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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: 64.07 Year: 3079.90
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 627.15
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 446.12
Nike Double Stroller Lifetime Miles: 120.59
Brown Crocs 1 Lifetime Miles: 1509.03
Brown Crocs 2 Lifetime Miles: 903.91
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
69.726.002.000.0077.72
White Crocs 1 Miles: 77.72
Night Sleep Time: 49.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 51.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day of rest. Went to church, then came home and took a nap.

Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-03-02 07:52:21
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:34:50.50Pace7:54.21
12 total. Benjamin did 5, other kids did their usual distances.
Leg 1:Distance5.000Time42:16.60Pace8:27.32
With Benjamin - very slow, his legs were sore after the half.
Leg 2:Distance4.000Time31:49.50Pace7:57.38
With Joseph and Jacob.
Leg 3:Distance3.000Time20:44.40Pace6:54.80
Alone.

White Crocs 1 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-03-03 08:33:08
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:37:54.60Pace8:09.55
Total of 12. Kids did their usual distances. We got some snow towards the end.
Leg 1:Distance7.500Time59:54.60Pace7:59.28
With Benjamin. He was less sore today.
Leg 2:Distance3.000Time24:59.90Pace8:19.97
With Joseph and Jacob. The snow slowed us down.
Leg 3:Distance1.000Time9:01.10Pace9:01.10
With Joseph - we could not move very well at all.
Leg 4:Distance0.500Time3:59.00Pace7:58.00
Alone.

White Crocs 1 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-03-04 07:18:41
Workout Totals: Distance13.100Time1:42:26.90Pace7:49.23
 
Leg 1:Distance9.100Time1:12:03.40Pace7:55.10
With Benjamin.
Leg 2:Distance4.000Time30:23.50Pace7:35.88
With Joseph and Jacob.

White Crocs 1 Miles: 13.10
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.010.002.000.0013.01

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-03-05 08:03:49
Workout Totals: Distance13.010Time1:39:15.50Pace7:37.76
12 total. Did a 2 mile tempo down the canyon with Benjamin in 10:52.
Leg 1:Distance4.010Time31:29.10Pace7:51.10
With Joseph and Jacob. Dropped Jacob off after 3. Had Joseph do the last mile hard, but mentally he was checked out so he could only do 7:21.
Split 1:Distance3.010Time24:07.80Pace8:01.00
Cumilative:Distance3.010Time24:07.80Pace8:01.00
Dropped Jacob off at the end.
Split 2:Distance1.000Time7:21.30Pace7:21.30
Cumilative:Distance4.010Time31:29.10Pace7:51.10
With Joseph.
 
Leg 2:Distance4.700Time38:05.30Pace8:06.23
Warm-up with Benjamin.
Leg 3:Distance2.000Time10:52.40Pace5:26.20
Tempo run - splits 5:31, 5:21. Benjamin paced it very well for me.
Leg 4:Distance2.300Time18:48.70Pace8:10.74
Cool down with Benjamin back to the house.

White Crocs 1 Miles: 13.01
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.110.000.000.0013.11

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-03-06 07:21:18
Workout Totals: Distance13.110Time1:39:44.20Pace7:36.46
Usual run, kids did usual distances - except I think Jenny was on reduced mileage due to sore throat. Had Joseph repeat his failed workout from yesterday with better results - he was able to close with 6:48.

In the evening Jenny and Julia played in the first day of the Utah Junior High Chess Championship. Both won 2 games each, and lost 1 each.
Leg 1:Distance9.100Time1:09:39.50Pace7:39.29
With Benjamin.
Leg 2:Distance4.010Time30:04.70Pace7:30.05
With Joseph and Jacob. Dropped Jacob off after 3.
Split 1:Distance3.010Time23:16.60Pace7:43.99
Cumilative:Distance3.010Time23:16.60Pace7:43.99
Dropped Jacob off at the end.
Split 2:Distance1.000Time6:48.10Pace6:48.10
Cumilative:Distance4.010Time30:04.70Pace7:30.05
With Joseph.
 

White Crocs 1 Miles: 13.11
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.506.000.000.0014.50

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-03-07 05:42:19
Workout Totals: Distance13.500Time1:35:29.70Pace7:04.42
Today was the second day of the Utah Junior High Chess Championship. So I had to get creative to get my run done. I got up at 5 AM and ran 12 miles with a tempo for the last 6 before driving Jenny and Julia to the tournament. Julia won 2 games today and lost 1. Jenny won 1 and lost 2. After the tournament I ran 1 mile with Julia, and 1 with Jenny - Jenny ran 1 more. Benjamin in the meantime ran a total of 12 at home with 4 with Joseph and Jacob (1 with William), and finished the whole thing with a 4 mile tempo in 22:41. I also ran the regular 0.5 with Stephen.
Leg 1:Distance6.000Time47:11.00Pace7:51.83
Warm-up
Leg 2:Distance6.000Time35:34.40Pace5:55.73
Tempo run.
Leg 3:Distance1.000Time7:55.60Pace7:55.60
With Jenny.
Leg 4:Distance0.500Time4:48.70Pace9:37.40
With Stephen.

White Crocs 1 Miles: 14.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
69.726.002.000.0077.72
White Crocs 1 Miles: 77.72
Night Sleep Time: 49.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 51.00
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