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September 2010

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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
40.000.000.000.0040.00
New Balance 790 Miles: 27.00Barefoot Miles: 9.00FiveFingers Miles: 1.00Inov 8 Roclite 295 Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

For labor day weekend we went to visit my Grandma in Cashmere, WA. She lives up a canyon outside of town and near some pretty sweet trails. On the way to her house Friday after work, I had Jenni drop me off on the other side of the mountains from their canyon. The plan was to run the 8 miles up over a pass into their canyon, but I added 2 miles to the route by getting lost. There was about 1500 ft of ascent and descent on this route.

 

New Balance 790 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Saturday I was hanging out with family who were all very interested in barefoot/minimalist running. Even my dad (age 62) has recently read Born to Run, studied Chi Running and is running every day in water socks! We went out and ran on a trail near my grandma's place (0.5 mile) but it was too overgrown, so we headed out onto the road where I ran barefoot for one mile. My brother Tommy used my ff's and I believe is hooked. 

Barefoot Miles: 1.00FiveFingers Miles: 1.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
25.000.000.000.0025.00

Today was truly a stellar running day. I wanted to go do some distance on trails, but decided it would be unwise to head off too far into the woods by myself. So I did 1 hour on a rolling single track that was BEAUTIFUL! Then I headed down into town and ran on the roads for two more hours where I had cell phone reception in case anything went wrong. By this point I was feeling like my feet needed liberating, so I ran back to my car and ditched the shoes. I ran for another hour barefoot on the sidewalks around town and loved every minute of it. I'm not sure exactly how many miles I did, but it was four solid hours of running, and it felt great.

Barefoot Miles: 8.00New Balance 790 Miles: 17.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

My 295's came, and I was super excited to try them out. I didn't have time until about 8:30 after the kids were in bed, but I headed out for a little 3 mile jog around the neighborhood. 

Inov 8 Roclite 295 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.000.000.000.0040.00
New Balance 790 Miles: 27.00Barefoot Miles: 9.00FiveFingers Miles: 1.00Inov 8 Roclite 295 Miles: 3.00
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