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Member Since:

Dec 04, 2007



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

  • Finished - 2006 Pinehurst Turkey Trot 1/2 marathon(approx. 2 hours 29 min.)
  • Finished - 2007 ING Georgia 1/2 marathon(approx. 2 hours 22 min.) - without walking.
  • Finished - 2007 Pinehurst Turkey Trot 1/2 marathon(approx. 2 hours 6 min.).
  • Finished ING Georgia Marathon March 2008
  • Finished ING Georgia Marathon March 2009
  • Finished ING Chicago Marathon October 2009 

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • Finish full Marathon - Completed March 2008
  • Run ING 2009 Marathon - Completed March 2009
  • Run Chicago Marathon - Completed October 2009
  • Run Charlote Douglas Airport 5K with family October 2009
  • Run the Disney Marathon January 2010

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Qualify for and Run the Boston Marathon.
  • Train for and Finish an Iron Man



  • Married- going on 13 years.
  • 2 kids: 6.5 yrs old and 4 yrs old.

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.

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Very very easy 5 miles on the treadmill at lunch today.  After so many miles on Sat. and Sun. wanted to do something to keep the blood flowing.  I may try to get in another 3-5 easy miles this afternoon but will have to listen to my body and play it by ear. 

Did not lift (again) today.  Jake was fighting a cold and just wanted to do something aerobic which worked fine for me.


Total Distance

Morning run was 9.89 miles.  After so many days off last week I wanted to get a good start and make sure the week at least got off to a good start (not that it helped me last week).  The morning run was decent... not hard... not easy although I did have an intentionally slow pace.  It is fun to start running in the dark and then continue running until it is day light! Total time running 1:53:03

After church I wanted to get some more miles in... for some reason I had in my mind that I at least wanted to get in 14 miles today to start off the week.  Well the temp. was about 55 with sunny skies and just an awesome day to be out running.  Well the 4 miles turned into 6 and then into finally 9.51.  My pace was pretty good too... my average pace was 9.34 min./mile and I was honestly not trying to push just going with what I had. Total time running 1:31:02.

Ok so here is the funny thing... still haven't lost but 5 lbs. since I started running over 2 months ago :-)  Although pants do fit better! ha

Finally here is a funny story... true too!  Yesterday morning I started running about 4:30 am.  Well about 5:00 I go up into a cul-de-sac.  It is about 32 deg. F outside.  I see someone open a door and let a little dog out... well the dog sees me and instantly takes off barking "LOUD" typically dogs will stop at the property line but not this dog... he was wide open.  Ok so I stop running and get in kicking position (again the dog was small).  At this point I look up and a guy about 6'3" big beer belly in shorts... barefoot, t-shirt (remember it is 32 degrees F outside) comes out booking it... going 100 mph behind the dog!  After he picked the dog up I took a couple of steps and started to chuckle.  I know that guy was mad at that dog.... you gotta know he was half sleep being lazy when he cracked the door to let the dog out.  Probably thinking he would come back in 10 min. and let the dog in.  Well in summary his dog charged a neighbor, woke up other neighbors, and he had to run out into the street in his shorts to get him!  He may want to invest in a fence :-)

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