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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 2170 Gray Miles: 15.00Asics Gel Kayano Miles: 15.00
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6:15 p.m. 5 TM miles at the gym in 44:15, 8:51 AP. progression from 9:40 to 7:24 pace. 6" of snow yesterday. Roads still a bit icy in spots.

Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 5.00
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5:00 a.m. Gold's Gym. 3 x 10 x 6 machines + 5-10 lbs. upper body weights. 20 minutes recumbent cycling.

6:15 p.m. 5 miles around the SE quadrant of town easy with Pickles. About got hit by a pizza delivery guy nearly running his car off the side of the road. Many expletives expressed until my dog looked up at me with that "calm down, boy" look.

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

3:3o p.m. 5 miles easy running (47:03) with Pickles to mouth of Middle Canyon and back home via the cemetery.

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

Home late, didn't run. Walked Pickles for about 20 minutes.

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5:00 a.m. 5 miles easy with Pickles on my standard Skyline route to the gate and back via Loma Vista and Upland route.

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10:00 a.m. 10 miles easy in 1:33:30. First mile with Pickles in Ivins. Then to St. George, 9 miles on the Middleton Wash trail down to the Virgin River trail, southwest to near the Convention Center and back the same. Raining and 40 degrees. 6" of standing water in the first underpass made for a soggy run the entire time.

Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 10.00
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Asics 2170 Gray Miles: 15.00Asics Gel Kayano Miles: 15.00
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