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Location:

Orem,UT,United States

Member Since:

Jan 27, 1986

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Best marathon: 2:23:57 (2007, St. George). Won the Top of Utah Marathon twice (2003,2004). Won the USATF LDR circuit in Utah in 2006.

Draper Days 5 K 15:37 (2004)

Did not know this until June 2012, but it turned out that I've been running with spina bifida occulta in L-4 vertebra my entire life, which explains the odd looking form, struggles with the top end speed, and the poor running economy (cannot break 16:00 in 5 K without pushing the VO2 max past 75).  

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for the US Olympic Trials. With the standard of 2:19 on courses with the elevation drop not exceeding 450 feet this is impossible unless I find an uncanny way to compensate for the L-4 defect with my muscles. But I believe in miracles.

Long-Term Running Goals:

2:08 in the marathon. Become a world-class marathoner. This is impossible unless I find a way to fill the hole in L-4 and make it act healthy either by growing the bone or by inserting something artificial that is as good as the bone without breaking anything important around it. Science does not know how to do that yet, so it will take a miracle. But I believe in miracles.

Personal:

I was born in 1973. Grew up in Moscow, Russia. Started running in 1984 and so far have never missed more than 3 consecutive days. Joined the LDS Church in 1992, and came to Provo, Utah in 1993 to attend BYU. Served an LDS mission from 1994-96 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Got married soon after I got back. My wife Sarah and I are parents of eleven children: Benjamin, Jenny, Julia, Joseph, Jacob, William, Stephen, Matthew,  Mary,  Bella.  and Leigha. We home school our children.

I am a software engineer/computer programmer/hacker whatever you want to call it, and I am currently working for RedX. Aside from the Fast Running Blog, I have another project to create a device that is a good friend for a fast runner. I called it Fast Running Friend.

Favorite Quote:

...if we are to have faith like Enoch and Elijah we must believe what they believed, know what they knew, and live as they lived.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 160.39 Year: 1451.52
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 640.15
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 450.37
Nike Double Stroller Lifetime Miles: 124.59
Brown Crocs 4 Lifetime Miles: 1334.06
Amoji 1 Lifetime Miles: 732.60
Amoji 2 Lifetime Miles: 436.69
Amoji 3 Lifetime Miles: 380.67
Lopsie Sports Sandals Lifetime Miles: 818.02
Lopsie Sports Sandals 2 Lifetime Miles: 637.27
Iprome Garden Clogs Lifetime Miles: 346.18
Beslip Garden Clogs Lifetime Miles: 488.26
Joybees 1 Lifetime Miles: 1035.60
Madctoc Clogs Lifetime Miles: 698.29
Blue Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1164.32
Kimisant Black Clogs Lifetime Miles: 720.62
Black Crocs 2023 Lifetime Miles: 1312.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
67.220.007.861.0076.08
Blue Crocs Miles: 46.02Kimisant Black Clogs Miles: 30.04
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day of rest. Went to church.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.160.001.860.0012.02

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2023-05-22 08:24:31
Workout Totals: Distance12.020Time1:38:38.20Pace8:12.36
12 total. Tried a 5000 time trial on the track with Bonnie, but she did not have it today. We cut it short to 3000, which she did in 11:58. Jacob got a cold, ran only 6 total. Otherwise usual distances.

Benjamin and Maddy went to a chiropractor, and felt better today. Benjamin ran 10 miles, Maddy 2.
Leg 1:
Distance0.940Time8:15.40Pace8:47.02ZoneEasy Miles
Warm-up.
Leg 2:
Distance1.860Time11:58.40Pace6:26.24ZoneThreshold Miles
Paced Bonnie for 3000.
Leg 3:
Distance7.220Time58:58.20Pace8:10.06ZoneEasy Miles
More distance - part with Bonnie and Jacob.
Leg 4:
Distance2.000Time19:26.20Pace9:43.10ZoneEasy Miles
With Mary, part with Bella.

Blue Crocs Miles: 12.02
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2023-05-23 08:23:13
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:37:03.70Pace8:05.31
12 total. Jacob felt better and did 6+2. Bella was able to run 2 miles today with Jacob in the evening.
Leg 1:
Distance10.000Time1:17:58.40Pace7:47.84ZoneEasy Miles
Part with Bonnie, Joseph, and Jacob, part with Stephen and Matthew.
Leg 2:
Distance1.000Time10:24.50Pace10:24.50ZoneEasy Miles
With Leigha.
Leg 3:
Distance1.000Time8:40.80Pace8:40.80ZoneEasy Miles
With Mary.

Blue Crocs Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2023-05-24 08:28:03
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:34:21.60Pace7:51.80
12 total. Easy pace. Jacob back to 10 miles. Bella was able to run 2 miles with Jacob. Benjamin did 4 miles at 5:40 pace, and then 3x1 miles at 5:15 with Noah in Austin.
Leg 1:
Distance10.000Time1:14:57.90Pace7:29.79ZoneEasy Miles
Part with the kids, part alone.
Leg 2:
Distance1.000Time10:55.80Pace10:55.80ZoneEasy Miles
With Leigha.
Leg 3:
Distance1.000Time8:27.90Pace8:27.90ZoneEasy Miles
With Mary.

Blue Crocs Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.020.000.001.0012.02

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2023-05-25 09:44:41
Workout Totals: Distance12.020Time1:38:13.70Pace8:10.32
12 total. Did a mile interval on the downhill course near the house with Bonnie and Matthew in 5:51. Stephen the first 0.5 with us in 2:55, then stopped to go to the bathroom, then finished in 6:10.
Leg 1:
Distance0.510Time4:29.50Pace8:48.43ZoneEasy Miles
Warm-up.
Leg 2:
Distance1.000Time5:51.90Pace5:51.90ZoneVO2 Max Miles
Interval with Bonnie and Matthew, part with Stephen.
Leg 3:
Distance8.510Time1:08:15.50Pace8:01.26ZoneEasy Miles
Part with Stephen, Matthew, and Bonnie, part alone.
Leg 4:
Distance1.000Time10:40.30Pace10:40.30ZoneEasy Miles
With Leigha.
Leg 5:
Distance1.000Time8:56.50Pace8:56.50ZoneEasy Miles
With Mary and Bella.

Blue Crocs Miles: 10.00Kimisant Black Clogs Miles: 2.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.040.000.000.0012.04

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2023-05-26 09:14:03
Workout Totals: Distance12.039Time1:36:58.40Pace8:03.30
12 total. Easy pace. Mary and Bella were struggling today, could barely run 1 mile. Otherwise, easy runs, usual distances.
Leg 1:
Distance4.000Time31:49.90Pace7:57.48ZoneEasy Miles
With Stephen and Matthew.
Leg 2:
Distance2.539Time20:09.50Pace7:56.37ZoneEasy Miles
To the Orem Lock to get the car.
Leg 3:
Distance3.500Time26:59.40Pace7:42.69ZoneEasy Miles
Alone.
Leg 4:
Distance1.000Time10:17.60Pace10:17.60ZoneEasy Miles
With Mary, Bella, and Leigha.
Leg 5:
Distance1.000Time7:42.00Pace7:42.00ZoneEasy Miles
Alone.

Kimisant Black Clogs Miles: 12.04
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.006.000.0016.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2023-05-27 08:32:26
Workout Totals: Distance16.000Time2:01:35.20Pace7:35.95
16 total. Did 2x3 down the canyon, 17:45, 17:44. Matthew ran a PR for 2 miles in 11:47 with me during the first interval. Jacob did 16:09, Joseph 16:40 (first 1.5 with Jacob, then recovery of sorts, and last quarter in 65). Bonnie and Stephen did a 2 mile fartlek alternating between 200 with the target of 45 and 100 with the target of 30. Stephen I think ran right on target, Bonnie was a bit faster.

Jacob paced me in the second interval.

Benjamin did 2x3 in Austin 15:16, 15:36, then a bit later 2x1 4:57, 4:53. His best workout in Austin so far.
Leg 1:
Distance0.980Time8:11.80Pace8:21.84ZoneEasy Miles
Warm-up.
Leg 2:
Distance3.000Time17:45.50Pace5:55.17
Part with Matthew.
Split 1:Distance2.000Time11:47.10Pace5:53.55ZoneThreshold Miles
Cumilative:Distance2.000Time11:47.10Pace5:53.55
Split 2:Distance1.000Time5:58.40Pace5:58.40ZoneThreshold Miles
Cumilative:Distance3.000Time17:45.50Pace5:55.17
 
Leg 3:
Distance3.000Time25:19.80Pace8:26.60ZoneEasy Miles
Recovery with Jacob and Bonnie.
Leg 4:
Distance3.000Time17:44.60Pace5:54.87ZoneThreshold Miles
With Jacob.
Leg 5:
Distance4.020Time33:18.70Pace8:17.19ZoneEasy Miles
Distance, part with Jacob, part alone.
Leg 6:
Distance1.000Time10:33.30Pace10:33.30ZoneEasy Miles
With Mary, Bella, and Leigha.
Leg 7:
Distance1.000Time8:41.50Pace8:41.50ZoneEasy Miles
With Mary.

Kimisant Black Clogs Miles: 16.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
67.220.007.861.0076.08
Blue Crocs Miles: 46.02Kimisant Black Clogs Miles: 30.04
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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