Boston Marathon Streak: 3

Cap City 5k

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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 - 35:32 (2018)

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: 0.00 Month: 59.10 Year: 1058.30
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: 379.50
LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 68.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.500.000.009.4528.95
Saucony Kinvara Flats Miles: 6.20Asics 2150 Gold/Black Miles: 19.50Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 3.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Race: Cap City 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:17:54, Place overall: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.600.000.003.107.70

Ran a local 5k today, pretty good prizes on the line, 1st-3rd got 200, 100, and 50 dollar gift cards to a local running store, respectively. I ended up 3rd. I ran terrible though, just had one of those races where my legs were dead. I was hurting before the first 1k and couldnt muster any surges later in the race. Was actually pretty lucky to hang on to 3rd. first mile was 5:42, 2nd was 5:52, third was 5:48 and last ".1" was :29. Total was 17:54, they had me officially at 17:56. moral of the story, i kind of trained through this one and even though it wasnt a great race, ill take the 50 dollar gift card...goes well with the other 50 dollar gc i won to the same store earlier this month.

this coming saturday, the 4th, represents my first true goal race of the season as i set to break a local 5k record. taper will be occuring.

Saucony Kinvara Flats Miles: 3.10Asics 2150 Gold/Black 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
3.000.000.003.256.25

broke out the old flats for some speed work today. pretty warm, mid-80s but hit some awesome splits. Workout was 13x400 at 73-77 seconds with 1 min break between each. Here were the splits:

75, 75, 74, 76 - 5:00 pace

74, 76, 74, 76 - 5:00 pace

74, 76, 73, 77 - 5:00 pace

73- 4:52 pace

total time was 3.25 miles in 16:13, 4:59 avg pace

Overall, a very good workout!

Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 3.25Asics 2150 Gold/Black Miles: 3.00
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
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 in 29:32, 7:23 pace

Asics 2150 Gold/Black Miles: 4.00
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
3.000.000.000.003.00

three in 22:26, 7:29 avg pace

Asics 2150 Gold/Black Miles: 3.00
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
2.000.000.000.002.00

dos

Asics 2150 Gold/Black Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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Race: Conrad Dash N Splash 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:18:13, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.900.000.003.106.00

Won my 2nd straight Conrad race today. My goal this year was the same as last year--to break the course record and win 50 bux. It's such a challenging course. 5:25, 5:54, and 6:50 for the final 1.1. I asked the race director after the race why the course was so tough, he said the last 1.1 is a 2 to 3 degree incline based on an old railroad incline. So its deceptive because its not a huge hill to the eye, but it slowly breaks you down.

Splits were not too reliable, and overall time was 18:13. The only thing I really took from this race, besides the win, was the strategy that played out as I raced the 2nd place guy. He led the first mile, i surged at the marker and led the 2nd mile, he hung on and took back over in the 3rd mile, but i stayed on his tail. I was waiting until 600-400 meters to make my final move, but about 800 to go, he simply stopped. I dunno if he just gave up or my strategy of baiting him just broke him, but it was nice to win a tactical battle like that--although it was discouraging to not have anyone to push me through the final half mile, would have made for a much better time.

Saucony Kinvara Flats Miles: 3.10Asics 2150 Gold/Black Miles: 2.90
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
19.500.000.009.4528.95
Saucony Kinvara Flats Miles: 6.20Asics 2150 Gold/Black Miles: 19.50Asics Hyperspeed 2 Flats Miles: 3.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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