In the Pursuit of Wonder

September 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
54.420.000.000.0054.42
Weight: 219.72Calories: 9963.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Miles: 3.00 Time: 30:55 Pace: 10:16 Avg HR: 154, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (334.95) No Walks

Looking forward to long weekend,

Weight: 221.20Calories: 525.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Miles: 4.00 Time: 50:36 Pace: 12:39 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (110.13) 386 ft elev gain, 354 ft elevation loss.

Trail run by Salt River.  Didn't see my owls.  Was thinking the trail was a little flatter.  Lots of ups and downs in and out of washes.  Sort of ended up being a forced fartlek, but the variety was nice.

Had a 1 mile cool down hike

Weight: 223.00Calories: 629.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 31:12 Pace: 10:02 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (338.06) No Walks

Wind to the WNW.  Didn't get out of bed early, so it was warm.

Weight: 221.00Calories: 540.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.110.000.000.003.11

Miles: 3.11 Time: 29:43 Pace: 9:33 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (113.24) No Walks

 First time i've ever ran a 5k under 30 minutes.  Very happy, long time coming.

Weight: 221.10Calories: 539.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Miles: 3.50 Time: 35:41 Pace: 10:12 Avg HR: 154, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (341.56) 

Sister saw me out running and we chatted for a minute.  Time includes that stop.  Good solid run.

Weight: 219.90Calories: 610.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Miles: 3.00 Time: 29:21 Pace: 9:47 Avg HR: 154, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (344.56) 

Got told by my neighbor that I was really moving.

 If you decided running isn't for you, you could always take up competitive nasal lavage.

Weight: 218.20Calories: 514.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Early morning South Mountain hike in Pima Wash. Time: 1:55:06 Dist: 3.67 miles Elev Gain: 206 ft Elev Loss: 203 ft avg HR 86.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 446.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Miles: 4.00 Time: 40:17 Pace: 10:04 Avg HR: 154, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (348.56) 

Weather was beautiful.

 This motivated me to go out on a good solid run, like a dog, not like a cat.


Weight: 218.50Calories: 691.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Miles: 3.50 Time: 34:11 Pace: 9:46 Avg HR: 153, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (116.74) No Walks

Weight: 221.10Calories: 602.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.900.000.000.002.90

Miles: 2.90 Time: 29:00 Pace: 10:00 Avg HR: 151, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (351.46)

I have a cold, but wanted to run anyway.  Today is the final weigh in at my works weight loss challenge.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 502.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.900.000.000.002.90

Miles: 2.90 Time: 28:23 Pace: 9:48 Avg HR: 153, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (119.64) No Walks

Weight: 218.70Calories: 496.00
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Night hiked 1.74 miles along Salt River.  Saw a Gila Monster, 2 diamondbacks and a DOR Tiger.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 203.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Miles: 3.50 Time: 33:59 Pace: 9:42 Avg HR: 159, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (354.96)

Weight: 220.10Calories: 603.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Miles: 4.00 Time: 38:46 Pace: 9:42 Avg HR: 157, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (117.24) No Walks

Weight: 217.80Calories: 686.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Miles: 3.50 Time: 34:09 Pace: 9:46 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (358.46)

Sort of a grind.  Legs felt heavy, but 3rd run in a row.

Weight: 217.50Calories: 598.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Miles: 3.50 Time: 34:52 Pace: 9:58 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (361.96)

Side stitch last 1.5 miles.  Really had to push it to get under 10 mm

Weight: 220.10Calories: 601.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Miles: 4.00 Time: 38:38 Pace: 9:40 Avg HR: 159, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (365.96)

8 seconds faster than last week, but with a higher heart rate.

Weight: 218.70Calories: 686.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.900.000.000.002.90

Miles: 2.90 Time: 26:38 Pace: 9:12 Avg HR: 165, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (120.14) No Walks

On Sept 6th I ran a 5k in 29:43 or 9:33.  I have been running very consistently since then on felt I could break under 29 minutes which would mean an average pace of 9:20.  Early in the run I was at 8:30 pace and had to force myself to slow down.  I didn't to a very good job at that and was running right around 9 mm.

About half way through the run, my HR was getting up there.  I was in unchrarted territory and honestly didn't know if I could hold on.  I ended up blowing up.  It was hot outside on the evening run and I am still not over my cold.  Even though I am confident I could have manage to meet my original goal by suffering to the end I decided that discretion was the better part of valor and I didn't want to risk getting more sick causing me to miss runs.  I am slightly second guessing that decision now (it was only another .2 miles), but still mostly think it was a good one.

Pros:  In hot weather while slightly sick I ran faster than I have ever run.  Even having gone out too fast I know i could have significantly bested my time.  I learned what not to do in a race.  First two miles remarkably consistent.  Built character

Cons:  Man that was miserable at the end.

Half Mile Splits (Time, Pace, Avg HR)

1     4:31.3     9:02.7     144

2     4:31.6     9:03.3     162

3     4:31.3     9:02.6     169

4     4:31.7     9:03.4     172

5     4:46.7     9:33.4     173

6     3:45.6     9:29.4     174  Peak 178



Weight: 218.90Calories: 492.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
54.420.000.000.0054.42
Weight: 219.72Calories: 9963.00
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