In the Pursuit of Wonder

August 2011

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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.

Favorite Blogs:

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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
57.150.000.000.0057.15
Weight: 225.22Calories: 10207.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Miles: 3.10 Time: 33:15 Pace: 10:44 Avg HR: 163, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (303.70)

Missed my personal best by 1 second.

Weight: 230.50Calories: 547.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.490.000.000.002.49

Miles: 2.49 Time: 26:48 Pace: 10:45 Avg HR: 159, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (306.19) No Walks.

Strong Southerly wind and some nice lighting.

Weight: 230.40Calories: 460.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.490.000.000.002.49

Miles: 2.49 Time: 26:06 Pace: 10:29 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (88.82) No Walks

Weight: 229.20Calories: 450.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Miles: 3.10 Time: 33:12 Pace: 10:42 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (303.29) No Walks.

Legs didn't have much pep in them.  Felt like I was going really slow.  Was able to finish with no walks though and beat my personal best by 2 seconds.

Weight: 228.90Calories: 573.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 31:44 Pace: 10:12 Avg HR: 158, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (91.93) No Walks

Crushed my personal best.  Was only going to do 2.5, but I was feeling good with the cool weather that came in so did my longer route.  Halfway through I knew I was going to beat my best time the only question was by how much.  With 1 mile left I knew if I could do a 10 minute mile I would beat it by over a minute.   Beat my best time by 1:28. 

Nobody better tell me this run was a sin.

Weight: 226.90Calories: 569.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.890.000.000.002.89

Miles: 2.89 Time: 30:12 Pace: 10:27 Avg HR: 157, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (306.18) Wind Level = medium.

 Good solid run.  Trying not to increase too quickly.

Weight: 227.20Calories: 526.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 32:31 Pace: 10:28 Avg HR: 160, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (309.29) Rained last night, cooler, but very humid this morning,

Normally I run at night.  Less cars at 6AM than at 11PM.  When running at night after a rain, don't remember it feeling this humid.  Sun behind the clouds all run.

 Walked 1.1 miles with the family at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

Weight: 224.10Calories: 540.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 32:30 Pace: 10:27 Avg HR: 158, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (312.40) No Walks

Solid run, didn't push too hard.  Light rain.  Saw a DOR gopher snake and heard the toads that sound like sheep calling.


Weight: 224.70Calories: 555.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 32:18 Pace: 10:23 Avg HR: 160, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (95.04)

Hot!

Weight: 223.60Calories: 548.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 31:29 Pace: 10:08 Avg HR: 160, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (315.51) No Walks

Cooler than typical, but a bit windy.  New personal best and I have run more miles this year than last.

Here's not one, not two, but three celebratory videos.


Kid Smacks Little Brother With Ipad - Watch more Funny Videos

Weight: 224.90Calories: 556.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 31:24 Pace: 10:05 Avg HR: 159, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (98.15) No walks

knocked another 5 seconds of my personal best.

Weight: 226.00Calories: 552.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 30:27 Pace: 9:47 Avg HR: 160, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (318.62) No Walks

Made a conscious effort to start off at a better pace and hung on.   Beat my previous personal best by 57 seconds. Finally under 10 minute miles.

 

Weight: 224.90Calories: 548.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.660.000.000.002.66

Miles: 2.66 Time: 26:43 Pace: 10:03 Avg HR: 157, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (100.81) No walks

Weight: 223.70Calories: 471.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 32:16 Pace: 10:22 Avg HR: 152, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (321.73) No Walks

Was too tired to run last night, so I decided to do a morning run and actually followed through with that decision.  Body really wanted to go faster at the start, but I held it back.  Good thing, cause the end of the run was HOT!  Body has been giving me some aches after consistently pushing faster the last week.  Just wanted to get the miles in.  Nice to see my average HR so low on a run.

Weight: 224.10Calories: 559.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.660.000.000.002.66

Miles: 2.66 Time: 27:32 Pace: 10:22 Avg HR: 150, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (103.47) No walks

Weight: 0.00Calories: 475.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Miles: 4.00 Time: 43:44 Pace: 10:55 Avg HR: 151, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (325.73) No Walks

First 4 miler ever.  I drove to the canals so I could run on dirt and was sad to see that they have turned it into concrete.  The other side of the canal was already paved.  There was still some dirt to run on, but it wasn't very level and was often filled with tire ruts or was overly soft from the construction of the concrete path.  They probably thought they were doing such a nice thing to "improve" things for the runners.  Started running at 5:45 Just wanted to go slow and get the miles in.   Very satisfying to be done with my run as on my drive home I saw a myriad of people getting their exercise in as it started to warm up from cool 88 degrees I got to run in.

Weight: 223.40Calories: 727.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 32:25 Pace: 10:25 Avg HR: 151, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (328.84) No Walks

Weight: 221.30Calories: 547.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.660.000.000.002.66

Miles: 2.66 Time: 26:37 Pace: 10:01 Avg HR: 151, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (106.13) No walks

Weight: 220.10Calories: 464.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 30:55 Pace: 9:57 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (331.95) No Walks

Making 120 Waffles at work today.

Weight: 220.10Calories: 540.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
57.150.000.000.0057.15
Weight: 225.22Calories: 10207.00
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