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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
51.200.000.000.0051.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Went pretty hard rock climbing the morning after Wednesdays workout and tore up my muscles pretty good. Played some tennis and did something else active this weekend, can't remember. Anyways, my achilles was pretty sore to start this run, maybe haven't been massaging enough. Started off kind of fast with a 7:05 and then kept around that pace with a surge to end the run. Pretty solid workout, felt pretty tired from miles 2.5 to 3.5ish. Man crazy to think of guys like Hayden Hawks doing 100 milers...

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Ran while my mom biked, mostly on the trail that weaves through the neighborhood and the park it leads to. That's the main route around here that avoids hills. Started with a mile in 7:12 and ran faster each lap with a 6:53, 6:39, and 6:29. Felt pretty good too. Didn't feel crapped out in the middle like I did yesterday. My arms are pretty sore so I'll probably wait until wednesday for a big spartan workout. My achilles felt great.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.000.000.004.75

4.75 miles in 30 mins, averaged 6:22 for the run and started with a sub 6 mile. I just felt good today, in part because I got a new pair of brooks adrenaline. They did a great job with this model, the 21. It feels a little roomy, but based on how today felt I don't think it's bad. My feet feel secure but there's a little more room at the end of my shoe than I'm used to. My feet aren't sliding around or anything so it's probably fine. Maybe I should take them back for a pair of 12s.

I've been running in 12 and-a-halfs for 10 years and I've never had a pair that's felt this big though. I compared to them to my Omnis I've been running in and they look longer... oh well, seems to work just fine. I'll probably just keep them, it's only about a thumbwidth of space after my big toe.

Anyways, not sure what's gotten into my achilles or me but I'm feeling way better recently and I just felt like pushing it a bit today. Next time I run I'll do a spartan day though, and I'll cool the pace a bit.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.000.006.75

Ran to the park and did a spartan workout day, arms felt kinda weak but it went alright. Then I ran up to the little area I used to run around right under wasatch boulevard and ran in that area for a while before heading back home. I tried to keep the pace nice and easy today, but I sped up a little towards the end. First 20 mile week in a few months, hopefully I'll be able get over 20 again next week.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

Ran to the mouth of the canyon and back while my dad biked. Summer is going by too fast. Despite the poor air quality I felt good today, didnt realize how bad it was until a mile in or so. Better than yesterday though. I'm getting back into the kind of shape where I could run a race without embarrasing myself and I still have a month to go until Skyline though.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.300.000.000.004.30

Solid run today, weird to actually be able to run during the day here in california. Was a bit sunny and windy but great temperature of 70. I should explore some more routes around here.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.400.000.000.004.40

Ran the same route as last time, went a little faster today.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.700.000.000.004.70

Went for another run, felt pretty good. Hopefully I'll get a longer run in this weekend.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Ran while Becca biked for 6 miles. Felt good, path was a little crowded but it was perfect besides that. Really nice day for a run. Averaged 6:50 per mile. I think the Skyline half is going to be a tall order going on my current mileage. It will be fun regardless, I'd be overjoyed if I hit my time from 2018. Doesn't feel like it's been 3 years.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Solid run, averaged 6:52. I'll go slower on my next run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
51.200.000.000.0051.20
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