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


"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: 0.00 Month: 16.60 Year: 965.40
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 587.50
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 521.60
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 444.10
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 261.80
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 315.00
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 209.20
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 115.80
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 41.40
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 41.10
Total Distance
Hattori Miles: 6.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.00Mt101 Miles: 10.00Bandito's Miles: 4.20Musha 3 Miles: 20.00Musha 2 Miles: 6.00Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

6 miles / easy progression recovery run on the MFT. Mostly sun, low 70's, nice breeze out of the south.

Splits: 9:58, 9:19, 9:02, 8:19, 7:58, 7:18 / 8:39 avg.

WT 62.7 miles

Hattori Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Easy 10 / from work 9:10 avg.

WT 68.7 miles

Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10 miles / from work to H.S. track. During the first couple of miles I felt really crappy and decided I was just going to struggle through 4-6 miles and call it a day. During the third mile I was feeling better so I did 1 on/1 off. 3 miles warmup @ 9:25 avg. miles 4-10 @ 8:04 avg. I ran the last 2 miles on the road back to work. 30 days in a row.

Splits: 9:47, 9:45, 8:42, 7:31, 8:31, 7:16, 9:02, 7:21, 9:15, 7:30 / 8:27 avg for the run.

WT 66.5 miles

Mt101 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

4.2 miles / rest day. From work. Cloudy, windy.

WT 60.7 miles

Bandito's Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

10 miles in the cold wind and rain. Under dressed. Numb. From work. I didn't realize how intensely cold and numb I had gotten during the run until a few minutes after I had finished. I must have looked a little crazy to my coworkers - in a daze, bloody nipples, and a big grin.8:26 avg.

WT 64.7 miles

Musha 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Easy 6 / from work. Cloudy, cool. 

WT 64.7 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

AM - 9.2 miles / commute into work. Excellent running weather this morning. Took my time.

PM - 10 miles / back home. Much quicker pace than this morning, but still, easy.

WT 65.4 miles

Musha 3 Miles: 10.00Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Hattori Miles: 6.00Bandito's (2) Miles: 10.00Mt101 Miles: 10.00Bandito's Miles: 4.20Musha 3 Miles: 20.00Musha 2 Miles: 6.00Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00
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