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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: 83.04 Year: 3760.81
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: 987.95
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
68.901.004.562.5076.96
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2018-11-12 13:18:18
Workout Totals: Distance10.000Time1:13:27.60Pace7:20.76
Crazy day. Sarah gave birth to Leigha yesterday. It did not go the way we planned. We discovered the baby was not positioned right at the very last moment (breech), and drove to the hospital where she had a C-section.

Sarah is still recovering.

Nevertheless, with all of the commotion, we were able to get our runs in, and Sarah came home from the hospital after one night of stay.
Leg 1:Distance10.000Time1:13:27.60Pace7:20.76
Alone.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2018-11-13 11:24:47
Workout Totals: Distance13.000Time1:43:27.60Pace7:57.51
Was able to get the runs in between everything. Usual distances for myself and the kids. Jenny is up to 4 miles a day.
Leg 1:Distance1.000Time7:38.50Pace7:38.50
With Stephen and Matthew.
Leg 2:Distance2.000Time15:53.20Pace7:56.60
With Stephen.
Leg 3:Distance3.000Time23:45.70Pace7:55.23
With Jacob, Joseph, William, and Bonnie.
Leg 4:Distance3.000Time23:09.00Pace7:43.00
With Jacob and Joseph.
Leg 5:Distance4.000Time33:01.20Pace8:15.30
With Jenny.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.160.000.002.5012.66

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2018-11-14 12:47:41
Workout Totals: Distance12.661Time1:41:25.70Pace8:00.67
More or less usual distances for the kids. Did 10x0.25 down a hill by the house. Jacob did 5 with me.
Leg 1:Distance1.000Time7:47.20Pace7:47.20
With Stephen and Matthew.
Leg 2:Distance1.991Time15:55.80Pace8:00.06
With Stephen.
Leg 3:Distance5.670Time44:48.10Pace7:54.09
10x0.25 down the hill near the house. Jacob did the first 5 with me. William did a couple as well.
Split 1:Distance0.240Time1:58.90Pace8:15.42
Cumilative:Distance0.240Time1:58.90Pace8:15.42
Split 2:Distance0.250Time1:19.60Pace5:18.40
Cumilative:Distance0.490Time3:18.50Pace6:45.10
Split 3:Distance0.250Time3:03.90Pace12:15.60
Cumilative:Distance0.740Time6:22.40Pace8:36.76
Split 4:Distance0.250Time1:18.00Pace5:12.00
Cumilative:Distance0.990Time7:40.40Pace7:45.05
Split 5:Distance0.270Time3:00.80Pace11:09.63
Cumilative:Distance1.260Time10:41.20Pace8:28.89
Split 6:Distance0.250Time1:18.30Pace5:13.20
Cumilative:Distance1.510Time11:59.50Pace7:56.49
Split 7:Distance0.270Time3:08.70Pace11:38.89
Cumilative:Distance1.780Time15:08.20Pace8:30.22
Split 8:Distance0.250Time1:19.00Pace5:16.00
Cumilative:Distance2.030Time16:27.20Pace8:06.31
Split 9:Distance0.270Time3:00.90Pace11:10.00
Cumilative:Distance2.300Time19:28.10Pace8:27.87
Split 10:Distance0.250Time1:18.10Pace5:12.40
Cumilative:Distance2.550Time20:46.20Pace8:08.71
Split 11:Distance0.270Time2:52.40Pace10:38.52
Cumilative:Distance2.820Time23:38.60Pace8:23.05
Split 12:Distance0.250Time1:16.50Pace5:06.00
Cumilative:Distance3.070Time24:55.10Pace8:07.00
Split 13:Distance0.270Time2:36.40Pace9:39.26
Cumilative:Distance3.340Time27:31.50Pace8:14.46
Split 14:Distance0.250Time1:17.40Pace5:09.60
Cumilative:Distance3.590Time28:48.90Pace8:01.59
Split 15:Distance0.270Time2:29.50Pace9:13.70
Cumilative:Distance3.860Time31:18.40Pace8:06.63
Split 16:Distance0.250Time1:17.70Pace5:10.80
Cumilative:Distance4.110Time32:36.10Pace7:55.94
Split 17:Distance0.270Time2:36.20Pace9:38.52
Cumilative:Distance4.380Time35:12.30Pace8:02.26
Split 18:Distance0.250Time1:18.20Pace5:12.80
Cumilative:Distance4.630Time36:30.50Pace7:53.11
Split 19:Distance0.270Time2:39.50Pace9:50.74
Cumilative:Distance4.900Time39:10.00Pace7:59.59
Split 20:Distance0.250Time1:15.80Pace5:03.20
Cumilative:Distance5.150Time40:25.80Pace7:51.03
Split 21:Distance0.520Time4:22.30Pace8:24.42
Cumilative:Distance5.670Time44:48.10Pace7:54.09
Leg 4:Distance4.000Time32:54.60Pace8:13.65
With Jenny.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2018-11-15 12:11:58
Workout Totals: Distance13.000Time1:42:36.40Pace7:53.57
Usual runs, ran with all of the kids.
Leg 1:Distance1.000Time7:42.10Pace7:42.10
With Matthew, Stephen, and Bonnie (I think).
Leg 2:Distance2.000Time16:38.50Pace8:19.25
With Stephen and Bonnie (not sure).
Leg 3:Distance3.000Time23:24.40Pace7:48.13
With Jacob, Joseph, William, and Bonnie.
Leg 4:Distance3.000Time22:57.40Pace7:39.13
I think this was with Jacob and Joseph.
Leg 5:Distance4.000Time31:54.00Pace7:58.50
With Jenny.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.061.000.560.0013.62

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2018-11-16 10:35:32
Workout Totals: Distance13.620Time1:46:38.90Pace7:49.81
Track day, details below.
Leg 1:Distance4.000Time31:59.70Pace7:59.93
This might have been with Jenny.
Leg 2:Distance1.000Time7:32.50Pace7:32.50
I think this was with Matthew.
Leg 3:Distance1.000Time6:13.40Pace6:13.40
Bonnie's mile time trial, paced her with Jacob and William.
Leg 4:Distance0.310Time1:54.60Pace6:09.68
Stephen's failed attempt at 800 due to a lost Croc.
Leg 5:Distance0.248Time3:01.50Pace12:11.85
Stephen's 800.
Leg 6:Distance1.000Time7:27.30Pace7:27.30
I think this was alone.
Leg 7:Distance0.062Time0:43.60Pace11:42.09
With Bella.
Leg 8:Distance6.000Time47:46.30Pace7:57.72
Do not remember, I think this was with Joseph.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.680.004.000.0014.68

Fast Running Friend Workout - 2018-11-17 11:29:11
Workout Totals: Distance14.680Time1:46:51.20Pace7:16.73
Did 2x2 down the canyon 11:34/11:38. Jacob did the first one with me. Usual Saturday distances for the kids.
Leg 1:Distance8.680Time1:02:01.30Pace7:08.72
Split 1:Distance1.730Time14:40.40Pace8:28.90
Cumilative:Distance1.730Time14:40.40Pace8:28.90
Split 2:Distance2.000Time11:34.60Pace5:47.30
Cumilative:Distance3.730Time26:15.00Pace7:02.25
Tempo with Jacob.
Split 3:Distance0.930Time7:30.00Pace8:03.87
Cumilative:Distance4.660Time33:45.00Pace7:14.55
Split 4:Distance2.000Time11:38.80Pace5:49.40
Cumilative:Distance6.660Time45:23.80Pace6:48.98
One more interval alone.
Split 5:Distance2.020Time16:37.50Pace8:13.81
Cumilative:Distance8.680Time1:02:01.30Pace7:08.72
Leg 2:Distance1.000Time7:38.20Pace7:38.20
Leg 3:Distance5.000Time37:11.70Pace7:26.34
Alone.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
68.901.004.562.5076.96
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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