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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
182.504.000.503.11190.11
Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 116.00Brooks T-7 Miles: 26.00Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 25.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.500.002.00

AM-Treadmill with 2x1:30 at 5:30/mi pace. 30 second recovery at 6:30/mi pace.

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 2.00
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Took today off to tie up some loose ends with school and related items.  I can't believe it either but I'm actually going back to school again to advance my education.  Wow.. I feel like I've been tipped over and shook down until everything including my loose change has been taken. 

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AM-2 easy miles with some quick strides.

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Race: Murray Fun Days (3.107 Miles) 00:18:36, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.003.1110.11

AM-Tough day out there with the usual cramp up on the right hamstring and PF during a race or faster run. Not all to blame however. I'm just not in the kind of shape I used to be in. I'm giving the taper experiment a thumbs down by the way. I really didn't feel all that sharp today.  Going to review some things and go back to work.

Ran with Sasha and Benjamin for warm up and cool down. These guys not only keep me on my toes running but also mentally. We had some good discussion on HTML coding and related programming topics. Always good to run with these guys. Later on met up with the old Wasatch Athletics crew. Good to see them again as it's been a long time. Good times and good memories..

PM-No run.

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AM-Day of rest. Went to church.

PM-Reviewing some training notes and am thinking of starting a program of running alternating with circuit style weight work on opposite days.

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Took today off.

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Another day off with no running. Went down to school to shop for books and look around campus instead. It was good to take a break from running for a couple of days as Saturdays performance was a pretty big dissapointment.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM-4 miles. Worked on stretching and core after.

PM-6 miles at lunch time. Kept it at a nice slow pace. Nice and cool for a change after the rainstorm.

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM-8 miles.

PM-5 miles.

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM-5 miles easy. I think I had more personal revelation on this run today than all of the others combined..  Looking back on the years I've spent running, and also restoring antique radios this is kind of what I came to a conclusion on this morning;

Anything really worthwhile will come with a fairly high cost whether it be financial, personal, time wise or all of the above. We have all heard this but how many of us really understand and comprehend it? Not me.. I'm really not sure why in the past I was willing to put it out on the line in previous years for these achievements and not for education or career..  Was it a matter of interest and passion?  Laziness? Or perhaps something else..  Like a life's purpose with confidence.  Either way it was good to have some personal inventory taken this morning.  Running I believe was made for exactly these kind of moments:)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM- (6 am) 10 miles early.  This is a pretty sweet time to go run even if you do feel old and slow..

PM-No run.

 

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
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AM-10 miles on 7th/13th/parkway. 

Started reading a new book last night titled: "Team of Rivals" which is a pretty comprehensive read on Lincoln and his cabinet.  This could take a while as it is well over 700 pages.. Half the summer season anyway.

Brooks T-7 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM-13 miles. 7th/13th/Foothill blvd.

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

AM-4 miles ez. 7th/ob.

Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM-6 miles parkway/7th. Last mile at 6:11.

Going to see "Minions" with Ian tomorrow..  Looking forward to this for some odd reason. Who doesn't like the Minions?

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 6.00
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Took today off.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM-7 miles on 7th/13th before work.

Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 7.00
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14.000.000.000.0014.00

AM-10 miles total. 2 miles with Aaron to warm up. Talk about a fast warm up.. He was under 7:30 pace for the last half mile!  Not bad for a 7 year old kid with no regular and consistent training. The greatest thing about it though is to see the excitement and wild eyed look he has when he runs..

PM-4 miles ez on the JRP. 7:00-7:30/mi pace.

Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 14.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM-5 miles easy on the parkway. Met a guy along the way who was 74 years young and still runs 40-50 miles per week. I've seen him before but only now did I get the chance to meet and talk with him.  We had some good conversation on life and getting older as a runner. Kind of coincidental today as it was just what I needed to hear and talk about.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM-6 miles. 7th/94th.

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-10 miles easy-medium with 10x30 second accelerations in the middle. 94th/7th/13th east. o/b.

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 10.00
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AM-No run. The boys and I are getting the rest of our house cleaning and packing done. Leaving for Colorado.

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AM-Easy 5 miles in Cortez Colorado along the main street next to our hotel.  Felt great until the end of the run when I started to feel the 6200 ft of altitude coming up the hill..

Went out to Four Corners and spent some time not only to stand at the Four Corners monument but also to do some shopping for Christmas.. It was decided in our family that this is something different we wanted to do this year.  Not only to give something unique and precious, but also to benefit the Navajo Nation. 

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

AM-Easy/medium 6 miles in Cortez. Afterwards came back and had a swim in the pool along with an amazing breakfast. This is going down as one of our better trips according to the boys.  They like have having a pool right next to the room:)  Off to the ruins up the road at Mesa Verde for some exploring and tour. 

PM-No run. The ladder located in the ruins which everyone had to scale in order to get to one of the cliff sights was a bit un-nerving.  My kids scaled it like they were Army Rangers however..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.004.000.000.0012.00

Day off. Wrapping up the Ashbaker clan's grand tour of the Southwest. Next stop on the way home is Monument Valley and Gump hill.  Maybe we'll get to see the burros (correction, donkeys.) crossing towards the San Juan river again like they did yesterday evening. That was definitely something you don't see everyday..  

AM2-Ran the loop road in Monument Valley and dog eared back and forth while the family stopped and took photos.  The weather was just perfect with low clouds and a cool breeze. Breathtaking and cathartic to say the least.  12 miles total.

Stopped at the Burger King in Kayenta and viewed the exhibit honoring the Navajo Code Talkers.  One of the most interesting stories was that of the woman who received captured Japanese battle flags and after laundering them was reported by her neighbors as being a spy.

 

                                                           


 

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-6 miles on 7th/Quarry bend/13th.  Ran into the wind on the way out and also on the way back. No worries. Legs felt good today after warming up for a few miles this morning, just a little stiff from the drive home.

PM-Updating my the blog this afternoon. My wife took some cool photos of our vacation.  I'll see if I can get some posted here later on.  Still updating my blog... Hopefully I can get some pics soon.  My wife has the phone which we took the photos on:)

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AM-No run. I seemed to have caught some sort of nasty bug. Mild fever and just overall feeling drained today.. 

On a more positive note we adopted a Russian Blue cat from the shelter yesterday which we are still not quite unanimous on a name for him.  He has quite the vocal and strong personality which is more like a dog than a cat.  Quite a character..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

AM-10 miles on the parkway o/b.

PM-6 miles easy at lunch time on 7th/13th. 

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM-12 miles towards Draper. 7th/13th o/b. No timing it just easy and aerobic.

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-Easy 6 miles. Pressing forward. Read the poem "Invictus". Kind of a dramatic poem but a good read nonetheless.

Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
182.504.000.503.11190.11
Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Miles: 116.00Brooks T-7 Miles: 26.00Brooks T-7 (used) Miles: 25.00
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