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January 2012

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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
45.850.000.000.0045.85
Weight: 234.67Calories: 4163.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

Tried to run at Red Mountain Park.  It about killed my back.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Ran 1 mile in 10:31 at PT. avg HR 172 Max HR 182

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Ran 1 mile in 10:31 at PT. ag HR 158 Max HR 173

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

TM at PT 1 mile in 10:31

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

1 Mile on TM in 10:31. avg HR 143 Max 174

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

1 mile on TM in 10:31. avg HR 158 Max 172

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

TM - 1 mile in 10:31

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.330.000.000.001.33

TM 1.33 miles in 14:00 at 10:31 Pace avg hr 160 Max 176

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

TM 2 miles in 21 minutes at 10:31 pace avg hr 164 max 183

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

TM 2 miles in 21:02 pace 10:31

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.190.000.000.002.19

2.19 miles in 23:00 at 10:31 pace. avg HR 166 Max HR 181

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Granpa's Funeral

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.620.000.000.001.62

TM 1.62 miles in 17:00 at 10:31 pace

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

TM 2 miles in 21:02 at PT at 10:31 pace

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.090.000.000.002.09

TM 2.09 miles in 22:00 at 10:31 pace avg hr 171 max 190 HRM having issues early in run.

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

Miles: 1.91 Time: 19:30 Pace: 10:12 Avg HR: 159, Max HR 177 Shoes: Brooks Addiction (XX) No Walks

 First run outside in months.  It felt good.  hopefully I can get my fitness back in a reasonable time.Back and shoulder still not pain free, but manageable. 

Weight: 0.00Calories: 317.00
Comments
From Burt on Sat, Apr 07, 2012 at 20:17:43 from 72.223.93.158

It's so nice outside lately. Let's keep it like this for the rest of the summer.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.270.000.000.001.27

Miles: 1.27 Time: 13:14 Pace: 10:26 Avg HR: 162, Max HR 174 Shoes: Brooks Addiction (XX) No Walks.  Seriously praire doggin it so I cut the run short.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 211.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Night hiked 3.14 miles along salt river. Time 2:01:25 Pace: 35:34 avg hr 101 max hr 123

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Miles: 2.00 Time: 20:45 Pace: 10:21 Avg HR: 167, Max HR 188 Shoes: Brooks Addiction (XX) No Walks.  

Weight: 0.00Calories: 332.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Miles: 2.00 Time: 20:28 Pace: 10:13 Avg HR: 168, Max HR 185 Shoes: Brooks Addiction (XX) No Walks.  

Weight: 0.00Calories: 333.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

Miles: 2.50 Time: 24:42 Pace: 9:52 Avg HR: 169, Max HR 183 Shoes: Brooks Addiction (XX) No Walks.  

Windy and a bit chilly.  Very happy with this run.  Didn't think I could go sub 10.  Hopefully I can get back to where I was in just a few months. 

Weight: 0.00Calories: 413.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Miles: 2.00 Time: 20:00 Pace: 9:59 Avg HR: 164, Max HR 181 Shoes: Brooks Adreniline (XX) No Walks.  

Drove to a nearby neighborhood with a green belt with rolling hills and some grass running  Beautiful weather this weekend.  Some lots of dove and a few quail.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 331.00
Comments
From Burt on Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 12:53:05 from 174.235.197.187

I've been seeing lots of cranes lately. Or maybe they're blue herons. Also, I saw three raccoons last night. Never knew we had those in the Valley.

From AZDesertmonsoon on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 12:05:46 from 204.17.31.126

probably not Sandhill Cranes, but likely Great Blue herons. If they are all white, probably an egret.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Miles: 2.00 Time: 20:07 Pace: 10:03 Avg HR: 163, Max HR 183 Shoes: Brooks Adreniline (XX) No Walks.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 329.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Hiked 2.64 miles along the salt river in 1:35.  312 calories. Avg HR 114 max HR 144.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Family reunion campout.  Hiked 3.49 miles on Wind Cave Trail and a little beyond.  Time 2:14:04.  Not including time hanging out at the cave. avg pace 38:25 elevation gain 1,182. avg HR 130. max HR 182\.

 Saw two Chuckwallas and some ground squirrels.

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

Miles: 1.5 Time: 15:13 Pace: 10:07 Avg HR: 170, Max HR ?? Shoes: Brooks Adreniline (XX) No Walks.

Run in the dark around a track while my daughter practiced volleyball.  Hot and I wasn't into it.  Irrigation on the infield smelled awful.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 250.00
Comments
From Burt on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 10:34:14 from 72.223.82.180

Then you should have been running with the angels in the outfield. Seriously though, when the elementary school by our house gets irrigated, it smells terrible. Tail water from farmers' fields perhaps?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.910.000.000.002.91

Miles: 2.91 Time: 29:49 Pace: 10:16 Avg HR: 164, Max HR 182 Shoes: Brooks Adreniline (XX) No Walks.

 

 Trying to convert to running in the AM.  What a beautiful morning to start.  Saw lots of dead birds today.  One adult dead quail, and I think a baby, plust a couple others.  weird.

Weight: 0.00Calories: 484.00
Comments
From Burt on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 13:49:07 from 72.223.82.180

A beautiful morning filled with dead birds. LOL!

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.910.000.000.002.91

Miles: 2.91 Time: 28:48 Pace: 9:55 Avg HR: ??, Max HR 174 Shoes: Brooks Adreniline (XX) No Walks.   HR acting funny.  Readjusted strap halfway though and it started to work better.  May need new battery or something.  No dead birds.

Weight: 234.00Calories: 479.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.120.000.000.003.12

Miles: 3.12 Time: 32:29 Pace: 10:25 Avg HR: 160, Max HR 187 Shoes: Brooks Adreniline (XX) No Walks.

I should feel more positive after this run.  Three days of running in a row and the first 5k post accident.  But I don't.  Despite feeling like I have been eating well my weight has gone up.  My back is still hurting and my shoulder has gotten noticeably worse.  I started back on the pain meds, but I worry those will max any running issues. 

Weight: 236.60Calories: 521.00
Comments
From Burt on Sun, Apr 29, 2012 at 17:16:16 from 72.223.82.180

Sorry you're hurting. But you are getting out there, and that's something.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

Miles: 1.00 Time: 9:41 Pace: 9:42 Avg HR: 146, Max HR 167 Shoes: Brooks Adreniline (XX) No Walks.

 Daughter asked me yesterday if we could go for a run in the morning.  She has swim team starting in the summer and I told her she should start running to get in shape before.  Glad she took the initiative to ask.  Got up this AM with no complaining as well.  We ran 10 min pace for most, but she kicked it up the last .2 to sub 9.

Hopefully we can convert this into a regular thing.  She wasn't winded much at all at the end, so will probably increase the distance next time, but rather it be too easy and make a habit than make it to hard and have her not like it.

Weight: 233.40Calories: 163.00
Comments
From Burt on Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 19:34:38 from 72.223.80.161

How's the pace, Pace?

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.850.000.000.0045.85
Weight: 234.67Calories: 4163.00
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