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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
130.002.002.000.000.00134.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Just spent about 12 days in Arizona bowhunting for Coues Whitetail deer. Was hoping to get in a few runs while down there but it didn't happen. Only got in 1 lousy 4 mile run this week but did play basketball on Wednesday and felt like I got in a good workout there.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles today. Hoping to do better this week. My Garmin went dead halfway through this slow run.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles at 8:18 pace. Last mile was 7:47.  Pretty sad when a sub 8 mile is noteworthy.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles today at 8:29 pace. Last mile a little faster in 7:52. It was 42 deg when I ran. Thats the first time the temp has been above freezing in a while.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ran 5 miles easy today. Did a couple of short strides then ran the last 200 meters at 6:00 pace. Overall pace was 8:47.  Played an hour of basketball last night.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.001.000.000.000.005.00

Ran 5 miles with 3 or 4 strides thrown in. Last mile in 7:29. It's amazing how much harder that pace feels when i'm not real fit. Hard to imagine running a full marathon at 40 second faster pace just a couple of years ago.  Overall pace was 8:13.
 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles after dark. Lots of snow on the road and a lot of snow coming down. My Garmin battery went dead and I just took the whole run slow and enjoyed.

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

1 hour of basketball


 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran 6 miles on a lot of snow again with snow coming down. The footing was a bit tough so just ran a nice easy pace. 9:43 A/P

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

Was planning to do a longer run but didn't get out soon enough and only had time to get in 2 on the treadmill.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy miles at 9:18 ave.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles 8:37

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Got more workout than usual tonight. We played man to man defense and I spent most of the time guarding a kid that was around 18 most of the time that was very active about running all over the court. I just took it as an opportunity to get in a better workout.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Easy 5 miles. Legs still felt a bit fatigued from last night. Ran pretty slow but picked up the pace the last 200 to around 6 min pace. Overall pace was 8:44.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.001.002.000.000.004.00

Only had time for 4 miles today when I got out. When I started my legs felt like they had a little more pop than they have had lately so I decided to pick up the pace for this run which is something I haven't done in a while. I ran 8:10, 7:46, 7:18, and 6:48. Overall pace was 7:31.

 

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 easy 8:57 pace

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 easy 9:05 AP

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

1 hour basketball

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 very slow 9:45 AP

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles with first 4 around 9 min pace. 7:44 5th mile. 8:47 AP.    First time I've hit 20 miles for the week in a long time.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles at 8:24 AP. Last mile 7:45. Its crazy warm for this time of year. 55 deg so I ran in shorts for the first time this year.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Still very warm for February. 51 deg on todays run. That temp is hard to beat for running anytime of the year. Ran up the reservoir road again. It's mostly dry now with just a few muddy spots next to melting snow drifts. Just ran an easy 7 miles at 8:46 AP.

Left for San Diego later in the day.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.000.002.00

Ran 2 miles on the beach in San Diego just before leaving. Only had time for 2 so I ran them a bit faster than I have been. 7:58 and 7:44.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 easy 9:25 AP

Basketball PM

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 at 9:15

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles @ 9:25

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles @ 9:31

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

1 hour of basketball. This was the semi final game in the tournament and we only had 6 guys so ended up playing almost all of the game and playing hard. We won so we'll be playing for the stake championship next Wednesday.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles @ 8:45 pace.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Ran 8 miles mostly slow with a 7:46 last mile. Ran up to the reservoir and the ice was all gone for the first time this year.

25 miles for the week is my best yet this year.

Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
130.002.002.000.000.00134.00
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