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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

1600m: 4:27

800: 1:59

Copper Hills Invitational 2015 1600m Champion.

Ran for Alta and SUU on their Cross Country/Track and Field teams

2014-2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

Have a had a couple good placements in mountain races

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and and build mileage

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Make a glorious return to spartan racing

Personal:

I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Coach Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. I ran for Southern Utah University for a year or two. I am currently a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University studying industrial organizational psychology. Right now my main goals are to stay healthy and run consistently.

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: 7.00 Month: 51.20 Year: 390.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
93.350.000.000.0093.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

Warmed up a mile.

4 miles at 6:44, felt a little uncomfortable but not too bad.

Cooled down a quarter mile, I hate cooling down on treadmills and I don't need too much of a cooldown from 6:40 pace. I walked around a bit and then did 5 minutes of rowing.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Snowed a bunch more today, it's prepetually dark and freezing these days. I was having trouble getting motivated to go running today, been a tough and gloomy week.

Went to the gym and ran a little over 4 easy miles on the treadmill. Went home and ran through the blizzard to subway and back.

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10.750.000.000.0010.75

Ran just over a mile to the school gym. Did arm day with Ian for about 60-90 minutes of lifting. Ran 3 miles from the school gym to planet fitness. I ran 4.4 miles at 6:48 pace, 30 minutes on the treadmill. Then I ran to subway and got a sandwhich before finishing the run home. This morning was under 10 degrees and after wind chill and humidity it was the equivalent of -10. So today was possibly my hardest day before the marathon just because of that. Next weeks half marathon should be easier. I averaged 7:05 for the 6.3 miles I did outside. I wasn't trying to run fast for them, I feel like in this cold I felt like I would freeze in place at any slower. Put in a great day of training. Now it's time to go work on my thesis and readings.

 

 

 

 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Ran to the gym, did about 3.4 on the treadmill, ran home  ran around the apartment complex to get to 7.5.

Tried to keep it easy today. But in this weather it's tough to let yourself slow down until you're warm. I also threw in a quarter mile at14 miles per hour on the treadmill and threw in a pick up while I was on a busier road on the way to the gum. Besides that I averaged about 7:10 for the outside running and kept my treadmill pace at 7:40. Today's run was almost as cold as Saturday's but felt a lot easier.

Wednesday will be an easy 4/5 mile run and the Friday will be a 13.1 mile run in less than 90 minutes.

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4.250.000.000.004.25

4.25 easy miles on the treadmill. Very busy day. Friday is going to be fun.

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12.000.000.000.0012.00

Body felt wrecked today before I went running, I knew it wasn't going to be a good day for a hard run. But it was a really beautiful run today. Great weather. Averaged 7:10 and took some breaks to enjoy the nice weather and views.

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8.000.000.000.008.00

Snowday in bg, so all classes were cancelled.

I ran 3 miles down to a burger place and then ran another mile while they were getting the food ready. Then I ran a mile to a campus park and hung out there and ate food for a while. Finished with 3 miles back home. 7:15 average. Felt pretty good today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Had a few cross-training workouts this week, but only 2 runs.

Today I ran to the gym, averaged my typical freezing temperature pace of just over 7:00 minutes per mile.

Got on the treadmill and ran 3 miles of .5 at 6:53 pace, .25 at 5k pace. So I ended up doing 3 miles at marathon pace and one mile at anout 5:20 pace, which is very generous for my 5k pace rn. But so is 6:53 for marathon atm. So these are more goal paces for later this year. I ran a mile at 7:30 to cool down on the treadmill and then ran home. It was demoralizing this week to have to go back to running in BG. There's over 2 feet of snow on the ground and very little room to run on the roads. So its either constantly dodge cars or treadmill, neither of which are inviting in the least. But monday I'm going to do a slow easy long run of 12-14 miles while I get my oil changed. I'll start at the car dealership and then run across town to planet fitness, do 4-6 miles there, and then run back. I think the worst of the winter is over.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.200.000.000.0010.20

Wasn't able to run monday, had time for a 10 miler while getting my oil changed befofe my recitation tonight. Averaged 7:03 for the run. I ran an extra long route from the dealership to my apartment, ended up being just over miles. It was actually somewhat warm today, like 40 so i changed into some warmer clothes ans went back out. I ran fo the track to see if it had been cleared off, it hasn't been unfortunatelt. Still bunches of snow all over. Finished up back to the dealership. I'm planning 8 miles on wednesday with a speed workout, and then a long run this weekend.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

Run to the track and did 5x .2 miles in 55 seconds. I was actually really consistent getting 55 seconds per rep. The far side straight away was still covered in snow but I found a .2 mile long portion of the track that was continuously clear so that's rhe length I ran. I gave myself an entire half mile recovery around the football stadium between each rep so it was an easy workout. Just slowly getting my legs used to moving faster again. After the last .2 I did another lap on the track and ran home. 55 seconds for .2 miles is 4:35 pace, so I was pretty happy with how it felt today.

Saturday should be an easy long run, maybe I'll throw a few marathon pace miles in.

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13.100.000.000.0013.10

Actually had a pretty great workout today. I ran to the track and started running there. I was just going to go easy today, my first 3 miles mid-7 minutes. But then I just kept speeding up once I got on the track until. I ended up splitting a couple sub 6 miles, one 5:20s and was feeling really smooth. When I left the traci I stadted slowing down but I realized I could get a marathon pace half-marathon done today so I ran the last 5 miles at a pretty steady marathon pace, fastest was 6:46 and slowest was 6:54.

My alma mater won the Big Sky conference championship today, so congrats to them. That was really exciting to see. Crazy to think I could still be running with my old team. Love seeing SUU win.

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15 mile bike ride with Izzy, kinda wet and still a little snowy but it was fun!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
93.350.000.000.0093.35
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