The Perils of Self Betterment

December 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
33.00
Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 14.00MR00 Miles: 6.00Kinvara3 III Miles: 6.00Kinvara3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles / 8:33 avg. treadmill (always at a 1% incline). i put the treadmill in our "potting shed" it's an old one car garage, kind of dilapitated. it has electricity but no heat - perfect for treadmilling about.

WT 13 miles

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles / 8:30 avg. treadmill

WT 14 miles

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

checking in. nothing to report. more mileage to come later.

6 miles / 8:30 avg. tready.

MR00 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles / 8:52 avg. from home to the cemetary for some loops, and back.

merry christmas

WT 6 miles

Kinvara3 III Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 8:45 avg. from work - minority loops.

WT 13 miles
 

Kinvara3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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0.00

the Year of the Hobby Jogger comes to a close. i'm proud to say that this years mileage is the least i have run since i started up running again (and started here on the blog). my first year back was 2008, and i covered 1,317 miles. this year i ran 1,177 miles. plus, i ended the year with my lowest mileage month with decembers total coming in at an ignoble 33 miles.

here's a breakdown of the last 6 years total mileages:

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083

2013 - 1,177

- i ran 174 times in 2013 (compared to 390+ times in 2012) and netted an average 6.7 miles per run.

- so yeah, i took full advantage of my hobby jogger status this year.  i basically ran only when i really wanted to and it was convenient. i also didn't race at all in 2013. so i should be fully rested up now and ready to start training again. planning to start off slowly and carefully though. as it happens i am under the weather these last couple of days - so no runs until i feel better.

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Total Distance
33.00
Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 14.00MR00 Miles: 6.00Kinvara3 III Miles: 6.00Kinvara3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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