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Location:

cokeville,wy,usa

Member Since:

Jun 25, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Unknown

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get fit again! Casper Marathon on June 8th in Casper, Wyoming. I don't have a specific goal time for it, as I don't know the course real well, but I'd like to shoot for 6 minute pace.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run for your life! Stay active enough to eat seconds and ice cream without guilt.

Personal:

Married to a beautiful wife AnnMarie, who is also a 3:15 marathoner and the mother of our handsome 2 year old, Myles and newbie Sullivan. Sullivant was born 2 years and one day after Myles was born. Myles knows only one speed--running all out. Kinda like Prefontaine.  Besides running, I enjoy reading, woodworking, fishing, and chasing Myles around our house.

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.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.0010.000.000.0026.00
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0.000.000.000.000.00

No running today, I'm more sore than I thought I'd be, but I suppose that's going to happen when a person runs for four hours, no matter the pace. An interesting thought came to me since the marathon: does a person experience more muscle trauma running a 4 hour marathon or 2:30? I don't have a concrete answer.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Easy morning run. My legs are still quite sore from Saturday, so today was an easy run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Ran past the airport and back. The last 5 minutes were definitely a reminder of the marathon I ran on saturday. I'm stoked for Casper, though I know I'm not in as good of shape as I'd like to be.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy run this morning in the chilling rain. Need to get another run in tonight. Nothing special about today's run. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.0010.000.000.0012.00

Solid run this morning out on the west side. Cloudy, foggy, but no rain, so it made for nice running weather. I can still feel the effects of the Ogden Marathon in my legs, which isn't surprising when I consider I was out there for nearly 4 hours, regardless of the pace. I think I might be okay for Casper, as long as my legs are rested. The plan for here on out is 40-50 minute runs with one or two 60-70 minute runs.

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Okay, following Paul Petersen's lead, I'm going to enter my "cross-training" workout, and even though I didn't run today, I got one heck of a workout. We're working on our new home, and today's menu included putting up four window wells. While that may not seem like much of a workout, my task included using the hammer drill to bore holes for the anchor bolts which hold the window wells. If any of you have used a hammer drill, they're nice to have around. If you've used a hammer drill with a 1/2" drill bit, you know that it's WORK. Anyhow, by the end of the day, I was beat like a rented mule.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.0010.000.000.0026.00
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