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Location:

North Salt Lake,UT,

Member Since:

Dec 12, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

1500m - 3:59.9h (2014)

5000m - 14:53.45 (Portland Track Festival 2014)

8k XC - 25:09 (Sundodger 2011)

10k XC - 31:31 (WWU Invite 2011)

HM - 1:10:19 (Houston 2018)

Marathon - 2:28:39 (Houston 2019)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Personal:

Married, working, training. While my wife has nixed all future attempts to grow glorious mustaches, she has been supportive of my crazy running dreams. Life is good.

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: 0.00 Month: 134.20 Year: 1299.80
Mizuno Ekiden Lifetime Miles: 260.15
Streak 6 Lifetime Miles: 535.40
Boston 6 Lifetime Miles: 506.05
Flyknit Streaks Lifetime Miles: 313.05
Saucony Zealot 3 (green) Lifetime Miles: 520.60
Flyknit VFs Lifetime Miles: 72.00
Saucony Zealot 3 (green X 2) Lifetime Miles: 399.25
Nike Zoom Fly Lifetime Miles: 215.00
Saucony Ride Iso Lifetime Miles: 986.65
Saucony Ride Iso (grey 2) Lifetime Miles: 810.10
Reebok Run Fast Lifetime Miles: 150.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I got up early for a round of golf at Sleepy Ridge with my brother-in-law. I've been working this internship with Northwestern Mutual over the summer and am developing a serious addiction to the game. We go golfing all the time. Today we played the back 9 and I shot 53, a big improvement for me. I'm going to miss the free golf when I quit this job.

The $100 motivation worked again, and I got myself out the door late tonight for 4 miles. I've got to start getting this done in the morning.

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Ran 6 with Sasha and Derek this morning. It was hard getting up, but it's nice to have this done early. Was planning on an easy 5, but Sasha talked me into 6. He tried to push me to 8, but I've got to take it easy when I'm getting back into things. I'm too injury prone.

Talked with Derek about the steeplechase, and decided it's probably not a good match for me. Anything that requires any kind of coordination or athletic ability above running more or less in a straight line doesn't sit well with me.

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Couldn't drag myself out of bed at 5 am to run with Sasha, so I ran a little later. Did my South Provo Loop on the course map, measures it at about 5.6 miles, so my pace was considerably faster than I thought. 38:00 total time means 6:45 pace. Hmmmm, I thought I was running 8:00 miles so I'll have to double check that distance.

Okay, I double checked the distance on gmap-pedometer and got 5 miles, making it closer to 7:30 pace. Sounds a little more reasonable.

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6 miles this morning on the Provo River trail, 46 minute total time. I feel pretty good, the legs aren't as sore as I expected them to be, although my arches are giving me some grief. My feet have gone soft this summer, have to be careful.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles this morning with Sasha. He did a mile pickup but I hung back. We talked a lot about the different training systems and how they effect your running. Very interesting.

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Finished my last run for the week... another midnight run. The moon was out tonight and things were pretty well lit up. 6 moderate miles around the Slate Canyon loop at about 7:30 pace.

I think I'll keep the monetary penalty for the next week, at least until I can get in the habit of doing these runs in the morning. But I'll bump it to $10 per day that I don't run. That should still be enough motivation to get me out the door.

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