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Location:

Centerville,Ut,USA

Member Since:

Sep 22, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

 

5k  18:44  4 July 2012 C-ville 
10K  38:22  24 July 2012 DesNews
Half  1:22:30  18 Aug 2012  Hobble 
Full  3:00:35  29 Sep 2012 Huntsville

Short-Term Running Goals:

Sign up for a race > 5k, run well.

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running. 

 

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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
Trails Lifetime Miles: 551.40
Grass Lifetime Miles: 72.50
Pavement Lifetime Miles: 2225.20
Stroller Lifetime Miles: 438.80
Navy Crocs Lifetime Miles: 378.70
Nordic Track TM Lifetime Miles: 1015.77
Green Mirage 2 Lifetime Miles: 494.70
Orange Mirage 3 Lifetime Miles: 514.90
Glow In The Dark Mirage 3 Lifetime Miles: 461.25
Navy Blue Mirage Lifetime Miles: 216.90
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
24.204.0028.20
Trails Miles: 2.00Pavement Miles: 11.70Omni 9 Miles: 13.70Treadmill Miles: 14.50Blue Crocs Miles: 14.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.700.009.70

Ash came with me in the afternoon.  We ran down 400 W and found a very tasty apple tree.  Then we climbed to Freedom Hills.  She sat on her bike and resisted the urge to use brakes while I pushed her up the hill.  Once there, she played at the park while I ran some laps.  I did two trips up and down the switchback trails, 1 mile round trip.  Those got me pretty gassed, and we still had a 5k to get home.  At this point I began to reconsider my oatmeal cookies after church fueling strategy.  Nevertheless, we made it home; to wit, I'm on the computer typing this report.

The day was gorgeous.  All the snow melted, leaving the earth thoroughly scrubbed and shining.  There are leaves everywhere.  My company was fantastic. It is so good to get some sunshine.  Despite spending all of Friday and Saturday outside, this was the only time the sun poked through. 

Trails Miles: 2.00Pavement Miles: 7.70Omni 9 Miles: 9.70
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.004.008.00

I tried to run this morning, but the treadmill needed dismantling.  Why didn't I go outside?  There's an issue with the incline, but I can disconnect the motor that raises the deck, and run on the belt just fine.  Perhaps the 2x4 method of incline is in my future.

p.m.   So I took it all apart, and fixed the thingy, but a plastic sleeve that forces the lifting mechanism onto the splined pulley is broken.  I should be able to laser cut a steel one and form it up, or machine one from some acetal; enough of the bits and pieces remained.  What I still don't know is why the lift mechanism malfunctioned in the first place.  The main motor still works fine, so I did 8 miles with no incline.  1 warmup, then 7:03, 6:53, 6:43 and 6:33 with .5 miles in between and a one mile cooldown.  The faster miles felt fine, even controlled, but I still enjoyed the .5 miles of slower running. The crocs work well on the treadmill.  They keep me running light, whereas the sauconys have me bang-slamming away on the deck.  This is a cheapo treadmill that's loud and squeaky, so I can really hear a difference in running light and heavy.

Treadmill Miles: 8.00Blue Crocs Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.500.006.50

6.5 on the treadmill.  I made my replacement part at work, but didn't install it just yet.  This indicates my level of optimism.  I'm skipping my regular job today so I can do my other job.  The weather today looks fantastic, and tomorrow will be rainy and windy.

Treadmill Miles: 6.50Blue Crocs Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Long day.  5 hrs abs/upper body/intercostals raking leaves, dragging tarps, lifting heavy tarps.  Repeat endlessly.  After a weak dinner of french toast made from highly processed white bread dipped in factory farm eggs, I got an hour of racketball with my sons.  I got worked.  I spelled it that way because it's so noisy in those rooms with the ball caroming all over the place.  I was supposed to pick up my daughter at dance at this point, but the warm south wind blew all thoughts from my mind except running home.  I sent the boys in the car, and savored a dark run accompanied by dry leaves skittering along the pavement.    

Pavement Miles: 4.00Omni 9 Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
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Sick.  Work, work and a crazy baby were too much this week.  Minor coughing, feels like the kind that'll clear up in a couple weeks, but won't be much more than a minor annoyance in a couple days.  I need to be a better sleeper and worse tv watcher.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
24.204.0028.20
Trails Miles: 2.00Pavement Miles: 11.70Omni 9 Miles: 13.70Treadmill Miles: 14.50Blue Crocs Miles: 14.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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