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Ft. Steilacoom 20k

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Location:

Snoqualmie,WA,

Member Since:

Feb 24, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

  • 2011 Boston Marathon -- 2:27 (Top 50)
  • 2011 Steilacoom 20k -- 1:04:57 (1st)
  • 2010 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon -- 2:26 (7th) 
  • 2010 Fall City 10k -- 31:06 (1st)
  • 2009 Indy Mini Marathon -- 1:07:53 (7th)
  • 2009 WWU Invitational -- 10000m (30:58)
  • 2009 UW Indoor Meet -- 5000m (14:49)
  • 2008 Orem Turkey Run -4 miler -- 19:55 (1st)
  • 2008 Seafair Torchlight 8k--25:03 (3rd) 
  • 2008 Time to Fly 5k -- 15:35 (1st)
  • 2008 Newport Marathon -- 2:22:47 (1st)
  • Steilacoom 15M--1:18:30 (1st)
  • 2007 Olympic Trials -- 2:30:41 (91st)
  • 2007 St. George --2:18:55 (3rd)

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Feb 23 -- Ft Steilacoom 15M
  • March 23  – Ft. Steilacoom 20k
  • April 15  – Boston Marathon
  • June 8 – Sound to Narrows 12k
  • June 22  – Grandma’s Half Marathon (USATF Champs.)
  • July 7 – Run of the Mill 5k
  • July 27 – Torchlight 8k
  • September – SJJ Half (maybe)
  • October/November – Fall Marathon (maybe)
  • December – Club XC Nationals

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Stay healthy

Personal:

Ran track my junior and senior years in high school and cross country my senior year. Went to BYU but did not run. Served LDS church mission to San Bernardino, CA. Started running again in April 2005. Marathon debut was St. George in 2005.

I coach the Mount Si High School Track Team (distance)

Been married for almost 17 years. My wife, Mara, and I have four kids ages 16, 14, 13 and 11.

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
Brooks T5 Lifetime Miles: 34.00
Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 250.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.750.0017.000.0064.75
Brooks Infiniti Miles: 39.50ST 5 Racer Miles: 17.50Pure Cadence Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
17.000.000.000.0017.00

Brooks Infiniti Miles: 17.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.004.500.0013.50

4.5 miles at half marathon pace (5:20). Despite nasty winds, I hit or beat each split.

ST 5 Racer Miles: 5.00Brooks Infiniti Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Brooks Infiniti Miles: 14.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Ft. Steilacoom 20k (12.41 Miles) 01:05:16, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.0012.500.0020.25

Today was the Ft, Steilacoom 20k...a race I often use as a final tune up for a Spring marathon. It fits very nice three weeks in front of Boston making it the perfect final race before the big one.

Perfect weather conditions. Cool, cloudy and very little wind. That's a far cry from the wind, hail, snow and rain we had on Thursday and Friday here.

The only bummer is that I didn't have anyone to run with. I probably won by 15 minutes. Not exactly anyone to push me. But that makes the accomplisment even sweeter.

Earlier in the week my coach convinced me to take both Thursday and Friday completely off. I thought he was crazy. Well...he wasn't. I have never felt so fresh, relaxed and energetic in a race as i did today. I was never really tired. I felt like I was floating the whole time. My coach may be on to something. But I don't think I have ever felt better during or after a race as I did today.

Finished in 65:16 which was 20 second off of my PR from two years ago when I was also preparing for Boston. But this one was sweeter because (a) I am two years older now and (b) there has been a lot of injury and trial over those two years that i am thrilled to be as close to my 2011 time as I was today. I was hoping for 5:20s and ended up with 5:14s.

A great day and hopefully it translates to something awesome in Boston.

ST 5 Racer Miles: 12.50Pure Cadence Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.750.0017.000.0064.75
Brooks Infiniti Miles: 39.50ST 5 Racer Miles: 17.50Pure Cadence Miles: 7.75
Weight: 0.00
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