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Run for the Roses 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 - 35:12 (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: 0.00 Month: 46.75 Year: 1621.35
Adidas Sub-2 Lifetime Miles: 99.97
Blue/Red Wave Rider 22 Lifetime Miles: 496.75
Nike Vaporfly Next% Pink Lifetime Miles: 88.10
NEW Asics 20 Cumulus Blue/ylw Lifetime Miles: 459.60
NEWST Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 443.60
LATEST Cumulus 20 Blue Lifetime Miles: 371.30
Cumulus 20 White Lifetime Miles: 170.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.509.000.003.1027.60
Saucony Kinvara Flats Miles: 3.10Asics 2160 Black/blue Miles: 15.00Asics DS Trainers Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Race: Run for the Roses 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:17:57
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.003.106.10

squandered a great opportunity today. weather conditions were perfect, course wasnt too bad (cept for the last mile was crazy hilly), good competition to run with..but all those advantages were lost to GI issues, i couldn't push it late in the race cuz my stomach was cramping and i was having major issues there. not really sure why this came to be, but it definitely cost me a good race. you can see it in my splits: 5:29, 5:40 (11:10, 5:35 pace at 2 mile) then hit 6:11 on an uphill and stomach issue laden 3rd mile, closed .1 in 35. I know im still coming off a pretty good week (for me) mileage wise, so i wasnt expecting to fly, but i know i gave one away today and could have run much faster if not for the problems i experienced. o well, thats running i guess.

 

In other news..taper time for the des moines half marathon a week from today.

Saucony Kinvara Flats Miles: 3.10Asics 2160 Black/blue 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
5.001.000.000.006.00

easy 6 in the am fog this morning, felt pretty decent as i begin the taper week. total time was 42:39, 7:06.5 avg pace with a 6:57 2nd mile (hence the gmp).

Asics 2160 Black/blue Miles: 6.00
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
1.005.000.000.006.00

rainy 6 tonight as i  made one of the biggest decisions of my running life...im still sorting it out, i have decided to up my registration to the full marathon this weekend. i am not specifically trained for the full, but i think that it is a now or never type deal, and i have put up more weekly mileage than at any point ever before. Thus, my goal is to finish..period. i want to do a marathon..period. once i do a marathon, i will have crossed it off my list, and maybe the 1:20 half wont seem as daunting. My half-marathon specific workouts have been lackluster as of late...not that a 1:20 was going to be impossible..its just one of those things that i feel like the full is the right decision. I'll be hurting afterwards, but i wanna get it out of the way and call myself a marathoner. Tonight's 6 felt easy and smooth, 6:59, 6:46, 6:48, 6:50, 6:54, 7:20 hill, total...41:39, 6:56.5 avg pace.

Although i have no specific time goal for the marathon this weekend, i want to go out about 7:00-7:10 for the first couple of miles and shoot for 1:30 in the half. Very slow and very methodical and easy. Now to find the right shoes...

Asics 2160 Black/blue Miles: 6.00
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
1.503.000.000.004.50

purchased a new pair of shoes today, they will be my marathon shoes, Asics DS trainers, i like how they are light but still have a lot of cushion, plus they have the fit of asics, a shoe that i have always found comfortable. Not only will I use them for the marathon but i will definitely log some miles in them after. 

Got out for 4.5 tonight, 6:47, 6:52, 6:59, 7:15 hill, 3:31 half mile, total 31:26, 6:59 pace. Felt very easy, i coulda busted a big one tonight but i guess that is what tapering is for. I feel so out of sorts but its just cuz ive cut back so much. The new shoes felt great and i just felt really comfortable running tonight.

Asics DS Trainers Miles: 4.50
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
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles before sunrise this morning, 23:26, 7:49 pace

Asics DS Trainers 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

pre marathon 2, systems check, all was in working order.

Asics DS Trainers Miles: 2.00
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
15.509.000.003.1027.60
Saucony Kinvara Flats Miles: 3.10Asics 2160 Black/blue Miles: 15.00Asics DS Trainers Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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