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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: 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
Stillnotmads (2) Miles: 5.00Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 12.00AltraTorin2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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5 miles - 9:25 avg. - redlobster/minority dip/wasatch

sun, upper 70's

WT 35 miles


Stillnotmads (2) Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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8 miles - 9:25 avg - redlobster/minority dipdido/rite aid/wasatch

sun, low 70's

WT 39 miles


Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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had a tooth extracted this morning. no run for a couple of days

circa 2012

WT 33 miles

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6 miles - 9:01 avg. redlobster/minority fade/wasatch. tooth pull a success - running to continue. last mile@8:18

overcast, off/on light rain/ mid 50's

WT 29 miles

AltraTorin2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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4 miles - 8:53 avg - campus loops from home. maintenance run.


WT 23 miles

Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Stillnotmads (2) Miles: 5.00Treadmillio Shoes Miles: 12.00AltraTorin2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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