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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

 

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 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: 23.90 Month: 102.10 Year: 748.10
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 584.50
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 521.60
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 434.70
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 253.00
Switchbackblack2 Lifetime Miles: 88.20
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 264.80
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 153.70
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 75.70
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 25.00
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 12.20
Total Distance
44.00
Trail Shoe Miles: 16.75Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 8.20GSS 3 (2) Miles: 8.00Barefoot Miles: 0.75Asics DS 13 Miles: 6.30GSS 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
8.50

8.5 miles/1:12:56/8:34 avg.

Ran from the house down clarke lane to the "ranches" South to Glovers, East on Glovers to LPT then North to Clarke and East to home. AW rode along on her mt.bike. We got out around 11:30 with a break in the rain. 52 degrees. Perfect running weather if not for the strong South wind. Otherwise a good run.

Splits: 9:48, 8:26, 8:14, 8:25, 8:40, 8:19, 8:31, 8:23, +.5 @ 8:08.

Trail Shoe Miles: 8.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
0.00

Granting a request from the right calf to take the day off.

Tune in tomorrow for another episode of  "As The Runner Squirms"

Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
8.20

8.1 miles/1:11:28/8:43 avg. Sunny, 44 degrees. From work out and about suburbia.

Calf is twangin' like a country music singer. Still runnable, just no pushing for awhile.

Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 8.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
8.00

Easy eight. 8:51 avg. Bluff trail. Sunny, 45F. 

Calf loosened up nicely as the run progressed. 

Lot's of  grasshoppers on the parkway. Apparently, committing suicide by bike is popular amongst the grasshoppers...

GSS 3 (2) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
9.00

9 miles/1:16:50/8:33 avg.  Overcast, 50F. Excellent running weather! From work.

3/4 mile barefoot on grass at Emerald Park.

Splits: 9:18, 8:37, 8:32, 8:42, 9:01, 8:33, 7:57, 8:17, 8:02.

Trail Shoe Miles: 8.25Barefoot Miles: 0.75
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
6.30

6.3 miles/55:11/8:46 avg. sun, 54F. From work.

Splits: 8:47, 8:57, 8:41, 8:47, 8:52, 8:35, +.3 @ 8:31

 

PM edit: Just slightly busier than I want to be today through Sunday, however, there will be runs.

Asics DS 13 Miles: 6.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
4.00

Breakfast update: 1 banana, 1 can spinach, coffee, water...

Black beans for lunch.

Ran 4 miles. 33:32/8:22 avg. overcast, 48F. On the LPT.Unintentional progression run.

8:42, 8:25, 8:22, 8:00

 

Snack: 1 cup lowfat "vanilla" yogurt. 1 "very large" pear (from the tree out back).

Dinner: Bacon & eggs (with cheddar). Juice.

Evening snack: bowl of raisin bran w/skim milk.

GSS 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
44.00
Trail Shoe Miles: 16.75Mizuno Wave 12 Miles: 8.20GSS 3 (2) Miles: 8.00Barefoot Miles: 0.75Asics DS 13 Miles: 6.30GSS 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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