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Hobble Creek 1/2 Marathon

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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
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Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 108.00Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 10.00Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Miles: 8.00
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TRC Group Run on Smelter Rd. Hill. 9:37 A.P. Mostly with Michael Schmollinger.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 5.00
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Stansbury Park flatland training. 9:01 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 8.00
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Settlement Canyon to Legion Park, up to Camp Wapiti and back home.  Only dead snakes tonight. 9:42 A.P.  Pretty steep near Wapiti.

Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 5.00
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Morning run on Skyline to end of pavement and back. 9:46 A.P.

Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Miles: 4.00
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St. George to Ivins. SGRC Group Run.  Tontaquint Park to Old Highway 91 and Pioneer Crossing with the group, they headed back for 16 and I finished at home in Ivins.  Mostly uphill  9:32 AP. 

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 12.00
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Tooele West Side Loop. 9:16 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 7.00
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TRC Group run on Smelter Hill up and back. 8:52 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 5.00
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0.009.509.50

Stansbury Park flatland loop + Village Blvd. 9:04 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 9.00
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Settlement Canyon up and back. 9:45 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 5.00
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5AM Skyline Drive route to end of asphalt and back. 9:48 A.P.

Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Miles: 4.00
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Tooele to Stansbury run + return to SHS.  With Rick and Tina. 9:14 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 16.00
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Tooele over to Smelter and Droubay rds. Back via New Town and the cemetery. 9:34 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 7.00
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TRC Group run on Smelter hill. Up and back.  A tad cooler. 9:15 A.P.

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6 miles on the Stansbury Park flatland loop at 8:54 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 6.00
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Evening run in the Erda flatlands.  8:35 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 4.00
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Race: Hobble Creek 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:48:03, Place overall: 122, Place in age division: 3
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Hobble Creek 1/2 Marathon.  1:48:03.  8:17 AP.  3rd place M60-64 AG.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 13.00
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6 miles on the West Side route.  9:06 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 6.00
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4 easy miles in the wind and light rain on Smelter Rd. Hill.  9:30 AP.

TRC run with one person there....me.

 

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 4.00
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Taking at least a week off due to a strain in my upper thigh.  Hope to be back soon.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 1.00
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5 miles in 47:30, 9:27 AP.  First run in over a week.  Upper thigh strain feeling better.  PF and other minor old geezer issues doing better.

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Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 108.00Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Miles: 10.00Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Miles: 8.00
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