The Perils of Self Betterment

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



Goal Type:


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:




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
Asics 1130 Bronze Miles: 23.40Treadmill Shoe Miles: 20.20Asics 1130 Miles: 7.55
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Started around 1:00 pm. Sunny, 19F, light breezes. Left from house, ran the Glovers Lane/cattle road loop. Pace was slow and easy today. Everything in good working order.

Asics 1130 Bronze Miles: 15.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

PM thrills on the TM

Ran the first and last .25 of the 4th mile & the last .25 of the 5th mile @ 7:30 pace.

6 mi./52:34/8:45 avg.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Really feeling wiped out this morning. Maybe all the snow shoveling!

Asics 1130 Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
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Embracing the treadmill this week...3 days in a row.

Very rough going still this morning. Don't know what's up.

6 mi./53:05/8:50 avg.

THIS JUST IN:  The sun apparently still exists and is currently making it's first appearance around these parts in three days! AND it has stopped snowing, AND it's 36 degrees instead of 17 degrees.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Nice, nice day. Warm before the storm. 48F, mostly sunny, no wind. Great to run outdoors again. From the house/fairground loop. Felt better today than the last couple of days.

8.2 mi/1:09:15/8:26 avg

Asics 1130 Bronze Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
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Nice weather again today, though not as warm. Sunny, 38F, light wind out of the north.

Ran in a new place today. I drove from work five miles to a place called Jensen park in west Layton. There is a parkway trail which I started on but the real meat was west into the sparsley populated farm lands. Long stretches of road, wide open fields and views of Antelope Ilsand, birds, cows and horses. I passed maybe a dozen cars, and this was during the rush hour time of day. I'll probably run there again as it's a good option for afternoon winter running.

After 3 miles I ran 8 x 1 min. @7:00-7:15 pace with 2 to 3 min easy inbetween.

8.2 mi./1:08:20/8:20 avg.

Treadmill Shoe Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
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Easy from house today. State/650 west. Sunny, 36F, no wind.

4.25 mi./36:23/8:34 avg.

Asics 1130 Miles: 4.25
Weight: 0.00
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Asics 1130 Bronze Miles: 23.40Treadmill Shoe Miles: 20.20Asics 1130 Miles: 7.55
Weight: 0.00
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