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September 2010

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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
24.750.000.000.0024.75
Weight: 242.56Calories: 4748.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.910.000.000.001.91

Miles: 1.91 Time: 23:14 Pace: 12:08 Avg HR: 154, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (156.07)

Been a rough week.  My kid has been waking up in the middle of the night crying.  Doctor thinks he has pneumonia and sent us for a chest X-ray and put him on antibiotics.  Hopefully he is getting better because we are leaving for Vegas for a wedding tomorrow.  Hope to get at least one run in Vegas.  This run was disappointing, but considering I am tired and haven't run two days in a row it is to be expected.  Right hamstring very tight during run.  I did pass a walker and a driver flashed his lights at me.

Weight: 243.60Calories: 314.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.150.000.000.002.15

Hiked the Keystone Thrust Trail in Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas with my daughter. Pretty area with a nice breeze going on.

Dist: 2.15 miles Time: 1:06:50 Pace: 30:00 Elev Gain: 599 HR 136 Max HR 170. Did a little running on the way back.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 299.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.910.000.000.001.91

Miles: 1.91 Time: 22:33 Pace: 11:49 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (157.98)

I've been out of town (Vegas) for a wedding and haven't run much lately so I have been wondering how much fitness I lost.  Especially considering I gained a couple pounds on vacation.  Hash House a Go Go is an amazing place to eat by the way. I go on my run and feel pretty good, but run at a comfortable slow pace.  I get to the point on my run where I normally start running, but my HR alert hasn't gone off yet, so I keep going and going.  About the 1 mile mark I realize I turned off the alert on my hike earlier in the week.  So my avg HR is higher than normal and it is difficult to compare to prior runs as I didn't follow the same rules.  I think I did lose a bit of fitness, but not as much as I feared.  Going camping  tomorrow for the weekend (Chiricahua area) and will do some hiking, but probably not any running.  Hopefully the hiking will keep me in shape.

Andy's Sage Fried Chicken Benedict

 

-a layer of mashed potatoes
-biscuit
-sprinkle of fresh spinach
-a thick layer of smoked bacon
-fried chicken breast
-scrambled eggs
-a griddle melted mozzarella
-waterfall of cream chipotle sauce
-tomatoes here and there

Weight: 245.30Calories: 339.00
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1 mile of easy hiking exploring the Chiricahuas.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

Hiked 1 mile near Price Canyon Road

Hiked 2.04 miles from Herb Martyr Campground to Little Damn to Ash Spring and back to the campground.

Hiked 3.37 miles doing the Echo Canyon Loop in Chiricahua National Monument.  Saw a Rock Rattlesnake in the shade along the trail.  Very Scenic with lots of rock spires.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 840.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.910.000.000.001.91

Miles: 1.91 Time: 23:01 Pace: 12:04 Avg HR: 155, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (159.89)

Been out of town the last couple weekends and have done some hiking, but very little running, so I have lost a bit of fitness.  Also my right ham was extremely tight this run to the point of limping.  It is good to look forward to some stability and hopefully more consistent running.

Watched Ultramarathon man.  I respect Karnazes a lot, but largely view his 50/50/50 feat as a gimmick.  A little too commercial for my taste.  Maybe I would feel differently if I read his book.

Weight: 243.30Calories: 320.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.910.000.000.001.91

Miles: 1.91 Time: 22:06 Pace: 11:36 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (49.14)

Best time yet this year.  Nice to know my slacking the last two weeks didn't hurt too much.  Felt good aerobically.  Tried to stretch my hams well before run, didn't seem to help during run. Right ham still very tight.  Saw a guy from my ward, so had to delay a walk break.

Weight: 244.20Calories: 334.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.910.000.000.001.91

Miles: 1.91 Time: 22:25 Pace: 11:45 Avg HR: 155, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (161.80)

Rt ham still tight, but much better than the last two runs.  Good luck to everyone at TOU tomorrow.

 

Weight: 242.80Calories: 337.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.900.000.000.001.90

Miles: 1.90 Time: 22:15 Pace: 11:45 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (163.70)

I haven't been running as much as I would like.  I could blame it on the pain on the top of my foot that developed my last run, but I've just been lazy.  The weather outside is great tonight (cool and humid).  I started off with a bit of a headwind making me run slow and I had just read the part of Burt's open mile race that he had posted so far.  Anyway, I came to want to run a mile without any walking.  I ran slow to keep my HR down.  At the mile mark my HR was still doing well, so I kept going.  Rt ham still tight.  1.5 miles my HR monitor is telling me to walk, but I slow the run and eventually just live with the high HR.  I made the complete run without any walk breaks.  I want to run a 5k on Thanksgiving and got it in my head that I want to beat 32 minutes to be respectible.  I have two months to get there.  This gives me a bit of hope that it is possible.  Next week will be lengthening my run a bit.  Maybe test a 5k distance this saturday to see how many minutes I need to cut off my current time.

Here is a video in Celebration of Burt's new post HS personal record in the mile.

Weight: 243.60Calories: 362.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.900.000.000.001.90

Miles: 1.90 Time: 22:15 Pace: 11:45 Avg HR: 158, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (165.60)

 Legs felt good.  No tightness.  Seeing signs the weight is finally (barely, but noticeably) starting to come down.  3 walk breaks.  Same identical pace as last run.

The worlds smallest stop motion animated film:

 


Weight: 241.80Calories: 354.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Miles: 3.1 Time: 44:04 Pace: 14:13 Avg HR: 161, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (168.70)

98 degrees with sun beating down.  Kind of depressing, next week we'll run it in a much cooler part of the day and see where I am really at.  The last few days were getting cooler, don't know what I was thinking.

Weight: 240.30Calories: 440.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.340.000.000.002.34

Miles: 2.34 Time: 28:19 Pace: 12:06 Avg HR: 154, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (171.04)

Lengthened my typical run.  Maybe next week will start running a little less than half a mile with my daughter at the start of my run.  She runs to her bus stop every morning and calls herself a runner like her dad.

Speaking of fathers...


Weight: 241.40Calories: 405.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.310.000.000.002.31

Miles: 2.31 Time: 27:55 Pace: 12:04 Avg HR: 153, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (51.45)

Took my daughter with me for first part of the run.  Before we left I told her "We're not racing, we're just running."  She says "That's because last time I beat you."  I laugh and she says "I don't get why that is funny."

 Also, I am glad this isn't my job.

Weight: 239.30Calories: 404.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
24.750.000.000.0024.75
Weight: 242.56Calories: 4748.00
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