The Perils of Self Betterment

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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
73.90
Rincon2 Miles: 32.70Kinvara11(2) Miles: 19.60Switchbacksblack Miles: 2.00Graynine Miles: 6.50Kinvara11blue Miles: 9.30Kinvara11 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.10

5.1 miles - campus loops - 8:58/8:43(4)

114pm - sun, low 20's and an icy brrreeze out of the north

WT 30.9 miles

Rincon2 Miles: 5.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.20

7.2 miles - rio grande from smiths north and back - 9:36/9:14(7)

1138am - sun, low 20's - rio grande is a relatively flat asphalt trail that goes for miles and miles. unfortunately today the asphalt was covered with hard packed snow and ice.

WT 33.1 miles

Kinvara11(2) Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
2.00

2 miles on the tready - 9:18

530pm - house style - very busy day wasn't going to run at all but who can resist the siren lure of the seductive treadmill? not I... felt good to raise the heart rate for a few minutes anyway.

WT 32.1 miles

Switchbacksblack Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
6.00

6 mundane miles on the 'mill

310pm - homealone

WT 26.3 miles

 

Graynine Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.10

7.1 miles - fort lane loop - 9:09/8:43(7)

919am - overcast, low 40's, moist

WT 33.4 miles

Rincon2 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles - lobster/wasatch - 9:08/8:46(4)

1023am - sun, 50F, feels like Spring out thar

WT 31.4 miles

Kinvara11blue Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.40

5.4 miles - crestview/golden/wasatch - 9:04/*:49(5)

1145am - mostly cloudy and a stiff north breeze, sun came out for my last mile, upper 30's

WT 31.7 miles

Kinvara11(2) Miles: 5.40
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles - walgreens loop - 9:07/8:51(6)

951am - sun, low 30's, headwind no matter which direction i was running. took a much needed two days off in a row.

WT 29.5 miles

Kinvara11(2) Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles - antelope loop - 9:11/8:41(8)

1023am - sun, mid 30's

WT 31.5 miles

Rincon2 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.30

4.3 miles - minority whip - 8:38/8:02(4)

1048am - overcast, upper 30's

WT 28.7 miles

Kinvara11 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
5.30

5.3 miles - lobster/wasatch - 9:14/8:45(5)

945am - soup diluted haze, low 30's

WT 30 miles

Kinvara11blue Miles: 5.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles - lobster/wasatch - 9:12/8:44(4)

1112am - sun? mid 30's

WT 28.6 miles

 

Rincon2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

8.5 miles - shepherd loop - 9:16/9:10(7)

918am - overcast with dirt, low 30,s

WT 37.1 miles

Rincon2 Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
73.90
Rincon2 Miles: 32.70Kinvara11(2) Miles: 19.60Switchbacksblack Miles: 2.00Graynine Miles: 6.50Kinvara11blue Miles: 9.30Kinvara11 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
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