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August 2007

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Location:

OK,

Member Since:

Jul 30, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K - 23:15 (Kidney Klassic Tulsa June 2006)

10K - 48:50 (Pumpkin Run Owasso Oct. 2006)

15K - 1:13:11 (Tulsa Run Oct. 2005)

Half Marathon - 1:50:20 (OKC Memorial April 2006)

Marathon - 4:19 (Tulsa Route 66 Nov. 2006)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Would love to eventually break 23 minutes for a 5K...or even around 22 minutes. That may entail some weight loss on my part. Planning on another half in November...and hope to break my PR.

Personal:

Just the facts...

Age: 41

Height: 6'

Weight: 205

Running Experience: Very little...4 years

Married for 10 years. Have a 4 year girl from Korea and we're bringing home a little 3 year old boy from Vietnam soon.

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.

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Well why not. First entry ever. I found out about this site through Randy McDermott. We've known each other for about 12 years.

 As for the run...

9 miles along the Riverparks late this morning at a 9:43 pace. Typical Oklahoma weather...upper 80s and a dewpoint around 70...south wind. Breathing felt good. Right calf a little tight on mile 9.

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Weights at the Y...chest and arms. I've neglected my strength training over the past 3 months and it shows. Pathetic...but I have to start back somewhere.

 3 miles on the treadmill. 6x440 around a 1:40-1:45 pace with a 440 jog inbetween.

 Right knee was sore this morning but felt fine after warming up.
 

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Just started graveyard shifts...which always crushes my running for a week. Funny thing is...I sure feel a lot better if I force myself out the door and get a few miles in.

Only had 5 hours sleep this morning.

4 miles at 9:09 pace in stinking hot weather. 92F with a 71F dewpoint. 

 

 

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Still working nights. Woke up at 2 pm and 97 degrees. No way.

6 miles in 53:38 on the Y treadmill. 


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Hot! 97F with a 106F heat index. This is the hottest weather I've experienced in my short running career.

6 miles along the Arkansas River in around 57 minutes. 

Only saw one other runner and 2 bikers along the way. 

 

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Managed to get out at 9 am for my run...although it was already 85 degrees.

Got in 8 miles in 1:16. Had to stop for a few minutes after 6.5...just wasn't feeling right. Last 1.5 was very slow.

And my shower didn't take. 

 

 

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Ran a slow 3.1 with my wife...around 35 minutes. She's been doing great with her running...getting much stronger.

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104 degrees when I got off work...so head straight to the gym.

6 miles...first 3 in 28:30...last 3 in 25:30. 

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Tossing and turning this morning...so went out for a short unplanned run. Don't remember the time...around 32 minutes. I do remember wringing out my shirt.

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2 laps around LaFortune golf course for 6.2 miles in around 57 minutes. Flipping hot...92 degrees.

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4.5 mile run through the neighborhood at the best time for summertime August running...2 pm.

I'm smart like that.

Is it possible that I'm actually getting used to the heat? Nawww...... 

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Ran 3 with my wife this morning down on the River Trails. 33 minutes.

Drove back home and did another 4.75 through the neighborhood. 

 

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A lot going on in my life right now (it's good but exhausting). Rough day...only 3 hours of sleep and up at 5 am for work.

Got off work at 2 pm and had to make the decision to take a nap or go for a run. Choose to run...getting in 4.25 in 40 minutes flat. Pretty steamy...93F.

Have to say I feel pretty good now...but the crash and burn will come this evening. 

 

 

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3 miles yesterday in 23:37. That's a pretty hard run for me.

Started to lightning and thunder at my turn around point.

Last mile in 7:37...not bad.


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6 miler in 55 minutes.

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40 minute run

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Another 40 minute run.

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5.25 miles in the neighborhood in 47 minutes.

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Finally a nice cool dry morning. 7 miles along the Arkansas River in 62 minutes. Ran a 8:20 and 7:45 last 2 miles.

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