The Perils of Self Betterment

June 2013

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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

2021 - 1064.9

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 one dog

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: 8.50 Month: 73.90 Year: 73.90
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 596.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 525.60
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 176.50
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 336.90
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 248.60
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 149.90
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 84.40
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 41.10
Total Distance
169.80
Kinvara3 II Miles: 69.10MR00 Miles: 12.20Kinvara3 Miles: 20.00Virrata Miles: 34.30Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 26.00Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles. from the shop,  rio grande - north. 8:50 avg. Corbin Talley sighting.

WT 33 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.00

8 easy miles on the boardwalk at the nature preserve. 9:04 avg.

WT 34 miles

MR00 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.00

7 miles. from work - NE. 9:01 avg. all my runs these days are at an easy pace - but today was more so because my calves are still sore from monday's run in the very minimal, very flat new balance MR00's. haven't run in them for awhile. i usually try to work in at least one run a week with a flat shoe and call it a foot strengthening day.

pm - 4 miles on the LPT. 8:23 avg.

splits: 8:40, 8:22, 8:27, 8:07

WT 37 miles

Kinvara3 Miles: 7.00Virrata Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
3.30

3.3 miles from work. 8:35 avg. yesterday's 11 miles (in two runs) was my biggest day this year. usually i would take today off but i'm now officially running again, so i am beginning the painful process of getting back into shape. i've averaged just over 20 miles a week so far this year, with the last couple of weeks over 30 mpw. so for june the plan is to work up to 50 mpw and hopefully maintain something close to that, and more, throughout the rest of this year, with an eye to making 2014 my best year of running ever. i hope to be getting pr's at 50 years old!

WT 37.3 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 ponderous miles on the buffalo ranch trail. 9:54 avg.

WT 37.3 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
8.40

8.4 miles - rio grande/ellison. 9:27 avg. rough morning run. never loosened up, low energy. being out of shape can be difficult. 

WT 35.7 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 8.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
11.00

6 miles from work - NE. very slow, re-commitment to the long view run.

pm - 5 easy miles on the buffalo ranch trail. 85 degrees felt nice.

WT 38.7 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 5.00Virrata Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.20

4.2 miles from work to the hs track for some laps and back. 8:48 avg.

31.9 miles

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
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7.00

7 miles 9:47 avg. from work. butt ugly "run". labored breathing at 10 min. per mile. i seem to be getting in worse condition as the weeks go by...

WT 35.6 miles

Kinvara3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
9.20

9.2 miles from work - NE. 8:55 avg.

WT 39.8 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles. easy. rio grande-north.

WT 40.4 miles

Virrata Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles from work-NE. 8:34 avg.

WT 46.4 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
4.20

4.2 low gumption miles. from work -NE. 

WT 39.6 miles

MR00 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
13.00

8 miles from work-NE. 6 x 30 second hill reps on golden ave, then about a half mile and into 4 x 1/4 mile @5k pace (1:45, 1:43, 1:43, 1:46). 

i know i don't have the mileage base to support any real workouts yet. i just wanted to give my legs and mind a little break from the 8:30-9:00 pace routine i subject them to everyday.

pm - 5 extremely easy miles on the buffalo ranch trail. windy.

WT 48.4 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 5.00Kinvara3 II Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles - the usual route. 

here's to finally experiencing better recovery between runs...

WT 46.4 miles

Virrata Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles on the buffalo ranch trail with Loki. that's Loki, the Greatest Dane(as far as she's concerned).

WT 43.2 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.20

11.2 miles - rio grande south/deseret dr. / 9:12 avg

WT 45.4 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 11.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles NE route. 8:38 avg.

WT 45.4 miles

Kinvara3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
10.30

10.3 miles / from home - big western loop. today's run gives me the first 50 mile week in a very long time.

WT 51.5 miles

 

Virrata Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles from work - NE. 6 x 1/4 mile (target 1:45), 1:51, 1:42, 1:44, 1:45, 1:45, 1:43. 1/4 mile rest in between intervals.

WT 46.5 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles from work - NE. 9:12 avg.

WT 45.5 miles

 

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 miles from work. 9:08 avg. Sugarhouse Relay Carnival tomorrow.

WT 44.5 miles

Kinvara3 II Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
0.00

no sleep . no run. no Sugarhouse Relay. this makes four races over the last two years that i've registered for but not shown up to. a pattern has emerged. that pattern resembles something you'd find in a cereal bowl, or on the crust of a finely made pie...

Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.00

5 miles on the buffalo ranch trail. 88F when i started, 93F when i finished. forecast to hit 104F today, so i suppose i beat the heat.

WT 38.3 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
169.80
Kinvara3 II Miles: 69.10MR00 Miles: 12.20Kinvara3 Miles: 20.00Virrata Miles: 34.30Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 26.00Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
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