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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
80.000.000.000.0080.00
Boston 6 Miles: 31.00Triumph 3 Miles: 4.00Saucony Zealot Miles: 45.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy, no watch.

Boston 6 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
4.000.000.000.004.00

2 miles into my run my lower right leg flared. I stopped and streched it and massaged it and managed to hobble home. Didn't see this coming, and hopefully it will respond to treatment like it did before. On the bright side, my hammy feels 100%.

Triumph 3 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

AM - I flew in to Fort Collins last night for a week long training class, so of course I reached out to Paul to do a run or two together. We met at the Timberline and Poudre trailhead and ran a brisk 7 in ~7:05 avg. It was a pleasant run in good company. 

I was worried about my leg as it was painful all through my travels yesterday. Walking down to my car this morning also brought on sharp pains. But once we got moving it was like I never had an injury. Incredible. I put ice on it back in the hotel and I've been pain free all day.

PM - Added 6 in 6:52 avg. It's incredible to run away from the oppressive air of New Orleans. I need to move to the mountains. Also, no pain again. I'm cautiously optimistic.

Saucony Zealot Miles: 7.00Boston 6 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
20.000.000.000.0020.00

AM - 10 easy (6:58 avg) on Poudre and Timberline.

PM - 10 moderate (8:52 avg) on Devil's Backbone trail system just outside Loveland. Pace was slow due to bad footing in stretches and then running out of light towards the end. I brought my headlamp but left it in the car since I thought I'd be done before it was totally dark. Mistake. Took a spill in the last mile and cut my hand up pretty good. Beautiful run, though, and there were some stretches that were very enjoyable.

Saucony Zealot Miles: 10.00Boston 6 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
19.000.000.000.0019.00

AM - Met up with Paul again and ran the other way on Poudre. Had a nice chat about family and kids and ideas on raising kids in the modern world. 10 in 6:55 avg.

PM - Drove out to Rocky Mountain National Park and parked at the Bear Lake trailhead. I ran a big loop hitting a few of the nearby lakes. Nymph, Dream, and Emerald first, then doubled back to Haiyaha and The Loch before finishing with a loop around Bear. Gorgeous. Goind was slow, and I climbed from 9500 feet up to 10,200. Climbing + altitude + rocky trails = slow running + high heartrate. 9 miles in 10:32 average by my Garmin. I think the 1:35 on my feet was worth about 13 miles on flat lands

Saucony Zealot Miles: 10.00Boston 6 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
6.000.000.000.006.00

Only managed 6 before my flight back home. No evening run. 7:34 avg.

Saucony Zealot 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

12 easy (7:30). Lower right leg feeling a little sore, but so far no flares. Letting it cool off after the mountain running undoubtedly stressed it pretty well. No evening run, so the week was lower volume than I'd have liked.

Saucony Zealot 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
80.000.000.000.0080.00
Boston 6 Miles: 31.00Triumph 3 Miles: 4.00Saucony Zealot Miles: 45.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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