mile before they just stopped.

Avg. 7:40

Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 7.00
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
0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Planned day off. Slept in a little only to work a 14 hr day PLUS commute. First time not coming home for dinner without a visiting speaker since we moved. But sometimes the work has to be done. Overall an ok day, just need more hours in the day... Or lower expectations.

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
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Up at 4 A.M. to get the run in before another busy day. No wildlife but did see at least 6 other runners. Another very pleasant day for a run.

Avg. 9:10

Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 7.00
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
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

4am, 1 deer, 2 walkers. The good news is yet another beautiful morning. Shorts and a t.

Happy Friday.

Avg. 9:49

Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 5.00
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
13.000.000.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Strange weather this morning. It felt about 5 degrees colder near my house. At first I thought it was just the warmup 1.5 mile but the final 1.5 mile on the way back was also a lot colder... Saw 5 deer and 11 other runners. The first three deer were the mom and two fawns from earlier this week (by location). She made the strangest noise when I saw her. Not used to hearing deer make noises. The middle three miles were on a different road than normal. It was HILLY!

Avg. 9:25

Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 13.00
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
52.000.000.000.000.000.000.0052.00
Saucony Rides #11 Miles: 15.00Brooks Launch #5 Miles: 12.00Saucony Rides #10 Miles: 12.00Brooks Launch #4 Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 39.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 39.50Weight: 0.00
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