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Location:

Milton,GA,USA

Member Since:

Jul 27, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PR's -

Mile - 4:38    (High School)

2 Mile - 10:12 (High School) 

3 mile - 15:51 (High School)

10k - 35:19 (High School)

Marathon - 2:59 marathon (London -2013)

Half marathon - 1:25:18 (Deseret News 2013)

Ran 5 of the World Marathon Majors (NY, Chicago, Boston, London & Berlin) at least twice.

5 x Boston Marathon

10 x NYC Marathon

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 3 hour marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue to enjoy running and racing as long as my body permits me.  

Personal:

Old guy - been running for 40+ years.  

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: 26.25 Month: 26.25 Year: 1366.46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.000.000.000.0056.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM - around 8-9 miles this morning before church.  Heading to Park City later today.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - 10 ambitious miles from Park City along the trails toward the Canyons - I knew that I was going mostly downhill on the way out - but did not fully appreciate the impact that the uphill wind and altitude would have on the return journey back to Park City.  Ouch. 

 

PM - middle daughter Riley and I went out around 6 pm and attempted a trail run near the Canyons - called Rob's Trail.  It was really more of a hiking and mountain bike trail - too tight and too many rocks and roots and fairly steep.  No tumbles but a few close calls.  Around 3 miles.  Pretty scenery. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.250.000.000.0012.25

AM - 8 miles this morning.  Out the Poison Creek trail to the Union Pacific rail trail under I80 and back.  Ascent and descent were more moderate.  Altitude still crushed my spirit on the way back.  :)

 

PM - after a day of hiking in the Uintas - Provo River Falls and Mirror Lake (thanks Jake for the recommendation - it was really great) - Riley and I went out for an evening run of a little over 4 miles.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.000.003.25

AM - just an easy 3.25 miles this morning up to Deer Valley and back.

PM - spent much of the day hiking in Park City on the mountain with my family - a little over 5 miles at elevation - decided another run was not in the cards - especially with an altitude run with Rob scheduled for the morning.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

AM - nice run with Rob at Alta this morning which included a close encounter with a moose - that I captured on video.  Very cool.  Nice run - probably should categorize my effort (not my pace) going uphill as tempo - based on my HR.  Got to meet his cross country runners thereafter.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

AM - easy 5 mile trail run with Riley.  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

AM - 6.5 miles with Abby Rob and Riley at Jeremy Ranch.  Nice weather scenery and good conversation.   

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.000.000.000.0056.00
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