The Perils of Self Betterment

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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
58.90
Hattori Miles: 7.00Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 8.00Musha 2 Miles: 19.30Bandito's (2) Miles: 13.40Mt101 Miles: 7.00Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 8:17 avg. MFT. Sunny and cool. Progression run

Splits: 9:25, 9:00, 8:40, 8:04, 7:31, 6:56, 8:30.

WT 66.4 miles

Hattori Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
8.00

Oh man. I don't know if I can handle another week of beautiful, perfectly ideal running weather!

 

Easy 8 / from work.

WT 64.4 miles

Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles / easy. From work. Mostly cloudy, light intermittent rain. Great running weather. Tired legs the last two runs means I should probably take a cut back week this week. I've run 4 weeks in a row with over 60 miles a week (62.5, 63.6, 64.2, and 65.4 miles) and I've felt strong most of the time. I want to build up to where I can handle 70+ miles weeks regularly by the end of the year so I'm trying to play it smart and not over do it.

WT 60.4 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
13.40

13.4 miles / 8:54 avg.. From work. I dragged myself through the first four miles a little bummed that I still wasn't feeling good. I knew I could still get the miles I wanted, but it's always more enjoyable when I get to run those miles on legs that feel fresh. Knowing that my pace was just going to get worse unless I did something to take my mind off the situation I ran 12 x 1 minute @ 10k to hm pace with a 1 min. break in between. Then I took about a 1.5 mile break on the climb to Emerald park where I got a drink of water, mile 8.7), which was very slow. Then did another 12 x 1 min on/off. Finished the run with about a mile cool down. Whatever. The whole run was basically a 13.4 mile cool down.

WT 69.6 miles


Bandito's (2) Miles: 13.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 8:45 avg. From work.

weather

WT 66.6 miles

Mt101 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
4.20

4.2 miles / easy. From work. Pretty much a rest day. Phenomenal Phall weather we're having this year!

40 days in a row.

WT 64.8 miles

Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
13.30

13.3 miles / easy. Commute into work. First 4 miles @ 9:45 avg. Next 8 miles (5 through 12) @ 8:36 avg, 1.3 mile cool down @ 9:00 avg.

WT 58.9 miles

Musha 2 Miles: 13.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
58.90
Hattori Miles: 7.00Hyperspeed 4 (2) Miles: 8.00Musha 2 Miles: 19.30Bandito's (2) Miles: 13.40Mt101 Miles: 7.00Hyperspeed 4 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
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