I'm retired from racing. Really.

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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: 1.50 Month: 71.00 Year: 668.00
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: 123.50
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PM- 10 easy miles, 6.5 of them with Paul.  ~7:15 avg pace.  Hot outside.  First run with Paul in a long time.  Although, we did almost get hit by 3 different cars (three!) and Paul almost stepped on a rattlesnake- runs are more exciting with him around, apparently.

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AM- I sure haven't missed my morning run for the past 10 days.  But, back to work.  Left 5 minutes early, so I got in an extra .5 mile.  6.5 miles, 51 min.  Saw 2 people out for a walk- who in tarnation goes for a walk at 4:30 am???

PM- 4 miles with Cody, then 3.5 more alone.  Well, all of it with the jogging stroller.  With a stop at the grocery store and the playground, where McKinley took a good 6-ft tumble off some equipment.  Ouch.  She's ok, though.  Slow- between the 88 deg heat and the stroller, any speed was impossible.  1 hour.

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Trail run- Ricks Canyon to Steel Hollow loop.  I felt ok going up Ricks, but then once I reached the top I didn't have anything in my legs.  I felt increasingly tired the whole way down, till I was crawling at the end.  Nice views, fun trail, but my legs were too shot to enjoy it much.  I am definitely not recovered from my trail race a few weeks ago.  Added a bit to the end to make it 13 miles, 1:50:00.  I did see a dead beaver on the way.  And I pulled a tick out of my leg afterwards.

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Semi-long run today.  Started in the wee hours of the morning at Hollow Road.  It was chilly enough that I wore a tech t-shirt, tech long-sleeve, and stretchy gloves.  I was real glad I had them as the wind out of the canyon was rather cool.  Ran up Hollow Road and Blacksmith Fork Canyon till Left Hand Fork turnoff (8.3 miles), where I met Paul.  Pace was relaxed on the way up- 7:25-7:55 miles, except for one 8:15 mile at the mouth of the canyon due to the wind.  The wind was typical, meaning rather strong for a number of miles.  I added about .75 miles on LHF waiting for Paul.

Paul gave me a drink, then it was time to go down.  I had wanted to run between 6:15-6:30 pace on the way down.  Per Paul's entry, we ran 6:40, 6:18, 6:10, 6:07, 5:53, 5:59, 6:09, and 6:11 (6:12 avg on the way down).  Felt good- still talking some, though I was breathing a bit hard.  The sub-6:00 miles felt pretty fast (Paul was pushing the pace) but I wore him out by the end so I was pushing him.  Very nice to have someone to run with.  About 17.5 miles total, 2:01:18.  Finished up with a post-run donut.

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