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Murray Fun Days 5 K

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Location:

Orem,UT,United States

Member Since:

Jan 27, 1986

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Best marathon: 2:23:57 (2007, St. George). Won the Top of Utah Marathon twice (2003,2004). Won the USATF LDR circuit in Utah in 2006.

Draper Days 5 K 15:37 (2004)

Did not know this until June 2012, but it turned out that I've been running with spina bifida occulta in L-4 vertebra my entire life, which explains the odd looking form, struggles with the top end speed, and the poor running economy (cannot break 16:00 in 5 K without pushing the VO2 max past 75).  

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for the US Olympic Trials. With the standard of 2:19 on courses with the elevation drop not exceeding 450 feet this is impossible unless I find an uncanny way to compensate for the L-4 defect with my muscles. But I believe in miracles.

Long-Term Running Goals:

2:08 in the marathon. Become a world-class marathoner. This is impossible unless I find a way to fill the hole in L-4 and make it act healthy either by growing the bone or by inserting something artificial that is as good as the bone without breaking anything important around it. Science does not know how to do that yet, so it will take a miracle. But I believe in miracles.

Personal:

I was born in 1973. Grew up in Moscow, Russia. Started running in 1984 and so far have never missed more than 3 consecutive days. Joined the LDS Church in 1992, and came to Provo, Utah in 1993 to attend BYU. Served an LDS mission from 1994-96 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Got married soon after I got back. My wife Sarah and I are parents of nine children: Benjamin, Jenny, Julia, Joseph, Jacob, William, Stephen, Matthew,  Mary, and Bella.  We home school our children.

I am a software engineer/computer programmer/hacker whatever you want to call it, and I am currently working for RedX. Aside from the Fast Running Blog, I have another project to create a device that is a good friend for a fast runner. I called it Fast Running Friend.

Favorite Quote:

...if we are to have faith like Enoch and Elijah we must believe what they believed, know what they knew, and live as they lived.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 130.89 Year: 1131.80
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 627.15
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 446.12
Nike Double Stroller Lifetime Miles: 120.59
Red Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1909.35
Brown Crocs 1 Lifetime Miles: 674.37
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
261.720.3728.0410.56300.69
Black Crocs 2 Miles: 300.69Nike Double Stroller Miles: 4.85
Night Sleep Time: 93.50Nap Time: 7.30Total Sleep Time: 100.80
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.140.000.000.0016.14

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-01 07:38:03
Workout Totals: Distance16.140Time1:51:37.60Pace6:54.97
I found myself in a dilemma. I needed to get a long run in with a tempo somehow. Benjamin needed to get a long tempo in. Sarah is 27 weeks pregnant and cannot run uphill, so she needs to start her run in the canyon. Benjamin has a cold and his hip is still not 100%. We have a 5 K (Murray Fun Days) coming up on Monday. Little boys need to run as well. Somehow I managed to find a solution that addressed all of the issues this morning.

Benjamin and I took Sarah to Canyon Glen Park. She ran home from there. We warmed-up 3.45 to the magic mark above Vivian Park and then did 8 mile tempo to the house. I carried a bottle with Emergen-C as I thought if he carried it it would mess up his already messed up form even more and we stopped religiously for Benjamin to take a few sips and stretch at the end of every mile. Benjamin was able to get through the run without major issues and finished strong gapping me by 10 seconds over the last 0.2 on the hill. He averaged 5:42 for the whole run, I got 5:43.5 average.

Then I ran back 4.7 to the car with Joseph and Jacob - we also stopped every mile for Emergen-C and to massage Joseph's legs. So I managed to get in 16 miles today with 8 of it at a tempo pace. Benjamin got in 11.5. Jenny and Julia ran with William and Stephen - usual distances.
Leg 1:Distance3.450Time28:30.40Pace8:15.77
Warm-up with Benjamin.
Leg 2:Distance8.000Time45:49.00Pace5:43.62
8 mile tempo with Benjamin.
Leg 3:Distance4.690Time37:18.20Pace7:57.23
With Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 16.14
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.3111.31

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-02 07:58:44
Workout Totals: Distance11.311Time1:33:06.50Pace8:13.90
Today Joseph and Jacob did a 500 time trial on the track. Joseph got 1:34.6, Jacob 1:35.7, splits were Joseph - 17,18,20,20,19. Jacob - 17,19,21,19,19.

Benjamin did 8, William 3, Stephen 2, Joseph and Jacob 5, Julia 3, Jenny 4, Matthew 0.25.
Leg 1:Distance1.000Time9:13.90Pace9:13.90
Warm up with Benjamin, Joseph, Jacob, William, and Stephen, plus Matthew and Mary in the stroller.
Leg 2:Distance0.311Time1:35.70Pace5:07.72
Joseph and Jacob's time trial.
Split 1:Distance0.305Time1:34.60Pace5:10.16
Cumilative:Distance0.305Time1:34.60Pace5:10.16
Split 2:Distance0.006Time0:01.10Pace3:03.33
Cumilative:Distance0.311Time1:35.70Pace5:07.72
 
Leg 3:Distance1.000Time9:38.80Pace9:38.80
Back to the house with the gang.
Leg 4:Distance0.250Time2:20.10Pace9:20.40
With Matthew.
Leg 5:Distance2.750Time23:44.80Pace8:38.11
With Joseph and Jacob.
Leg 6:Distance5.000Time39:16.80Pace7:51.36
With Benjamin.
Leg 7:Distance1.000Time7:16.40Pace7:16.40
With William.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 11.31
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Day of rest. Went to church. It was a Fast Sunday. Took a nap in the afternoon. We had Sarah's family over for dinner in the evening. A lot of people, in addition to our family and Benjamin's friend Grant who is living with us, we had 26 people if I counted right.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Race: Murray Fun Days 5 K (3.107 Miles) 00:17:54, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.950.000.003.1111.06

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-04 07:32:53
Workout Totals: Distance11.057Time1:22:39.10Pace7:28.50
Murray Fun Days 5 K, 17:54 officially, 17:51.4 on my watch, 8th overall, 3rd master. The reason for the difference of 3 seconds is the mess up at the start. The start was very uncertain, so the timer was started before they told the runners in no uncertain terms that they should actually start.

Runners ahead of me - Anthony Costales won with 15:36, then Teren Jameson 16:14, Ken Richardson 16:29, Benjamin 16:42 officially (16:40 on his watch), Albert Wint 17:11, Matthew Wolpert 17:36 (1st master), Mark Payne 17:51 officially, 17:48 on his watch, consistent difference with mine).

I ran with Mark most of the way. The first mile was 5:36 (uphill), second 5:38 (small part uphill, the rest downhill), and then 6:37 for 3.107, 5:58.7 pace for the rest of it on rolling hills. Matthew passed us around the 4 K mark, neither of us could latch on, but Mark gapped me there and I could not close it. My legs felt shaky after the run, so it appears that the issue was the lack of leg strength.

I am happy with the first 2 miles, but not with the last one.

I told Benjamin to start conservatively as an experiment to see if he could close strong. He started perhaps too conservatively, and he could not close super strong either, although perhaps it was not too bad for the heat and the hills. So 5:34, 5:11, and 5:55 for the last 1.107, so 5:20.7 pace. He was closing on Ken but ran out of road. Do not know if he would have been faster with a faster start.

The conditions were warm as usual.

We cooled down with a new friend - Kenny "The Apache" Searle who blogs here as well.

Later I ran with Joseph and Jacob in the canyon.
Leg 1:Distance1.250Time9:26.20Pace7:32.96
Warm-up with Benjamin.
Leg 2:Distance3.107Time17:51.40Pace5:44.83
The race.
Leg 3:Distance2.700Time24:25.10Pace9:02.63
Cool-down with Benjamin and Kenny.
Leg 4:Distance4.000Time30:56.40Pace7:44.10
With Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 11.05
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.750.000.000.0010.75

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-05 07:30:11
Workout Totals: Distance10.750Time1:26:15.30Pace8:01.42
Total of 10. Joseph and Jacob did 4.69, Jenny 3 with plan to run 2 more in the evening, Julia 2 with the plan to run 2 more, William 2, Stephen 1. Matthew will run 0.25 later tonight.
Leg 1:Distance4.690Time37:38.70Pace8:01.60
With Joseph and Jacob.
Leg 2:Distance1.020Time9:15.00Pace9:04.12
With Jenny and Stephen.
Leg 3:Distance2.040Time17:23.20Pace8:31.37
With Jenny and William.
Leg 4:Distance3.000Time21:58.40Pace7:19.47
Alone.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.380.003.000.7514.13

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-06 07:21:11
Workout Totals: Distance14.130Time1:48:57.30Pace7:42.65
Did a workout with Benjamin with Draper Days 5 K in mind. First 3 mile tempo run in the canyon with the first 0.75 uphill, then 180 turn, 1.5 downhill, 180 turn, and 0.75 uphill. I ran the splits of (up) 88,88,91,(down) 84,83,83,84,86,86,(up)93,90,89 - total 17.25.7. Benjamin paced me through the first 1.5, then ran (down) 73,75,78, (up) 92, 88, 84 - 16:47 total.

Benjamin experienced an odd loss of power. First he was clumsy on the turnaround - his first post-180 100 was 25 seconds. Then something happened in his last 100 - it was 24 seconds. He thought the problem was of neurological nature - he did not feel his breathing was being taxed.

Then we did 4 x 0.25, 3 up, 1 down with long recoveries (0.25 jog). This time Benjamin felt no neurological problems - (up) 68.7, 66.3, 66.5, (down) 59.7.

I got (up) 78.8, 77.9, 76.5, (down) 70.2.

Then we cooled down, and I ran 4 more with Joseph and Jacob. I was hoping for a leisurely cool-down, but they made me work.
Leg 1:Distance3.030Time25:20.50Pace8:21.82
Warm-up - with Benjamin.
Leg 2:Distance3.000Time17:25.70Pace5:48.57
Tempo run.
Leg 3:Distance1.100Time10:38.10Pace9:40.09
Recovery.
Leg 4:Distance0.250Time1:18.80Pace5:15.20
Leg 5:Distance0.250Time3:07.00Pace12:28.00
Leg 6:Distance0.250Time1:17.90Pace5:11.60
Leg 7:Distance0.250Time2:52.00Pace11:28.00
Leg 8:Distance0.250Time1:16.50Pace5:06.00
Leg 9:Distance0.250Time3:00.50Pace12:02.00
Leg 10:Distance0.250Time1:10.20Pace4:40.80
Leg 11:Distance1.250Time11:38.30Pace9:18.64
Leg 12:Distance4.000Time29:51.80Pace7:27.95
With Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 14.13
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.130.000.000.0010.13

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-07 07:44:35
Workout Totals: Distance10.133Time1:24:29.10Pace8:20.26
Today we did our race with the handicap. Joseph and Jacob did the 800, William 700, Stephen 600. All started at the same time. I paced Stephen, Benjamin paced William. William ran 2:39.7, Joseph 2:43, Jacob 2:45, Stephen 2:50.

Stephen's splits were 49, 58, 63. He really fell apart in the last 200. But he was first at the 200 to go mark, for which he got two stars. William caught him with 150 to go. His splits were 88 for the first lap, then 46 for the next 200, and 25 for the last 100. Aside from the last 100 he had a good run - if he could run another 100 as slow as 27 that would give him 3:07 - a big PR. I think with some conditioning and stars aligning he could get under 3:00 at the nationals.

Joseph and Jacob were tired, so I had them just jog back home and not do any more miles today.

Benjamin and I did a total of 10, Jenny 6, Julia 4, Matthew 0.25. Stephen a bit over 2 miles total.
Leg 1:Distance0.880Time8:43.20Pace9:54.55
Warm-up with the gang.
Leg 2:Distance0.375Time2:50.50Pace7:34.67
600 with Stephen
Split 1:Distance0.354Time2:40.50Pace7:33.39
Cumilative:Distance0.354Time2:40.50Pace7:33.39
William's 700
Split 2:Distance0.009Time0:04.20Pace7:46.67
Cumilative:Distance0.363Time2:44.70Pace7:33.72
Joseph's 800
Split 3:Distance0.002Time0:00.90Pace7:30.00
Cumilative:Distance0.365Time2:45.60Pace7:33.70
Jacob's 800
Split 4:Distance0.010Time0:04.90Pace8:10.00
Cumilative:Distance0.375Time2:50.50Pace7:34.67
Stephen's gap
 
Leg 3:Distance0.248Time2:21.00Pace9:28.55
With Matthew.
Leg 4:Distance0.930Time9:37.10Pace10:20.54
Back to the house.
Leg 5:Distance7.700Time1:00:57.30Pace7:54.97
With Benjamin.

Nike Double Stroller Miles: 1.80Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.13
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.070.000.000.3710.44

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-08 07:35:57
Workout Totals: Distance10.443Time1:23:23.80Pace7:59.15
Did 600 on the track with Joseph and Jacob. Wanted to see if yesterday was a fluke, or maybe indicative of some fatigue. They both did better - Joseph got 1:58, Jacob 1:59. One concern I had was that they dropped back when I moved forward at 300 to make sure they stayed on pace, and they did not close that gap. So maybe there is some lingering fatigue involved. Jacob said he was feeling good, but did not have the motivation to move out into the second lane to pass Joseph. Joseph said he did not think he had another gear. So I think we will repeat this workout on Monday.

At first I had Benjamin pace them because I needed to go to bathroom and there was not one around. After he took them through the first 100 in 40 I stopped them and had them try again. Then I felt I would be able to pace, so I did it instead. The first 200 was 38 and we were all together, maybe Jacob had 39, then I was 77 at 400, Joseph 78, and Jacob 79. About 50 meters before the finish I took my foot of the gas because the gap was too big to be productive, but I still ended up finishing maybe a second or so ahead of Joseph.

William did 2, Jacob and Joseph 4, Benjamin and I 10, Stephen 1, Matthew will run 0.25 tonight, Jenny 5, Julia 4.
Leg 1:Distance1.000Time8:42.10Pace8:42.10
Warm-up with Benjamin, Joseph, Jacob, William, and Matthew and Mary in the stroller.
Leg 2:Distance0.070Time0:40.70Pace9:41.43
Benjamin's mis-pacing.
Leg 3:Distance0.373Time1:59.20Pace5:19.57
600 with Joseph and Jacob.
Split 1:Distance0.373Time1:58.40Pace5:17.43
Cumilative:Distance0.373Time1:58.40Pace5:17.43
Split 2:Distance0.000Time0:00.80Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.373Time1:59.20Pace5:19.57
 
Leg 4:Distance1.000Time9:06.80Pace9:06.80
Back to the house.
Leg 5:Distance1.500Time11:43.60Pace7:49.07
With Jacob and Benjamin.
Leg 6:Distance1.500Time11:17.40Pace7:31.60
With Joseph and Benjamin.
Leg 7:Distance5.000Time39:54.00Pace7:58.80
Distance with Benjamin.

Nike Double Stroller Miles: 1.00Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.44
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.30Total Sleep Time: 7.80
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.140.008.000.0020.14

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-09 06:40:27
Workout Totals: Distance20.140Time2:20:58.60Pace6:59.99
Total of 20. Started with 4 before anybody was awake, then drove to the Canyon Glen Park with Sarah, Grant, and Benjamin. Sarah ran home, Grant rode the bike and provided drinks/food for us on the go (EmergenC, fruit snacks). Benjamin and I did an 8 mile tempo from the magic spot near Vivian Park to the house. Benjamin was able to run without stops today. Our first 5 miles were 29:10 at a fairly even pace, then I told Benjamin to pick it up. He ran the last 3 (1 down, 1 rolling down, 1 up) in 16:32 (5:25, then 11:07 for the last 2 fairly even), total time 45:42. I got 17:39 (5:42,5:55,6:02), total time 46:39.

I was happy to see that Benjamin is regaining fitness and health.

Afterwards I ran 4.69 with Joseph and Jacob to retrieve the car.
Leg 1:Distance4.000Time28:42.70Pace7:10.68
Alone.
Leg 2:Distance3.450Time27:36.80Pace8:00.23
With Benjamin and Grant - warm-up/distance.
Leg 3:Distance8.000Time46:49.40Pace5:51.18
Tempo run
Leg 4:Distance4.690Time37:49.70Pace8:03.94
With Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 20.14
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50
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Day of rest. Went to church.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.040.000.000.0010.04

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-11 07:47:38
Workout Totals: Distance10.040Time1:17:21.40Pace7:42.29
Total of 10. Benjamin did 10, Jenny 6, Julia 4, Joseph 2 (sore throat), Jacob 3 (gave him a break as well), William 2, Stephen 1.
Leg 1:Distance3.000Time21:52.20Pace7:17.40
With Benjamin and Jacob.
Leg 2:Distance2.040Time16:50.30Pace8:15.25
With Benjamin and Joseph.
Leg 3:Distance5.000Time38:38.90Pace7:43.78
With Benjamin and Jenny.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.04
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.400.003.001.0013.40

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-12 07:43:39
Workout Totals: Distance13.400Time1:50:54.20Pace8:16.58
Did a workout with Benjamin, more or less the same one as last week. 3 mile tempo on an out and back course with two 180s with 0.75 up, 1.5 down, and 0.75 up in the canyon + 4x0.25 except this time 2 up followed by 2 down.

Benjamin paced me through the first 1.5 then took off. The splits were 86,87,89,82(5:44),82,82, then Benjamin 3:34 for the next 0.75 down followed by 87,80,79, myself 85, then 2:50 for 0.5, 93,90,88 - Benjamin 16:09, myself 17:14 - improvement over last week.

Then we ran the quarters, two up, and two down. I got 77.5, 78.7, 70.6, 69.8. Benjamin had 67,68,61,59.7.

I had Joseph and Jacob run a bit less today again to help them be fresh for Draper Days. We took the van to get checked at a car shop and then ran back.
Leg 1:Distance3.200Time25:56.70Pace8:06.47
Warm-up
Leg 2:Distance3.000Time17:14.70Pace5:44.90
Tempo run.
Leg 3:Distance0.750Time9:10.50Pace12:14.00
Recovery.
Leg 4:Distance0.250Time1:17.50Pace5:10.00
Up quarter.
Leg 5:Distance0.250Time3:24.00Pace13:36.00
Recovery.
Leg 6:Distance0.250Time1:18.70Pace5:14.80
Up quarter.
Leg 7:Distance0.250Time3:29.10Pace13:56.40
Recovery.
Leg 8:Distance0.250Time1:10.50Pace4:42.00
Down quarter.
Leg 9:Distance0.250Time3:09.90Pace12:39.60
Recovery.
Leg 10:Distance0.250Time1:09.80Pace4:39.20
Quarter down.
Leg 11:Distance1.400Time14:41.60Pace10:29.71
Cool-down.
Leg 12:Distance3.300Time28:51.20Pace8:44.61
From the car shop with Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 13.40
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-13 06:48:32
Workout Totals: Distance10.000Time1:11:29.00Pace7:08.90
Ran 10 alone today because I had to get to the OpenWest conference. Ran into Curtis Eppley who was celebrating his 50th birthday by running 50 K. He was moving at a good pace up the canyon and caught up to me. We ran together at about 7:00 pace which is very respectable if you are going up the canyon.

Gave two presentations at OpenWest, then participated in the Capture the Flag competition. It was very tempting to stay up late solving the problems when I got home, but I knew Draper Days was coming up, so I made sure to get to bed on time.

Kids ran their usual distances - Benjamin ran with Joseph and Jacob.
Leg 1:Distance10.000Time1:11:29.00Pace7:08.90

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-14 08:08:45
Workout Totals: Distance8.000Time1:05:27.00Pace8:10.88
Did a small taper for Draper Days - only 8 miles today. Benjamin did 8, Joseph and Jacob did 3, Jenny and Julia 3 as well, William 2, Stephen 1, Matthew 0.25.
Leg 1:Distance3.000Time25:43.00Pace8:34.33
Leg 2:Distance5.000Time39:44.00Pace7:56.80

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.040.000.000.008.04

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-15 08:01:44
Workout Totals: Distance8.040Time1:02:58.70Pace7:49.99
8 total - tapering. Benjamin did 6, Jenny and Julia 2, Joseph and Jacob 2, William and Stephen 1, Matthew 0.25.
Leg 1:Distance6.000Time47:35.80Pace7:55.97
With Benjamin.
Leg 2:Distance2.040Time15:22.90Pace7:32.40
With Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 8.04
Night Sleep Time: 7.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.50
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Race: Draper Days 5 K (3.107 Miles) 00:17:17, Place overall: 13, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.700.000.003.1112.81

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-16 06:33:56
Workout Totals: Distance12.807Time1:41:39.20Pace7:56.24
Draper Days 5 K, 17:17, 13th overall, 4th master.

We did our family time challenge. Same crew as last year - myself (17:17), Sarah (29:50), Benjamin(15:56), Jenny(21:10), Julia(22:36), Joseph(19:10), Jacob(19:19), William(22:20). Average of 20:57. Those who are not pregnant (that is everybody except Sarah) averaged 19:41. Dad and boys averaged 18:48, Mom and girls got 24:32.

All the kids ran a PR (for Benjamin, road PR, other kids have never raced a 5000 on the track). I was off master's PR by 3 seconds, but got the fastest time in 2 years. Sarah ran an advanced pregnancy PR, which is quite remarkable as she has run consistently for the last 16 years, so her PRs were not that far off her potential, she is 40 years old, and is 28 weeks pregnant with our tenth child. Even though I was aware of her fitness I was pleasantly surprised with how well she did.

Top finishers:

RILEY COOK 15:22
BEN VAN BEEKUM 15:36
KENNETH RICHARDSON 15:46
BENJAMIN PACHEV 15:56
HENRY SMITHERS 16:20
ALBERT WINT 16:44
MATTHEW WOLPERT 16:52
CRAIG GREEN 17:00
DJ MATTHEWS 17:03
CAMERON DOUGHERTY 17:05
Kollin Murphy 17:08
MARK PAYNE 17:15
ALEXANDER PACHEV 17:17
IAN VALENTINE 17:20
TREVOR LAWSON 17:21
AUSTIN HANSEN 17:22
RUSSELL BEALL 17:31
NAN KENNARD 17:34
ANGIE NICKERSON 17:35
DAN CROOKER 17:38
KENNY SEARLE 17:41
STEVEN ASHBAKER 17:42
ALEX HARBERTSON 17:51
DAVID EVANS OLSEN 17:53
SARIAH LONG 18:03

I opened with 5:28 (uphill), second mile was 5:29 (downhill), then 13:45 at 4 K. Last 1.107 uphill was 6:20 (5:43 pace). I followed Matt Wolpert and Graig Green for the first 0.75 or so, then they surged, and I knew it was too fast, so I backed off and ran with Mark and Dan. Dan dropped back around 1.5, Mark took the lead shortly before 2, I tried to hang on. I thought he would drop me earlier, he almost did around 4 K, but I regrouped and closed the gap. However, with a quarter to go I just did not have another gear. I felt like I lacked a few nanograms of testosterone to be competitive in that last quarter. Nevertheless I improved from last year, and was only 3 seconds slower than my master's PR. I am very happy about this improvement.

Mark ran a great race - a new PR.

Benjamin appears to be on the mend. He was able to improve his last year's time by a little bit. His start was sluggish - 5:09, but then he shifted gears and was able to run 4:53. In the last mile he lost the steam, but still managed 5:54 for the last 1.107 uphill, which is 5:19 pace. He let go of Ken from the start, closed a little bit, but then I think let go again.

Joseph and Jacob started out too slow - 6:20, then shifted gears and ran 5:54 on the downhill mile, but then both ran out of steam - Joseph less than Jacob. At 4 K Joseph had 15:20, Jacob 15:21, then last 1 K was 3:50 for Joseph, 3:58 for Jacob. Last 1.107 - Joseph 6:56 (6:15 pace), Jacob 7:05 (6:23 pace).

Jenny got to 2 miles in 13:32 (6:48,6:44), and then ran the last 1.107 in 7:38 (6:53 pace). So she had very even effort. Her time of 21:10 is the new Pachev family women's record.

William's and Julia's splits are unknown because they did not have a watch. Julia was ahead for about 2 miles, then William passed her. Both got PRs, though - Julia by 18 seconds, William by 55 seconds. Julia set a family record for girls 13 and under.

Sarah opened in 9:33, then 9:30 on the downhill, and 10:47 for the last 1.107 (9:44 pace). Her split at 5 K was 23:53, so 5:57 for the last 1 K.

Sarah set a new virtual pregnancy standard. Now anybody who cannot break 29:50 in a 5 K is virtually pregnant - in the third trimester and with the tenth child too!
Leg 1:Distance1.200Time10:29.50Pace8:44.58
Warm-up.
Leg 2:Distance4.407Time29:51.20Pace6:46.44
The race
Split 1:Distance3.107Time17:17.50Pace5:33.92
Cumilative:Distance3.107Time17:17.50Pace5:33.92
My time.
Split 2:Distance1.300Time12:33.70Pace9:39.77
Cumilative:Distance4.407Time29:51.20Pace6:46.44
Back to meet Sarah and finish with her.
 
Leg 3:Distance5.700Time48:09.80Pace8:26.98
Distance with Benjamin, Steve, and Jake Larsen. Mark Payne and Craig Green joined us for part of it.
Leg 4:Distance1.000Time8:29.10Pace8:29.10
With Stephen.
Leg 5:Distance0.500Time4:39.60Pace9:19.20
With Matthew.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 12.81
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Day of rest - went to church.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-18 07:59:19
Workout Totals: Distance10.300Time1:23:19.30Pace8:05.37
10 total. Benjamin did 10 as well. Joseph and Jacob 3.3 from the car shop. Jenny did 4, Julia 3, William 2, Stephen 1, Matthew 0.25.
Leg 1:Distance7.000Time55:43.40Pace7:57.63
With Benjamin
Leg 2:Distance3.300Time27:35.90Pace8:21.79
With Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-19 07:11:11
Workout Totals: Distance15.230Time1:56:50.60Pace7:40.32
Did a workout with Benjamin, then added 3 with Joseph and Jacob. Kids ran their usual distances.

Our workout was 3 up, then 2 down, then 1 down. Benjamin paced me through the 3 up (5:51,6:05,6:09). My legs started giving out towards the end as evident by the splits. When I finished they were shaking from the effort. However, after some walking around and jogging I was ready to continue the workout.

For 2, Benjamin ran 9:48 with the splits of 4:58,4:50 - I got 11:09 (5:35,5:34). Then for 1, Benjamin got 4:37 (69,69,69,70), I got 5:14 (77,78,80,79).
Leg 1:Distance2.530Time21:02.10Pace8:18.85
Warm-up
Leg 2:Distance3.000Time18:05.90Pace6:01.97
3 up
Leg 3:Distance1.000Time9:26.80Pace9:26.80
Recovery.
Leg 4:Distance2.000Time11:09.30Pace5:34.65
2 down.
Leg 5:Distance2.000Time21:37.50Pace10:48.75
Recovery.
Leg 6:Distance1.000Time5:14.00Pace5:14.00
1 down.
Leg 7:Distance0.700Time6:49.30Pace9:44.71
Cool-down.
Leg 8:Distance3.000Time23:25.70Pace7:48.57
With Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 15.23
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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8.930.001.000.1210.05

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-20 07:22:36
Workout Totals: Distance10.049Time1:21:35.00Pace8:07.11
I took Joseph and Jacob to do a mile time trial. Jacob was turning 10 the next day, so I wanted to give him a chance to improve his mile track record of 5:47. Unfortunately it was not his day - he only had 5:49.8 in him. However, Joseph got a mile PR of 5:38.3 - splits 83, 85, 85, and 81 with the remaining 2 seconds going towards the 9.34 meter tax. Benjamin paced Joseph, while I paced Jacob.

William got a 200 PR with 40.1. Stephen ran 2 miles total - to the track and back. Matthew ran his usual 0.25 in the evening, but in the morning he and Mary rode in the stroller to the track and back.

Benjamin and I also paced William through a 200 in 40.1 - new PR for him.

Benjamin and I did a total of 10. Joseph and Jacob did 3, Stephen 2, otherwise usual distances.
Leg 1:Distance1.050Time9:53.90Pace9:25.62
Warm-up with Benjamin, Joseph, Jacob, William, and Stephen - Matthew and Mary in the stroller.
Leg 2:Distance1.000Time5:49.80Pace5:49.80
Paced Jacob.
Leg 3:Distance0.124Time0:40.10Pace5:23.39
Paced William.
Leg 4:Distance0.125Time1:15.90Pace10:07.20
Recovery jog with William and Benjamin.
Leg 5:Distance1.000Time9:48.30Pace9:48.30
Back to the house with the boys.
Leg 6:Distance6.750Time54:07.00Pace8:01.04
With Benjamin.

Nike Double Stroller Miles: 2.05Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.05
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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10.080.000.000.0010.08

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-21 07:59:12
Workout Totals: Distance10.080Time1:20:24.90Pace7:58.66
Usual distances for everybody, except I had Joseph and Jacob run only 3 to help them keep fresher legs.
Leg 1:Distance1.040Time8:58.20Pace8:37.50
With Benjamin, Joseph, Jacob, and Stephen.
Leg 2:Distance2.040Time16:43.00Pace8:11.67
With Benjamin,Joseph and Jacob. Do not remember, we might have had William with us as well.
Leg 3:Distance7.000Time54:43.70Pace7:49.10
With Benjamin.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.08
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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9.450.370.040.3710.23

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-22 07:30:15
Workout Totals: Distance10.240Time1:21:17.20Pace7:56.29
Joseph and Jacob did a 600 today - Joseph 1:54.6, Jacob 1:56.4. I paced Joseph, Benjamin paced Jacob.

Jacob has a very remote shot at making the final at the nationals. He will need to run about 2:32, if luck has it 2:34 might be sufficient, but the luck can also go the other way. If stars align, I think he can run 2:34, but this may not be enough. At least we are talking about making the final. Two years ago he would have had no hope - his PR was 3:00.5, 8th qualifying time was 2:42.68.

So incidentally, in the last 2 years Joseph improved from 2:53 to 2:36 - 17 seconds, while Jacob from 3:00 to 2:37 - 23 seconds. From a cursory look at the race results it appears that the boys that qualified for the final 2 years ago improved by only somewhere between 8-13 seconds.

I like the 800 distance because it does a fairly good job of controlling for the training factor, and is more of an indicator of the natural talent/raw ability - although aerobic base does help a lot and specific 800 training can give you another 10 seconds or so - but maybe not so much for the young kids.

Then Benjamin, Joseph, Jacob, and I paced William through 600 in 2:13.8. This gives me hope that he might be able to go sub-3:00 at the nationals, although this would still be good 15 seconds away from making the final - 8 and under division is crazy fast there.

Stephen did 100 in 20.9 - this might be his PR.

Stephen ended up doing 2 miles, 1 more than normal. Joseph and Jacob ran only 3 to keep their legs fresh. Otherwise we ran our usual distances.
Leg 1:Distance1.100Time8:47.80Pace7:59.82
Leg 2:Distance0.373Time1:56.40Pace5:12.06
Split 1:Distance0.373Time1:54.50Pace5:06.97
Cumilative:Distance0.373Time1:54.50Pace5:06.97
Split 2:Distance0.000Time0:01.90Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.373Time1:56.40Pace5:12.06
 
Leg 3:Distance0.373Time2:13.80Pace5:58.71
Leg 4:Distance0.044Time0:20.90Pace7:55.00
Leg 5:Distance1.100Time10:33.70Pace9:36.09
Leg 6:Distance7.250Time57:24.60Pace7:55.12

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.24
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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12.000.008.000.0020.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-23 07:30:24
Workout Totals: Distance20.000Time2:25:13.40Pace7:15.67
Long run - 20 total. Benjamin did 15. We did an 8 mile tempo downhill starting near a park almost 2 miles up South Fork, and finishing at the press building. Grant rode along on a bike and gave us EmergenC.

Benjamin and I ran together for the first 5, then he pulled ahead just a second before the 5 mark and ran 5:22,5:08,4:55 finishing in 45:03 - his target was 5:20,5:10,5:00.

I ran the last 3 in 17:08 - 5:44, 5:45,5:39 finishing in 46:47.

We were very sluggish in the first 2 miles running it in 12:02 in spite of a steep downhill - part of the problem was the absence of quarter marks, part was mutual laziness. But then we were able to shift gears and run 17:36/17:37 for the next 3.

It started to get warm at the end, especially in the open areas.

Then we ran home, and I ran another 5 with Joseph and Jacob to the Canyon Glen Park.

Other kids ran their usual distances.
Leg 1:Distance5.300Time43:58.80Pace8:17.89
Warmup.
Leg 2:Distance8.000Time46:47.00Pace5:50.88
Tempo run.
Leg 3:Distance1.700Time15:07.90Pace8:54.06
Cool-down.
Leg 4:Distance5.000Time39:19.70Pace7:51.94
With Joseph and Jacob.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Day of rest. Went to church.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-25 07:22:50
Workout Totals: Distance10.050Time1:22:13.10Pace8:10.86
Today Stephen got a new mile record - finally after many failed attempts - 8:12.3 on the "little boy" course. He started out, but was not going the right pace and complained his leg was hurting. At 0.55 I gave him a choice to jog back home and get nothing, or to stop, jog back to the 0.5 mark, run the time trial with prizes attached for a good performance, then jog 0.5 back home. He chose to try again. His splits were 1:57 (slight down), 1:58 (slight down), 2:16 (slight up), and 2:01 (slight up).

Jacob and Benjamin did 2 miles with Stephen. William ran 1, Joseph 3, Jenny, Julia, and Matthew their usual distances. Benjamin and I did a total of 10. Kids are tapering for the USATF Nationals.
Leg 1:Distance0.550Time4:48.50Pace8:44.55
False start with Stephen.
Leg 2:Distance1.000Time8:12.30Pace8:12.30
Stephen's time trial.
Leg 3:Distance0.500Time5:09.50Pace10:19.00
Stephen's cool down.
Leg 4:Distance1.000Time7:55.30Pace7:55.30
With Benjamin and William.
Leg 5:Distance3.000Time23:31.70Pace7:50.57
With Benjamin and Joseph.
Leg 6:Distance4.000Time32:35.80Pace8:08.95
With Benjamin.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.05
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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7.340.000.000.007.34

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-26 08:40:58
Workout Totals: Distance7.340Time56:32.50Pace7:42.19
Drove to Sacramento today. Did some running on the road, the rest of it late in the evening when we got there. The weather during the day was extremely hot - 105F, and at night it was still hot, although runnable.
Leg 1:Distance0.320Time2:58.30Pace9:17.19
In Wells, NV - with Stephen.
Leg 2:Distance0.550Time4:39.00Pace8:27.27
Wells, NV - Joined Benjamin, William, and Jacob for the rest of their run.
Leg 3:Distance0.370Time3:05.60Pace8:21.62
Lovelock, NV - with Benjamin, William, Joseph, and Jacob.
Leg 4:Distance0.500Time4:37.60Pace9:15.20
Lovelock, NV - with Stephen, Benjamin, Joseph and Jacob.
Leg 5:Distance0.500Time4:15.60Pace8:31.20
I think this one was with Stephen in Sacramento.
Leg 6:Distance1.000Time7:45.60Pace7:45.60
With Benjamin in Sacramento.
Leg 7:Distance4.100Time29:10.80Pace7:07.02
Alone in Sacramento.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 7.34
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-27 07:24:05
Workout Totals: Distance12.240Time1:37:43.00Pace7:59.00
Today William and Jacob raced the 800 at the USATF JO Nationals. William ran 3:07.96 taking 40th place which is a 4 second PR. He opened with 41, then had an official split of 88.36 at 400, not sure what he had at 600, but his last lap was 1:39.60. The temperature was around 90F. I was concerned he might have problems - both mental and physical, but 1:39 last lap was as bad as it got - I was happy we got away so easy. I do not know why they do hurdles before the 800s.

The video of William's race can be found here .

The slowest final qualifier in William's division (7-8) ran 2:43.49.

Jacob ran 2:38.04 finishing 21st in the 9-10 division. The slowest final qualifier in his division ran 2:29.06. For his race it was even hotter - I think around 98F. Fortunately we developed a good cooling strategy for both Jacob and William - keep them in the van with AC on until the very last moment, then use a pack of ice and a water bottle with ice water while waiting for the race to start at the stadium. Unfortunately they make you wait at the stadium for a long time and they separate the children from coaches and parents while waiting.

Jacob opened with 36, then had an official split of 77.67 at 400, and ran the last lap in 80.37. This was a new race PR - he had run 2:37.7 in a time trial. But considering the heat, this was a PR effort.

Jacob's video is here. There was some drama in that race - he was with Elijah Hughes, who has a 400 PR of 64 seconds and 800 of 2:31 with 100 meters to go. Jacob's 400 PR is 72.7, so you would think he would have no hope in the kick. Somehow he managed a kick and ended up edging Elijah by 16 milliseconds at the finish.

In another bit of drama, Tillman Bartholomew, who beat Jacob in the regionals, was in the same heat. Tillman used the same strategy that worked in the regional race - sit behind in the first lap, then move forward and try to pull away. Except this time it did not work. Jacob kicked with 300 to go and pulled ahead. Ironically, they pretty much traded times - Tillman ran 2:43, just like Jacob in the regionals, and Jacob was a second and a half faster than Tillman's time at the regionals.

Benjamin did 6, Jenny ran 5 at home, Julia 3, Joseph 2, Jacob around 4 and William around 3, I think.
Leg 1:Distance2.000Time14:15.00Pace7:07.50
Alone.
Leg 2:Distance2.000Time16:51.80Pace8:25.90
With Benjamin and Joseph.
Leg 3:Distance4.250Time32:56.20Pace7:44.99
With Benjamin.
Leg 4:Distance1.140Time8:46.50Pace7:41.84
With Julia.
Leg 5:Distance0.700Time5:29.90Pace7:51.29
Errands at the race venue.
Leg 6:Distance1.140Time10:52.00Pace9:31.93
With Stephen, Julia, Jacob, and William.
Leg 7:Distance0.260Time2:34.50Pace9:54.23
With Matthew.
Leg 8:Distance0.750Time5:57.10Pace7:56.13
I think this was with Jacob and Julia.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 12.24
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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9.670.000.000.4210.09

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-28 08:55:00
Workout Totals: Distance10.090Time1:18:14.20Pace7:45.23
10 for me, Benjamin did 6, Joseph 2, Jacob 4, Julia 3, William 2, Stephen 1, Matthew 0.25. Benjamin and I did 2x0.21 pickups. Benjamin was concerned that it felt harder than it should have. I validated the length of the stretch by running it several times back and forth and comparing the splits to the pace over a longer stretch using Google Maps. From that I estimated the stretch to be around 0.21. My take from that as well as his recent races and workouts was that he needs to be more aggressive at the start.
Leg 1:Distance2.000Time17:34.60Pace8:47.30
With Benjamin, Joseph, Jacob, and William. Julia and Stephen joined us for the first 0.57.
Leg 2:Distance2.000Time15:45.90Pace7:52.95
With Benjamin, Julia, and Jacob.
Leg 3:Distance2.000Time15:43.00Pace7:51.50
With Benjamin - we did 2x0.21 pickups.
Split 1:Distance0.790Time6:28.50Pace8:11.77
Cumilative:Distance0.790Time6:28.50Pace8:11.77
Split 2:Distance0.210Time1:04.10Pace5:05.24
Cumilative:Distance1.000Time7:32.60Pace7:32.60
Split 3:Distance0.220Time2:04.10Pace9:24.09
Cumilative:Distance1.220Time9:36.70Pace7:52.70
Split 4:Distance0.210Time1:01.00Pace4:50.48
Cumilative:Distance1.430Time10:37.70Pace7:25.94
Split 5:Distance0.570Time5:05.30Pace8:55.61
Cumilative:Distance2.000Time15:43.00Pace7:51.50
 
Leg 4:Distance4.090Time29:10.70Pace7:08.04
Alone.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.09
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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10.450.000.000.0010.45

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-29 08:35:44
Workout Totals: Distance10.450Time1:34:07.00Pace9:00.38
Today Benjamin raced in the 3000. He got 3rd place in 17-18 division with 8:53.73. This was a significant moment in our family history. I have wanted to break 9:00 in 3000 on the track, but never could. As a teenager I thought of 9:00 as a standard of excellence. While I could not achieve that, Benjamin did today.

The video of the race is available here.

I recorded his splits by the quarter with the Fast Running Friend - they are below. His official splits by the quarter starting at the 200 mark:

33.409 (33.409) 1:42.667 (1:09.258) 2:53.676 (1:11.009)
4:07.395 (1:13.719) 5:18.178 (1:10.783) 6:31.922 (1:13.744)
7:44.940 (1:13.019) 8:53.730 (1:08.790)

By 1 K - 2:53, 3:01, 2:59, so quite solid.

From the start Benjamin let Hunter Lucas go, which perhaps was correct, as I do not think he would have lived through a 4:31 opening 1600, and battled back and forth with Alexander Hirsch with Patrick Sicurello on their tail a couple of seconds back for most of the race.

Alexander passed Benjamin shortly before 400 to go and gapped him a bit. Patrick passed him with 200 to go, but Benjamin shifted gears in the last 100 and regained his position as third. He did not catch Alexander, though.

Additionally, in order to be third, he had to beat Nic Caruso's time from the second heat. Nic had a slow mark of 9:31 due to bronchitis and was thus put in a slower second heat, but he is an 8:46 guy. He was still not 100% at the race, but he managed to run 8:54 solo. Benjamin did beat that thanks to the final push and ended up third after Hunter Lucas (8:45), and Alexander Hirsch (8:52).

Running wise, we did what we could - Benjamin and I got in 10 miles, other kids expect Joseph ran their usual distances. Joseph did only 2 as he was racing the next day.
Leg 1:Distance2.000Time17:01.00Pace8:30.50
With Joseph, Jacob, and William at the Hornet Stadium.
Leg 2:Distance0.500Time4:29.30Pace8:58.60
With Jacob at the Hornet Stadium.
Leg 3:Distance0.000Time8:53.90Pace0:00.00
Benjamin's 3000 - quarter splits
Split 1:Distance0.000Time1:07.30Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time1:07.30Pace0:00.00
Split 2:Distance0.000Time1:10.10Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time2:17.40Pace0:00.00
Split 3:Distance0.000Time1:13.30Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time3:30.70Pace0:00.00
Split 4:Distance0.000Time1:11.10Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time4:41.80Pace0:00.00
Split 5:Distance0.000Time1:12.40Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time5:54.20Pace0:00.00
Split 6:Distance0.000Time1:13.90Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time7:08.10Pace0:00.00
Split 7:Distance0.000Time1:12.50Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time8:20.60Pace0:00.00
Split 8:Distance0.000Time0:33.30Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time8:53.90Pace0:00.00
 
Leg 4:Distance1.140Time10:09.40Pace8:54.56
With Julia, Jacob, Benjamin, and Stephen.
Leg 5:Distance0.500Time4:00.50Pace8:01.00
With Benjamin, Julia, and Jacob.
Leg 6:Distance1.560Time13:09.80Pace8:26.28
With Julia and Benjamin.
Leg 7:Distance2.000Time15:34.20Pace7:47.10
With Benjamin.
Leg 8:Distance0.250Time2:29.20Pace9:56.80
With Matthew.
Leg 9:Distance2.500Time18:19.70Pace7:19.88
Alone.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 10.45
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Fast Running Friend Workout - 2016-07-30 06:55:39
Workout Totals: Distance8.240Time1:20:26.00Pace9:45.68
Today Joseph raced 3000 meters. He got 10:55.76 finishing 27th overall and 5th in his heat(there were two, he was in the slow one). I recorded his splits with Fast Running Friend, see below. By 1 K his splits were 3:37, 3:41, 3:37.

The race video is here

Running wise we ran whenever we could. Benjamin and I ran 3 in the morning, then added some more at the track with Jacob and William, then ran while travelling around gas stations, and ran some more once we got home.
Leg 1:Distance3.140Time25:01.20Pace7:58.09
With Benjamin in Sacramento at our rented house.
Leg 2:Distance1.300Time11:37.70Pace8:56.69
With Benjamin, Jacob, and William.
Leg 3:Distance0.000Time10:55.70Pace0:00.00
Joseph's splits by 400.
Split 1:Distance0.000Time1:23.70Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time1:23.70Pace0:00.00
Split 2:Distance0.000Time1:29.90Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time2:53.60Pace0:00.00
Split 3:Distance0.000Time1:27.30Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time4:20.90Pace0:00.00
Split 4:Distance0.000Time1:28.80Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time5:49.70Pace0:00.00
Split 5:Distance0.000Time1:29.00Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time7:18.70Pace0:00.00
Split 6:Distance0.000Time1:27.50Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time8:46.20Pace0:00.00
Split 7:Distance0.000Time1:27.40Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time10:13.60Pace0:00.00
Split 8:Distance0.000Time0:42.10Pace0:00.00
Cumilative:Distance0.000Time10:55.70Pace0:00.00
 
Leg 4:Distance0.350Time3:09.60Pace9:01.71
Jogging around at the track to find Joseph.
Leg 5:Distance0.200Time1:41.80Pace8:29.00
Some extra errand distance.
Leg 6:Distance1.000Time9:19.30Pace9:19.30
On the road with the kids - Stephen, William, Joseph, Jacob, and Benjamin.
Leg 7:Distance0.250Time2:23.00Pace9:32.00
With Matthew.
Leg 8:Distance1.000Time7:51.90Pace7:51.90
With Benjamin, Jacob, Joseph, and Julia.
Leg 9:Distance1.000Time8:25.80Pace8:25.80
With Benjamin and Julia.

Black Crocs 2 Miles: 8.24
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Day of rest. Went to church.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
261.720.3728.0410.56300.69
Black Crocs 2 Miles: 300.69Nike Double Stroller Miles: 4.85
Night Sleep Time: 93.50Nap Time: 7.30Total Sleep Time: 100.80
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