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December 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
123.25
Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 8.00Nike Free Run 3 Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 8.50Nike Pegasus 30 Miles: 6.75Brooks Launch Miles: 12.50Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 13.25Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 6.50Red White & BLue 2 Miles: 16.25NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 12.00Adidas Ace 3 Miles: 7.00Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 12.75Nike Zoom Wildhorse Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

pm--8 Didn't get out yesterday due to a duhmb day at school and then a night on the town w/ the fam. We saw Frozen. If you're into musicals, you're in for a treat. Anyway, I let my frustrations go and decided to do my mile repeats @ 85% tonight. I did 5 x ~7:00. It felt surprisingly good. I leaned into them a bit and found that it was easier going. We'll work on that more in the future.

RHR--56

Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 An hour of recovery. I'm a bit scared about running in the chill of the morn.

RHR--55

Nike Free Run 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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3.00

pm--3 I intended on doing more than this, but the body, mostly the legs, said, "Basta Ya!"

RHR--57

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
6.75

am--6.75 We have something right after school until tomorrow afternoon, so if I wanted to run it had to be in the mole-dark cold. But I will say that a frigid winter morning--I know. It's still, technically, fall.--is one of the most peacful settings imaginable. Glad I got out.

On another note, I really like the Nike Pegasus. My love for the other Nikes on my podiatric palette is tepid at best. But these babies are beautiful.

RHR--60

Nike Pegasus 30 Miles: 6.75
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6.00

am--6 Early morning snow run in Orem. A few mall loops w/ a bit of an extension. Winter is for pondering immortality.

Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
7.25

pm--7.25 Lab Rat workout--4 min. @ 8:00, 7:15, 7:00, 6:50, and 6:45 pace w/ 2 min. recovery. Did core work after.

 

RHR--59 Bad sleep and heavy eating over the weekend.

Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 A nice, easy run for nearly an hour.

RHR--57

Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
9.00

pm--9 Did my mile repeats on the tready @ 1.5%. These are tough and surely comparable to my soon-to-be half-mile grass/dirt loop. I went 6 x 1 mile @ 7:03 w/ 400 meter recovery. Felt comfortably hard. I will cycle back through the mile repeats @ 85% on the loop, starting w/ 4 x 1, followed by 5 x 1, and, finally, 6 x 1.

RHR--55

Red White & BLue 2 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Extended morning route in the evening. It was supposedly high 30s. I call no way. Chilly.

RHR--55

Brooks Launch Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

pm--4 Some easy miles. Nothing special. Longer run tomorrow.

RHR--51

NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 Not quite as much as planned, but the legs were fin w/ a bit less. I did ~25:00 @ steady-state pace--sub-7:30. Nearly 1/3 of my miles this week have been steady-state or faster. I'd like to keep about that much quality while inceasing the quality incrementally.

RHR--58

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

pm--6 Nice, easy 5 w/ 8 x 100m striders.

RHR--57

Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 6.00
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4.00

pm--4 weird week. Everyone in the house is sick & I've tried to be a comforting presence. On another note, I've found that, for me, the best way to sabotage anything is to put a plan to it.

NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

pm--7 Nice little run to see if I remember how to do it. I scoped out a loop for repeats. It's a good one--.5 miles w/ a mix of grass, dirt, gravel, and a tiny bit of bike path. Ought to do.

Adidas Ace 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.25

pm--7.25 The old Swiss Days course w/ the extension to and from home w/ 8 x grass striders. No barefoot today. Felt pretty labored for the the first part of the run but eased into it and ended up feeling good.

RHR--54

Red White & BLue 2 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.75

am--6.75 Lower Zen to the water tower and back along the road w/ Tom. Love these runs.

RHR--54

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4.00

pm--4 Merry Christmas everybody. Nice, easy run today on the tready. Didn't get my heart rate today. Santa woke me up.

NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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6.50

pm--6.5 My mother-in-law tried to wow me w/ some new gear--Salomon trail shoes and a Nike GPS watch. So I decided to try out the new stuff on the full Rim circuit. The new watch measured a bit short of what the Garmin usually does. Perhaps, I'll have to head out w/ the Garmin just to retest. Fun run other than the gun nuts that apparently don't know that the SCRR is ruled by bikers and runners now.

Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

pm--6 Anasazi run w/ the other Christmas shoes. That's what I get now for gifts, shoes. Anyway, the run was nice. Tons of people out on the trails. My legs are tired from the up and down of the trails.

RHR--54

Nike Zoom Wildhorse Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.25

pm--6.25 Yesterday's route, Anasazi to the Homestead and back, measured .25 longer with the Garmin. I'm interested to see about the Rim circuit next week. Tom and I had some good chat as usual.

RHR--58

Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
123.25
Brooks Ravenna 3 Miles: 8.00Nike Free Run 3 Miles: 7.00Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 8.50Nike Pegasus 30 Miles: 6.75Brooks Launch Miles: 12.50Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 13.25Brooks Ghost 5 Miles: 6.50Red White & BLue 2 Miles: 16.25NB MR10 V 2 Miles: 12.00Adidas Ace 3 Miles: 7.00Salomon Sense Mantra Miles: 12.75Nike Zoom Wildhorse Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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