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Location:

Salem,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 06, 2006

Gender:

Male

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.

Personal:

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: 11.31 Month: 36.46 Year: 894.46
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 194.50
Nimbus 22 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 156.40
Nimbus 22 Red 7 Black Lifetime Miles: 182.45
GT2009 Lifetime Miles: 224.89
Nimbus 23 Blue/Grey Lifetime Miles: 223.85
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 142.57
Asic 2000-8 Blue Lifetime Miles: 7.25
Nimbus 22 Grey Light Show Lifetime Miles: 91.89
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.770.000.000.000.009.77
Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 6.35Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 3.42
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.200.000.000.000.002.20

Well I tried some running this morning on the treadmill and I was really surprised by everything, I ran 2.20 miles in 19 minutes and i had a couple of quarter mile repeats at an 8 minute pace in the middle of the run.. My calf seemed to do pretty good and there was hardly any pain at all, I'm not sure what that means but I will try it out on the road tomorrow and see how it goes. I did still have some pain in my abdominal area but it seemed to get better the farther I went so that is a positive as well, I will try running 3 miles tomorrow and see how I do and if theres no pain then I will increase a little each day until the end of the week and then see where I'm at. If I can go this whole week with no pain and if I could get a couple of long runs in before Marathon then I might give it a try. I figure if I can get in a 15 miler and then an 18 miler in consecutive weeks then it could be doable. I don't want to get a head of myself though cuz then I'll just be disappointed again and i don't want to go through that.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 2.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.420.000.000.000.003.42

I tried running outside today, I ran out past the stake center and out to the T in the road. Calf was marginal at best but my abdominal aera was not good, it pretty much hurt every step so that was not good... Calf started to hurt a little towards but nothing to bad, I don't know what the heck I've done to my abdominals, I must have strained it some how. Pace wasn't bad at the start but I was pretty much just jogging at the end so my pace slowed the further I went, that was mostly because of my abdomen. My average pace was 9:10 with a total time of 31:21, after the run I did some light lower body weight training to finish up. I don't really know where I go from here, I will stay running for as long as I can this week and see if it gets better. I should have my Elliptical fixed in a few days so I would like to run some and then cross training on the ellipitical if I can. I know that I can do that for as long as I can stand so maybe run 3 to 4 miles and then 3 miles on the elliptical, maybe. It all depends on if I can continue to run or not, if I can't then I'm just going to stop everything and just get healed up.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 3.42
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Nothing today...

See ya tomorrow.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.150.000.000.000.004.15

I ran out towards Payson this morning, I felt a little better this morning but my pace is so pathedic its really frustrating. I am hoping after a few more runs that this will subside and I will have a little more zip,  I hope anyway... Average pace was slower than Tuesday at 9:19 with a total time of 38:27, I did do some lower body weight training to finish up. I'm thankful to be running even though I am a long way away from where I was 6 weeks ago, we will see how it goes tomorrow.

See ya tomorrow.

Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 4.15
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Nothing felt good today, leg & Calf  hurt and abdonmin was super sore so I didn't run. I am offically out of the marathon there is no way I can even com close to running more than 5 miles if even that. So maybe next year. I need to get healed up so I can start attacking it again.

Later.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.770.000.000.000.009.77
Nimbus 15 Grey & Lime Miles: 6.35Nimbus 15 Orange And Gray Miles: 3.42
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