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Location:

Preston,Id,USA

Member Since:

Mar 09, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:


2009 TOU Half Marathon 1:25:06

2010 St George Painter's Half Marathon 1:25:24

2011 Jan. St George [Painter's] Half Marathon different course 1:25:28

2011 Apr. Boston Marathon 3:03:24

2011 May Ogden 5K 18:18

2011 July 4th 15K Freedom Run 58:53

2011 July Deseret News 10K 37:12

2011 Oct St George Marathon 2:58:18

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 18 min. 5k

1:24  Half

 Sub 3 at St George in Oct.

Get injury free and stay that way

Set new PRs at all distances now that I'm 50

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

17:30 5K

2:50 marathon

Personal:

I was born in 1960

I started running in 2006

I am married with a 16 year old son [that lives with my wife and I] and a 30 year old step son and 25 year old step daughter

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
78.250.000.007.3523.00108.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.500.000.001.000.004.50

     Very nice morning with very little wind. I ran 3 miles at 7:29 ave then ran 1 mile all out in 5:35 then 1/2 cool down. I took ibu and my knee felt good again. It doesn't seem to be affected as much by speed as distance.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

     15 mile mt bike at med hard effort. No ibuprofen and knee felt good.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.001.000.005.00

     This morning I ran 3 miles at 7:46 pace. Next 2 miles I alternated running hard 1 min then easier 1 min. Ave pace for last 2 miles was 6:50. I took ibuprofen but my knee had slight discomfort during the last mile.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

     15 miles mt bike.

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Race: First Dam 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:19:15, Place overall: 15, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.003.100.006.10

     This was a perfect morning for a race. It felt slightly chilly until after warming up for 2 miles. By the end it was sunny in the upper 50s. I was feeling a bit out of shape after only averaging just over 8 miles per week [not counting SGM] over the last 7 weeks. This is a loop course that finishes back at the start line. The first mile of the race is all uphill climbing 60 or 70 feet. I ran that in 6:11and didn't feel too bad. I figured that should be my slowest mile and I shouldn't have any problem running under 19 minutes. The second mile is all downhill about the same as you climbed in the first mile and seemed like it should be good for around 15 seconds faster than the first but I actually ran it slower in 6:15. The 3rd mile is mostly flat with only very slight up and down. I ran that one in 6:11 and the final .12 [according to garmin] at 5:24 pace. My lack of mileage the past 2 months must have had something to do with me not being able to keep up a better pace after the first mile. Under the circumstances I was pretty happy with the time and it was good enough for first place in the 40 to 49 age group that I will soon be graduating from. After the race I ran a cool down with Paul [who had an awesome race] back up the course until meeting up with my wife and came back in with her.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

     Ran 6 miles with ibuprofen. Knee felt good until last half mile when very slight  pain began.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.006.006.00

     18.5 mile mt bike ride.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

     Ran 6 miles after dark. This was the first run in about 3 weeks that I didn't take any ibuprofen. Knee and hip felt good all the way. That is the first notable progress in a while. Hope it keeps up and I can drop the ibu all together and start getting in a few miles again.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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     I went out hunting and did about 3 hours of hiking. It was 8 deg when I left the house but it was gorgeous after hiking up high in the snow when the sun came out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

     Didn't get out on a run until it was almost dark. The temp was 24 deg and 25 mph wind. It was hard to get excited about getting out in that but after a couple of miles after I was warmed up it wasn't too bad. I ran 8 miles which is my longest run since the marathon and that makes 20 miles for the week which is my longest in a long time. I did take ibu and everything held up fine. 8:25 pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.750.000.002.250.006.00

     This morning it was 8 deg but I didn't run until about 10 o'clock when it was a balmy 24 deg. I ran 6 miles with the first 3 at 7:46 pace. I did some fartlecs on the next three miles and averaged 6:52 pace. 7:19 overall pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

     Another cold morning. Ran 8 miles up to the reservoir. My knee and hip felt pretty good other than a slight soreness in my knee the last mile and a half similar to the 8 miler I tried last week.7:48 pace.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.007.007.00

     20 miles on the mt bike. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

     PM  ran 5 miles at 8:05 pace. No ibuprofen and the knee felt good. It seems to be around 6 1/2 to 7 miles where a little soreness starts.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

     Ran 7 miles this morning. This is the first time I've been able to run consecutive days without knee soreness in a while and without ibuprofen so that's a good sign. That makes 26 running this week and 20 miles for the second week in a row. 8:15 pace. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

     Wasn't able to get out until 9:30 PM. I really didn't feel like going out that late but once I got going it was very pleasant. It was only 15 deg but it was completely calm and quiet and the stars always seem brighter on a cold crisp night. The moon was only a little larger than 1/4 size but it was still so bright I could see my shadow. I ran 5 miles at 8:19 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

     Another cold morning. I ran 7 miles at 8:16 ave pace. This is the second time I have been able to run consecutive days with no knee pain and without IB. I seem to have turned the corner with this knee thing [plica syndrom] hopefully.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

     Ran 6 miles at 7:40 pace. Hoping I can get in 30 this week. Last week I couldn't run on consecutive days or over 6 miles without knee pain. This week it hasn't been a problem and that's without ibuprofen.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

     Took Thanksgiving day off from running and traveled down to Salt Lake to my parent's home for dinner. Today I got out for a 6 mile run at an easy pace just before dark. 8:19 AP.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
78.250.000.007.3523.00108.60
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