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
59.35
GSS 3 Miles: 15.10Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.25Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 11.00Asics 2140 Miles: 5.00GSS 3 (2) Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.10

7.1 miles / 8:55 avg.  Sunny, 33 degrees. Clark/glovers lane.

Nothing there today. In fact, I ran progressively slower as the miles went by. Nice to get out and run though.

GSS 3 Miles: 7.10
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
8.25

8.25 miles / 1:09:27 / 8:24 avg. Murky sunshine, 29 degrees. From work and about.

Splits: 8:53, 8:19, 8:14, 8:24, 8:25, 8:31, 8:21, 8:12 + .25 @ 7:40 pace.

Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.25
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles / 1:34:45 / 8:36 avg. Noon-thirty.  Bluff trail, overhaze, 30 degrees.

Started off slow. At mile 3 (9:32) I was feeling that weak, dizzy feeling I get from time to time. I almost turned around and headed back at that point. I started feeling much better around 5 miles so on the way back I focused on running faster for miles 8 and 10.  As usual, optimism wins again.

Splits: 8:44, 8:54, 9:32, 8:53, 8:31, 8:35, 8:42, 7:43, 8:55, 7:37, 8:36.

Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles / 8:43 avg. Bluff trail. Overcast, 39 degrees. Shorts weather!

Asics 2140 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy 8. 9:08 avg. Partly cloudy/hazy, 25 degrees. Bluff trail. 4 x 30 second striders in the last mile.

GSS 3 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Total Distance
20.00

20 miles / 2:53:49 / 8:41 avg. Overcast skies, 30 degrees, light wind out of NNW. Ran all over Northwest Davis County. Fastest mile was 8:06, slowest was 9:08. Felt pretty good until the last couple. At approximately miles 8 and 16, was back at my car for fuel/hydration, although my total intake for the run was 3/4 of a banana and about 12 oz of water. I had plenty of energy throughout the run, just cramped up a bit towards the end. 

I reached 10 miles in 1:25:13 (8:31 avg), and 13.1 miles in 1:52:28 (8:35 avg.), and then finished up the 20 with an avg. pace of 8:41...so I slowed down quite a bit the second half of the run. Got to work on that. But otherwise happy, and grateful that I am still running and improving.

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
59.35
GSS 3 Miles: 15.10Asics DS 13 Miles: 8.25Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 11.00Asics 2140 Miles: 5.00GSS 3 (2) Miles: 20.00
Weight: 0.00
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