The Perils of Self Betterment

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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

2021 - 1064.9

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 one dog

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: 2.00 Month: 105.40 Year: 105.40
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 600.30
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 530.60
Switchbacksblack Lifetime Miles: 176.50
Kinvara11 Lifetime Miles: 336.90
Kinvara11(2) Lifetime Miles: 257.10
Kinvara11blue Lifetime Miles: 157.10
Rincon2 Lifetime Miles: 90.90
Spg 4ís Lifetime Miles: 41.10
Total Distance
MR00 Miles: 11.00Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 8.00Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 10.00Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 7.00Kinvara3 Miles: 16.40
Weight: 160.86
Total Distance

5 miles / 7:27 avg. progression run on the MFT. splits: 7:59, 7:37, 7:22, 7:17, 7:01.

WT 52.6 miles

three twenty-two

MR00 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 161.00
Total Distance

4 miles / 9:30 avg. from work. looks like i'll be taking it real easy for the next several weeks. this will be kind of my break for the year. maybe 35 - 50 miles a week. i need to do this for my mind as much as for my body. physically i feel good, but i've been feeling a little mentally fried the last few weeks. so i'll still be running everyday but i'm not going to make any extra effort for mileage. i should still be able to top 3,000 miles for the year - by far a lifetime PR. in fact, i've already beat my year mileage PR. i'll use this break as an opportunity to experiment with some nutrition changes i want to make, and to work on speed a bit.

WT 48.6 miles

three twenty-three


Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 4.00
Weight: 160.20
Total Distance

10 miles easy, from work - north east. i didn't look at my watch until i got back to the shop and saw i was at 9.67 miles so i kept going to make 10. it was nice to not think about distance or pace today and just lope around the hoods in the sun. 30F is pretty much perfect running temp when the sun's out. 9:10 avg.

WT 48.6 miles

three twenty-four

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 10.00
Weight: 161.00
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Total Distance

7 miles / rio grande north and south. 8:31 avg.

WT 50.2 miles

three twenty-five

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 7.00
Weight: 160.80
Total Distance

6 miles from work - north east. 10 x 30 second hill reps on golden ave. 9:05 avg.

pm - 6 miles from work - rio grande south. 8:45 avg. short sleeves in the middle of november :-)

WT 52 miles

three twenty-six

Kinvara3 Miles: 6.00MR00 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 161.60
Total Distance

4 miles easy from work - east and back. balmy 38F.

WT 52 miles

three twenty-seven

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 4.00
Weight: 160.40
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Total Distance

10.4 miles / 8:08 avg. from work - rio grande north. felt good this morning. negative split = 25 seconds per mile faster for second half.

splits: 8:32, 8:23, 8:26, 8:22, 8:10, 8:00, 7:52, 7:57, 7:56, 7:59, + .4 @ 7:50

WT 52.4 miles

three twenty-eight

Kinvara3 Miles: 10.40
Weight: 161.00
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Total Distance
MR00 Miles: 11.00Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 8.00Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 10.00Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 7.00Kinvara3 Miles: 16.40
Weight: 160.86
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