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August 2013

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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: 37.50 Month: 138.25 Year: 1362.00
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 424.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 246.75
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 553.00
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 376.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 525.76
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 470.25
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 330.00
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 226.50
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 303.25
STB Lifetime Miles: 248.00
Nike LunarEpic 2 Lifetime Miles: 127.75
Brooks L5 Lifetime Miles: 262.75
Desert Canyons Lifetime Miles: 86.00
Books 2021 Lifetime Miles: 39.00
2021 Trail Runs Lifetime Miles: 109.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 47.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 51.00
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 168.50
ASICS Cumulus 23 Lifetime Miles: 12.50
Total Distance
173.00
Adidas Mana Miles: 15.50Mizuno Wave Precision 13 Miles: 15.25Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 27.75Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 16.50Nike Free Run 3 Miles: 14.00NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 10.75Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 14.50Brooks Launch Miles: 26.25Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 19.00Adidas Ace 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

am--4 We tried a new run this morning and it ended up being quite the hill climb. Mia, Alli and I got a good pace going on the road back, and they both just kept digging as we got faster and faster. 

Adidas Mana Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 My sis-in-law got hitched yesterday. It was an all day and all night extravaganza w/ two measly hour breaks in between all the functions. On top of all that, I went to a magnificent show the night before in Vegas--Ed Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (check them out if your life isn't good enough already)--and didn't make it home until the wee hours. On to today's run.

I hit a decent run w/ a tempo effort in the middle, working from ~7:40 down to ~7:00 minute pace. It felt exceptional, and I got a nice therapeutic sweat. 

Mizuno Wave Precision 13 Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
9.75

am--6.75 Went up to the dirt mile to go through our 6 x 1000s. The times were right around 4:30 on each, although the last was 4:19. The girls ran very well. Nice start to a fairly intense week. 

pm--3 AC w/ a few kids. Not a great showing at either practice today. 

RHR--52

Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 6.25Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
5.00

am--5 We upped the 30/30 to 1min./1min. I haven't been getting to bed when I should be and paid for it. A measly 5 reps for me.

RHR--56

Nike Free Run 3 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.75

am--4 Ran around the stadium at the school and did a Harts cool w/ the kids because of the time trial. It's fun to see the way kids meet a challenge. Striders after. 

pm--3.75 Ran on the tready while Zora watched Rattatudi. The other girls are at Mary Poppins.

RHR--57

NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 3.75Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
12.00

am--9 A nice little warm-up and then some tempo miles on the River trail. We had a nice group, most of the varsity girls and Stoner. Each of the girls took .5 to lead the group. Most of the girls are able to hang in there pretty well for 2 miles before the group starts to separate a bit. They are working hard. Our tempo miles were 7:27, 7:21, and 7:12. All in all a nice run. 

pm--3 AC w/ a few kids. Lots of folks must be living it up before school starts. 

RHR--56

Brooks Launch Miles: 9.00Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 Something easy in the afternoon of the first day back to work. 

RHR--56 This has been an interesting plateau the last few days. 

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

pm--3 Easy. Not much else to say. 

RHR--61 

Mizuno Wave Precision 13 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

pm--3 Weird day. I had a headache most of the day and then music time in the afternoon. In the evening, there was some heavy lifting followed by a short run. It was one of those days where anything is good. 

RHR--51 It's back down. 

Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.00

am--11 Hit a truncated morning run w/ my old running buddy and then ran w/ the girls--we grouped nicely today, I must say--to Green Springs and finished w/ 4 x 200 on the track. 

RHR--51

Brooks Launch Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.50

am--5.5 Nice early morning run all by my lonesome. I need to do this more often. But, first, I need to change my circadian rhythm. 

RHR--52

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.50

pm--7.5 Hit Sunrise for some hill work--5 x 1 min. and 7 x 30 sec. I felt surprisingly good, considering that my legs felt dead from the beginning of the run. 

 RHR--49

Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 7.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

pm--3 Kind of a weird week that ended on a low note. Nothing bad happened. I just didn't run as much as I would have liked to. I'm starting to understand biofeedback a bit more. This week, starting school and meets, brought a bit more stress, and it hits me in a noticeable way. I needed more sleep than I thought. That extra hour a few days this week made a difference. On another note, I hit 1,000 miles for the year today. It took me longer than it has in ~5 years. We'll see what the rest of the year brings. 

 RHR--59

Adidas Mana Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
10.00

am--7 Pizza Hut warm and cool, sandwiched around 6 x 1000 @ 4:35 average. The workout felt a bit different on the grass, but it will be a race maker as we get to the business end of the season.

pm--3 A run to Harts and some running around the stadium.

RHR--56

Adidas Ace 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.00

am--4 Truncated morning run. Nothing spectacular. 

pm--7 Hot run out in the fields, learning some Japanese and offending people right and left. 

RHR--57

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 4.00Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

am--5.5 1/1 workout w/ the varsity girls. I hit 14. Kinda mad at myself that I didn't push for 1 more. 

pm--4.5 Greensprings followed by striders, which ended early. My legs were totally dead this afternoon. After I was done running, I had a few bouts of cramping. Drank some Gatorade. 

RHR--NA

Nike Free Run 3 Miles: 9.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Skipped the morning run today to see if I could get some pep back in the legs. This afternoon it was a bit cooler than the last few days. That was helpful. But I was still anxious about today's hill run. I felt decent on the way to the hill and pretty good on the 1st rep. The other 2 reps were ok, but I didn't have any extra in reserve. All in all, I'm pleased w/ the run. 

RHR--57

Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

pm--4 Slept in again. The recovery is tougher the older I get. I think the rest paid off. The afternoon run--the pre-meet Sandbergs--was nice. I added a warm-up loop to make it 4. 

RHR--55

Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Got out later because of the early morning bus ride. I did a bit of running at the meet but don't know how much. The kids ran hard. It's always fun to see them put themselves out there for the team. Anyway, I got a run in late tonight. It was a progressive run, starting at ~9:00 min. pace and finishing w/ ~7:00 min. pace. It felt good more than difficult. That's always nice.

RHR--55 Hopefully this comes back down next week.

NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.50

am--4.5 Warm-up and cool w/ the girls around their 6-min. test. 1 warm-up loop w/ the wheel in between.

pm--4 Warm-up and cool w/ the other girls around their 6-min. test. Another loop w/ the wheel.

RHR--49

Adidas Mana Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.75

am--5.25 Nice morning run in the nearly non-existent rain.

pm--5.5 Good ol' Dog Pound tempo. It's been a long while since I've run this one. The girls grouped up nicely on the quicker section. Striders after.

RHR--52

Mizuno Wave Precision 13 Miles: 5.25Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

am--7 DI/AC/DI Felt sort of peppy this morning, and, as Trevor pointed out, I was sweaty. For some reason we were few in numbers, especially the girls, but strong in personality. On another note, my heart rate is calming down again.

RHR--51

Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.50

am--4 Truncated morning run. Nothing special.

pm--3.5 Sandbergs in the triple digits w/ some baling after.

RHR--53

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 4.00Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 3.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.00

pm--3 Ran the state course w/ the girls. For some of them, it was their first run up there. Pretty cool.

Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.25

am--3.25 I'm not really sure how many miles I put in, but I ran for a good chunk of 3.5 hours, spectating at the AF Grass Relays. Kids did well. It was fun to watch.

Brooks Launch Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
173.00
Adidas Mana Miles: 15.50Mizuno Wave Precision 13 Miles: 15.25Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 27.75Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 16.50Nike Free Run 3 Miles: 14.00NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 10.75Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 14.50Brooks Launch Miles: 26.25Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 19.00Adidas Ace 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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