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Member Since:

Oct 19, 2010

Gender:

Male

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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: 23.00 Month: 147.00 Year: 147.00
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Lifetime Miles: 33.00
HOKA Clifton 8 Lifetime Miles: 60.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
125.7511.004.006.25147.00
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Miles: 33.00HOKA Clifton 8 Miles: 60.00
Night Sleep Time: 71.50Nap Time: 28.00Total Sleep Time: 99.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

2 miles walking.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles in 44:16 (7:23) on a mix of paved and county gravel roads on a 27-degree afternoon with a brisk wind out of the northwest.

300 crunches, 2-min plank, stretching.

Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.753.000.001.256.00

3 miles in 20:30 (6:50), followed by 5X400m repeats in 76, 75, and 74 (3) with 400m easy run between repeats. It was dang near perfect, around 40 degrees, and I felt good in my new shoes:)

300 push-ups and stretching.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles in 59:25 (7:26) from lower parking area at Pinnacle Mt. Visitor Center toward Two Rivers Park (road).

300 crunches, 2.5-min plank, stretching.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 8.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

8 miles in 61 mins on JTR track a little later and colder than I'd planned.

8 Total Miles, including one-mile walk during planning.

350 push-ups and stretching.

Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles on AR River Trail in 40:23, including 3-mile tempo (Miles 4-6) in 18:49 back west against the wind; 6:21, 6:20, and 6:08. Nice afternoon around 37 degrees in LR.

HR-152; Cad-180.

600 crunches, 3-min plank, stretching.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 7.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles, including a couple on OT, in just over an hour. Last 3 were sub-7:00 despite this being a recovery run! Really nice out late this afternoon on the road and trail.

300 push-up and a little dumbbell action, 300 crunches, stretching.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

10 miles in 1:39, mostly on the Ouachita Trail in a light, cold rain. Pleasant out there, but I'm a bit concerned about my right lower half after my first full week of training.

12 Total Miles, including a 2-mile walk after watching the Westside Story reboot with Sophia.

500 crunches, 3-min plank, stretching.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.005.000.000.0010.00

8 miles in 55:54 (6:59), out-and-back on 300, on a nice afternoon.

10 Total Miles, including 2-mile walk with Max.

HOKA Clifton 8 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.000.003.008.00

6 miles at JTR Track (Speedwork Day); 3 miles in 20 mins (6:40), followed by 6X400m repeats at 76, 76, 76, 75, 76, and 75.

Climbed Pinnacle Mt. with Max after for 8 Total Miles.

400 crunches, 3-min plank, stretching.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 7.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 miles in 1:18 (7:48) on the River Trail, out-and-back starting east from Two Rivers Park.

Push-ups and stretching.

HOKA Clifton 8 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 6.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

9.5 miles in 1:12 and .5 walking.

10 Miles Total, along with core and stretching.

HOKA Clifton 8 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.004.000.007.00

6 miles on AR River Trail in 40:23, including 4-mile tempo (Miles 4-6) in 24:43; 6:24, 6:17, 6:09, and 5:53. Warm afternoon in low 60s in LR, and I felt better when I finished than when I started.

HR-137; Cad-176.

Push-ups and stretching.

7 Total Miles, including one-mile walk.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

8 miles in 59:27 (7:28) out-and-back on 300 on a nice morning around 40 degrees.

10 Total Miles, including 2 miles walking.

HOKA Clifton 8 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

12 miles out-and-back on Hwy. 300 and Pinnacle Valley Rd., mostly in a cold rain, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Push-ups and stretching.

HOKA Clifton 8 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

1 Mile with Max and Sophia in 9 mins, followed by 11 miles in 1:20:55 (7:21) out-and-back on Hwy. 300 in the opposite direction that I ran yesterday.  I'd never gone this way, and it's quiet pleasant, with fewer cars...but more dogs:)

12 Total Miles.  It's gorgeous in the Natural State today.  

HOKA Clifton 8 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.002.0011.00

9 miles at JTR track on a gorgeous, albeit windy, day. After a 2-mile warm-up, I ran 8X 400m repeats in 77, 77, 77, 76, 76, 76, 77, and 74. After a cool-down mile, I ran 2 easy miles with three of my women's track team leaders.

11 Total Miles, including 2 miles walking and picking up trash on this MLK Day, the only federal holiday designated as a day of service to our communities.

Push-ups and stretching.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
125.7511.004.006.25147.00
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Miles: 33.00HOKA Clifton 8 Miles: 60.00
Night Sleep Time: 71.50Nap Time: 28.00Total Sleep Time: 99.50
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