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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: 7.00Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 20.00Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Home gym. 3 miles on the treadmill. 29:00.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 3.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

4 miles on the treadmill. 37:40, 9:25 A.P.  Progression run from 10:00 to 8:30 pace.

Still with yucky air outside.  

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 4.00
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6.000.006.00

6 mile loop on Tooele SE quadarant out of the gunky air at 5,000+ ft. 9:57 A.P. including the "Grinder" at mid-mile with 260 ft. of vertical climb.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 6.00
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4.000.004.00

4 easy wandering miles at 9:57 A.P. in the SW quadrant of town

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.00
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4 miles to the lighted tree at the top of Tooele's Little Mountain with my black lab. 12:02 A.P.

Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 4.00
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10 miles at 9:12 A.P. on loop to Droubay and 1000 N. with Tina plus 2nd loop to Coleman and SR36 and back home. Light snow the last 4 miles.  We ended up with about 3 inches and icy roads by the afternoon. 

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 10.00
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Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 7.00Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 20.00Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 4.00
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