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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
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-6 miles easy. Last two picked up the pace around 6:30-47/mi.  Considering the previous two runs were around LT or just below, this gives me a good indicator of what my marathon pace would be on a flat course.  As long as glycogen stores hold out I should be able to run sub 2:50 at TOU.  No promise however..  Longest long run was 19 miles with the most being around 13-16 all be it with MP quality.

Considering I just completed Hood to Coast with four legs just recently I'm not sure if this is folly and wishful thinking..  Legs are not tired, but nonetheless do not feel snappy either.. Last 5k was at Draper Days was timed at 17:42.  Best guess avg mileage for this year around 60-65 mpw.  What are your thoughts FRB?

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Race: Top of Utah Marathon (26.21 Miles) 02:58:25, Place overall: 16
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Early AM- What a race..  Not my fastest by any means but definitely the most interesting and enjoyable for sure:)  My hat is off to Keith Andersen for teaming up with me in the last miles to keep things going.  Nothing like conversation and some light humour to keep the spirits up in the closing miles. Thanks Keith:)  Also had the privilege to run with some of the women in the middle miles.  And then there was Katie Thompson, she was having a great race:)  At somewhere around mile 16 after some discussion about her competition and how she was feeling, I told her that I needed to back off and she needed to push ahead and catch her competition. Catch them she did.. Way to go Katie!  

I really so desperately wanted to quit at mile 21 and was convinced that I was out of the money. But something told me No! You are not going to quit Steve.. You need to finish this race. The outcome doesn't matter..  Just finish ok?  I managed to do that somehow and I'm not totally sure why.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-Easy 10 mile jog this morning. Probably around 8/min-7:30 pace. Definitely felt the pickup at the end.

 

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AM-Another base builder. Easy 10 miler at 7:30-8:30/min mile. Sandy Parkway Trail.

 

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AM-4 mile jog up 7th/Union.

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AM-10 miles up and down 9400s/7th.  Felt crazy tired this morning for some reason..

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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AM-4 miles at 8-7:30/mi on the treadmill.  Just rebuilding the aerobic base and fat furnace is the goal now. Pretty sure that was one of the contributing factors in last Saturday's underperformance.  

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AM-10 miles with 8 on the treadmill and 2 on the road. 7:30-8:00/min/mi. Mostly 7:30ish. 

 

 

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