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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
37.500.000.000.0037.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles at just under 7:30 pace. Winds were over 20 mph today so I can't say it was a particularly easy run. But outside of fighting the wind it I kept an relatively easy pace.

Planning on running again tomorrow if my legs are feeling up to it and I can get some good work done on my thesis.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Ran to the track and ran a 10x400m workout. 200m recovery between each rep with 600m after first and 2nd 4. Don't have all my splits but the first 8 were between 75-79, the last 2 were 71 and 70. The workout felt good for the most part, although the last two reps felt way too fast to be 70.

The plan for the workout was for goal may/june goal 5k pace, so I wanted to run 80 seconds or faster for the first 8 and then 75 or faster for the last 2. So I ran satsifactory times, and on fairly dead legs. I'm still sore from leg day at the gym. There's a 5k bgsu is doing this weekend so I'll either jump in that or try to do a 3 miler in mid-high 16 minute range this weekend.

I took albutoral before todays workout which helped a lot, but getting back on cingular will be life changing. So can't wait for that. I think I'll get in reasonably good shape this summer... we'll see.

Tuesday will be a nice easy run, and then Wedneaday I'm planning on am 800m workout at sub 2:40. Or maybe 6x1000 with 90 seconds rest at sub 3:20 if I'm feeling really crazy. Sub 3:25 might be a bettee goal, and that would be on pace for a sub 17 5k. Sub 16 5k is the goal for some point this year, so breaking 17 would be a kind of important step towards that.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.250.000.000.008.25

Ran to the track and did a mile warm up. Ran 3x1000m with 90 seconds rest in between each. Was feeling like crap after the 3rd so I took an extra minute recovery and then did 2x400m in 70 and 67. 1000m reps were 3:22, 3:16, 3:35. So last one was definitely rough. I think doing a 3x1600m workout with 3-5 minutes recovery would be a good workout for next week. Maybe I'll run a mile race tomorrow to get a free t-shirt, maybe I'll jump in the local 5k this weekend after I get vaccinated tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Between finals starting last week (they go through the rest of April) and a trip to the emergency room this weekend, I haven't been able to run. Hopefully I'll be able to go for a light jog by Friday. We'll see how my neck is holding up by then.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Neck was feeling 95% healed up today so I drove to the track and ran in the large retired golf course behind it. Got about 4 miles back in that area and then a mile on the track. Took things pretty easy today, felt good enough that I might do a 2 or 3x mile workout on sunday. I'll add on a couple 400s if I do 2. I'll aim for 5:20s.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

2 miles on the track and then 3 on the golf course. Lungs felt a little crappy today, legs felt a little slow. Just 4/5 more days of finals and I'm through. Almost there.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

Apparently 60 degrees and 10 mph winds are too cold. I had a big headache after a couple miles, but luckily I brought a hag to the track. Oh well, just 2 more days and then finals will be over.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
37.500.000.000.0037.50
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