The Perils of Self Betterment

January 2020

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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058

2019 - 1,211

2020 - 1010

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on

run faster

increase mileage in the Spring 

keep running

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

run

 

Personal:

born in 1964. married 24 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

"Engaging in a little suffering — however self-imposed, arbitrary and contrived — before breakfast each morning tends to demand some humility and injects some marked relief into the rest of the day, making things sharper, more inspired, more immediately aware of the powerful presence of being. And that seems really worthwhile." A. Krupicka

 

"I cruised down hills, churned up hills, and floated over the asphalt, existing in a world that seemed to lack the confinements of such ubiquitous rivets as time, obligation, or pain. I knew then that this was destined to be one of those serendipitous runs for which so many of 
us strive yet so rarely achieve." J. Nevels

 

 

 

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: 20.70 Month: 5.00 Year: 953.80
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 587.50
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 521.60
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 444.10
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 261.80
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 307.60
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 209.20
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 115.80
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 37.20
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 41.10
Total Distance
74.00
Graynine Miles: 20.00Kinvara9painted Miles: 13.00Kinvara5 Miles: 12.00Kinvara9 Miles: 19.00Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.00

 

5 miles from my hotel to Jardin du Luxembourg for a couple of loops, then back. slow pace due to running on sidewalks dodging people and being generally lost during most of the run. having a good time this week in paris with my wife. never been here before and now i can see what all the hububaloo is about - what a beautiful city! hoping to get another run in before we leave Tuesday

1100am (aka 3am in Utah!) perpetually overcast, low 50’s

wt - 5 miles 

 

 

Graynine Miles: 5.00
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5.00

5 miles - gordon loop - good to be back home. only ran once on our trip but we walked several miles exploring paris each day and i think that helped keep me from total atrophy of mind and body. todays run felt really good though slow - 9:14/8:32

735am - light snow, low 30's

WT 10 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 5.00
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7.00

7 miles - fort lane loop - 9:23/9:05

950am - sun, upper 20's

WT 12 miles

Kinvara5 Miles: 7.00
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4.00

4 miles - lobster loop - 8:52/8:19

1130am - sun, low 30's

WT 16 miles

 

Kinvara9 Miles: 4.00
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4.00

4 miles - gordon loop - 9:43/9:18

830am - partly sun, low 30's

WT 15 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 4.00
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5.00

5 miles - gordon st loop - 9:17/8:47

1100am - overcast, low 30's, post snowstorm slush

WT 13 miles

Kinvara5 Miles: 5.00
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8.00

8 miles - crestview/lobster(s)/fort lane/wasatch - 9:19/8:54

830am - mostly cloudy, upper 20's, north breeze

WT 21 miles

Graynine Miles: 8.00
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4.00

4 miles - crestview/wasatch - 9:16/8:38

9am - overcast, upper 20's

WT 25 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.00

5 miles - fort lane hook - 9:09/8:40

830am - overcast, low 30's

WT 30 miles

Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

6 miles - fort lane loop (3 x baptist) - 9:00/8:23

1030am - mostly cloudy, 40F

WT 28 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 6.00
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4.00

4 miles - golden/wasatch loop - 9:26/9:00

830am - overcast, low 30's

WT 27 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 4.00
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7.00

7 miles - gordon/church/adamswood/whitesides/wasatch - 9:15/8:28

845am - overcast, mid 30's, thick fog like the kind of fog that left a light sheen of ice on my black running top

WT 26 miles

 

Graynine Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.00

5 miles - fort lane loop - 8:37/8:08

1150am - mostly sun, upper 30's

WT 27 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.00

5 miles - fort lane loop - 9:15/8:53

850am - overcast (or hazy), post light snow, low 30's

WT 27 miles

Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
74.00
Graynine Miles: 20.00Kinvara9painted Miles: 13.00Kinvara5 Miles: 12.00Kinvara9 Miles: 19.00Rednotevenmad2 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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