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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 eleven children: Benjamin, Jenny, Julia, Joseph, Jacob, William, Stephen, Matthew,  Mary,  Bella.  and Leigha. 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: 48.00 Month: 140.21 Year: 1796.64
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 627.15
Bare Feet Lifetime Miles: 446.12
Nike Double Stroller Lifetime Miles: 120.59
Navy Crocs Lifetime Miles: 2133.34
Navy Crocs 2 Lifetime Miles: 694.13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
73.830.000.006.7580.58
White Crocs 2 Miles: 80.58Nike Double Stroller Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 50.00Nap Time: 3.00Total Sleep Time: 53.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Day of rest, went to church.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 2.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-08-24 08:25:39
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:32:41.90Pace7:43.49
12 total. Benjamin did 9. Everybody else their usual distances except Julia, who did only 3 due to piriformis pain.
Leg 1:Distance12.000Time1:32:41.90Pace7:43.49
All of it today in one without parts.

White Crocs 2 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
12.250.000.000.0012.25

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-08-25 07:21:48
Workout Totals: Distance12.250Time1:33:19.20Pace7:37.08
Total of 12.25. Benjamin did 9.25, everybody else ran usual distances.
Leg 1:Distance4.000Time31:21.30Pace7:50.32
With Jenny, Julia, Joseph, and Jacob. Julia turned around at 1.5.
Leg 2:Distance7.250Time54:03.80Pace7:27.42
From the carshop with Benjamin, took a long route.
Leg 3:Distance1.000Time7:54.10Pace7:54.10
With William and Benjamin.

White Crocs 2 Miles: 12.25
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.580.000.003.7512.33

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-08-26 07:32:25
Workout Totals: Distance12.328Time1:35:15.50Pace7:43.64
Did a workout with Benjamin today. 5x0.75, 2 up, 3 down. Was happy I could hit 5:04 pace on the last one. Details below.

Also ran with Stephen and William. Other kids ran on the their own. Julia's piriformis did better today, she was able to run sub-8:00 for the first time in over a week.
Leg 1:Distance10.308Time1:18:25.80Pace7:36.54
Workout with Benjamin.
Split 1:Distance2.300Time18:37.40Pace8:05.83
Cumilative:Distance2.300Time18:37.40Pace8:05.83
Split 2:Distance0.750Time4:16.10Pace5:41.47
Cumilative:Distance3.050Time22:53.50Pace7:30.33
Uphill.
Split 3:Distance0.188Time2:16.90Pace12:10.13
Cumilative:Distance3.237Time25:10.40Pace7:46.53
Split 4:Distance0.750Time4:13.30Pace5:37.73
Cumilative:Distance3.987Time29:23.70Pace7:22.31
Uphill.
Split 5:Distance1.070Time10:24.40Pace9:43.55
Cumilative:Distance5.058Time39:48.10Pace7:52.19
Split 6:Distance0.750Time3:56.70Pace5:15.60
Cumilative:Distance5.808Time43:44.80Pace7:31.97
Down.
Split 7:Distance0.250Time2:41.00Pace10:44.00
Cumilative:Distance6.058Time46:25.80Pace7:39.89
Split 8:Distance0.750Time3:55.90Pace5:14.53
Cumilative:Distance6.808Time50:21.70Pace7:23.88
Down
Split 9:Distance0.450Time4:10.80Pace9:17.33
Cumilative:Distance7.258Time54:32.50Pace7:30.91
Split 10:Distance0.750Time3:48.80Pace5:05.07
Cumilative:Distance8.008Time58:21.30Pace7:17.25
Down.
Split 11:Distance2.300Time20:04.50Pace8:43.70
Cumilative:Distance10.308Time1:18:25.80Pace7:36.54
 
Leg 2:Distance1.000Time8:52.10Pace8:52.10
Leg 3:Distance1.020Time7:57.60Pace7:48.24
With William on the big boy course.

White Crocs 2 Miles: 12.33
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 - 2015-08-27 07:24:43
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:32:48.50Pace7:44.04
Usual distances today, Julia did 3, Joseph stubbed his toe yesterday and could not run today.
Leg 1:Distance4.000Time31:27.90Pace7:51.98
With Jenny and Jacob. Julia ran the first 1.5, then turned around.
Leg 2:Distance8.000Time1:01:20.60Pace7:40.07
With Benjamin.

White Crocs 2 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 - 2015-08-28 08:15:26
Workout Totals: Distance12.000Time1:33:18.90Pace7:46.57
More or less usual run today for me and the kids. Joseph was on reduced mileage due to the tight piriformis that came I think from running on a bruised toe.
Leg 1:Distance4.000Time31:20.30Pace7:50.07
With Jenny and Jacob. Julia and Joseph ran the first mile with us, then turned around.
Leg 2:Distance8.000Time1:01:58.60Pace7:44.82
With Benjamin.

White Crocs 2 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
17.000.000.003.0020.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2015-08-29 08:24:41
Workout Totals: Distance20.000Time2:34:21.50Pace7:43.07
Total of 20. Benjamin did 15. Jenny 5, Julia 4, Joseph 2, Jacob 5. Benjamin and I did a 3 mile tempo run down the canyon in 16:08.9 - splits 5:17, 5:23, 5:28. I struggled in the last mile - possibly due to warm conditions. We had a late start, plus we also stopped to help a lady that crashed on a bike. A lot of people stopped, a couple of paramedics were running/biking past, her husband called the ambulance. There were enough people to take care of the matter, but we stayed around just in case our help might be needed until the ambulance arrived.

The tempo run was my fastest time of the year, though.
Leg 1:Distance5.400Time42:40.20Pace7:54.11
Warm-up.
Leg 2:Distance3.000Time16:08.90Pace5:22.97
Tempo run.
Leg 3:Distance6.600Time55:45.50Pace8:26.89
The rest of the miles for Benjamin.
Leg 4:Distance1.000Time8:11.80Pace8:11.80
With Joseph, and Mary and Mathew in the stroller. Stopped to massage him half way.
Leg 5:Distance4.000Time31:35.10Pace7:53.77
With Mary and Matthew in the stroller. It was tough because it was 11 pm already and it started to get warm.

Nike Double Stroller Miles: 5.00White Crocs 2 Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
73.830.000.006.7580.58
White Crocs 2 Miles: 80.58Nike Double Stroller Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 50.00Nap Time: 3.00Total Sleep Time: 53.00
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