The Perils of Self Betterment

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Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008



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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


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 two dogs 

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




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: 0.00 Month: 59.00 Year: 400.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 507.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 542.90
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 512.50
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 580.20
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 521.60
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 422.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 239.50
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 171.50
Switchbackblack2 Lifetime Miles: 56.00
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 172.90
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 69.70
Total Distance
Kinvara3 II Miles: 7.00Virrata Miles: 5.00MR00 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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7 miles - wasatch/adamswood/golden/church. 8:42 avg.

WT 25.3 miles

* Nevels doppelganger sighting.

Kinvara3 II Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

5 miles - frontage/church/golden/valeria/colonial/wasatch/gentile/earth loop.

WT 22.3 miles

Virrata Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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hot-n-easy 5 miles on the boardwalk at the nature preserve. everything this week is going really well, except for getting the running in. this is the plight of the hobby jogger.

WT 20.3 miles

*the garmin 205 that i've had since i started this blog almost 5 years ago finally gave up the ghost. almost 13,000 miles of running and i never had any issues with it (i dropped it on concrete once and lost the audio, but after a while the audio came and went randomly. also, just once could i not get the satellite to load, i have no idea why). i was still getting 10+ hours on the battery between charges right up to the end. now i'm watchless until the new one arrives.

*though only a hobby jogger, and running about 1/4 of the mileage i ran last year, my weight, after shooting up 10 pounds by the end of March, is now back down to within a pound of what it was in december after having run 370+ days in a row. i attribute this to good ol' calorie reduction (much less carbs), which is easy to manage when you're not really running any miles.

MR00 Miles: 5.00
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Kinvara3 II Miles: 7.00Virrata Miles: 5.00MR00 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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