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


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: 32.30 Month: 101.00 Year: 613.80
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 434.70
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 9.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 253.00
Switchbackblack2 Lifetime Miles: 88.20
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 226.90
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 134.50
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 33.80
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 6.20
Total Distance
Kinvara2 Miles: 6.30Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 11.20Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 6.40Hattori The 2nd Miles: 4.50Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

2 miles of recovery touring the hoods around the hotel on a peaceful Salmon sunday morning.

WT 57.3 miles

two fifty-nine

Kinvara2 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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3.2 miles from work. nice and easy recovery run. i'll probably stick to 3-4 miles a day this week.

WT 56.5 miles

two sixty

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 3.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

4.3 miles from work - rio grande - north. lightly rained upon for most of the run. recovery is going well.

WT 54.8 miles

two sixty-one

Kinvara2 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6.4 miles from work. the combination of short recovery miles this week plus the nice cool temps this morning (51F) had me feeling great. my legs felt strong and fluid right out the door. still fatigued, so the mileage is going to stay low for now, but super psyched about how my body is responding to the marathon effort last  saturday. mile 6 @ 8:21.

WT 54.2 miles

two sixty-two

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 6.40
Weight: 0.00
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8 miles from work. rio grande - south. loving these cooler temps.

WT 52.2 miles

two sixty-three

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.5 miles - from work. traditional friday rest day pace. trying to keep the pattern of my runs the same. EPL was flickering on and off throughout the run. it was straight to the commode when i was done running.

WT 54.7 miles

two sixty-four

Hattori The 2nd Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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12 miles / 8:34 avg. commute to work. what absolutely perfect weather for a run this morning.

today's run caps my first week of recovery after the marathon, and i feel really good about it. i wanted to run more miles earlier in the week but held back to be safe. today's run was meant as a gauge of how i'm doing, and it turns out i'm doing great! 12 miles at an 8:34 avg. is a good training run for me. although i could feel that i really wasn't ready for a longer run yet, i did feel plenty of strength and virtually no soreness in the legs. in fact, i experienced little to no soreness in my legs this week. i'm thinking that i could've/should've run a bit harder in the marathon last saturday, and what held me back was more mental than physical. still no regrets as it was an 10 minute PR and i felt pretty good throughout the whole race. i've learned a lot through this last training cycle and know i can be a stronger runner. my confidence has taken a leap throughout the process and hopefully i can turn that confidence into better training.

really excited for all the FRB'ers racing today - especially at TOU!

WT 40.4 miles

two sixty-five

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Kinvara2 Miles: 6.30Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 11.20Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 6.40Hattori The 2nd Miles: 4.50Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
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