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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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47.624.0051.62
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5.164.009.16

4 mile tempo run, 9.16 miles overall. I intended to do a six mile tempo run, but after 4 miles, I was fading quickly and would not have been able to maintain the same pace, so I had to cut it short. Every time I try to ignore the heat and humidity and run fast anyway, I always regret it. Today was no exception. My four tempo miles were 6:42, 6:39, 6:42, and 6:45. A week or two ago I did a six mile tempo run averaging 6:33, but for whatever reason today I just didn't have it in me to hold that kind of a pace. I feel good about the run overall, even though I wasn't able to keep it up for six miles. I am constantly preaching patience and consistency to myself, knowing that I'll improve over time if I just keep trying. 

71 degrees and very humid

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11.060.0011.06

11.06 miles at 7:44 average pace. This run was a great exercise for me in mental toughness. I knew going into the run that I'd be running on tired legs. Sure enough, as the run progressed, my legs felt heavy and the miles felt long. Despite that, I knew I had the fitness to keep up the pace, so I pushed through some uncomfortable miles and got the run done. 

I lost about 3 pounds of water weight during the run, so rehydrating today will be essential.

68-70 degrees and fairly humid

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0.000.000.00

Scheduled day off

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10.220.0010.22

10.22 mile medium-long run. I felt ok, but I've been sleeping poorly lately, so I haven't felt my best this week. However, I felt fine on this run overall. I did 5 strides throughout the run, and they took a lot out of me. My major weakness right now is speed endurance. Every time I do a speed workout of any kind, it takes so much out of me because I haven't done a lot of speed work. I'm hoping that over time that will become less of a weakness. 

73 degrees and very humid. 

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5.630.005.63

5.63 mile easy run. I'm planning to do 15-16 tomorrow. 

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15.550.0015.55

15 mile long run. It felt good for the first ten miles or so, but I got really dehydrated toward the end, so the last few miles were slower. Living in heat and humidity, I have to put more focus on staying hydrated, or I'm not going to reach my full potential. Overall, it was a good run though. 7:47 average mile pace. 

68-73 degrees, humid

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47.624.0051.62
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