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February 2011

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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: 3.00 Month: 97.50 Year: 571.50
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
218.2048.0026.000.00292.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Easy 12 miles up to Dimple Dell via Bell Canyon and back.  A little nippy to put it mildly.  7-8/min pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.400.000.000.0012.40

AM-Easy 10 miles at 6:30-7/min pace .  TM.  Too early.

PM- 2.4 miles easy to work.   Had to because of transportation issues.  I shouldn't get too frustrated because the dang thing has more miles than the Starship Enterprise.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.007.001.000.0010.00

High aerobic down to steady state for 10 miles with 8 miles at 5:50-6:00/min pace with last mile push at 5:33. Indoor track.  Cooldown spinning on the bike.  Lots of stretching especially hip adductors..  The right one is not giving me good range of motion for some reason.  Alignment?

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 6 miles with last 4 at 6:30-40/mile pace. 7th out and back.  

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Easy 12 miles at 6:30-7/min pace with 10 30 sec strides at the end. 7th and 13th east out and back.  Between my wife's work schedule and my work schedule, trying to finish a project for someone plus stupid errands, my long run just didn't happen today. Sheesh! Oh well I got 70 miles in this week.  

Hmm... I'm beginning to think this is a young single person's sport maybe?  NO WAY!  Eye of the Tiger baby.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 6 miles at 6:30-7:30/min pace @ 1%  TM at school.  First 2 at 7-7:30 with last 4 at 6:30/mile. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM-Easy 7 mile jog.  Ft Union out and back.

PM-Easy 5 miles late last night. TM.  7-7:30/mile pace. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.005.003.000.0015.00

Steady state for 15 miles up to the canyon and back home.  Easy up and then faster going down. Time went by quick on that one for some reason.  Just really enjoyed being out and moving today.   

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7.003.000.000.0010.00

AM-10 miles at 6-7:30/min pace.  Nice day even with the chill in the air.   I am surprised how good I felt today as I got more into the run especially considering yesterday's longer distance run. I think I must be starting to absorb some of these miles finally:)  

 7th east 9400 south eastwards out and back. 

PM-No run. What I did today was plenty I think especially in light of the time I got home from work. The one thing I really don't want to do this year is overtrain.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM-Easy 5 mile jog. 7:30-8/min/ pace.  7th out and back.  

PM-More easy running for 5 miles total.  7:30-8/min pace.  7th via Cafe Rio out and back.  Late night run. Tired..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.006.003.000.0018.00

Long MP run. Easy for the first 8 miles up towards Draper parkway and then progressively pushed down the pace in the last 9 miles.  1 mile cooldown.  Maybe count that one later however I don't like counting junk miles..  17 miles total at 5:32-7:35/mile pace.  Dang, it was so nice out today that I wore just shorts and a long sleeve shirt.:)

Up Draper Parkway trail and back.  18 miles total  including cool down.  1:58:25 total time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.006.000.000.0012.00

AM-High aerobic twelve miler.  First six easy at 7-7:30/mile.  Last 6 miles at 6-6:30/mile steady. 7th and 13th east  out and back.   Another nice weather day:)

PM- No run, played with the boys and listened to a radio that I worked on a bit more this afternoon now that I had some time to myself.  This is a Crosley 515 superhet from the Depression era with five tubes, AM broadcast and an old police (shortwave) band.   Not the best photo as it's from my webcam but you get the idea..  One of my favorites now and even more so than the larger RCA tombstone model that I have.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM-Easy aerobic 10 miles at 7/min pace or so.  Ft Union/Sandy loop.

PM- Another no p.m. run.  I had a honey do list with a dozen things on it this evening like fix a sink disposal, various errands of my own, go get a furnace filter and re-fabricate kitchen drawer brackets which my 8 year old kindly broke while climbing on them looking for "treats" to name a few.   So.. I was busy.  Cest la vie..

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

 10 miles at 7-8/min pace.   Up toward the canyon and back home at lunch break on 94th.  Busy day to say the least..

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AM-Easy 5 miles on 7th.  6:30-8/min pace.  7:12 avg.

PM- Very late run tonight.  Easy 5 miles on 7th east  7-8/min pace.

That couch is looking pretty good right now.  zz..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

AM-Easy 6 miles with 4 at 7-7:30 pace and  2 at 6/min pace.  Rio loop + .3 mi.  

PM- Easy 4.5 miles total with some stride outs.   7th east and common grass. 7/min pace or so.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.300.006.000.0021.30

AM-Tough medium distance run with AT segments.  A total of 13 miles in pouring rain, wind, everything you need to kill yourself off for the day!  3x2 miles progressive in pace.  First set of two up and last two sets down with 2 min easy running in between sets.    Up 8600 s to 9400s and along 1300 east toward the canyon and back.  Not sure of the pace going up but the last two coming home (flat to rolling with .5 down were in 10:42).  Two mile cool down at 7-8/min pace.   

PM- A 2.3 mile run to work.  Body feels pretty good all though the core definitely needs some work. (back is kind of tight for some reason today..)  But I've found a nice balance of intensity and distance so maybe a small boost in mileage is in order now.  All in all a good solid week of training I think.  

PM2-Easy 6 mile recovery jog/run on the TM late tonight.  8/min pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

Easy to medium 12 miles with 4 at 6:30-45ish and 2 at 6/min pace or so.  7th and Ft Union via the rec center.

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4.004.004.000.0012.00

Hilly 12 miler with 10 miles of fartlek.  It was definitely a good strength building run for sure. Sandy bench area via 7th and up 9400 s. Rio.   I also saw Hyrum's Utah Valley Marathon poster on Quarry bend right by Cafe Rio.   I can't believe how much that race has grown over the last few years.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.003.000.006.00

AM-Progression run for 6 miles total at 6:10min pace avg.  Last 2 at 5:10-5:20/mile  SLCC TM.

PM-Just way too busy with work, school, wife working graveyard shift and kids=NO RUN:( 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.503.003.000.0021.50

AM-Steady state distance run with miles 4-10 alternating pace every other mile going from sub six to 5:30/mile pace and then back to just over 6/min pace.  Easy miles at 6:30-7:30/min pace.  Core work with crunches and back raises after.   Draper trail head out and back via 7th and 13th east.

PM- Easy aerobic 6 miler at lunch.  7-8/min pace.  Ft Union out and back.  Felt pretty loose considering the previous workout.  But I had some good solid sleep last night and that made a HUGE difference today possibly.

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Easy 10 mile recovery jog/run. 7-7:30/mile.  Recovery pace is really coming down now for a given hr.  I'm feeling pretty pumped about this:)    7th east out and back.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.0010.003.000.0018.00

Morning trek to the Oval for weekly turn and burn in what seemed like an endless march in circles.  I actually managed to pull out for 18 miles again this Saturday and after a fairly fast one mile warm up I then began the 3x2 mile AT tempo. Ok, so.. My first lap splits were at 1:25-26 which if my math is correct converts to roughly around 5:15-17/mile pace and a 1:27-28 second/lap (5:20-5:23) on the next mile. (11 laps = 3 miles.) @ 442 m per lap.  The pace felt fine I think I just felt kind of flat and out of gas and this was probably because of the overall faster and higher mileage this week.  In light of that I decided to cut the session short to 3 miles and then proceeded to run up to investigate the identity of a  lady I kept seeing running the other way. Sure enough it was Rachel aka RAD from the blog.   We had some good conversation and I ran with her for a couple of miles and then also with her friend whom I found out was an electrical engineer and a really nice guy.  Always good to meet new faces here.  Ok .. I'm not really into writing long and winded blog entries so time to cut to the chase;  I managed to finish the rest of my run at 6-6:30/mile pace with the last miles at sub six a short cool down mile.

Next week I think it might be time to just maintain the mileage but shift the emphasis to some short speed sessions with full recovery for a couple of weeks.  Hopefully this will wake up those fast twitch fibers some more.  The 5k is not a lope after all.  Out..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

AM-Easy 6 mile jog on 7th and 13th.  Some pickups toward the end and some stretching.  Yet another very windy day.

PM-Easy 10 miles on the Ft Union/Sandy bench loop. 6:30-7/min pace.  

If any one is interested you might want to go the Let's Run website and read the article on the Japanese runner who just ran a 2:08 and then proceeded to pass out at the finish. You might say so what it happens now. Consider that the guy also works full time, has a 29 min 10k pr and is not sponsored.  I don't know about you but reading that just makes me even more determined.  I like that guy he is definitely one gutsy runner..

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