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March 2010

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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
269.5060.0021.003.00353.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.004.000.000.008.00

High end aerobic run of 8 miles with some surges at the end.  6-6:30/mi avg. Some easy surges down to 5:30 range just before cool down.  Feeling much stronger with some sleep today literally like night and day compared with my last workout.  I know that lack of sleep is my number one workout killer along with flipping the schedule all the time. I'm really frustrated..   I guess you just go with it, take the good runs when they come and take the best care of yourself possible. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy 8 miles today.  No time recorded, just ran. I really wish I had a decent bio pic to post but I don't yet. Oh well.. 

As of today I am officially 39 yrs old and less than one year from masters eligibility on the roads.  A kind of sobering but also exciting thought at the same time. Wow.. I feel so blessed and gratetful to the Lord to be able to still run like this. Words just can not adequately express how I feel today for some reason..   I did find out however that I am now eligible for masters track racing.   Look into that one sometime and see whats coming up this year.  :)    

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Easy 9 miles this afternoon on 7th and up 9400 to the bank No time taken. Oh man I love this weather lately. Unfortunately no cooldown mileage with time a factor this afternoon. I saw Maurine along the way also, said hi.  I hope she can clear this foot injury and get moving again soon.  Gotta get movin..

 

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Easy 5 miles this afternoon.  Busy day again.

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6.004.000.000.0010.00

High aerobic 10 miler with 6 miles at 6:30-6:50ish pace.  Last 4 miles at 6:15, 6:04, 5:55, and then kicked it in for a 5:18 last mile.   The mileage reduction this week has helped put some zip back into the legs.  And what a change in the weather from this morning!  No wind, 46 degrees and sunny.  Now what more could you ask for? :)

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9.008.004.000.0021.00

Long Run of 21 miles on a new course. No time, just ran it damn hard..  I don't have a fancy Garmin to take distance and splits so I measured the course in my truck.

Wasatch blvd and Draper long loop. /Rolling hills. 

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Day off. Body and mind tired.. Feeling a little blue also :(  

Needed to work on the spiritual side a little today.  I guess I always come up deficient there for some reason.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM-Easy 5 miles after work. 7:30-8/min pace.  Neighborhood loop.

PM-Easy 10 miles before school.  7/min pace.  7th/13th east loop out towards Draper and back.

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11.001.003.000.0015.00

AM-Easy 5 miles. 7-7:30/mi.  Up 7800 down to Ft Union and back around to home.

PM-10 mile progressive run with some stretching at the end.  Soggy today..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM-Easy 5 miles at 7-7:30/mi.  To Lowes out and back.

PM-Easy 6 miles via Trax and Starbucks loop. 6:45-7:05/mi. 

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19.001.005.000.0025.00

AM-6 miles easy.  6:40-7/min pace.  First mile was pretty good at 7:05 then came home for the last three at a consistent 6:40-45/mi pace.  

 PM-9 mile time trial with a 6 mile progressive run starting at MP then finishing fast at 10k effort but not all out for the final mile.  33:18 total time for the tempo.  Good run today but not where I want to be yet fitness wise.

PM-2/-Easy-medium 10 miler. High aerobic at 6:30/mi for last 5 miles to reinforce the tempo workout previously. 1:09:16 total time. Trax loop up to Dimple Dell on this one for a few more small hills.  I don't know why but I should feel wiped out by now however I don't.   Back to work tonight. 

Easy stretching afterward for 20 min.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 mile recovery run today at 7-7:30/mile pace.  Neighborhood loop. 

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16.004.000.000.0020.00

Long run of 20 miles today at the indoor track.  Finished the last 4 miles at sub six minute pace to finish strong.  Could have run harder today at the end but imposed a personal speed limit.  I want to have some wheels on still so I can boost my mileage again next week.

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Easy 10 miles this evening before work at 7-7:30/mile pace.  Most miles around 7/min pace.  Last in 6:38 as the pace kind of migrated towards that at the end.  My body just felt like it I guess.  Makes sense though because the training hr has come down a bit now and the level of effort at 7/min pace has also come down. Yeah!  This what we want :)

7th and 13th east out and back course.

PM-5 miles after work at 8/min pace.  Neighborhood loop. 

 

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Medium distance run of 15 miles today. Avg-6:45-7/min for most miles. Went up to the Draper bench area to the park trail and then back up to 13th and 114th where I started to move the pace up a bit for the remainder of the run.  Took the rest of the day off to catch up on some sleep.  I't's spring break this week! :)

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17.003.000.000.0020.00

AM-Easy 10 miles this morning at  6:30 ish/pace. Picked the last mile up a bit at sub six pace.  Went to bed at a normal time for once and got ten hours sleep:) Nice for once..

PM-Lunch run for 10 miles at 6:40-7/min pace.  Last 2 miles around 6/min pace.  Sandy/Dimple Dell area out and back. Weather was incredible today! I was actually warm in a short sleeve shirt this afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.006.004.000.0012.00

Medium long run of 12 miles hard effort with the pace at MP-AT effort.  Just played around tonight working the pace up and and down just enough to feel the lactic acid every other mile or so.  No time taken.  Jordan River trail out to 5300 s gatehead and then back uphill to home. 

I think I need to step back again this week or next as the mileage is starting to catch up with my legs now. 

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Recovery day and decided to take off for a day trip out of town.  I need at least one day off this week from running.  

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13.002.000.000.0015.00

AM-10 miles easy.  Most at 6:10-6:40ish pace. Indoor track with some speed changes.  Getting the body gradually ready for the introduction of speed work soon.  

PM-5 miles easy-medium effort on the JRT and 5300 s.  6:30-6:40/mile.  7/min going up 5300 s hill.  Last 2 miles at 5:40 and 5:42 on a decline.  Keeping a good aerobic stimulus without going hard on the second workout.   Easy jogging tomorrow morning and then hopefully a longer run in the evening if the legs and glycogen levels are up to it. 

Oh man.. my T-5 racers are now worn to the inside foam! I might as well be wearing Five Fingers! Lol !!   I lost track of the mileage on them but it's got to be well over a 1000 miles I think.  What is with this Five Fingers craze anyway?  True that primitives were not born or ran with shoes on, but then again they did not run mile after mile on hard pavement did they? Sounds like a good way for people not structurally built up yet to get injured. If someone has a pair please enlighten me to the advantage they would have versus a pair of flexible racing flats? My mind is open.. I know I'll probably get stoned by some for this comment!  But it's just my two cents so don't take it personally if you have some.

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13.500.000.000.0013.50

AM-Easy 6 miles this morning at 7:30-8/min pace.  7th east out and back.  Backloaded a few more hours of sleep tonight after getting 9 hours yesterday morning/afternoon. Graveyard shifts are so much fun.. Not..  Good news is that my legs feel ok and my resting heart rate is already back down to 44 bpm this morning.

PM-Easy 7.5 miles out to JRT and back.  Out at 7min/mi pace and back in 6:30-6:45/mi range.   No long run today, I already have a solid fifteen and twelve miler in the bank this week.  Besides I think 90 is a pretty cool number :)

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Tempo run at 10k-5k effort with the last two measured and clocked at 5:22, and 5:14. It seems like 5:20 range is almost in the semi hard range of effort. But over 13 miles I'm sure it would get pretty dang tough if not impossible right now. Still, my fitness is edging up and heart rates are reflecting it also.  I just can't help but doubt myself a little right now still.  Lack of confidence? I need solid data that's for sure.  I guess what I need to do really is to race. 

 7th east Rio Loop. /  33:59 total for 6 miles with a short warm up. /   Stepping back in volume this week.


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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.002.000.000.0011.00

AM-Easy 5 miles before school. 6:30-6:45/mi range.  First mile in 7:10.  Ft Union loop.

PM-6 miles easy at 6:30-7:00/mile. 1% incline   Pace down to sub 6/min for the last 2 miles. SLCC treadmill.   Strong aerobic pace to reinforce yesterdays tempo. Yes, they have done studies on this.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM-Easy 5 miles at 7-7:30/mile pace.  Ft Union loop.

PM-6 miles easy. 7-7:30/mile pace.  SLCC treadmill. 

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3.006.000.002.0011.00

AM-Progressive run of 6 miles in 35:28.  7th east out and back.  Last 3 miles in 16:28 with  6:02, 5:14 and 5:12.  Last half mile in on a decline coming home.  Tired, but good kind of tired:)

Stretching afterwards and some core work.

PM-High aerobic 5 miles at sub 6-6:30/mile.  31:20 total.  SLCC treadmill.

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6.004.000.000.0010.00

One steady 10 miler today.  Out at 7/min pace for 2 miles then to 6:30-6:40 ish and 6-6:30 for the last 4 miles.  Woke up late today because of sleep issues so I only managed to get one workout in. Oh well.. I expected to feel kinda tired today but it just wasn't the case.  Opened up with an easy 7:12/min first mile and that didn't feel too bad, so I just listened to my body and slowly cranked up the pace without pushing things.  Ft Union and 1300 east library loop.  Stretch and a nap before work.

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10.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy 10 miler again today. Maybe some more if I get bored with my math homework. Doubt it though because I am one of those strange people who actually enjoy math.. Anyhow, I ran out on  7th and 13th east at an average of  6:40ish - 7/min mile pace.  Took it easy today with tomorrows longer run coming up.  Actually I really wish I could have raced tomorrow, but my wife is working and unless my boys learn to run 5-6 min miles that isn't going to happen. LOL!!  But I think one day they will perhaps if they choose running to be their " thing " when it comes to sports.    For tomorrow though I'll just have fun watching them play on the soccer field.   Darkhorse out..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM-Easy 6 miles tonight at 7:30-8:00/mile, with most around 7:30 pace.  I would have done something longer this evening but I was feeling in a funk having stayed up all day and all night.  Being as such I did not get to bed until afternoon.   Later on however I decided that I needed to get at least some miles in the bank, so I went out nice and easy for six miles.   Run some more later on tonight.   Darkhorse out..

PM-Easy 5 miles at 7:00-8:00/mile.  7th east out and back. 

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3.007.002.000.0012.00

AM-Tinman tempo run before school with 4 miles at sub 6-6:15/mile pace. 6 miles total. 7th and 13th east out and back.  

PM-Another 6 miles progressive after school in 36:15. 6:02/mi avg pace. 1% incline.   Form felt looser tonight for some reason.  SLCC treadmill.  I'm getting ever closer to where I want to be fitness wise, and it feels like I have a carrot always just ahead of me at every aid station.  But I'll take it if I can get into the top 5-10 places somewhere this year.   Darkhorse out.

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10.005.000.000.0015.00

Medium long run of 15 miles at 6:30-7:00/mi.  with last 5 miles at sub six minute pace.  Foothill Dr loop.   Looking forward to a recovery day tomorrow.  

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13.002.000.000.0015.00

AM-10 miles easy before school. 7:00/7:30 range.  TM.  Had some thoughts on the run that were bothering me today.  For some reason lately I seem perhaps overly bothered by the displays of backbiting and narcissistic behavior I see in some folks around me.  I'm to the point now where I have become kind of a recluse just to avoid the petty garbage.  But everywhere I look around me it's the same and always has been I suppose.  So my main thought on the run today is why am I so sensitive to it recently?

Remember to be kind everyone..  Darkhorse out.

PM-Easy 5 miles with some accelerations at the end.  TM.

 

 

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