The Perils of Self Betterment

May 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
120.00
Kinvara5 Miles: 22.00Kinvara9 Miles: 21.00Kinvara9painted Miles: 29.00Graynine Miles: 29.00Switchbacksblack Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles - fort lane loop - 9:08/8:38

855am - sun, upper 50's

WT 25 miles

Kinvara5 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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8.00

8 miles - cherry hill/haights creek/campus - 9:14/8:55

840am - sun, low 50's

WT 27 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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7.00

7 miles - shephard loop (counter clockwise) - 9:36/9:24

830am - sun, mid/upper 50's

WT 28 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

6 miles - commute to work w/rainbow swing - 9:26/8:27

830am - mostly sun, low 60's

WT 30 miles

Graynine Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

4 miles - campus loop - 8:42/8:29

1130am - sun, breeze, 60F

WT 31 miles

Kinvara5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

6 miles - fort lane loop - 9:15/8:15

830am - sun, upper 50's

WT 31 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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8.00

8 miles - cemetery/southwest gumbo (usu botanical) - 9:23/8:57

830am - sun, big south breezes, upper 60's

WT 24 miles

 

Graynine Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

4 miles - dropped a van off at work this morning and ran home - 9:24/8:47

830am - overcast, mid 50's

WT 22 miles

Kinvara5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.00

5 miles - davis high parking lots/campus loop - 9:06/8:52

8am - cloudy, low 50's

WT 27 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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7.00

7 miles - fort lane loop - 9:12/8:11

820am - sun, mid 50's and a nice breeze

WT 30 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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8.00

8 miles - shephard loop (counter clockwise) - 9:17/8:53

745am - sun, low 60's

WT 24 miles

Graynine Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

4 miles - campustache/davis high parking lots - 8:54/8:42

8am - mostly sun, low 50's

WT 24 miles

Kinvara5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.00

5 miles - davis parking lots/campus loops - 8:45/8:24

937am - mostly sun, post rain, mid 50's

WT 24 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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3.00

3 miles - campustache/hood loop - 9:32/9:29

850am - sun, mid 50's

WT 27 miles

Switchbacksblack Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

4 miles - tm - 9:14/8:44

i got a treadmill last week and installed it at work with the intention of using next winter in hopes of keeping up some mileage in spite of the weather. i wanted to test it out and used this mornings unseasonably cool weather as an excuse to run indoors. the weather outside was actually pretty ideal for running. oh well, now i can tuck the treadmill away until november confident that it will serve me well when i need it.

830am

WT 24 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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10.00

10 miles - big antelope loop - 9:16/8:40

940am - sun, low 60's, little breeze

WT 34 miles

Switchbacksblack Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

4 miles - parkinglots/campus loop - 8:58/8:27

830am - mostly overcast 60F

WT 30 miles

Kinvara9painted Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles - shephard loop (counter clockwise) - 9:19/9:05

8am - sun, 70F

WT 28 miles

Graynine Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

4 miles - campus loops - 9:35/9:22 - probably the worst i've felt on a run all year/character builder

850am - sun, mid 70's

WT 29 miles

Kinvara5 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

6 miles - fort lane loop - 9:47/9:42 - another very rough run. hope this passes soon whatever it is.

830am - overcast, 80F (yeah, it's warm)

WT 31 miles

Switchbacksblack Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

4 miles - campus loops - 8:52/8:23

810am - some sun, low 70's

WT 35 miles

Kinvara9 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
120.00
Kinvara5 Miles: 22.00Kinvara9 Miles: 21.00Kinvara9painted Miles: 29.00Graynine Miles: 29.00Switchbacksblack Miles: 19.00
Weight: 0.00
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