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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 with son and golden retriever at Cottonwood Park on grass

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Ran City Creek. 4 miles up took 45 minutes and 4 miles down took 35 minutes. I hustled more on downhill so that was a good time for me. Will run about 1.5 miles tonight on kids cross country run getting that ready

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Ran 60 minutes at Cottonwood park with son and dog - nice warm wethae rfor November day

Son got 2nd in State meet here yesterday. Always seems strange to me that the younger kids run so laten in year compared to high school. Seems like with colder weather it would be better for kids to run and quit the season earlier. Also at races they seem to have it backwards, the smallest kids run earliest in the morning when it is coldest and there is more frost and ice while the older high school kids run in late morning to afternoon when it is warmer and frost has melted away. Seems like it should be reversed but what do I know - maybe there is some reason for this logic

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At sons practice at Murray Park. Kind of funny, I had my Garmin on and when I decided to quit running I had exactly 5.00 miles on it - like I planned it.

My right IT band is hurting now (it was my left before). Need to do a better job of my PT exercises

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Buttercup Park with son and dog.

Icing down IT afterwards

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Ran with Alexander and Denali Golden Retriever at Cottonwood Park on grass. Right leg sore. Polluted air in the valley bothering us

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Ran mainly on grass at Sugarhouse Park at sons practice, nice evening temps but bad air to breathe 

Shoes: Saucony - 104, Asics - 111, Trail 1 - 51, Trail 2 - 5, Work - Unknown (but has high use)

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Ran probably my last 5K of the year and was pleased to get a PR for me of 25:11, so good way to end the running races as not sure there will be anymore Ill get in this year. I ran as a bandit so its not official time, but it was the time on my garmin. I stepped off to not cross finish line so I wouldnt mess up the placing. Not sure where I would have placed in my age or overall at this time. Garmin had it slightly short at 3.08 miles. Race was a out and back on city streets and paved trails. I dont care for out and back as much as a loop race

It looks like I got slower in the race by the mile, I was 7:44 for mile 1, 8:18 for mile 2, 8:35 for mile 3. Weather was great for a November race, around 50 degrees. My injuries seemed fairly good - left IT and right achilles did not bother me, although right IT bothered some and slowed me a little. I iced it down some when I got home. I had very stressful day before but thought I had slept OK. Attitude was so-so, I pushed myself some, was about 50/50 in the number I passed vs those who passed me. As I tired my attitude wasnt ideal and I let that slow me too much.

I know my age group was won my the speedster Brent Barney on the blog. Finally got to meet him and Slyvia briefly. He ran a good race and has always given me good encouragement. Last year I ran 26:25 so being a year older thats a good improvement. Looks like I would have been around 53rd of 246

Son won his age group at 20:11 and was about 10th overall. Have trouble convincing him to dress less warm - he being only 10 and thin tends to get cold easy before the race begins and being stubborn he doesnt listen to me that he will warm up once the race starts. He was disappointed that they didnt even give out ribbons for division winners so I stopped and bought him a blue ribbon. They didnt even give the overall winners a prize. I think the winner was a fast 15:02 - Josh Mcadams. The only prizes they gave out were a few prizes that had pre-drawn names. Didnt matter to me being a bandit, but my 10 year old was disappointed.  I know I know some dont like bandits but I dont care, I pay most of time but cant always pay for 2 so I just run for fun and try not to interfere

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Ran Dimple Dell Park this morning with Denali Golden Retriever. Trail is getting too sandy from horse use, need some moisture or freezing to hardened it off. I run too slow in sand. Some of it is in wood chips though which are easier. Lesson learned - if you run down a sand hill you may have to run back up it

Kept seeing scrub blue jay birds - they always seem to be screeching at me probably saying something like "get moving faster chubby". They have nice blue color. Also I see alot of magpies with their neat black and white pattern - their call is like a laugh and seem to be saying "You call that running thats a laugh". What do birds know anyway. Unless you can fly like my son (Falcon). I guess it could be worse - Alfred Hitchcocks movie "The Birds" - that could make me run faster.

Nice views of the mountains and approaching storm.

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Ran at Murray Park with son's practice, nice evening run but too much on asphault/cement. Right IT band bothering me - need to work on my self PT

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2 slow miles with son and dog at Cottonwood Park on grass as son reviewed regional race course. Right ITB starting to bother me a little so taking it easier

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Have no idea how much I ran today but it feels like a half marathon. Helped USATF setup regional championship XC course - worked 7 hours including setting up flags, pruning branches, picking up debris, filling holes, and blowing leaves off about 4 miles of course, Im darn tired and I know I had to get several miles in. But its for the kids and thats who counts. 4 of us did almost all the work. I wish other runners would help the kids. Anyway there is alot of top runners from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and of course Utah - there are several hundred here. Am excited to see my son (Falcon) run against these other top runners - its going to be tough but he can do it, he has worked hard and will do his best. Its amazing checking the web for USATF how many ast runners there are. Fastrunner Blog runners beware - youve got alot of competition in the future coming

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Cottonwood Park

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Ran with son, a friend of his, our Golden on a recovery run (from my sons race) in Mill Creek. His friend (a non-runner) will probably not run again with us (even though we ran on slow side) - the kid was totally dead afterwards. He was noisy before running and totally silent after running. Great day for running, think it was close to 70 for late November, we ran a loop that came right out at 5 miles. Parked at winter gate (Maple Grove) in Mill Creek then up the road to Elbow Fork then on Pipeline Trail back to road by Burch Hollow, then back up road also using ski by-pass trail back to car. A very pleasant run, nice temps, a fall/winter forest (but no snow).

Left calf has been sore last 3 days for some reason

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Ran at Murray Park at sons xc practice. Will be in Washington State next few days so hope to run the logging roads by my Moms if the rainy Western Washington weather cooperates

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Ran on logging roads behind parents home near Montesano, Washington. Temps OK a little cool, low 40s but not raining. The road has a couple of killer hills. Nice  and forested, lots of green. Saw ravens, oregon juncos, steller blue jays and geese. Ran to Lake Slyvia with son

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Happy Thanksgiving

Went to the ocean this morning, a nice day for Washington in November - my boy looked for shells

Ran the logging roads again, abit cool so hd gloves and hat because of shade, but still comfortable, a little ice in the puddles. Saw a couple elk, some geese and somne neat great blue herons

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Ran  4 miles on Washington logging roads, was 25 degrees and dressed to warm, road frozen. will run more tonight. I think a mile on logging road is more difficult than other miles as they seem to have alot of u[s and downs of steep grade. Some pain from right IT

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Ran 3.5 more miles tonight under full moon through the Forest - son thought it was a little spooky but it was plesanat for me

 

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Back on the logging roads again - I try to do different ones each day, this one was definately a steep hill climber. It seems like a mile on a logging road is equivalent to 1.5 miles on flats - I though it was me, but even my fast running son thinks the logging road mile is harder. No frost, but was cloudy with cool air. Got divebombed by a couple of blue jays who then squawed at me I guess to riidcule my running style. Seattle Marathon I guess is tommorow - Id probably win it with my Utah running training, but I think Ill pass on it until next time. Seems strange time to have marathon in western Washington as usually this time of year is cold steady rain

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Ran at sons running practice last night at Murray Park under lights. My hands were freezing with the cold weather change. It will be a challenge getting out in the winter, but hopefully I will do better. I hate wearing tights or wind pants, I can bundle up my upper torso, but like my legs free in shorts when running. Maybe I need to adjust my attitude there

This will be Falcons last running practice, he has got basketball almost everyday, will try to get him a little running on the side if weather cooperates. December 8 for Nationals in the Midwest seems abit unreasonable - I dont know why they cant have things earlier in the year and why not at least have it in a warmer place, hopefully we will luck out with tolerable weather but we could have a blizzard with midwest winds. I realize they move it around the Nationals around the country and it depends on who bids for it. I suppose they want the high school kids to participate after their high school races

 

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Im going to go into winter blogging mode and probably just blog off and on until spring. Not sure yet how much running Ill get in, but hope to do more than last year and somewhat on a regular basis. It will be effected somewhat by weather and daylight as I go to work when its dark and come home when its dark usually. Falcon (my son) will only be running until Nationals Dec 8 and then his running will also be more limited since he has basketball almost everyday - I got some of my running in during his running practices. Ill try to run some while he has basketball practices. Ive also got alot of demanding personal issues to take care of now too that is effecting me so that will limit my blogging. Probably wont be any races although we may try some of the Salt Lake Track Club and Striders winter races if there arent conflicts with sons basketball and maybe the beat the new year race if we want to face the cold. I plan on to keep running and become better just need more time for some other stuff so will limit blogging for awhile

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