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20092010
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Location:

Seattle,WA,

Member Since:

Nov 13, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon 2008 = 3:05

Boston Marathon 2009 = 3:07

Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon 2010 = 3:07 (in Five Fingers Bikilas)

1500 meters this summer = 4:36

Ran 30 miles on my 30th birthday (Feb 7 2010)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Break 3 hours in the marathon

Run a trail ultra

 Find a way to run high mileage without injuring myself. My current theory is that transitioning out of my super-cushioned shoes into more minimalist shoes or bare feet will help improve my form and make this possible.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a 100 mile race.

Personal:

I am happily married to Jenni. We have three energetic little boys who also enjoy to run. Jenni and I are both going to try learning how to run without shoes this year.

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: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 11.00
FiveFingers Lifetime Miles: 118.00
New Balance 790 Lifetime Miles: 128.00
Inov 8 Roclite 295 Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.000.000.000.0045.00
New Balance 790 Miles: 45.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles during lunch in my five fingers! This was the first run in a while in them, as I have been letting my ankle rest. It was still a little tender after the run, so I don't think I'll do much more in the VFFs until after this weekend. It was really refreshing to be running in them, and I realized that I really missed it. It somehow feels much more awesome to run in them.

New Balance 790 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Another beautiful day on the waterfront.

New Balance 790 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Last run before the 30 miler this weekend. All systems feeling good!

New Balance 790 Miles: 5.00
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Race: 30 Miles for 30 Years (30 Miles) 05:20:00, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Here are a few highlights:

The night before the run Jenni said she had to go run a last minute birthday errand. She was gone for about an hour, and came back empty handed. My mind was on my run the next day, so I didn't think much of it. Then there was a knock at the door. I opened it and stood there very confused for a few minutes. Standing on my doorstep was Aaron Kennard. This was strange because he lives in Colorado. Didn't make any sense. Turns out Jenni had arranged for him to come out and run with me for a birthday present. Aaron announced that he would run along with me for as long as he could, and if all went well, he would go the distance. What a great birthday present!

We went to sleep at a decent hour that night, and planned to get a good long night sleep, but it was not meant to be. My son Milo woke up at 5:00 am bright-eyed and ready to party. Luckily I was so wired that I was also ready to start the day. After a good breakfast of oatmeal and a packet of some wasp extract secret formula that Aaron provided me with, we headed off to start the adventure.

The start of the race was at Green Lake. (To be continued...)

New Balance 790 Miles: 30.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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