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Location:

Port Allen,LA,USA

Member Since:

Mar 03, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records

1 Mile- 4:59 (High School) 

5k- 16:10 (High School)

10k- 38:11.2 (Freedom Run Provo, July 4, 2013)

Half Marathon- 1:21:19 (Utah Valley, June 8, 2013)

Marathon- 2:59:00 (Pocatello, August 2013) 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a marathon under 2:30

Long-Term Running Goals:

Win any marathon

Run Boston

Favorite Blogs:

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: 0.00 Year: 621.21
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231.3914.43245.82
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11.030.0011.03

11.03 miles at 7:41 average pace. I was sore from yesterday's tempo run and didn't sleep well last night, so I didn't feel great today, but I got it done. I'm getting weary from running in the heat and humidity day after day, but it's June 1 and it's only going to get worse. 

72 degrees and humid

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5.050.005.05

5.05 mile recovery run. Very slow and relaxed.... 8:35/mile. My legs were pretty stiff from the beginning, but they loosened up and felt pretty good by the end of the run. 

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9.030.009.03

9.03 miles at 7:50 pace. Hot and humid

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5.010.005.01

5.01 mile recovery run in Ogden, UT at 9:16 pace. It's crazy how hard it is to get oxygen at elevation when you are used to running at sea level. 

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15.000.0015.00

My flight from Utah back to Baton Rouge landed around midnight last night, so I wasn't expecting anything great from this run because I was tired from traveling to two days and staying up late. In the end, I was able to run 15 miles at 7:55 average pace, and I actually felt pretty good during it. It took a few miles to loosen up, but the last five miles were my fastest miles, which was nice. 

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8.200.708.90

8 mile "general aerobic" run with 10 x 100m strides after. I felt quite tired today. I'm not sure why. I ran the 8 miles in 8:04 average, which is a lot slower than a run like this would normally be. I'm planning on doing 12 miles tomorrow, so we'll see how that feels.

74 degrees and extremely humid

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9.010.009.01

A miserable run from start to finish. It was 79 degrees with "real feel" of 86, which means it was super humid. The humidity totally drained me, and I was exhausted by the 5th mile. I intended to run 12 miles today, but by mile 9 I was running 9 minute miles and didn't think it would be worth it to run 3 more, so I cut it short.

I'm moving to Utah in a week or two which will take away the humidity problem. I'll just have to suffer through the next couple weeks of training. 

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6.130.006.13

6.13 miles recovery at 8:21 average mile pace. The heat and humidity are still miserable, but I'm moving to Utah next week, so that will take care of the humidity issue. 

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10.020.0010.02

10.02 mile "general aerobic" run at 8:00/mile pace. It is still hot and humid, but for some reason today's run wasn't as miserable as the other runs this week have been. I've been focused a lot on diet and giving my body what it needs to be successful. I've never consistently run 50+ miles in my life, so this is an experiment for me. 

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5.040.005.04

5.04 miles at recovery pace (8:24/mile). I'm planning to do 16 with 8 @ marathon race pace tomorrow

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11.005.0016.00

16 miles on the treadmill with 5 marathon pace miles. The other 11 miles were at 8 minute pace. I don't think I can run that far on a treadmill again no matter how hot it is outside. Too boring. I felt great during the run. I'm looking forward to being in Utah next week

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11.020.0011.02

11.02 miles at 7:53 average pace. All 11 miles were between 7:48 and 7:55 per mile. My legs are quite sore from my long run on Saturday, which is not something that usually happens to me. I don't know if it's because I ran on the treadmill or because I did some marathon pace miles during the run or a combination of both, but regardless of the cause, the soreness didn't affect today's run. I felt great and the weather was cooler. Perhaps that is why I felt great. 

72 degrees with mild humidity

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13.000.0013.00

13 mile medium-long run. Before I started the run, I had a few things going against me: my quads are STILL sore from my Saturday long run (I'm thinking it was because I did it on a treadmill), it was 77 degrees and humid at the beginning of the run, and I was tired from my run yesterday. Because of all that, I knew I had to go out at a slower pace than normal and fight through some tough, slow miles. In the end, I averaged 8:17 miles, which isn't bad at all, although my pace per mile was of little importance to me today. Just the fact that I ran 13 miles at all today is a huge win considering all the excuses I could have come up with to cut it short. Now I have 5 miles easy tomorrow and a tempo run on Thursday to look forward to

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5.020.005.02

5 miles easy extremely slow, 9:37/mile. My legs are still sore from my long run on Saturday. My recovery has been slowed by my Monday and Tuesday runs. I'm hoping to feel back to normal tomorrow for a tempo run

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5.004.009.00

9 mile tempo run done on a hotel treadmill in Wichita Falls, TX. The tempo miles averaged 6:40. I really don't enjoy running on a treadmill, but my family and I are currently moving from Louisiana to Utah

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5.000.005.00

5 mile recovery run in Farmington, NM

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15.000.0015.00

15 miles straight up American Fork canyon and back down. The uphill miles averaged 9:15, the downhill 7:15. I haven't done any hills because there aren't any in Louisiana, but this run felt pretty good. I was tired and sore from the drive from Louisiana to Utah, so it will be interesting to see how my times change when my body is fresher

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9.000.739.73

9 miles around 8 minute pace with 10x100 strides after

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14.230.0014.23

14.23 MLR in Swan Valley, ID. Lots of hills

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5.250.005.25

Recovery run in Swan Valley, ID

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11.000.0011.00

MLR in Swan Valley, ID

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5.020.005.02

Recovery run

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18.010.0018.01

18 miles at a steady, consistent pace. Felt pretty easy. 7:43/mile

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5.004.009.00

9 miles with 4 tempo miles around 6:30/mile

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10.310.0010.31

10.31 miles. 8:05/mile

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5.010.005.01

SLOW, easy run. 9:26/mile

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231.3914.43245.82
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