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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
32.004.0036.00
Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 5.00Saucony Pro Guide 6 #2 Miles: 22.00Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 9.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.002.005.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym: 40 minutes upright stationary cycling. 10.66 miles.

6:30 a.m. Gold's Gym: 5 TM miles in 43:43.

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.002.005.00

Bagged AM workout.

6:30 p.m. Gold's Gym: 5 TM miles in 43:47, progression run.

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #2 Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym: 40 minutes upright stationary cycling, 10 miles.

6:30 p.m. Gold's Gym: 5 TM miles in 45:35. Slight progression.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 5.00
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5.000.005.00

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

3:00 p.m. 5 miles to mouth of Middle Canyon and back via cemetery in 45:00. Sunny and clear, but cold at 25 degrees.

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #2 Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym: 4 TM miles in 35:55.

Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.000.0012.00

Ivins, Utah. 12 miles in 1:51:09 along the Snow Canyon Parkway path and down Halfway Wash path to Dixie Drive. Back home via path behind Snow Canyon High School and Pioneer Parkway. Sunny and clear. 42 degrees.

Saucony Pro Guide 6 #2 Miles: 12.00
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32.004.0036.00
Saucony Pro Guide 6 #1 Miles: 5.00Saucony Pro Guide 6 #2 Miles: 22.00Saucony Guide4 #3 Miles: 9.00
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