I'm retired from racing. Really.

October 23, 2021

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Feb 24, 2007



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5k- 16:01, 1/2 marathon- 1:11:37, marathon- 2:34:16, 50k- 3:58, 100 mile- 15:19

Former World Record holder in 100 x 5k relay 

Ultra history:

8-100 mile, 1-100k, 9-50 mile, 2-40 mile, 14-50k-ish

12 wins, 5 CR's, plus four 2nd, five 3rd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 5th, 9th, 16th, 20th, 28th, 38th, and 62nd place, with 1 DNF 

Short-Term Running Goals:


Enjoy running, stay fit (and maybe lose a few pounds)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Unretire at some point

Run a sub-6 hr 50 miler

Win a 100 mile ultramarathon


I have five cute kids. And I have some rockin short green racing shorts- I wear them mainly because it embarrasses my wife so much. I like ultimate frisbee, trail running, reading, and cheering for the Denver Broncos!   And I have the absolute best wife in the world.  And I used to run for the now-disbanded national Team Pearl Izumi- Ultra!

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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: 16.00 Year: 691.00
Fastwitch Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 86.50
Road N1 Lifetime Miles: 31.00
Trail M2 Lime/black Lifetime Miles: 270.00
Road M3 Grey And Yellow Lifetime Miles: 136.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

AM- Long run on the Bear 100 course with Cody.  We ran the last 30 miles, including the only parts I had never previously run.  I have now run the whole thing!

We started at mile 69 of the course, immediately crossing the Logan River (I didn't want wet feet the whole time, so I wore an old pair of shoes for the crossing and threw them back across, to be picked up later).  Ran up the very nice but far too short Peterson Hollow, then climbed and descended a rough trail into Beaver Mtn lodge.  From there we went up (and up and up) to Sink Hollow and Gibson Basin, then to Beaver Creek campground, where we saw our first people on the trail- a bunch of ATV-ers.  Then a very steady climb to Ranger Dip, followed by the incredibly steep climb to the last summit above Bear Lake.  One final, minor descent (only 3500 ft of elevation loss), a stream crossing (which included me sitting down in it for a bit), and a little road got us to the finish.  Last mile was sub-7, so we still had some legs left.  A good run with Cody, as always.

Our families met us in Bear Lake for some beach time.  The run was rather slow- 30.3 miles in 5:16:03 (10:26 avg pace).  Cody's Sporttracks recorded 6072 ft climbing, 7206 descending- wow.  The Bear 100 website says we only did 4800 ft climbing and 5800 descending, which I know is wrong- I think they underestimate by 20%.  My arms and head are absolutely burnt, so no warm showers for a while.  Feel good otherwise.  It's nice to finally have done the whole course so I know what to expect in September.   

Fuel XC Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
From Paul on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 10:53:50 from

I'd trust Phil Lowry's numbers over Cody's. The little garmins are terrible at estimating vertical, and they usually overestimate. I think Phil uses a much nicer (more accurate) GPS.

From jtshad on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 11:05:04 from

Next time remember the sunscreen!

From Jon on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 11:38:10 from

Paul- I know Phil is probably closer, but still underestimates. For example, if I look at just the max/mins from yesterday's run (i.e. elevation at Franklin basin up to a saddle and down to Beaver Lodge), we ran 5100 ft climbing and 6200 descending. That's not accounting for any small rolling hills along the way. So I'm sure that Phil is at least some off on the low side. Doesn't really matter, though- it is what it is, and everyone runs the same thing.

From Superfly on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:31:02 from

Nice run man. Anytime someone goes over a marathon distance in a training run it a BIG deal.

From Aaron Kennard on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 21:33:12 from

I'm excited to see what your 'rather fast' time is in the real deal if that's your 'rather slow' speed. Seems like a solid pace for that kind of a training run. Although I imagine doing that after 70 previous miles is going to change things just a tad.

From Adam RW on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 23:23:12 from

Great way to spend the holiday. Glad to see there was no residual soreness today from this run.

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