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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
84.900.003.602.5091.00
Ride 9 Miles: 42.00Launch 3 (black) Miles: 30.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

18 on the levee. 7:05 avg with the last 9 6:45-7:00.

Ride 9 Miles: 18.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 super easy miles. No watch, but I doubt I was faster than 8:00 pace. These 18-milers are still totally wiping me out.

Launch 3 (black) Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 easy. Still sore. On the plus side, I think my hip is all better. No pain for a few days in a row.

Ride 9 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.900.003.600.0015.50

AM - 1 x 2 mile, 3 x 1 mile @ threshold w/ 1:00 rest/mile was planned. I got through 3.6 miles of the 5 before I felt a pop and sharp pain in the inside of my lower right shin, almost by the ankle. I stopped, tried to stretch it out, but I couldn't get up to full speed with out sharp pain. I ran home, and running at 7:30 pace wasn't painful at all. Unfortunately I was having an awesome early-morning workout, so it definitely was hard to pack it in early.

Worrisome, but I'll just ice it and rest it and hope it's not too serious. Initially I think it's just a tweak that'll go away on its own.

10:47 (5:26, 5:21)

5:20

On 5:18 pace at 0.6 miles before stopping.

PM - 6 easy w/ Rylie. No pain.

Launch 3 (black) Miles: 6.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

AM - 9 easy, some minor soreness in the lower right shin. No further sharp pains.

PM - 6 easy

Ride 9 Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

9 easy. Ankle continues to feel fine, so I'll keep the Saturday workout on the schedule.

Launch 3 (black) Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.002.5015.50

AM - Track day at City Park. I knew that the recent good weather wasn't here to stay just yet, but still it hurt to feel the full force of summer's lingering humidity this morning. 80F air/ 77F dew point. 4x200m, 6x400m, 4x200m @ mile pace, 2:1 timed recoveries.

The best news about the morning is that my lower shin was pain free. After the brief but intense twinge from Wednesday I was worried I'd done something more serious. 

33.1, 33.1, 33.3, 32.7

67.9, 67.9, 66.9, 67.0, 67.4, 67.8

33.1, 33.2, 33.4, 33.3

I experienced a backslide on the final 2 400s, which is certainly due to overheating. I felt great up to that point, and my effort level was greatest on #5 & #6. 

PM - 4 easy w/ Rylie.

Launch 3 (black) 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
84.900.003.602.5091.00
Ride 9 Miles: 42.00Launch 3 (black) Miles: 30.00Lunaracer 3 Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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