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September 2009

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Location:

Woods Cross,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 01, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Current Running Life:
5k: 17:50 (2010 NSL)
10k: 38:20 (2007 Des News)
1/2 Marathon: 1:23:30 (2009 Provo Half)
Marathon: 2:53:46 (2007 St George)

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

 

Personal:

Daddy to 3 great kids - 16 year old son and 11 year old twin daughters

I do not know what tomorrow will bring but I do know it will start with a run.

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: 0.00
Saucony Grid A2 Lifetime Miles: 125.40
GoRun2 Lifetime Miles: 53.70
Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Lifetime Miles: 442.70
Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Lifetime Miles: 429.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
175.6011.80187.40
Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 105.10Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 82.30
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Other than some right calf and tibial soreness, I am feeling pretty good.  Legs burn a little but that is expected.

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Terrible run.  Nothing seemed to want to work correctly.  Just trudged through 7 painful miles.  

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 7.00
Comments(7)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Feel worse today than yesterday.  Nothing feels right.  Not sure what the problem is.

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 5.00
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

Ran from home to Davis Blvd to meet the running club (4.25 miles).  Right ankle and calf were very problematic on the way up.  Only a couple of people showed for the group run so instead of running along Davis I decided to continue up to Bountiful Blvd.  What a brutal climb.  Followed Bountiful Blvd until it turned into Eagleridge drive and dumped into NSL.  Coming down Eagleridge was super steep and I ran it very slow.  Kept the pace pretty slow for much of the run.  The only exciting thing during the run was when I was nearly hit by a golf ball.  Missed me by about 1 foot.  Should have kept the ball as a souvenir but I threw it back onto the fairway so the guy could retrieve it.

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 15.00
Comments(7)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.700.0012.70

Nice run up City Creek canyon.  It was nice and cool in the canyon and felt really good.

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 12.70
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Only got 2 hours of sleep last night.  Absolutely terrible run.  

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 7.00
Comments(5)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Another tough run.  I will shake out of this eventually.

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 5.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

I must have a bug or something.  This just isn't normal.  My body is moving like I am brand new to running.  I'll just keep plugging away until I snap out of it.

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 4.00
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.300.007.30

Still struggling.  

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 7.30
Comments(10)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Hoping that I'm on the upswing.  Almost felt like a runner today.  Energy is still low but definitely felt a lot better.  

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 8.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Still a little slow but I am feeling better.  I have a ways to go but feel like I am on track again.

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 8.00
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Felt pretty good except my ankle really started to tighten up the last couple of miles.  

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Other than the burning ankle I actually felt really good today.  There is a new paved trail in West Bountiful that starts on 400 North and connects to the LPT that I though I would check out.  It is about 1.5 miles and very flat so it will be a good place for speed work if I ever get around to doing it again.  My legs still felt a little sloppy but they are definitely getting back to where they need to be. 

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 8.00
Comments(3)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Just a short and quick run as I was short on time.  Feel like I am still moving in the right direction.  I don't feel as sharp as I would like but am definitely improving.

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 5.00
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.500.0010.50

Went to the running club meeting place and nobody was there.  There are a lot of races this morning which is why there were so many no shows.  Ran along Davis Blvd to the end then cut down to Orchard and continued south to the highway then made my way back to the starting point.  Going back up 400 North is tough to do at the end of a run.  With 1/2 mile to go I was starting to feel pukey and my chest started to hurt.  Told myself that these are the feelings that I need to learn to ignore and push through.  Only got 1/4 mile before I involuntarily stopped and decided to walk the last 1/4 mile as a "cool down".  The run was pretty good despite the disappointing breakdown at the end.

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 10.50
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.103.008.10

No more messing around.  Time to get serious about this running thing again.  Running at the same comfortable pace everyday has kept me in shape but my legs have become stale and need a little shake up.  Started with 2 easy miles to warm up.  I actually felt really good when I started.  Ran up to the new trail in West Bountiful to do some mile repeats.  Plan was for 3 X 1 mile at 5K pace (6:00/mile) with 1/2 mile recovery in between.  I felt great during the run and was able to hit my target pace (5:58, 5:58, 6:03).  A little slow on the last one because I started to lose focus but I wasn't overly fatigued.  I was surprised that these didn't feel more difficult.  Cooled down with 2 more easy miles.

Happy Birthday Ashton.  My little boy turned 13 today.  Man do I feel old.

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 8.10
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.503.808.30

I turn 38 today so of course I had to incorporate that into the run.  Thirty eight miles is too much, 3.8 isn't enough so I went with 8.3 miles.  As I started the run, it just didn't seem special enough so I decided to run 3.8 miles at LT pace (6:30/mile average pace).  Back to back speed days actually felt good. I wonder how much of my running issues of the past couple of months have been mental.

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 8.30
Comments(12)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Nice and easy recovery run.  Everything feels good. Didn't feel like I needed a recovery run but know it was the right thing to do. 

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 6.00
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Did a test run of the course of a local 5k that I am going to run in a couple of weeks.  Has a lot of little ups and downs so I got in a little hill work.  Felt decent during the run except for the right ankle.  Definitely felt better when I ran a little faster. 

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 8.00
Comments(15)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Got a late start and considered just bagging the run this morning but I have to get back to the point where, no matter what, every day starts with a run.  Right ankle and achilles were a little more tender but the pain was manageable.  Felt good otherwise.

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 8.00
Comments(9)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.500.0012.50

I'm going to a JDRF charity walk this morning so I had to get my run in early this morning.  Felt very strange this morning.  I had a hard time picking up my feet and getting them to move.  I almost fell a few times because I tripped on cracks in the sidewalk.  Just no power in my legs for some reason.  Regardless of how I felt, it was great to be out this morning because the weather is amazing this time of year.

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 12.50
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.003.008.00

Two miles warm up then 3X1 mile at 5K pace with 1/2 mile jog in between.  Did the repeats on the WB trail again.  First mile felt very good and I was in a good rhythm (5:56).  The only issue is that they put in gates where the trail intersects the road.  Kind of had to zig zag to get through them.  Second mile was a little more work.  Didn't feel great but still came in at 5:58. I really had to convince myself to start the third. I got going and tried to focus on running smooth.  I checked my pace after 1/2 mile and it was too slow.  Tried to pick it up but couldn't do it.  Last mile split was 6:10.  Not thrilled about the last mile but the run was good otherwise.  Cooled down with 2 super easy miles.  

Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 8.00
Comments(6)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

I was both mentally and physically very tired this morning.  Very strange.  It was warm and windy.  I tried to enjoy it since the weather is taking a turn for the worse today.  Kept the pace nice and slow to try to recover from yesterday's speed work.

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.002.005.00

I've been having crazy SGM dreams lately.  Probably because I am regretting not running it.  The rain was coming down very hard and it was a little chilly.  Got a late start and I had to get my son to school early so I did not get as many miles as I wanted.  Ran the last 2 miles at 6:40 just for fun.  

Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 5.00
Comments(5)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
175.6011.80187.40
Adrenaline 2009 3 Miles: 105.10Adrenaline 2009 4 Miles: 82.30
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