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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
68.000.007.806.2082.00
Switch 4 (2) Miles: 28.80LunaRacer Miles: 33.00Switch 4 (1) Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.800.000.000.0018.80

AM - Richland trail loop this morning. Feeling pretty good, knees seem to be doing better after icing and taking a couple easy days last week.

PM - Added 6 easy. 

Switch 4 (2) Miles: 18.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 10 easy through the farmlands.

Switch 4 (2) Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.006.2012.20

Padden ladder workout today. We run this on our home XC course, reps of 3k, 2k, 3x1k, 2k w/ about 2:00 rest.

Reps went as follows: 9:52, 6:18, 3:09, 3:04, 3:13 (uphill), 6:17.

Compared to last year: 3k - 10:18 / 3:00 rest

2k - 6:17 / 2:00 rest

1k - 3:05 / 2:00 rest

1k - 3:03 / 2:00 rest

1k - 3:10 (uphill) / 2:00 rest

2k - 6:08 

Today I felt incredible, which was nice after last week was so miserably difficult. I'm also pleased to see that my times were very comparable to last year, even with the first rep so much faster. I should do a much better job peaking for nationals this time around. 

Overall average mile pace this year of 5:07 compared to 5:09 last year. I guess this one was the better workout. And I felt so controlled. 

LunaRacer Miles: 9.00Switch 4 (1) Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Knees were feeling a little funny, took the day off.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

PM 1 - 12 easy. Strides x 8.

LunaRacer Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.007.800.0012.00

AM - Ran a tempo today with the guys who aren't racing Sundodger tomorrow. 7.8 miles total, 3 laps around Lake Padden, starting in roughly 6:00 pace the first loop and dropping to 5:30 second loop and 5:25ish last loop. I felt really smooth and controlled, even over the rolling hills. I can tell I still need some hill work, but my legs are coming around.

LunaRacer Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

Switch 4 (1) Miles: 17.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
68.000.007.806.2082.00
Switch 4 (2) Miles: 28.80LunaRacer Miles: 33.00Switch 4 (1) Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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