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Location:

UT,USA

Member Since:

Feb 27, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

(2008) 5k Magna Classic (15:18)

(2007) Ogden Marathon (2:29:31)

(2007) St George Marathon (2:25:18)

 

 


Masters PRs:

17:09-2nd place Masters-

    Draper Days 5k (2013)

 

1:16:58-2nd place Masters-

    Utah Valley Half Marathon (2013)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 2:40 at Deseret News Marathon. Never quite conquered that beast yet.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a good marathon again in the future.

Personal:

 

    
 

 

 

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: 10.00 Month: 10.00 Year: 581.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1193.31
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1031.20
Saucony Fastwitch A-5 Lifetime Miles: 617.50
Skechers Go Run Lifetime Miles: 496.50
Saucony Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 816.50
Brooks T-7 (used) Lifetime Miles: 1113.00
Saucony Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 542.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 922.90
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1051.50
Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Lifetime Miles: 788.00
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 1008.10
Reebok Running Shoe Lifetime Miles: 442.35
Under Armour Black Micro Lifetime Miles: 463.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
230.0018.002.000.00250.00
Brooks T-7 Miles: 239.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.006.00

AM-Treadmill for 6 miles with some some faster running at the end. No incline. 8.0-9.7 mph. (41:47)  Celebrated the New Years with the family and then listened to some old Cuban music I had.  Something about Cuban folk music that just makes you forget about all the other garbage that's happening in the world and to remember the simpler things.  I'm not sure why.. 

Actually I do:)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

AM-Woke up this morning with a cracked voice and bodyaches.  I knew this was coming based on the chills and space heater usage at my table last night..  Bagged it and turned for home at the half mile point.  I want to move to Arizona!

I think this is the first time I have ever posted just one mile for an entry. Usually out of pride I slug it out for at least four or five miles.  Not this time though.. I feel like I have been run over by a Mack truck..  Bronchitis here we come.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM-Easy 4 miles. Felt dreadful but got through it. Untimed.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Took today off.

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Took today off and instead went down with some folks to help out at the church dairy processing plant. Stacked product and boxes which was a good change of pace.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM-Easy 3 miles with a pickup in pace at the end. 7-8/min/mile pace.  Still congested but had to get out later this morning with it being such a beautiful day.

PM-Easy 5 miles while Kim swam in the pool. (39:08) total time.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM-5 miles up to Quarry bend and back. 7-8/min pace. Overdressed today. I could have went out in shorts..

Brooks T-7 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.000.000.0010.00

AM-10 miles with 6 miles steady state progressive to MP.  6:10-6:40/mile pace. Felt like I had a loss of fitness with the flu doing it's best to make a rebound last night. And the inversion definitely isn't the best catalyst for the respiratory system that is definitely for sure. 

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM-10 miles at the Olympic Oval to escape the inversion soup.  Steady state intensity at 75-85% mhr. /6:30-7/min pace. Still feeling the flu bug and the training heart rates show it also.

PM-Easy 5 mile jog at 8-9/min/mi. TM.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM-Easy 6 miles TM. (39:21) Shorter workout than usual for Saturday with the long run coming tomorrow morning.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

AM-13 miles with 7 on the mill and 6 on 13th/7th. 7-8/min pace. 

PM-4 mile easy jog after dinner. 7th/out/back.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 17.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-10 miles this morning out/back up through the Dell/13th east. 7-8/min pace with some surges at the end.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-10 miles with 5 on the mill (32:51) and 5 on the roads up to and back home via 13th east/south route. Slow start but once the engine was warmed up things went smooth and was clicking off some good steady mileage. Pushups and core afterwards.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM-6 miles. 7-8/min pace. 7th/94th out/back.

PM-Easy 4 miles on the way to pick Aaron up. Untimed.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.002.000.000.0014.00

AM-10 miles easy with 5 on the mill and 5 on the road. Last 2 on the road at 6-6:10/mile.

PM-4 miles easy on 7th.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM-6 miles with one on the rickety mill and then switched to the good one for 5 more at 6:40-7/min/mile.  Upper and lower body weights with some core and leg raises on the medicine ball.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.003.000.000.009.00

AM-8 miles on the mill with last 3 at 6-6:10/mi. Some weights for quads and calves.

PM-A mile jog with Aaron out in the sun. Incredible weather this afternoon...  Going long tomorrow for about 14-15 miles on hills with some Renato Canova style MP pace variations thrown in at the end. Grueling but also kind of fun if you don't overdo them.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM-Easy 6 miles on the mill. (7:33) avg with long warm up and cooldown. Middle miles were around 6:30-40/mile pace. Talked with someone at the gym today about their goal to run the upcoming SLC marathon and was glad to be able to help and give a little advice and encouragement.  I can see why most coaches really love what they do.

I'll get to the long run tomorrow..  I know nothing like procrastination:)

PM-No run. Went to church and attended Sunday school. The subject was about the birth of Jesus in the the books of the New Testament.  A really interesting lesson and discussion, and has also given me some good material to study and ponder this week. It's interesting to note that there was just not one witness to the veracity of this account.. but several. Something to think about.  Also Matthew 7:12 on a side note..

 

 

Brooks T-7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM-Easy 8 miles. 6:30-7/min pace.

PM-No run. It's been a really mixed bag of emotions today.. It's our wedding anniversary today however I also found out that my Dad had a stroke. But thankfully he is going to be ok.  Not much else to say.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-8 miles at 7-8/min/mile pace. Took it easy because of weights planned for tomorrow. Weight is up to 145 lbs which is the most I've weighed in years. But my waistline hasn't changed so thats definitely a good thing. Not worried, I will take all the extra weight I can get.. Tired of being skinny:)

Brooks T-7 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM-8 miles at 7-8/min/mile pace.  Weights and foam roller afterwards.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-6 miles easy. 7th/94th.

PM-4 miles easy. 7th out/back.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

AM-8 miles at 6:20-6:30/mile steady state. 1% incline. I've become somewhat  a curiosity and oddity at the gym it seems. Maybe because I spend so much time on the mill while most folks are walking I don't know. So I cut short and went to get some weight work in especially on the chest and biceps area.  Felt great though:)

Brooks T-7 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM-6 miles easy-medium aerobic. (7:12) avg at .5-1% incline.  Weight work with the leg press machine and some tricep work. Foam roller also although I wonder if I'm doing that one correctly. But it does hurt though..

Slept pretty well last night but had a particularly vivid dream and made a note to remember it after waking up.  I dreamt that I was at the University of Oregon and saw some of the greats there including the former Bill Bowerman. I won't bore you with the details but the message I got was to do what I was meant to do in life and not necessarily what I wanted.. What that is I'm not sure of, however I think it has something to do with academics and family. In the past one of the the biggest dreams I had in life was to be able to attend U of O and be on the track team.  That didn't happen unfortunately..

Time to really reassess where I'm at in life and to make some good but equally meaningful goals. 

Brooks T-7 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM-4 miles easy. 7:36 avg.  Rain supposedly coming Tuesday to clean things up in the air. Overall though I would have to say that air quality wise it hasn't been as bad as some years.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM-9 miles. No watch. I think I'm going to start doing the stair climber on a regular basis. I'm getting tired of having the same compensation issues and imbalances all the time. It's probably a combination of things, but mostly just being a distance runner.  Anyway.. It probably won't hurt to try something new for a while.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.002.000.0010.00

AM-6 miles with 30/30s in the middle. Stair climbs and step ups after. 7th/13th.

PM-Easy 4 mile jog. 7th.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM-Medium aerobic run-(Stairmaster for 20 minutes. Then moved over onto the mill at 9.0-9.5 incline adjusted for 6 miles with an additional 6 on the road combined at 7-7:20/mile or so. Weights both upper and lower body.  Noticed some decent improvement on the leg press today, however I think my butt is going to be sore..

Brooks T-7 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM-3 mile jog wake up on 7th then 7 more miles easy later on untimed.

PM-4 miles easy on Union. No watch again. Actually wore my reflective belt this time..

 

Brooks T-7 Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM-6 miles with calf raises and shoulder work.

PM-Easy 4 miles. 7-8/min pace.  Ab/adduction machines and crunches.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.006.00

AM-6 miles steady state.  Situps and foam roller afterwards. Core felt a little stronger today for some reason. Getting 9 plus hours of solid sleep for once helps.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Brooks T-7 Miles: 239.00
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