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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
12.200.000.000.0012.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Walked barefoot on the grass for a lap

Ran 2 barefoot laps on the grass

Ran 5 laps at 5:40 pace

Ran 5 more laps with 2 81/82 second laps thrown in.

Ran 3 laps barefoot on the grass.

Walked another lap or two barefoot.

This is probably what more of my workout are going to look like before it gets cold.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Went to the track and started with a barefoot warm up mile on the infield with some stretches and warm ups thrown in.

After the first mile I put my shoes on and ran a mile where I started out easy/as quick as felt easy and got a little faster every lap, I ended up running a 5:40 but my achilles wasn't feeling good. I took off my shoes and decided to do some cooking down on the in field. My Achilles pain went away very quickly with my shoes off, running in the grass. I ended up doing 2 more miles and most of it was low 7 minute pace. Think I'll stick to running barefoot in the grass for the most part, until it gets too cold.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

Ran a little over 30 minutes barefoot today in the grass today. My feet are a little sore hut my Achilles feel good. I also realized that my current inserts aren't for my achilles, they're for that weird random sprain that came out of no where earlier this summer. I think these inserts make my achilles worse, so I'm throwing them out. Hopefully I can remember where I put the regular insoles,I guess I can just go get some that might be better for my achilles if i cant find them.

Anyways, today's miles went

6:56

7:27

7:24

7:32

It felt really nice and easy, a little hot and humid, but besides that it was great. And like I said, my feet are a little beat up. But overall pretty great.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.200.000.000.0012.20
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