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February 2008

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Location:

Sequim,WA,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

5K - 25:11

10K - 53:01

1/2 Marathon 2:22:57

2 mile - 10:18 (1971)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy, keep up with son, run when I can, improve running times

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keeping running as long as I can. Do a marathon

Personal:

Have a 11 year old boy (Falcon) who loves to run and runs in the USATF Nationals.  Im 55 years young.

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.

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ran inside at Dimple Dell track while Alex practiced basketball

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Ran in my neighborhood for 4 miles

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Ran while Alexander had basketball practice in neighborhood by gym where he practiced

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Yes Im back by popular demand. Thousands of fast running bloggers have requested my return (Ok the truth is Brent sent me a message last December when I took a break from blogging). I have decided to return to the blog for the good of the blog. The problem was getting serious (ha). Sasha had threatened to shut down the blog if I didnt return - he stated that without elite runners like Michael the blog will go nowhere (ha). Fastrunning Mommy had threatened to harass her beloved Sasha if I didnt return. Top runners like Paul, Chad, Cody and others had threatened to quit running entirely if I didnt return. Dozens of runners were lost without my great running expertise (ha). Brent had threatened to stop giving runners commando points if I didnt return. And the worst threat was that Lybi had threatened to stopped sending all her comments to congrat and tease other runners. So I have decided graciously to return to the blog. I must do it for the good of the blog.

The truth is Ive missed the blog, have started running more and have also missed running. Im still the slow Michael working on getting faster. Ive run a little off and on in the winter but not too much, because of needing time for some other personal challenges. Alexander (Falcon) has not yet returned to running although he has certainly ran alot with hours of basketball every week and besides we believe in cross-training and other fun for 10 year old boys

I ran again in my family neighborhood. I think my miles were in the 4 or 5 minute range give or take a 1/2 mile (ha). OK I was just running slow 10 minute miles, but I did get out 3 days in a row. It was abit challenging as I had to watch out for cars as I dont like cement sidewalks and prefer asphault over it. Had to watch out for snow drifts sticking out and ice patches. Was nice running again. A nice day with great views of snow covered mountains. Ran with Denali my Golden retriever who also seemed glad to be out. Still have hip pain so have to be careful with that.

So fast running bloggers watch out, Michael is back. Falcon will return after basketball. Hope to see you out running or on the blog.

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90 minutes of basketball with son which tired me out as he ran circles around me with his speed and dribbling, so Ill count that as 2 miles (just to count something) It should count for something, I know I was tired

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Cross-country ski 10+ miles in Big Cottonwood, again not sure what to count that as but I think it should be worth half that in slow running miles as there was also alot of uphill and my legs are tired

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Just a couple miles. Decided to do some Wasatch upper body work (lots of snow shoveling). Painted the disaster room of our house (my sons room). Was flipping through TV channels - my cat was fascinated with the Muppets show, so I left it on, darn cat stood the remaining 20 minutes in front of TV and watched it (weird)

Todays Quote: Whatever your 100% looks like, give it.

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Ran in my neighborhood again, ran a little faster but still slow for most. Still had to wtach out running on the asphault roads for traffic because of snow drifts and ice in places

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Only time for short run

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