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Location:

Providence,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 15, 2012

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

 Under 50:

Marathon PR - 2:40:32

Half Mara PR - 1:10:17 

Over 50:

Marathon: 3:20

Half Mara - 1:28 

Races in 2012:

Mar 17 - Shamrock Shuffle  5K 21:40 3rdAG

Apr 21 - SLC HM  1:32:43 3rdAG

Jun 9 - UVM HM 1:33:27 1stAG

Jun 18 - Wasatch Back Relay (#7)

Jul 4 - Freedom Run 15K 1:03:10 1stAG

Jul 24 - DesNews 10K 41:00 4thAG

Jul 28 - Timp HM 1:28:53 1stAG

Aug 25 - TOU HM 1:34:14 1stAG

Sep 15 - TOU Full 3:56:05 Pacer for 3:55 group

Oct 6 - SGM 3:34:04 4thAG

Oct 13 - Pink HM 1:39:30 Pacer for 1:40 group

Nov 3 - 1st Dam Run 10K 43:44 1stAG

Nov 10 - Ragnar LV (#3)         

Nov 17 - Turkey Trot 10K 45:05 1stAG

Nov 22 - Hurricane Hustle 5K 21:40 

Dec 8 - Reindeer Run 8K 34:18 1stAG

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Place in AG (60-64), lower St. George Marathon time to 3:15 (3:20 in 2011) 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, stay injury-free. Want to run Boston again when I'm 80 (then maybe I'll place in my AG :) )

Personal:

Married, 7 grandchildren. Used to run for the Marine Corp XC team (many years ago). Currently assistant XC coach at Mt. Crest High School in Hyrum, UT

Favorite Blogs:

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: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Adrenaline GTS Lifetime Miles: 466.60
Asics Gel Hyper Speed Lifetime Miles: 70.98
Altra Provision Lifetime Miles: 241.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Race: Striders HM (13.1 Miles) 01:39:35
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1:40 pacer for the Striders HM. Finishing time was 1:39:35. Not a bad day for a race. As a pacer, I thought our first miles were a bit fast. Avg was supposed to be 7:38. Miles 3, 4, & 5 were 7:17, 7:18, 7:15. In fact, every mile through mile 8 was sub-7:38. Two problems with this--first, for those trying to hit 1:40, it can burn you out early on. I have always preached that you can't bank minutes in a race. Second--we really had to slow down the last 3 miles, running a 7:46 (ok, that one's not too bad), 7:53, and 8:27. So, I let it get away from me. Yeah, the finishing time is within 30 seconds of target time (where I like to be), but the last few miles had to be manipulated to hit it. I know better, and will be more disciplined next time. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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A 12-mile training run out of Blacksmith Fork Canyon. Weather was cold and windy. Normally, no worries with the wind out of BSFC, but on this day, it was a headwind the entire run. Wanted to run about a 7:40, but the cold and wind wore me out and I could only manage a 7:58 pace overall. After the run, we all gathered at a friend's house (where the run ended) for eggs, bacon, pancakes, etc. Not a bad way to end a run. I am tired of the cold and wind. It is time for some warmer, sunnier weather. 

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Race: Striders 30K (18.641 Miles) 02:43:04
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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Pacer (with Andy Browning) for 2:43 group at the Striders 30K. An absolutely beautiful day for a run, and some terrific people to run with. We hit each mile within about 3 seconds of target split time. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
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