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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: 13.00 Month: 84.50 Year: 558.50
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
223.0057.0011.507.00298.50
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Day off.   Inventory week and like Kory says, work takes priority.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Squeezed in a 5 miler today somehow.  7th east out and back.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.009.003.000.0016.00

Long tempo run with 2 miles at MP effort and 1 mile at AT intensity each set alternated with a minute or so of easy paced running.   Last 3 miles in 16:44. 16 miles out and back on the loop.   Total time: 1:33:34.   Felt really good this morning even with the 82 degree heat.  Nice..

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No run today, just too busy with work, meeting and family today.  Damn recession.. It's literally squeezing the life out of me in ways I don't want go into detail right now. Thats ok though as it may just be the way it's supposed to be.  I keep wondering if maybe the best days are gone now.  I just can't seem to get in the miles I need  in order to make it happen. And regardless of what people say I don't have all that much talent, I have to work really hard just like everyone else.  The really bad part is that I'm not getting any younger either.  Hmm.. maybe I'm feeling a little sorry for myself today I don't know, but I don't care either because thats the way I feel right at the moment.  But for now, I'll just go run and play tomorrow.   Because afterall,  I'm still grateful for that.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.0010.000.000.0013.00

Very agressive but controlled run today.  Headed out on 7th and clicked off a 6:44 first mile for a warmup!  Next was 6:22 and after that things got really interesting so to speak.  More to come later.

Hills, hills and more hills.. almost everyday I run up and down hills.  I hope it pays off.  First 6.5 miles in 40:09.  Miles 7-10 at 5-5:22/mile and 11-13 at 5:32-5:44 with last half mile at 2:38.  A really good run considering my weekly average is still low although about 20 mpw higher than before SLC marathon.  All in all, a very good run today...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I just got thrown a curve ball today with my health and it came on suddenly for some reason.  I even went on my run as soon as I got away from work to see if it would clear up with some exercise and improved circulation.  Not happening.    You see I have a case of bad ringing and hearing loss in my right ear and it's making me crazy with anxiety.  Even to the point of not sleeping well last night because of it.  I dread the idea of seeing a doctor because of the cost.  No insurance..  Long story. 

Anybody have any personal experience with this?   Ear infection? No pain though.  I'm stumped as to what is happening.  Anyway, 5 easy miles today at 7-8/min mile.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.000.000.0010.00

Went for a run very early this morning as I could not sleep well because of my ear issue.  Not painful, it just kept me awake is all.  Constant ringing sound in my head from from my auditory nerves sending sending false electrical signals.  Or is a part of my brain going out?  Nobody knows yet.    My wife along with Barry's, (They are both nurses) say this is probably an ear infection or blockage of some sort.   Jeez, I do recall something buzzing into my ear the other day..  But I just can't think that would be it.  Or would it?  Gross and and unnerving to say the least.     10 miles total this morning.  1:05:32 total time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.002.001.000.0010.00

My hearing finally cleared up today and the ringing stopped.  A very personal miracle of sorts.   I am very relieved and grateful today. Thats all I have to say. 

My run today was a nice 10 miler with the last 3 miles in a gradual downpour.  Funny thing was that the worse the downpour got, the looser and faster my stride became right up until the last .25 miles to home which came in at 74 secs.    I was absoluely drenched.. But thats ok, I really enjoyed the rain this evening.  Sang the Elvis tune Kentucky rain all the way to home I enjoyed it so much.  Crazy..

10 miles total 13th east and Sego Lily loop.   1:02:32 total time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 miles today at 7-8/min pace.    I saw there was going to be a good group of runners at UVM.  Too much fun to pass up I've decided.   Time to carboload and mini taper.  Bring on the Cafe Rio!

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No run today. Just concentrated on work and eating today.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy 6 miles with some strides.   Legs are getting puffier but fresh, and weight is up by a couple of pounds.  Getting good sleep finally too.   Everything is clicking into place the way I was hoping.    I may just get a good time this weekend!   Good luck to everyone who will be there.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 miles this morning. Feel great this morning.

On a side note for those of you who are interested, I was reading online yesterday how the Russians now have announced that they will slowly start to liquidate their Treasury bills. This is because of the reckless spending policies of our government and nation as a whole. This also comes on top of earlier news that the Chinese now want us to borrow in their currency and no longer in dollars. This is pretty alarming stuff folks.. We are losing are reserve currency status and it means our dollar is going to really lose value in the next few years.

Remember Germany in 20s? What happened after that?

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Race: Utah Valley Marathon (18.5 Miles) 01:48:57
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Ugh..  A big DNF, and I feel like such a failure today.  Considering how badly things were going and the fact I had to work soon it did not seem wise to slug it out and kill myself today. Better to live and fight another day I told myself.   However I don't feel good about it all and I think deep down something gave up today.   Why?  I just don't know..    I'm hoping soon an answer will come to me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

AM-Easy 5 miles.  Dark but pleasant outside even at 3 am! Tired, but I didn't worry about the pace I just went out to get some extra aerobic work.

PM-15 miles this evening after work up and back from Draper.  Easy gradual move from 8 min pace up to 7:10-20mile pace coming back.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-Easy 4 miles this morning right before work.  Co-workers think it nuts but I don't care anymore.  I just don't want to make excuses for my running in the name of social acceptance.

PM-6 miles easy right after work. Plenty of water on board makes a tremendous diffference in starting out I have re-discovered.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM-Easy 6 miler this morning again. No time, just runnin easy with my shadow out here again.

PM-Easy 6 miles again out on 7th and back. 7-7:30/mile.  No soreness from the race at all left. In hind sight it probably was a good decision afterall.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy 8 miles at 8/min pace.  Forced myself to back down on the pace.  7th and 13th east out and back.

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7.000.000.003.0010.00

AM-All out VO2 max session on the Rio loop with 1 mile hard, 2 min recovery and then 1.5 miles hard with 1 min recovery and then .5 mile all out with last .25 at 74 secs.  6 miles total. 

On side note I had a weird dream,  I dreamt my ex-wife was neck and neck with me in the last mile of the NYC marathon and just as we got to the finish it ended.  Very strange...   

PM-4 miles easy jog. 7th east. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Easy 15 miles today.  Out and back Draper route.  Maybe I'll write some more later when I'm more awake.

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AM-Easy 10 miles at 8 min pace with last 4 at 6:44-49/mile.  7th east out and back.

Studying the Japanese marathoners lately..  Interesting to see their methods and discipline being put into place.  Marathon victors are revered as godlike over there.  Looking to the past at runners like Seko and coaches such as Nakimura leaves one feeling somewhat lacksadaisical and unmotivated in comparison to say the least. So here is a famous quote from Nakimura, the coach and mentor of Toshiko Seko; Talent is limited but Effort is limtless...   Leaves me pondering for a bit today. 

PM- Easy 5 miles out on the JRT.  Very peaceful and relaxing this evening.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.005.000.000.0016.00

AM-Easy 5 miles early in Kaysville near work.   7/min-8/min/mile.

PM-High aerobic 10 mile run at about 80-85% mhr.  Gravity hill loop.

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10.000.001.004.0015.00

AM-Double hard session from yesterday to this morning.  10 miles total with 2x2 miles at 10k-5k race pace intensity.  90-95% mhr.  Up to 13th and Dimple Dell road.

PM- 5 miles easy run to loosen things up again. 8/min/mile pace.

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AM-Easy 4 miles before work at 3 freakin oclock in the morning! Fell asleep and missed the turnaround... joke.. ha ha.

PM-Easy 6 mile recovery run at 8-7:30/mile.  7th east out and back. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.005.000.000.0022.00

AM1-5 miles easy to wake up the body for the long run later.  No time.  7th east out and back.

AM2-Semi long run of 17 miles with the last 5 at 75-80% mhr roughly.  Out to Draper park and back via 13th east.  

PM-No run.  Took Ian to Lagoon instead and had fun together.  Priceless.. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Easy 12 miles on 7th out and back.  Easy recovery pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-Easy 5 miles on the treadmill this morning at 7:30/mile pace.

PM-15 miles easy out to Draper township and back.  Pretty warm this afternoon but was doing ok.  I have been experimenting with some lime flavored sport beans and they seem to be working pretty well.   No dips or crashes really so I think this may be something for future races especially if I ever commit to do doing an ultra. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.006.004.000.0018.00

Tough run today up Little Cottonwood canyon this evening.  No time taken, just mapped out the miles and went by feel.  Sped up when I felt good or recovered and slowed down when I felt like poo.  So needless to say my percentage of mp and threshold work is a rough guess at best today.    Just put in the efforts.   Little Cottonwood is a damn beast to say the least!  4-8% grades on average to give you an idea.  92 degrees farenheit.   

By the way, Walter drove up next to me and said Hi as I was hunched over.  His expression changed a bit as he drove off. Must have been how bad I looked!  I was so dehydrated I almost did not make it home.  Lesson learned.. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Just an easy 30 minutes today at lunchtime out from work.   4 miles at 8/min mile avg.  Very easy jogging for recovery.

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