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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
58.008.000.002.0068.00
Launch 2 Miles: 34.00Ride 7 Blue Miles: 14.00NB 1400 Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 8 easy

PM - 4 easy

Launch 2 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy.

Ride 7 Blue Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

AM - 6 easy

PM - 4 w/ Rylie

Launch 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
4.000.000.002.006.00

10x40s levee sprints early this morning. I woke up to a light rainstorm and it was most welcome.

NB 1400 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

AM - 7 easy. I tried to see if I could squeeze another mile into my morning without getting up any earlier and it seemed to go fine. Had to pick up the pace a little, so I brought the Garmin along to keep it honest. 7:08 average. I think I've adapted a little more to the weather (80 F w/ 76 dew point this morning) so it isn't killing me on my morning runs any more. 

PM - 5 more with Rylie.

Launch 2 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
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy in a nice drizzly rain.

Ride 7 Blue Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.008.000.000.0014.00

I had a 6 mile & 4 mile tempo on the schedule with about 5:00 rest set at somewhere between half and full marathon pace. Conditions were about 76 F air/75 dew point when I started, and those creeped up to 80/77 by the time I finished. Out the door a little before 6. After a full warm up I got under way. It felt really cool out compared to what I've been used to, but I felt awfully sluggish to start out. But I surprised myself with a 5:42 opening mile. I felt great. I let myself gradually slow as the humidity did its thing, but still ran the 2nd mile in 5:56. I still felt great.

By 4 miles my shoes were full of sweat and felt like bricks. The pace slowed to 6:08, 6:13, 6:13, before I really tanked to a 6:27 final mile. 36:44ish total for 6:07 avg. I felt pretty bad by the time I was done, even though I didn't feel too hot. I just chalked it up to heavy shoes.

After about 6 minutes I got underway for the next 4. 6:19 first mile. Second mile went downhill very quickly and I felt like I was crawling. Reached 2 in 12:50, so 6:31 2nd mile. I opted to stop and reevaluate. Doused myself with water and took a drink, and I continued to feel pretty bad. It occurred to me I was showing heat exhaustion symptoms and I decided to play it safe and jog home. I managed 8:30 miles for the 3 miles back and all but collapsed upon reaching the house. I took my temperature at 102 when I got in.

So a pretty frustrating run. I take heart that the opening miles felt easy, and I was sure I could manage 6:00 pace the rest of the way. It's interesting that I really didn't feel overheated, but my temperature was probably higher than 102 after 8 miles given that I doused myself and jogged slowly home afterwards. 

Is it fall yet?

NB 1400 Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
58.008.000.002.0068.00
Launch 2 Miles: 34.00Ride 7 Blue Miles: 14.00NB 1400 Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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