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: 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
Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 31.20Kinvara2 Miles: 13.30Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 14.60Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 7.20
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13.2 miles / 9:00 avg. big western amoeba loop. it's nice to run later in the morning and not have to run in the heat.

WT 62.9 miles

two eighty-seven

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 13.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

8.3 miles / 8:39 avg. from work, rio grande - south

WT 64.9 miles

two eighty-eight

Kinvara2 Miles: 8.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

9.2 miles / 7:58 avg. from work - north east hoods. tempo tuesday.

2 miles WU (8:53, 8:38)

6 miles tempo (7:50, 7:49, 7:41, 7:28, 7:39, 7:45) 7:42 avg.

1.2 mile CD 8:08 avg.

WT 63.8 miles

two eighty-nine

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 9.20
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

7.2 miles from work. rio grande south. 9:17 avg.

WT 64 miles

two ninety

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
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5 miles from work / north east hoods. 9:04 avg. 

pm - 8 miles / 8:41 avg. bluff trail from jensen park. the run started out very rough the first three mile then things started to come together in mile 4 and i was able to run the last mile in 7:39. i don't know if y'all are getting this out south, but here in davis county for the last three weeks we've been inundated with swarms of these tiny little bugs. so much so that it makes it hard to control breathing, and i finish the runs caked with bugs.

WT 62.1 miles

two ninety-one

Kinvara2 Miles: 5.00Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.4 miles from work. 8:39 avg. 8 x 30 second hill reps on golden ave.

splits: 9:25, 8:57, 8:41, 8:08, 8:17, + .4 @ 8:11

WT 61.3 miles

two ninety-two

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 5.40
Weight: 0.00
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10 miles down millcreek canyon with Lysa. beautiful, relaxed run down the canyon. perfect weather, still a lot of color out there! a perfect cap to the running week. thanks Lysa !(and thanks Scott for driving us to the top!). just out of the canyon on wasatch drive we got to run on short section of the utah marathon course going on this morning. utah really is the fittest state! 

WT 66.3 miles

two ninety-three

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 31.20Kinvara2 Miles: 13.30Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 14.60Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 7.20
Weight: 0.00
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