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Location:

Salt Lake City,UT,

Member Since:

Dec 29, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

A marathon runner just trying to enjoy good health and running long. 22 years between marathon 6 & 7, raising kids. 48 marathons and counting. Average finishing time ~  3:25. Want to keep this average above 3:30 as I continue to age deepin into my 50's.   Looking for a 3:12 in SLC 2012

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep my SL Marathon time in "teens". Possibly break the teens (3:12 - 3:00).  Two screws in right knee gives me a reality check on my ambitions. I don't want to sacrafice my joint for too crazy of a goal. Good health is my real goal.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Continue running strong into my 60's, and add to my marathon count.  In 1982 I finished St. George at 2:57, 1 second behind a 60 year old. I've always  wondered if I could break 3 hours when I'm in my 60's. I'd like to find out.

Personal:

Married 26 years. Rosalie and I have 4 children. Love running hills, especially up Millcreek Canyon. I live 3/4 mile from its base.

Redrock Marathon 2011: 3:33 - major accomplish. 3,300' elevation gain.

SLC Marathon 2009, 2010 & 2011 : 3:15

Ogden Marathon 2010: 3:22

Teton Dam Marathon 2010 3:18

Deseret News 2010 3:47 (broke arm 30 hours before run - arm in cast)

Park City Marathon 2010 3:45 (arm in cast)

Pocatello Marathon 2010: 3:12

St. George Maratho 3:10 (2009 & 2010) 3:08:50 (2011) 

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 Lunaracer Lifetime Miles: 299.90
DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 204.80
Brooks GTS 10 Lifetime Miles: 752.05
Brooks GTS 11 Lifetime Miles: 431.40
Mtn Bike Lifetime Miles: 410.00
Raveana 2 Lifetime Miles: 241.60
NB Lifetime Miles: 21.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
73.700.0073.70
DS Trainer Miles: 26.20Brooks GTS 10 Miles: 26.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Around country club, and across Parleys at 6:00 am. 1:22

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.300.0011.30

Out Wasatch blvd to 62, and back through Holladay. 1:28:47 (7.47 mpm). Warm weather. Needed a drink.

Race: red rock canyon, las vegas (26.2 Miles) 03:29:30
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
26.200.0026.20

Nice run, beautiful day. My GPS measures this course as 26.4. Oh well, it's been the same for all five years that I've run this marathon. I think I got 1st in age again, but couldn't stick around to see. Had a flight to catch and some basketball to watch at the hotel.

DS Trainer Miles: 26.20
Race: Salt Lake Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:18:41, Place overall: 47, Place in age division: 3
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
26.200.0026.20

My 50th marathon today.  Was looking for a 3:12. But with the warmth, happy to finish under 3:20. I've had three faster times and three slower times than todays, my 7th running of SL. Hit the half at 1:32+.  Slowed down a little along 5th east. 54-degrees at the start, and even without a shirt, I was sweating standing in the crowd. Heat is a major factor. Passed a guy from Nevada who had on two shirts, gloves, and long pants. Said it was cold. It's all relative.   I'm happy. No one older finished ahead of me, by a long shot.

Brooks GTS 10 Miles: 26.20
Comments
From allie on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 16:43:34 from 97.126.212.58

congrats on marathon #50. that's really cool. i sometimes wear gloves even in the summer (on cooler mornings), and i can't imagine wearing gloves today! haha. it's all relative for sure.

great race today.

From Maxfli on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 16:26:38 from 64.122.180.203

Great job Saturday - and thank you for the encouragement. I didn't think that the heat would factor in as much as it may have. I have tried to ignore reasonable heat (i.e. temps 75F or lower) cause I don't want that crutch. But I am sure it factors in somewhere. Hopefully Ogden will be more in the normal temperature range and favor us this year. I will do some heat running to help with acclimation. Again Nice job at the 2012 SL Marathon!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
73.700.0073.70
DS Trainer Miles: 26.20Brooks GTS 10 Miles: 26.20
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