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Location:

Tooele & Ivins,UT,USA

Member Since:

Oct 30, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

St. George Marathon 20-year Club (completed 26)

Boston Marathon 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017 (+DNF 2011)

Running for 39 years, logged 58,000 miles since 1982. 38 marathons.

Old Man PR's:

5K = 19:58 - July 4th Freedom Run 7/4/08

6K = 26:38 - Cold Turkey Rrrun, 11/23/06

10K = 43:00 - Deseret News, 7/24/08

1/2 Marathon = 1:32:54 - Hobble Creek, 8/23/08

Marathon = 3:23:13 - St. George, 10/4/08 (Boston Qualifier)

Boston Best: 3:35:07, 4/21/08 (Boston Qualifier)

Boston Worst:  DNF, 4/18/11 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running for another 20 years.

Personal:

Married for 44 years to a wonderful and supportive wife. She's run 2 marathons herself in our earlier years so that helps.  4 boys, all married, and 10 grandchildren.  2 sons are runners. I celebrated 39 years of running madness, insanity, or at least OCD, on August 23rd, 2021. 

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.

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Nike Free Lifetime Miles: 22.50
Saucony Peregrine Trail Lifetime Miles: 318.15
Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Lifetime Miles: 419.50
Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Lifetime Miles: 393.10
Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Lifetime Miles: 610.30
Saucony Peregrine Trail #2 Lifetime Miles: 168.40
Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Lifetime Miles: 355.00
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Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 153.10Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 51.00Nike Free Miles: 1.00
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5:30 a.m.  4 miles on Skyline to end of asphalt and back.  Pickles met J. Dog with Liz this morning.  He also got very distracted by the deer on the mountain as we came back by the cemetery.

5:00 p.m.  5 miles.  46:00.  Hot outside!  To SR36 down the alley paths to 200 North then my Wonder Years loops around the Jr. High School and High School grass fields. 

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5:00 a.m. 5 miles slow and easy with Pickles on Skyline to end of gate and back via Upland loop.  Liz and J-dog out again this morning.

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6:15 a.m.  Ivins, UT.  4 mile run with Pickles to Old Highway 91 and NW a bit.  Back direct.  Very slow.

7:30 a.m.  St. George Gold's Gym with Sharon.  3 x 15 x 7 machines on upper body weights.  30 minutes upright stationary cycling.  1 TM mile with Nike Free mid-foot strike run.  10 minutes easy on elliptical. 

Nike Free Miles: 1.00Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 4.00
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6:30 a.m.  Ivins, UT.  10 miles from our place up Snow Canyon to end of the paved trail (precisely 5 miles) and back the same.  A few more runners and cyclists out this morning, along with some of the Biggest Loser folks I saw along the way.  A very nice morning.  A good week.

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5:15 a.m.  Ivins, UT.  5 miles easy with Pickles from our place over to Old Highway 91 and back to park.  Up a few block above Center street and back along Puerto Drive.

8:10 p.m.  Tooele, UT.  6 miles in 52:00 along SR 36 NE to mouth of Middle Canyon and down along the golf course to Smelter Road and back home via cemetery and SR 36. Felt good tonight to run with a bit cooler temperatures.

Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 11.00
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5:00 a.m.  Tooele Gold's Gym with Sharon.  3 x 15 x 6 machines upper body reps.

6:15 p.m.  5 miles in 45:55.  Few twinges in my left knee tonight.  Hopefully nothing to worry about.  Westland route modified to 200 N. and back on 50 W. alley path. 

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5:00 a.m.  5 miles easy with my dog.  Skyline route to gate and back via Loma Vista and Upland loops.

6:15 p.m.  7 miles in 1:05:26.  To mouth of Middle Canyon, down Droubay Rd. to Smelter Rd. back via Elton Park and 50 E. alley over to Coleman and 200 S. and home via West Elementary.  Smoke in the air tonight.  A bit breezy last 3 miles or so. 

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5:00 a.m.  45 minutes at Gold's Gym with Sharon.  3 x 15 x 6 machines, upper body weight reps.  20 minutes upright stationary cycling.

6:15 p.m.  5 miles in 44:45, 8:57 AP.  Pretty warm still.  Tempo pace for 2 miles.  Splits: 9:15, 8:27, 8:39, 9:07, & 9:19.  Knee feeling quite a bit better tonight compared to yesterday. ITB re-visiting the foam roller. 

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5:00 a.m.  4 miles easy with Pickles on Skyline Ave. to end of pavement and back direct.

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6:30 a.m.  18 miles.  2:38:47, 8:49 AP.  1st mile with the dog.  Slow running up Smelter Rd. hills until meeting Tina at mile 7 for the rest to the run down through Erda and to the north end of Stansbury Park.  A surprisingly good run.  Knee bugging me early on up the hills but the faster and harder downhill actually felt much better.  Probably need to be rolling that ITB more than I'm doing.  55 mile week.  Very encouraged heading to SGM #19. 

Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 18.00
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5:00 a.m.  5 miles with the dog on Skyline Ave. to the gate and back via Loma Vista and Upland loops.

6:15 a.m.  5 miles on the Westland loop to C&G and over to Main and Vine and home via 100 W. and 480 S.  Nice running on some brand new pavement. 

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5:00 a.m.  Gold's Gym with Sharon.  3 x 15 x 6 machines upper body weight reps followed by 20 minutes stationary cycling.  

6:15 p.m.  5 miles in 43:49.  Best easy run in a long time.  To mouth of Middle Canyon and back through cemetery.  The best I have felt in a really long time. 

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5:00 a.m.  40 minutes at the gym.  20/20 elliptical / upright cycling workout.

6:00 p.m.  4 miles in 34:32, 8:38 AP on the flat of SR36 to near Army Depot gate and back. 

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5:00 a.m.  Gold's Gym.  3 x 15 x 6 machines, upper body weight reps followed by 20 minutes upright cycling.  No running.  Resting for Hobble Creek on Saturday.

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Rest. No running.

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Race: Hobble Creek 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:41:40, Place in age division: 4
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Hobble Creek 1/2 Marathon. 1:41:40, 7:46 AP. 4th in AG. Felt really good until around 7 miles, just after leveling off after one of the very few uphill sections, tweaked my left hamstring just a bit. Slowed up the next 4 miles and was still there but tolerable. Last 2 miles I didn't feel it much. Kept it fairly easy running in. Still a bit sore while walking, but not real bad. Hopefully not shades of two years ago. Splits: 8:18, 7:41, 7:27, 7:28, 7:24, 7:24, 7:38, 7:45, 8:06, 8:15, 8:25, 8:16, 8:10. Tina ran about 1:33 or so, 2nd in F50-54 AG. Should be good enough for her to win the Slam for her AG. Had to get up at 3:00 a.m. To get down to Mapleton in time. Heading back to bed.

Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 13.10
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5:00 a.m.  5 easy recovery miles with my lab.  Skyline route to the Grimm's Gate and back via the lower loops.

6:15 p.m.  6 miles very easy in 56:39 through town up into Middle Canyon to the underground water tank and back via Vine and the alley paths.  Hamstring not too bad, but can tell I need to be careful for a while. 

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5:30 a.m.  Slept in, so just walked the dog this morning for 20 minutes.

5:15 p.m.  5 miles on the flat paths of Liberty Park, about 3.5 laps.  45:19, 9:05 AP.  Hamstring giving me a little grief again tonight.

7:00 p.m. Attending SGM Running Clinic in Bountiful at South Davis Recreation Center.  Dr. Chris Bell, a sports medicine specialist, talked about the common running injuries, treatment, and prevention.  He mentioned about all the ones I've had. 

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 5.00
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5:00 a.m.  5 miles EZ with Pickles.  Standard Skyline route to gate and back via Upland.

6:15 p.m  8 miles in 1:13:45.  Tooele loop to Middle Canyon Road and Droubay down to 1000 N., zig-zag through town to Coleman and 200 S. and home via West Elementary.  Hammy is settling down pretty well. 

Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 13.00
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5:00 a.m.  40 minutes at Gold's Gym.  3 x 15 x 6 machines, light weights upper body reps.

6:15 p.m.  5 miles easy in 46:47 on the Westland route.  Not quite as warm.

 

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5:00 a.m. 4 mile run with Pickles along Skyline Ave. and back. Liz and Roland out this morning. Caught me cleaning up dog poop. Just doing my duty. Stacy out as well this morning.

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7:00 a.m.  18 miles easy in 2:45:46.  7 minutes slower than two weeks ago with Tina.  I always seem to do better with her.  I was also being careful with the left hamstring today. Didn't give me much trouble.  Nice temperature this morning.  Set H2O out at mile 9 and mile 16.  A welcome relief.  56 miles this week.

Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 18.00
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5:00 a.m.  5 miles along Skyline to gate with Pickles and back via Loma Vista and Upland.

6:15 p.m.  5 miles up into Settlement Canyon and back in 46:46. 

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5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym. Weights, upper body, 3x15x6 machines followed by 20 minutes upright cycling.

6:00 p.m. 5 miles in 43:08. Tempo pace last 3 miles. Feeling very good even with the heat. Everything firing correctly tonight.

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5:00 a.m.  5 miles easy with Pickles on Skyline Ave. to gate and back via lower loops.

6:00 p.m.  4 miles in 36:58, easy on the alley paths, 50 W. out and 150 W. back. 

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5:00 a.m.  40 minutes at Gold's Gym.  3 x 15 x 6 machines, light upper body weights.

6:00 p.m.  5 miles in 46:40 easy to mouth of Middle Canyon and back through East Elementary and the cemetery. 

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5:00 a.m. 4 miles easy with Pickles along Skyline Ave. to. End of asphalt and back.

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Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 153.10Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 51.00Nike Free Miles: 1.00
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