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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: 4.25 Month: 30.60 Year: 495.45
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.600.000.009.6155.21
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.750.000.000.501.25

Nice run at the Brighton track, I did just did some striders and jogging back after an easy lap, my brother video taped me for his film class.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.750.000.003.2510.00

We ran 5 miles and then did a 3 mile tempo run, I ran 17:00 so it was ok, not great. We did another 2 easy miles and for the last quarter mile we finished with a max effort, I dont know what I ran but I finished 5+ seconds or so ahead of everyone else, maybe a little less ahead of Davis. I am interested to see if taking albutoral before the next meet will improve my performance. Also I decided that going to Disney world from Christmas to January 2nd will be ok as long as I get my mileage in. I've been thinking about it and worrying about losing my acclimation to altitude and doing a little worse at USU invite in mid January but I decided that the mental health benefits would help. Also I can can run a 1600m race before going down to Florida and then race one there and see how much better it is, this will give me am idea of how much better I should be looking to do at the Arcadia 1600m than I will have run at the early meets of the season.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.001.009.00

AM- 4 easy miles.

PM- small mileage day, especially for a two a day. We ran 4 miles and then did 8 200s. I ran them at a good effort.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.001.5012.50

AM- 5.25 easy

PM- gully longer run with 4 2 minute intervals at race pace throughout the run.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.251.75

I will call it 1.5 with the warm up for gym. Good run, lots of fun, tomorrow will be exciting.

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Race: Herriman Invite (3.107 Miles) 00:17:50, Place overall: 22, Place in age division: 22
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.003.115.11

Got stuck behind the pack until the last mile, not a great race, more later.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.600.000.000.0015.60

Wouldn't call it easy but I got the 15.6 in, I ran at a pretty fast pace for most the run. I started out slow and then picked it up, I also had some big hills in my run. Very tired by the end, it was hard but I felt good, didn't have stop running at all during the run, just because I got lucky when crossing the streets. I love this feeling after a good hard long run. Especially one that pushes the mileage you're comfortable with doing. I think I do want to do ultras eventually. Running is the so amazing!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.600.000.009.6155.21
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