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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
53.650.000.004.8558.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.250.000.001.759.00

3 miles warm up after the drills and form mile so like 4.5 miles total.

Did alright on the track workout today, stomach was feeling a little sick. Still I stuck with the group and got through it and then did a 2 mile cooldown with Robby. Then weights were alright today. Tomorrow I will go for a long run with Jake.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

8.5 miles of windy death, it was so windy, it actually was almost knocking us over at some points. When it was sideways it was hard to breathe, kind of like when your on a super fast roller coaster. Overall just tough run haha.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Form mile and then went for a mile with everyone, then ran 7 more with Jake and then we did 10 striders and the weights and then I ran to the showers. So tired. Tomorrow is the track party so that will be really fun, I get to do a rootbeer mile. And we are doing relays. I got 103% on my first college test/exam!!! It was for sociology and I'm happy with that! Now I will focus my attention on the first psych exam next friday. That one is tougher because its an online course. Note to self: never take an online course again.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.900.000.000.6012.50

Form mile and then a run with Robby, Aaron, and Michael Finch. The last part just with Mike because we did less. I also did an extra lap so that I could get to 8 for the run with the 10 striders. Then we did our 10 striders which were pretty tough cause we don't get much rest. I have a 4x600m race and a root beer mile coming up tonight so that's going to be really fun!

Root beer mile in 8:07 for 8th place, not bad haha. It was terrible and I threw up a few times but I had a lot of fun, 4 laps and 4 cans of root beer! Also did the 4x600m and I was at 60 at the 400m which is great considering everything, the last 200m I waned a little, the root beer wasn't liking it. Then I cooled just over a mile with Mike.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.002.5010.50

1.5 mile drills and form mile

3 mile warm up.

Workout today I did amazing, I averaged the 2nd fastest splits out of all the guys in my group, which has a total of 12 guys, a couple are injured, a couple dropped off throughout the workout, 5 guys finished the workout. Only Robby averaged faster than me so that was really good! I feel like I'm really getting in shape now, I'm still a long way away from getting to top shape but I am progressing nicely, and I'm already over 50 miles this week so that's really cool, probably going to get 58 or so for the week, I might end up with 60 though because I'm running with Jake tomorrow and he's at 10 per day. Also did a 2 mile cool down.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles with Jake, I felt good and we ran fast, averaged 6:23 but Jake went 5:18 for one mile cause he's a jerk haha, I went like 5:30 for that mile. I'm feeling pretty strong right now!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
53.650.000.004.8558.50
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