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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
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Asics 2150 Blue #1 Miles: 32.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

5 easy miles at 5:00 a.m.  Can't seem to get my turn over going any faster, but feeling much better.  Plan to take it easy through the month and just be grateful that I'm able to get out and put in some miles each day. Feel like I'm making some progress with the hamstring issue. 

Asics 2150 Blue #1 Miles: 5.00
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4.000.004.00

4 miles at 5:10 a.m. in 39:10.  Skyline route out and back.  Easy running.  Felt okay. 37 degrees.

Asics 2150 Blue #1 Miles: 4.00
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3.001.004.00

4 TM miles in 36:20 at 5:10 a.m.  Woke up to 6-7 inches of fresh snow and unplowed roads, so I wimped and hit the TM.  Not even a hint of an issue with the hamstring today.  Progression run starting at 10:00 min. pace and ending at 8:00 min. pace.

Asics 2150 Blue #1 Miles: 4.00
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1.004.005.00

5 TM miles at 5:00 a.m.  43:59.  Progression run from 10:00 pace to 7:45 pace.  Best I've felt in weeks.  18 degrees out this morning with icy roads, so very happy to be on the mill.

Asics 2150 Blue #1 Miles: 5.00
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3.001.004.00

4 TM miles at 5:00 a.m.  36:20.  Easy running. 

Asics 2150 Blue #1 Miles: 4.00
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5.005.0010.00

10 miles in 1:28:10 with Tina on the Smelter Road hills.  9:00 a.m.  Light skiff of snow, but no real problems.  32 degrees with a light but cold breeze at times.  A very encouraging run, but felt a bit out of shape on the steeper hills.  I usually run this hill about once a week, but it's been a while.  Just a hint of the hamstring at 8-9 miles.  Tightly wrapped, did okay.  32 miles for the week.

Asics 2150 Blue #1 Miles: 10.00
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21.0011.0032.00
Asics 2150 Blue #1 Miles: 32.00
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