"A Hefty Hunk Of Steamin Junk"

July 23, 2021

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Member Since:

May 06, 2006



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2006 Ogden Marathon 4:19:33.

2006 St. George 4:05:31

2007 Riverwoods 1/2 Marathon 1:34:47

2007 Speedy Spaniard 10K 43:20

2007 Riverwoods 10 mile race 1:12:38

2008 St George Marathon 3:43:37 

2012 Spectrum 10K 43:54

2012 St. George Marathon 3:42:17 PR!

2014 St George Half  Marathon 1:40:34 C/PR

2019 American Fork Half Run Against Cancer 1:40:31 C/PR

2019 Nebo Half Marathon 1:38:09 2nd in my Age group 55-59.C/PR

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get more consistent like I was 5 to 6 years ago. 2020 I'd like to just run more overall.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe get a Boston Qualify.


I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have been for over 30 years.

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: 18.77 Month: 83.92 Year: 759.84
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 189.75
Nimbus 22 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 156.40
Nimbus 22 Red 7 Black Lifetime Miles: 182.45
GT2009 Lifetime Miles: 205.44
Nimbus 23 Blue/Grey Lifetime Miles: 190.09
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 116.57
Asic 2000-8 Blue Lifetime Miles: 7.25
Nimbus 22 Grey Light Show Lifetime Miles: 41.23
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I ran 6 miles on my own and then ran 2 miles with my wife trying to pace her and help her train for a 5 k in August. Avergae pace for the 6 miles was 9:04 with a average heart rate of 133, a nice easy pace.  I then paced Cindie for the 2 miles at an 11:00 pace and she was having a tough time but she got through it. She has been running for about a month now and she is frustrated because she hasn't lost any weight, I have told her that it takes time and she has to stick with it and the weight will start coming off as she improves her diet and is consistent with her mileage. She has been consistent with the running and the cross training but she is still working on the diet end of it, she is doing really well and I am very proud of her!!! No strength training today, I didn't have enough time.


Asics Kayano (136 )

From Sasha Pachev on Fri, Jun 08, 2007 at 11:57:47

When you first start running it is not uncommon to actually gain weight - bones become thicker, and fat is being replaced with muscle, which is heavier than fat. The progress should be measured by the ability to run longer and faster.

Also, diet is very important. Even if you are able to lose weight through exercise alone, having low quality foods in your system is not a good idea, they take place of higher quality foods that your body needs to be stronger.

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