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January 2009

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Location:

Mesa,AZ,

Member Since:

Jan 14, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

5 K Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Queen Creek Turkey Waddle - 33:46

Short-Term Running Goals:

Nov - Mesa Mi Amigos Turkey Trot - 10k 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:


Personal:

I am married with a boy and a girl.  I live in Arizona and love nature, wildlife, and photography.

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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.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.050.000.000.0015.05
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.920.000.000.001.92

I have bought a heart rate monitor.  My plan is to keep my heart rate in a training zone.  I hope this will curb my competitive spirit and allow me to focus on getting out of the door 3 times a week instead of trying to beat my previous training time.  Hopefully this will allow me to ease into running without the injuries or disappointments plagued me last year.

Ran 1.92 miles in 27:05.  average HR 144.  HR Range 130-148, 18:58 in zone, peak 157 cal 578 based on 240 lbs.  I was constantly shifting from running to walking and vice versa.  I am sure it looked pretty funny if anyone was watching me.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.920.000.000.001.92

Ran 1.92 miles in 25:39.  Average HR 148.  HR Range 140-157, 19:12 in zone, peak 172, cal 554 based on 232 lbs.  Last stretch was able to keep HR in zone by walking fast.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.290.000.000.002.29

Ran 2.29 in 29:18.  AHR 155, 76% Max HR, HR Range 148-163, 22:32 in zone, peak 170, cal  676 based on 232 lbs.  Seemed like a good heart rate zone.  At beginning doing more running than walking, at end doing more walking than running.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.230.000.000.002.23

Ran 2.23 miles in 27:35.  AHR 155, 76% of max, HR Range 148-163, 22:32 in zone, peak 176, cal 645 based on 232 lbs.  Ignored heart rate monitor after leaving mountain rd.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.230.000.000.002.23

Ran 2.23 in 27:36.  AHR 144, 67% Max, HR Range 148-163, 16:44 in zone, peak 171, cal 568 based on 232 lbs.  Heart rate monitor acting funny, will tighten strap better before next run, believe 144 heart rate is significantly low.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.230.000.000.002.23

Ran 2.23 in 28:02.  AHR 155, 76% Max, HR Range 148-163, 21:48 in zone, peak 172, cal 656 based on 232 lbs.  Ran in evening, temp a low 48 degrees.  Didn't look at watch, felt like I was putting in a good time, but time was much slower than I thought.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.230.000.000.002.23

Ran 2.23 miles in 28:42.  AHR 155, 76% Max, HR Range 148-163, 22:48 in zone, peak 171, cal 672 based on 232 lbs.  Ran midday temp 72 degrees and felt warm.  Felt like I was running very slow and doing a lot of walking.  I knew the time would be slow, but the heat was keeping my HR up.  Hands got a little swollen near the end of the run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.050.000.000.0015.05
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