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Turkey Waddle (Queen Creek)

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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
27.450.003.100.0030.55
Weight: 238.39Calories: 5574.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.900.000.000.001.90

Miles: 1.90 Time: 22:46 Pace: 11:57 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (183.80)

Left quad had slight ache.  Coughing during run.

Weight: 237.70Calories: 331.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.900.000.000.001.90

Miles: 1.90 Time: 22:17 Pace: 11:42 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (185.70)

 Good run, still a little flemy.

 

Weight: 240.00Calories: 348.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.900.000.000.001.90

Miles: 1.90 Time: 21:47 Pace: 11:29 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (187.60)

Saw a coyote where I normally see bunnies.

 Here is a high school hurdles race for your enjoyment.


Weight: 239.60Calories: 341.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.340.000.000.002.34

Miles: 2.34 Time: 26:17 Pace: 11:14 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (56.12)

 1.90 in 21.06.  Good solid effort.

 This video will blow your mind.

 

Weight: 238.70Calories: 411.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.340.000.000.002.34

Miles: 2.34 Time: 26:16 Pace: 11:14 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (189.94)

Beat yesterday's run by 1 second.  Ran 1.9 in 21.20 seconds.

 Here's some Family Feud


Weight: 237.30Calories: 435.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Miles: 3.10 Time: 36:50 Pace: 11:53 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (193.04)

Rt hamstring aching before run.  Hoping running would work it out and I wouldn't end up walking it in.  It didn't get any better, but it didn't get any worse either.

 

Weight: 240.20Calories: 540.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.340.000.000.002.34

Miles: 2.34 Time: 25:44 Pace: 11:00 Avg HR: 156, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (195.38)

 Ran 1.90 in 20.40 or 10:53 pace.  Good solid run.

 Here's some video of the recent New York City Marathon.


Weight: 238.90Calories: 425.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.330.000.000.002.33

Miles: 2.33 Time: 25:44 Pace: 11:08 Avg HR: 157, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (197.71)

Ran 1.90 in 20.55 or 11:01 pace.  Not quite as fast as yesterday.


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Weight: 236.90Calories: 424.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Miles: 3.10 Time: 38:18 Pace: 12:21 Avg HR: 153, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (200.81)

Weight: 237.30Calories: 498.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Miles: 3.10 Time: 34:51 Pace: 11:14 Avg HR: 162, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (203.91) No walks.

Very happy with the run.  HR peaked at 186.  I've been nervous about the race on thursday.  If I can repeat this performance I will be happy.  Hopefully I can avoid going out too fast in the excitement.  No run tomorrow.  It's my taper, lol.

Weight: 237.80Calories: 597.00
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Race: Turkey Waddle (Queen Creek) (3.1 Miles) 00:33:46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.003.100.003.10

Shoes: Brooks Addiction (207.01) 

My goals for this race were

1) Finish my first 5k.

2) Run it under 35 minutes

3) Don't Walk

4) Beat my co-workers fiance

5) Finish strong and not get passed a lot at the end.

 My co-worker started near the front and I started off with his fiance.  She ended up going out a little faster than I wanted, but she slowed down to my pace pretty quickly.  I ran fairly consistently at 11 MPM pace.

I ran a 5k in training 2 days ago, just under 35 minutes and didn't think I could improve much on that time.

At about the 2.5 mile mark I picked it up to about 10:30 pace.   Shortly thereafter my HR was over 180 and took a couple 5 second walk breaks.  The fiance was just ahead of me most of the race.  With about 1/4 mile left I really picked it up and passed her about 50 yards to the finish line, allowing me to avoid humiliating comments at work for the next year.  In truth, had she seen me coming up on her, I think she could have held me off.  I also gave an extra burst right at the finish line to pass a girl in a pink shirt.

 So I met all my goals except the not walking one.  I am pleased with the race.  I really had no idea I could beat my run from 2 days ago by over a minute.  I am wearing my race shirt proudly to this afternoons family activities.



Weight: 0.00Calories: 650.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.100.000.000.003.10

Miles: 3.10 Time: 36:17 Pace: 11:43 Avg HR: 154, Shoes: Brooks Addiction (210.11)

Not very motivated today.  Went to the canals.  Gusty winds on and off.  Sun out last mile.

Pay attention to the guy's shirt in this video.


 

Weight: 237.90Calories: 574.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.450.003.100.0030.55
Weight: 238.39Calories: 5574.00
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