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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 7, 2017

Arkansas Traveller 100: 1st Place; October 1, 2016

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:36:33, 1st Place (Course Record);  October 3, 2015

Arkansas Traveller 100: 15:59:12, 1st Place; October 4, 2014 

War Eagle Tail Twister 50K: 4:07:12, 2nd Place; June 3, 2017

2017 New York City Marathon: 2:53:59; November 5, 2017

2013 Boston Marathon: 2:59:11; April 1, 2013

PR, Sleeping Bear Marathon: 2:45:41, 1st Place; October 7, 2012

PR, Soaring Wings Half Marathon: 1:20:33, 8th Place; October 29, 2011

Personal:

Pride necessarily sprouts and grows; a pride that can only come from relentless kneading of unwilling flesh, painful months of grinding and burning away all that is heavy, all that is strength-sapping and useless to the body as a projectile. --John L. Parker, Jr., runner/author

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --Theodore Roosevelt

Favorite Blogs:

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: 197.00 Year: 2432.00
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Night Sleep Time: 178.00Nap Time: 7.00Total Sleep Time: 185.00
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4.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles hiking with kids.

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3 miles with kids at Lakeside track and 1 mile walking.

4 Total Miles.

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3-mile hike with kids.

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My three oldest kids - Max (13), Sophia (11), and Evan (8) - and I ran the Firecracker Fast 5K in Little Rock this morning.

After about a month of "training" (consistent, short trail runs at different paces and striders), they did great, and I was very proud of their effort.

I ran with Evan, who finished second in the 9 and under age group with a time of 27:44.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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4 miles walking with my family.

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3 miles on some local park trails with my brother and our kids.

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2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles walking with my family.

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3 miles with kids, who think they may want to run a trail 10K in August, 1 more mile with Sophia on her bike, and 1 mile walking.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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3-mile hike with kids.

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3 miles with kids and 1 mile walking. Today was their first lesson on how to safely run on a rural state highway.

4 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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3-mile hike with kids.

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3+ miles with kids, including 4X.5 mile repeats at their LT pace.

5 Total Miles, including 2 miles walking.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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4 miles hiking with the kids at Lake Catherine State Park on a nice day.

 

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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3 miles with kids on our trails and 1 mile walking.

4 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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3+ miles with kids and a little more walking.

4 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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3+ miles with the kids, including a mini reverse pyramid (1M, .5M, .25M, and .12M(2)) at roughly their LT pace.

5 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Morning hike with Sophia and a couple short and memorable afternoon hikes as well in route to a night of volunteering at the Full Moon 50K in the Ouachita National Forest.

5 Total Miles.

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2.5 miles with Sophia and long walk with Maya.

4 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 2.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 2.00
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2.6 mile trail-to-highway loop with kids; 3.2 total with warm-up.

5 Total Miles, including two-mile walk with Maya.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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3 miles at XC practice and 2 more with my kids on our trails.

5 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 1.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 1.00
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9.000.000.000.009.00

4 miles at XC practice, along with a new core routine; 3+ miles with kids back at land; and 2 miles walking.

9 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

2 miles at XC practice, along with a new plyometrics routine; 2.5 miles with kids back at land; and a couple miles walking with Maya and Sophia.
 

6 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 3.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 3.00
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Just over 4 miles at XC practice, as well as core work, followed by my normal 9am workout with my own kids, who ran 200-400-800-800-400-200 intervals or our gravel driveway-dirt road loop.

8 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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4.5 mile hike, with some light running on downhills, along the Ouachita Trail from Hwy. 7 Trailhead west to Moonshine Shelter and back. Max, Sophia, Evan seemed to enjoy themselves despite the heat and humidity. I love seeing them break into a run on downhillls without being asked, each of them realizing it's actually easier and much more efficient than walking at times.

5 Total Miles including an afternoon of splashing in the spring with Maya.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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3 miles with kids on sticky morning with heat index already close to triple digits at 10am. Embrace the heat!

4 Total Miles, including one-mile walk.

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5.5 miles at XC practice, including marking the course, running tge course with my team, and sweeping the course.

10 Total Miles including lots of hiking and walking while thinking about runners and running.

 

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4 miles and core work at XC practice. I know it's hot, but the image of 20 young runners choosing to work hard at 6:30am in the summer means it's a beautiful morning.

3 more miles with my own kids on our land.

7 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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4 miles easy at Lake Ouachita and one-mile walk late in the afternoon before dinner.

5 Total Miles.

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4 miles, core work, and popsicles at XC practice; one-mile walk late in the day.

5 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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4 miles with kids, 5 miles solo, and 1 mile walking.

10 Total Miles.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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Night Sleep Time: 178.00Nap Time: 7.00Total Sleep Time: 185.00
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