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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
19.700.000.000.0019.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Finals are over and I'm just about done with my thesis draft. I saw some fitness channel dudes do the army fitness test and decided to try it out, the perfect score is 71 pushups in 2 minutes, 78 sit ups in 2 minutes, and 2 mile run in under 13 minutes.

For push ups I got to 74 and couldn't do anymore with 10 seconds to go so I just called it. 2 minutes really isn't long to get in 78 situps but that was easier than the pushups, I got 80 there. The run was actually pretty painful for me today with a 12:53. Obviously not on my legs, but my lungs felt terrible. I guess that's what I get for letting my running go to crap when the semester really picked up.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Ran a 2 mile warm up and then did 77 pushups in 2 minutes and 90 situps in 2 minutes. Then ran 2 miles on the layton track, the astroturf just destroys my lungs and I didn't feel like I could breathe much at all after the first 3 laps. Some combination of driving 30 hours the past 2 days, losing fitness, and the astroturf resulted in a 13:30 2 miler lol. Oof. Well I'm getting back on cingular so my asthma and that will help. And my 3/4 weeks of finals are over so training should get better. Feels like I might need to get my lungs checked out on a deeper level though.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Short run with Jake, walked some steep uphill portions. Probably 4 miles with that included.

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8 miles walking in wild horse canyon and then down through bells canyon (not the one in salt lake). I ran about a mile of it but I'm trying to go easy on my lungs until I can get some asthma medication.

Another mile to black dragon and back.

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7 miles doen into grand gallery and then back up. Long car drive on a very bumpy dirt trail.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Can't remember which day this was, but did a 3ish mile run after a mile walk warm up.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

Nice run, didn't get out too much during may.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.700.000.000.0019.70
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