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Location:

Providence,UT,

Member Since:

Apr 18, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:


no heart attack yet

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

turn 50 and have a colonoscopy done


Long-Term Running Goals:

avoid open heart surgery

Personal:

I am a 50 year old biochemistry professor at Utah State University in Logan.

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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
Mizuno Precision 9 Lifetime Miles: 255.80
Saucony Triumph 5 Lifetime Miles: 97.70
Vibram Five Finger Sprints Lifetime Miles: 242.26
Wave Rider 11 Lifetime Miles: 342.95
Mizuno Wave Ronin Lifetime Miles: 183.31
Brooks T5 Lifetime Miles: 107.40
NB 790 Pair 3 Lifetime Miles: 244.65
Hoka Bondi B Lifetime Miles: 758.08
Hyperspeed 3 Pair 3 Lifetime Miles: 74.03
Nike Free Plus Yellow Lifetime Miles: 70.60
Kinvara 2 Lifetime Miles: 53.52
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
161.050.0026.289.85197.18
Hoka Bondi B Miles: 78.90Hyperspeed 3 Pair 2 Miles: 4.50Brooks T5 Miles: 9.20Hyperspeed 3 Pair 3 Miles: 31.62Asics Piranha Miles: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.004.000.007.50

4x 1 mile not so good

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

usu river trail

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.002.004.50

8x400 80-85 seconds

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

school is out

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.400.000.000.0012.40

12.4.signed up for a couple races to try to motivate me

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

USU river trail. The river trail was swarming with police. turns out some guy exposed himself to a lady on the trail. The police stopped me and had to write what happened down on a piece of paper since I wasn't wearing or carrying my CI so couldn't hear. I can see I am going to have to start carrying it as I have now had too many situations where I couldn't here when I needed to. They are looking for a stocky bald guy mid 30s. Fortunately I am a tall skinny red headed 50 year old guy so escaped suspicion.
I have always wondered how safe Logan river trail is for single women in light of things that have happened on jordan river parkway and provo river. the guy is dumb though as river trail always has runners on it and I and many others would have loved to have caught him.

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.003.750.008.25

6x1000 track 6'00 pace

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

USU river trail.. no stocky bald white guys to be seen

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.250.000.001.254.50

10x200 USU track ~40 seconds each

Hyperspeed 3 Pair 2 Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4 with some strides. taking a taper before a pathetic attempt to run a 10K tomorrow being hopelessly out of shape. I imagine it will not be pretty.

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Race: smithfield health days 10K (6.21 Miles) 00:39:42, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.006.200.009.20

I tired to enter 6.2 miles for a 10K but keep getting this weird error message:You have entered a non-standard distance. This should not happen on a certified course If you are sure that this is the distance you ran check The distance was non-standard or the course was not certified checkbox. So I tried 6.21 miles. aha. you need three significant figures I guess, as we say in chemistry 1210. Maybe I should try 6.21371192 miles?

 

I ran the smithfield health days 10K today: up the canyon then back down the canyon. Was happy to see James Barnes at the start, he was here for the weekend. We had a good chat before the race and cooldown afterwards. I did about what I expected given my training and motivational level which isn't great. Two years ago I ran this in 38:15, last year 39:11, this year in 39:42, not exactly a promising trend.
I ran the first mile about where I wanted to: 6:28, slight uphill. Then 7:00 for the next part of the climb, bummer. Then a pathetic 7:23 to the turnaround and a bit back down the canyon. Keith A. passed me around mile two, it was good to see he was running, I didn't see him at the start which bummed me out since we a re the same age and it is fun to have another 50 year old to run with- turns out he was back in the crowd at the starting line- 8 seconds off the gun. Health days has chip timing this year for the first time ever.  I am betting he wanted that 8 seconds of cushion in the outside chance I could stay with him to the end so he didn't have to injure his calf again in a mad dash to the finish to beat me in a sprint as when there were no chips (re the one and only time I have ever beat him, in 2010). Good strategy, and flattered he thinks I even have a chance, but he solidly destroyed me by two minutes. He actually edged out James on chip time with this strategy too. Keith is an amazing runner, he gets faster as I get slower.
Mile 4, 5:52, mile 5, 6:09, mile 6, 6:02, 0.2 miles, 56 seconds.
Cooldown after with James and Sean, who ran great races today.  Now I am going to do a little introspection to decide what I want out of running anymore... The infernal plantar fasciitis, still giving me trouble after a year, has really sapped my morale and motivation. At least that is what I am blaming. Maybe it is just I am getting old and tired.

Brooks T5 Miles: 9.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

USU river trail to spring hollow 7:51 pace. got into SG for fall:
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
We would like to congratulate you on being one of 7400 runners selected for the 2012 St George Marathon. We will be hosting runners from all 50 states and 18 countries. We would like to thank you for your interest in our event and we look forward to seeing each of you cross the finish line Saturday October 6th!

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 11.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.004.000.007.50

4x1 mile 6:02-6:08

Hyperspeed 3 Pair 3 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

USU river trail

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.002.005.50

8x400 track 82-85 seconds

Hyperspeed 3 Pair 3 Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

goose egg. went to SLC to watch my son play tennis at state. thought I might get a run in around liberty park between matches but the rain said otherwise. we ended up moving up to U of U indoor courts. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.200.000.000.0014.20

zollinger to rivertrail

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

USU to river trail

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 11.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.400.000.003.106.50

5x1000 track

Hyperspeed 3 Pair 3 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.100.000.000.007.10

no watch

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.001.505.00

4x200, 2x400, 4x200

Hyperspeed 3 Pair 3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

4

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3

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Race: Bolder Boulder (6.21 Miles) 00:39:09, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.800.006.210.008.01

Spent the memorial day weekend in Boulder with my brother as we do every year. Culmination was running the Bolder Boulder. Ran a minute slower than last year but about what I expected. I don't think I run this race very smart, but I have yet to figure out how to run it smart. The middle section is just too hard with too many turns, hills, and too many people jostling for space. I ran out of AA this year instead of A which probably slowed me down a bit. Still managed to score third in the 50 year old age group. I get third every year. At least I am consistent.

Tried to find Aaron at the start but it was too crowded and  chaotic.

I think I am getting too old and tired for this 10K stuff especially a hard one like this.

Asics Piranha Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.300.000.000.0011.30

USU to SH via RT

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 11.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

USU rivertrail

Hoka Bondi B Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.002.120.007.12

USU track 8x400 with 100 recoveries 85, 84, 84, 85, 84, 82, 82, 84 seconds.
Then I decided to do a fast 200 to see if I could match Allie's 33 second 200. Started from a dead stop...no spikes,,, no blocks.....no competition except the sunbirds strolling around the track... took off... hit the finish line, broke the imaginary tape, pushed the split button.... 30.40 seconds. ha ha ha not bad for a 50 year old guy I am pretty proud of myself.

Hyperspeed 3 Pair 3 Miles: 7.12
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
161.050.0026.289.85197.18
Hoka Bondi B Miles: 78.90Hyperspeed 3 Pair 2 Miles: 4.50Brooks T5 Miles: 9.20Hyperspeed 3 Pair 3 Miles: 31.62Asics Piranha Miles: 8.00
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