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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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
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
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
136.0069.60205.60
Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 28.50Asics Gel Kayano Miles: 14.00Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 97.00Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 43.00Asics 2000 Orange Miles: 19.00Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

7:00 a.m. Ivins. 5 miles easy up to and along the Toe Trail and home via Painted Hills with Pickles.

9:00 a.m. Gold's Gym, St. George. 20/20 Elliptical/upright cycling workout.

Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 5.00
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4.000.004.00

7:30 a.m. Ivins. 4 miles with Pickles on 400 S. out to Old Highway 91, then south to near the Biggest Loser Fitness Ridge facility then home on 400 W. and 400 S. with loop down around Dominguez and Chula Vista.

9:30 a.m. Gold's Gym, St. George. 3x15x7 machines upper body weights, 22 minutes recumbent cycling.

Asics Gel Kayano Miles: 4.00
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18.000.0018.00

7:00 a.m. St. George Marathon course, first 18 miles. 2:41:17 with Rick. 8:57 AP. Sunny, somewhat cooler at the higher elevations. H2O or G2 at 5, 10, 15, and 18. A lot of runners out training on the route today. 54 miles this week.

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 18.00
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8.002.0010.00

5:00 a.m. 5 miles easy w/ Pickles on Skyline to gate and back via Loma Vista and Upland loop.

6:15 p.m. To track and back via 100 W. and Vine toTHS. 3x800 in 3:28, 3:30+, 3:24 w/ 400 recovery after each. To and from with Rick. Quite warm.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 5.00Asics 2000 Orange Miles: 5.00
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6.000.006.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym. 3x15x6 machines upper body weights then 20 minutes recumbent cycling.

6:00 p.m. 6+ mile trail run with Rick starting on lower part of Dark Trail then left hand fork trail and up into Bear Trap and back same way. Quite warm until in the shaded part of the upper trail. Pretty tough going up tonight.

Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 6.00
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4.000.004.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym: 20/20 elliptical/upright cycling workout.

6:00 p.m. 4 miles easy in 36:36, 9:09 AP with Rick on the Westland route.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 4.00
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5:00 a.m. 40 minutes stationary cycling at the gym. Pretty easy at Level 11. 9.75 miles.

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5:15 p.m. Gold's Gym. 3x15x5 machines upper body weights, 20 minutes recumbent cycling.

Provo River Half Marathon tomorrow morning.

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Race: Provo River 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:40:37, Place overall: 20
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0.0013.1013.10

7:00 a.m. Provo River 1/2 Marathon. 1:40:37 (Garmin). First race I've run in a long time without chip timing. 20th place overall men. 7:41 AP. Nice run in South Fork and Provo Canyon on the river trail. Haven't run this race since 2007 and the numbers are way down from years ago. About 250 runners. More of a fun run atmosphere, which was actually a nice change of pace. My son, Rick, PR'd at 1:35:34. Great job Rick!

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 13.00
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4.000.004.00

5:00 a.m. 4 miles easy on my Skyline route to end of asphalt and back with Pickles.

No run tonight, went to dinner for 36th wedding anniversary.

Asics 2000 Orange Miles: 4.00
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3.002.005.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym: 3x12x6 machines upper body at +5-10 lbs. 20 minutes recumbent cycling.

6:15 p.m. 5 miles. Yasso 4x800 in 3:34, 3:27, 3:26, 3:24 w/ 400 recovery. 1 mile easy warm up, 1 mile cool down.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 5.00
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5.001.506.50

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym: 15/15 elliptical/upright cycling workout.

6:30 p.m. 6.5 trail run in Settlement Canyon, 3.5 on the Powerline trail west then 3 miles on the Dark Trail with Rick and Matt3. Pretty steep hills getting up on the mountainside. A lot of fun tonight, but tough trying to keep up with two 25 year olds.

Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 6.50
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6.003.009.00

5:00 a.m. 4 miles on Skyline route, easy with my dog.

6:00 p.m. 5 miles in 44:48 to mouth of Middle Canyon and back with Rick.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 4.00Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 5.00
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4.000.004.00

5:10 a.m. 4 miles easy with Pickles on Skyline. Smell of smoke from the fires still in the air.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 4.00
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3.009.0012.00

6:15 a.m. 12 miles (9 withRick). Smelter Road hills to the gate and back home direct in 1:46:57. Rick headed north to Stansbury Park for his 18 miler, prior to his TOU 1/2 next weekend. Nice morning. Smoke clearing out a lot since yesterday.

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 12.00
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5:00 a.m. 5 miles easy with Pickles on Skyline and lower loops coming back,

6:30 p.m. 5 miles on the double track trails from Pine Canyon to base of the Oquirrh's and back with Rick. Pretty dusty, but a great view of the valley and down to the lake.

Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 5.00Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 5.00
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3.003.006.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym: 3x15x6 machines upper body weights. 20 min. elliptical.

6:15 p.m. To track and back with Rick. 5x800 Yasso's in 3:33, 3:27, 3:26, 3:21, 3:22 with 400 recovery after each. 1 mile around the grass playing fields after.

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 6.00
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5.008.0013.00

5:00 a.m. 5 miles easy with Pickles on the Skyline and Upland route.

6:15 p.m. 8 miles with Rick and Matt3 across town and up into Middle Canyon and back. Tempo effort in 1:08:55, 8:37 AP.

Asics 2000 Orange Miles: 5.00Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 8.00
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5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym. 3x15x6 machines upper body weights then 20 minutes recumbent cycling.

6:15 p.m. 5 miles at about 80% effort in 42:40, 8:32 AP. Alley paths to 600 N. and over to Coleman and back via THS.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 5.00
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4.000.004.00

5:15 a.m. 4 miles easy with Pickles on the Skyline route.

Asics Gel Kayano Miles: 4.00
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3.0015.0018.00

6:30 a.m. Ivins, Utah. 18 miles from Ivins to St. George Gold's Gym. 2:39:27. East along Snow Canyon Parkway path, down lower Halfway Wash path to Dixie Dr. down to the Santa Clara pathway to Confluence Park then east along the Virgin River path to the end and back to the Middleton Wash and up to Gold's Gym. Struggled a bit the last 7 miles, but otherwise satisfied. Happy for my son, Rick, running the TOU 1/2 this morning in 1:34:17. Way to go Rick!

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 18.00
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5:00 a.m. 5 miles with Pickles on Skyline to gate and home via Loma Vista and Upland loops.

6:15 p.m. 5 miles in 45:20 with Rick to SR36, down the west side alleys to 700 North over to Coleman and home.

Asics 2000 Orange Miles: 5.00Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 5.00
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3.003.006.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym: 3x12x6 machines upper body @+ 5-10 lbs. and 20 minutes recumbent cycling.

6:15 p.m. To track and back for Yasso workout with Rick. 6x800 in 3:32, 3:27, 3:26, 3:26, 3:30, 3:29 w/ 400 recovery after each. 6 miles total with warm up, cool down and to/from track. Light rain last two 800's felt nice.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 6.00
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11.000.0011.00

5:00 a.m. 5 miles with Pickles on Skyline, back on Upland.

6:30 p.m. 6 miles in the Bonneville Shoreline Trail from the City Creek trail heading eastward and back with Rick. An absolutely beautiful evening run!

Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 6.00Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 5.00
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6.000.006.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym with Sharon. 3x15x6 machines upper body weights then 20 minutes recumbent cycling.

6:20 p.m. 6 miles easy with Matt3 and Russ Evans. Skyline to the gate and back along the a Little Mountain trail.

Asics Gel Kayano Miles: 6.00
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4.000.004.00

5:00 a.m. 4 miles easy on Skyline with Rick and Pickles.

Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 4.00
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12.000.0012.00

6:30 a.m. Ivins,UT. 12 miles loop up around Kayenta and back down to Santa Cemetery and back home with Rick. Easy in 1:54:21.

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 12.00
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136.0069.60205.60
Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 28.50Asics Gel Kayano Miles: 14.00Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 97.00Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 43.00Asics 2000 Orange Miles: 19.00Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 4.00
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