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May 2015

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Location:

Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Swiss Days(5k)--19:47.5

Zion Centennial Fun Run (10k)--42:19 

St. George Half Marathon--1:36:45.4 

St. George Marathon--3:22:29

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to work on building up my base again and taking a crack at my 5k and 10k PRs.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to live. Live to run.

 

Personal:

I'm married with 3 cuties and a buddy. When I don't run, I'm ornery.  So for their sake--It's all for them--I run.

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: 105.50 Year: 105.50
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 462.76
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 558.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 529.76
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 380.50
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 238.50
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 326.25
Nike LunarEpic 2 Lifetime Miles: 138.50
Brooks L5 Lifetime Miles: 277.25
Desert Canyons Lifetime Miles: 92.50
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 77.50
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 86.25
ASICS Cumulus 23 Lifetime Miles: 63.00
Brooks Glycerin 18 Lifetime Miles: 37.25
Brooks G20 Lifetime Miles: 78.00
NB MT110 (Tony) Lifetime Miles: 27.00
Books 2022 Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Trail Runs 2022 Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Adidas Boston 10 Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Total Distance
123.50
Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 7.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 18.00Red & BLack 3 Miles: 18.00Red White & BLue 2 Miles: 6.50Brooks Launch Miles: 7.00Yellow & BLue 2 (May 2014) Miles: 5.00Nike Pegasus 30 Miles: 17.00Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Miles: 13.00NB Fresh Foam Miles: 10.00Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 6.00Nike Zoom Wildhorse Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Rim Circuit. I hit the trails on what was supposedly the hottest day of the year so far. Mitigated by a light breeze and cloud cover, the ~90-degree heat wasn't nearly as oppressive as you might expect. The run was great, a truly sensory experience. Yellows and purples and greens go well w/ the eternal brown and gray.

And then--I was in a truly meditative mood--it dawned on me that the body becomes a defacto drum kit, keeping time on the trails. The lungs keep the basic frame w/ the in-and-out of the breath. The crunch and slap of the feet are something akin to the hi-hat. And with my hippy-dippy jumiper-berry bracelet, the armswing mimics the soft rattle of the snare. 

Despite the greatness of the run, there were some jumpy moments. I just missed a snake crossing. (Don't worry, not a rattler.) Rabbits dive in and out of the bushes. And lizards randomly transect the trail throughout. All-in-all a good day. RHR--52.

Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
7.50

am--7.5 Moe's w/ Tom. Nice, warm day. It was a good day to be on the trails because all of the bike freaks seem to be enjoying the Ironman in some way, shape, or form. Always good to go dirt cruising. RHR--55.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.50
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5.00

pm--5 Tready Fartlek. I did 12 x 1 min. from ~7:00 to 6:40. The legs felt nice. Right now, I have a nice vision of myself, and it allows me to act as if I'm one heck of a runner. Did some push-ups, sit-ups, and kettlebell stuff after. Happy Star Wars Day. RHR--54. 

Red & BLack 3 Miles: 5.00
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3.00

pm--3 Green Springs w/ Carli and Maryann. Not many miles, but it was enough for my legs today. RHR--53.

Red White & BLue 2 Miles: 3.00
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7.00

pm--7 Nice run around the barrio w/ my neighbor. I really had to get some stuff off of my chest. Glad he was willing to commiserate. RHR--56.

Brooks Launch Miles: 7.00
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5.00

pm--5 A quick and draggy run before taking my girls to the PV Dance concert. It was fun. 

Yellow & BLue 2 (May 2014) Miles: 5.00
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8.00

pm--8 Kidney Loop via Lava Cove and back through Serendipity. It was splendid out tonight. I felt peppier and peppier as I ran. Maybe I was channeling the spirit of Matthew Maton except I'm not in high school as was no where near sub-4:00. RHR--52.

Nike Pegasus 30 Miles: 8.00
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8.00

pm--8 Longish run w/ a 21-min. Tinman thrown in. I'm happy about my 2 longest runs of the week being equal and back-to-back. The Tinman section was 7:45-7:15. Then I hit a 1/2 a mile a bit faster. Weights and kettlebell after. I'm feeling swole already. 

Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Miles: 8.00
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7.00

pm--7 Freeflowing Fartlek on an impromptu Canyons route. 10 pickups ~ 1 min. in duration w/ a bit more recovery in between. The speedy sections were faster than last week--low 6's--fast enough to get the legs cheering and the lungs yelping. RHR--48.

Red & BLack 3 Miles: 7.00
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5.00

pm--5 Some easy miles, watching the Dodgers torch the Marlins. RHR--54.

NB Fresh Foam Miles: 5.00
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6.00

pm--6 Around the hood w/ some neighbors. I was the only one w/ sleeves. Felt like I was at Crossfit or something. I love running. RHR--54.

Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 6.00
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3.00

pm--3 Easy peasy before a hot date. 

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6.00

pm--6 Back at it w/ a run through the hood. The weather, in the wake of the rain, was beautiful. 

Red & BLack 3 Miles: 6.00
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4.00

pm--4 Just a run.

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5.00

pm--5 A nice solo run sans music. Dinner laid a little heavy on the gut. 

Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Miles: 5.00
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5.00

pm--5 Nice little jaunt up Sidewinder on a perfectly overcast day. Glad I got out. It pulled me out of the end-of-the-school-year doldrums. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.00
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4.00

pm--4 Sluggish run w/ a belly full of Memorial Day BBQ. Hope to get back on the running track this week after 2 crumby weeks. 

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5.50

pm--5.5 Chuckwalla w/ my buddy from ID. It was a nice push in the afternoon heat. The heat actually didn't feel that atrocious. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.50
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5.00

pm--5 Anasazi Trail just past the summit w/ my bro from Idaho. Not bad at all as the sun was setting.

Nike Zoom Wildhorse Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
3.50

pm--3.5 Nothing special unless you're into the treadmill. Got going late. 

Red White & BLue 2 Miles: 3.50
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Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Some Zen Trail w/ my buddy from Idaho. 3 days on the trails this week and some good climbing. Feels good. 

NB Fresh Foam Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
9.00

am--9 Shorter Ivins loop. The run today felt okay. It took a while to get a groove going, and I have to consciously keep myself in check because my body is used to shorter runs. It just wants to go and be done. In the end the run was a good one--hard after some good, climbing trails runs--and I finally got in more than 4 runs in a week. Nice. 

Nike Pegasus 30 Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
123.50
Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 7.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 18.00Red & BLack 3 Miles: 18.00Red White & BLue 2 Miles: 6.50Brooks Launch Miles: 7.00Yellow & BLue 2 (May 2014) Miles: 5.00Nike Pegasus 30 Miles: 17.00Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Miles: 13.00NB Fresh Foam Miles: 10.00Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 6.00Nike Zoom Wildhorse Miles: 5.00
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