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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
244.508.0023.320.00275.82
Skechers Go Run Miles: 155.00Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 6.00Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 103.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.003.000.006.00

AM-6 miles with 3 min pickups after warming up.  Time to get serious next week..

Skechers Go Run 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM-Easy 4 mile wake up run. No time. 7th east.

PM-Easy 8 miles after church. 7th and parkway trail. Just easy aerobic.

Skechers Go Run 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
9.000.007.000.0016.00

AM-Wave tempo with 8x5 hard/1 min rest. First 3 min AT effort then finishing the last 2 min at LT or about 10k intensity pace.  First set straight up 9400s and 2000 east on some really good rolling hills and overall vertical gain. Last 4 coming back down concentrating on turnover and economy of effort. Got lucky today and hit all the street lights just right without having to stop. Execution and effort given an A+..:)

PM-Easy 4 miles recovery at 8-9/min pace. 7th east out and back.

 

Skechers Go Run 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
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM-Easy 6 miles recovery on the parkway trail. Lots of soft shock absorbing powder:)

PM-Easy 4 miles on the treadmill.( 31:06)  Ran while wrapping up the latest episode of "Sherlock" starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  A bit more cerebral than some of the other made for TV Sherlock Holmes episodes.

Skechers Go Run Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM-Easy 7 miles at 7-8/min pace. 8600s up and back.  Continuing my search for a new church to join.. More and more I'm starting to question things. Yes I know it's not exactly running related is it..

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

PM-Easy 12 miles up into Bell Canyon out and back.  Not feeling the best today overall but got it done.

Skechers Go Run 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM-Easy miles on the parkway trail. Just focusing on getting some good base mileage in.

Skechers Go Run Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.004.000.000.0016.00

AM-Steady state run for 12 miles out back up towards the canyon via 9400s. Just kept it at a nice medium effort occasionally moving into MP effort for a mile or so. No watch just trying to concentrate on effort and intensity by feel.  Very pleasant weather lately which leaves me really no excuse not to put the miles in:)

PM-Easy 4 mile jog on 7th out and back. 

Skechers Go Run Miles: 16.00
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-Easy 12 miles recovery on the parkway trail out to Draper and back. Windier than hell going out though..

Skechers Go Run 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
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM-Easy for the most part untl the end when I picked up the pace to about what I felt like was a bit slower than marathon pace at the end for the last 2 miles. 7th east out through Draper and back. Tough to stay motivated lately.. Time to start running with Spencer or someone local. It's a definite known that group running even if it's just a couple of people definitely leads to improved performances for everyone in the group. Just look at the Salt Lake, Utah County and Davis guys. Proof positive.. Not to neglect anyone else who might do it also hopefully

Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 13.00
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 out and back. 7th/9400s. I actually wore shorts today!

Skechers Go Run Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Busy day.. No run.

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-Easy 5 miles today then some study time. 7th east out and back.

Skechers Go Run 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
11.000.004.000.0015.00

AM-Good solid workout today. 2X2 miles at 15k-10k race pace effort.  2 min rest.  15 miles total. Wasatch blvd route. That one kind of hurt..

Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM-Took the day off for job searching. Not easy in this economy..

PM-4 miles easy recovery.8-8:3-/mi. pace. Discovered that I'm a Glen Campbell fan after some recordings given to me by someone.  Country music is cool even for a runner..  Who knew?

Skechers Go Run Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

PM-Easy 6 miles on 7th at 8/min pace. Pretty uneventful run.

Skechers Go Run 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
2.004.000.000.006.00

AM-Steady 6 miler with the last 4 miles at 6-6:30 and the last half mile at 2:41.  Felt somewhat better today though definitely not 100%.   So not looking forward to turning 43 next month..  7th east and parkway trail.

Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

AM-4.5 miles. (30:46). 7th east. Some good things are coming fitness wise in the next few months. I just have to believe in that intuition I'm getting this morning.

Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Race: Salt Lake City (9.321 Miles) 00:57:32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.009.320.0020.32

Sub-par.. Going to turn things around starting today.

Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM-Easy 6 miles recovery. 7th/parkway trail. Stretching and tennis ball after.

PM-Easy 6 miles recovery. 8-9/min pace. Most at 8-8:30/mi same as this morning.

Skechers Go Run Miles: 6.00Brooks T-7 (used) 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
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM-Easy 8 miles on 7th-13th east/State St route.  7:30-8/min pace.  Wanted to go to 10 miles however like the old saying goes, just because you can doesn't always mean you should.  The legs are still in recovery mode although a bit bouncier this morning. A good sign, because it means I got it right yesterday with the diet, m ileage and pace.  I've been taking a page or two out of Camille Herron's blog lately.  Highly recommend it..

PM-Easy 4 miles, 8-8:30/mi. 7th east.  Spent the rest of the day looking for employment..

Skechers Go Run Miles: 4.00Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

AM-13 miles easy aerobic overdistance. Took it out on the 94th/Wasatch Blvd route. Picked up the pace to sub 7/min miles for the last 3.  Most miles at 7:30-7:40ish.

Wow this weather is just awesome!  However I am glad for the storms coming later this week . The snow pack doesn't seem to heavy.. I'm kind of curious to see where we are percentage wise.

PM-Easy 4 miles at 7:30/8min pace. Parkway trail lunchtime.

Skechers Go Run 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
22.000.000.000.0022.00

AM-Easy 6 miles early on 7th/8600s/13theast.  7-7:20/mile.  Time to take a nap..

AM2-10 miles easy up 7th and 13th east.  7:30ish-8/min/mile.

PM-Easy 6 miles with the last 3 at 7/min pace.  7th/9400s west.  Nothing hard just getting as many base miles as possible without overtraining.  Keeping an eye on morning pulse both sitting and standing to see how this sudden push in mileage works out.  

Skechers Go Run Miles: 16.00Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

AM-13 miles up 9400s from home out/back. Took it pretty easy on the pace in order to spare glycogen reserves while still getting good aerobic benefit.  7:30ish-8/min pace.  Turning on the mitochrondria factory.

PM-Easy 5 miles this evening on 7th/east. 7:30-8/min pace.  Soggy.. But not bad once warmed up. Noticed how high I was carrying my arm swing in the last race and so I've been practicing lowering the arms and relaxing the shoulders more.  This seems to have made a definite improvement in the amount of tightness I have been struggling with.  The tough thing about it is that I have to conciously work on it throughout the run. Hopefully it will become a more natural thing soon.

Skechers Go Run Miles: 5.00Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 13.00
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-Easy 12 miles at 7:30ish-8/min pace. 9400s/2300 east route.  Somehow I don't think we are going to get to 62 degrees today.

PM-NO run this evening.  Wife wanted to go to the Y bookstore (she is a Y alum..) and creamery so we loaded up the car with the kids and proceeded onward. Shopped art supplies for Ian and had huge bowls of BYU creamery ice cream. Man I had no idea it was so thick and rich!  It makes every other ice cream look like air blown half and half.  I was a beached whale afterwards and had no desire to move for nothing or nobody..

Brooks T-7 (used) 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
244.508.0023.320.00275.82
Skechers Go Run Miles: 155.00Saucony Kinvara 3 Miles: 6.00Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 103.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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