Boston Marathon Streak: 3

Grandview Gallop 4M

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Location:

Thornton,CO,USA

Member Since:

Jan 22, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5k- 16:23 (2011)

8k- 27:33 (2008)

10k - 35:12 (2021)

Half Marathon- 1:16:48 (2018)

Marathon - 2:41:52 (2019)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Boston Streak!!

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Win several marathons aside from other road races.
  • Break 16:00 in a 5k.
  • Go sub 2:35 in the marathon
  • Go 1:15 in the half

 

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: 32.00 Month: 160.50 Year: 1526.00
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 99.97
Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 496.75
Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Lifetime Miles: 61.30
NEW Asics 20 Cumulus Blue/ylw Lifetime Miles: 459.60
NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 443.60
LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 358.80
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 114.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
96.620.0011.075.21112.90
NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 47.90LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 47.80Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 17.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

8.5 today in 1:00:41, 7:08 avg pace - felt pretty easy, just kind of coasted 

NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 8.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.700.000.000.005.70

NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 5.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.800.000.000.004.80

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 4.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.700.000.000.003.70

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 3.70
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Race: Grandview Gallop 4M (4 Miles) 00:22:12, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.700.002.002.0012.70

Drove all the way to Dubuque this morning for a big race - the Grandview Gallop. Pretty flat course, felt really strong out of the gate and kept a steady tempo. Longshot goal was to go under 22 minutes and I almost got it done. The high heat and humidity were probably the only things that kept me from it. Splits were 5:29, 5:41, 5:36, 5:26, pretty even for the day. Cooled down for 6.2 afterwards as the heat climbed - Dubuque is hilly! Glad those hills weren't on the course

Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 4.30NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 6.20LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 2.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.400.000.000.008.40

hot humid morning run, 1:01:05, 7:16 pace - ice bath after

NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 8.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

7.1 this morning - hot and humid, 52:05, 7:20 pace + strides

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 7.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.600.000.000.005.60

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 5.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.600.000.000.003.60

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 3.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Ding Dong Dash "10k" (6.07 Miles) 00:34:51, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.130.006.070.0011.20

10k today, was shooting for a PR, held PR pace through 4 miles then hit some major hills that I wasn't expecting, really slowed me down. The course ended up being quite short, so that's frustrating. Either way though, I'm not sure if I woulda hung on for the PR even though I started out very much on pace. Splits were 5:37, 5:38, 5:33 (16:47), 5:42 (22:29), 6:03 (hill, 28:32), 5:53, 23 for change 34:51 - 5:44 pace. Again, would have been super close to the PR if I had the last .13-.14 - Regardless - was happy to win $50 cash for the race win

Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 6.40LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 4.80
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.600.000.000.009.60

good run this morning. 9.6 in 1:09:26, 7:14 pace

NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 9.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

7.5 in 7:23 pace, 55:28, + ice bath after

NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Morning 6 today - prepping for a fast 10k this weekend

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.000.004.60

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 4.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 3.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Bridge Run for Our Future 10k (PR!) (6.21 Miles) 00:35:12, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.190.003.003.2110.40

PR today! Was hoping to do it last week but the course was short. Knew this race would potentially be short too, so I made a deal that I'd keep sprinting through the finish line until my watch reflected 10k. Sure enough the finish was about 6.07 (same as last week - can't seem to measure these 10ks right). They had me under 34:30, but obviously that wasn't for 10k. Kept it pedal down until 6.22 and it came out to a 35:12 10k - new PR. Long drive early in the AM with my brother Jon. Luckily its near the longest day of the year, so it was getting light soon after 4:15 am and sun was up by 5:30 ish. Weather was great - 67-70 degrees but dew point was at 50 or below with north wind, so no humidity and a cooling breeze. Warmed up for 1.8-1.9 with Jon, then did some more warmup stuff, then the race began. Here are my splits:

1- 5:34.9

2 - 5:35.0 (11:09.5)

3 - 5:44.8 (16:54.3, was at around 17:23 at 5k)

4 - 5:39.7 (22:34)

5 - 5:49.3 (28:23.7)

6 - 5:43.6 (34:07.3)

.21 - 1:04.7

Total - 10k in 35:12, 5:40 pace - 20 sec. PR

Cooled down for 2 miles in a beautful scenery near Storm Lake - Overall, was very happy with today. Great to get a big PR! Glad also that I ran through the line to complete the 10k. Strangely, I am not satisfied - I think a sub-35 was within reach and I'm bummed I didn't make it there, I could keep in shape and give it another shot or 2, but I need a break before the early fall Boston cycle begins - gotta get my legs back - either way, sub 35 should be within reach very soon. Until then, I will enjoy what was a great day hanging out with my brother (who drove the course cheering me on and meeting me at 6-7 different locations) and running fast in the town where I went to college

Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 6.50NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 2.00LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 1.90
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
96.620.0011.075.21112.90
NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 47.90LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Miles: 47.80Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Miles: 17.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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