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Location:

St. George,UT,U.S.A

Member Since:

Apr 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

97th at Boston

1:09:40 Half Marathon

2:25:50 Marathon

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get healthy enough to enjoy a run again.

Long-Term Running Goals:

To be able to do it... long term. 

Personal:

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift" -Steve Prefontaine

Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll be... ever again.

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: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Baby Jogger Lifetime Miles: 623.95
Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 313.32
Asics TRI Lifetime Miles: 610.65
Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 520.90
Kinvara2 Lifetime Miles: 350.20
Ghost Yellow Lifetime Miles: 374.25
Kestrel Bike Lifetime Miles: 1883.75
NB- Rainbow Lifetime Miles: 57.80
Red Cumulus Lifetime Miles: 594.95
Neon Launch Lifetime Miles: 533.40
DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 467.77
Green Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 479.75
Lunerglide Lifetime Miles: 276.70
Blue Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 528.06
NoosTri Lifetime Miles: 283.07
BlueKinvara Lifetime Miles: 216.60
Innov Lifetime Miles: 58.50
Ride Lifetime Miles: 207.45
NavPeg Lifetime Miles: 162.50
Green K5's Lifetime Miles: 88.00
Total Distance
66.30
Baby Jogger Miles: 15.50Defyance Miles: 5.50Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10Ghost Miles: 10.00Pulse Miles: 10.00Launch 2 Miles: 8.10Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00
Total Distance
13.60

Out around the B-hills loop in reverse this morning. 55 F felt just right with a long sleeve tech shirt  and gloves on. I'm in a weird place right now. 

Didn't plan on running again today but my uncle called and was going to be over here so we went out. Nice and slow pace with a couple walk breaks. He is coming off a knee injury and just getting back to around a 5 mile run. Anyways it was a EZ way to add some mileage. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 5.50Defyance Miles: 5.50Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10
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Total Distance
10.00

Out and back run into B-hills pushing Myler. It was a beautiful morning. I actually didn't get out until around 9:40 so by the time we finished it was a little warm. We ran into Scott and chatted in B-hills. My legs were feeling pretty good and on the way back I picked up the pace to about as tempo as you can while pushing the baby jogger. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 10.00Ghost Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Logan came over early and we did a out and back into B-hills. I had a long sleeve on and wished it was only a short sleeve 4 miles into the run. Not super hot but not as cool as I thought. Nice and EZ run in the darkness. It's crazy how fast the days are getting shorter. This same run during the summer months would have mostly been during the light but today it was all dark. Legs felt pretty good. I'll continue to hit similar mileage the rest of this week before trying to bump it back up next week. 

Pulse Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
8.10

B-hills loop. Legs felt kind of spunky so on the last mile up the hill from the gas station I let them roll at around LT pace. Didn't have a watch but it was a solid push. Listened to Skid Row up the hill:)

Launch 2 Miles: 8.10
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Total Distance
10.00

DC/ River Road loop. It ended up being a little shorter than the normal 10.2 because of some construction but still hit 10 miles straight up. Hit the first mile in 7:50 but then the legs felt a nice groove and ended up running a 1:09:40 or a 6:58 avg for the run. Never jumped into tempo effort but just let the legs run and 6:35 pace felt smooth and EZ back home from the DC. 

Found out today than I didn't get into St. Judes. So now I'm leaning to running the Mesquite marathon on November 20... I kind of wanted something a little more glamorous but this will be a easy for travel. Still not firm as I would like to to somewhere else to run. 

Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
14.60

Pretty good big workout this morning with Logan. No Dave we didn't ask ya because you've been sick... would have loved to have ya there though. 

3.5 mile warm up over to the corner by Staheli farm.

Then we did 10x 2 min @ 5:05 pace with 2 min recovery between sets. We just ran our normal tempo loop but when we got to River Road we dropped back down the trial into B-hills then back to my house. On the tempo section the pace was really consistent at around a 5:05 avg for all 10 sets. Other than the first one that was 4:50 and then 6th that was up the hills in the industrial park and it was around 5:25. We hit a total of 6.3 miles during the tempo section and with the 2 min of recovery between each set we still had a 6:01 avg for that length because I just left the clock ticking the entire time.

I was pretty happy with the final results. After feeling like complete garbage two weeks ago during the marathon I was pumped to feel the legs willing and able to go out and run hard.

4.8 mile cool down back to my house. It was special because there was pretty sunrise... Logan wanted to hold hands but I was like sha right?


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Total Distance
66.30
Baby Jogger Miles: 15.50Defyance Miles: 5.50Defyance 2 Miles: 8.10Ghost Miles: 10.00Pulse Miles: 10.00Launch 2 Miles: 8.10Defyance 3 Miles: 10.00
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