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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.

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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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GT2009 Lifetime Miles: 227.89
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Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 142.57
Asic 2000-8 Blue Lifetime Miles: 7.25
Nimbus 22 Grey Light Show Lifetime Miles: 139.43
Hoka Bondi 7 Grey Lifetime Miles: 58.08
Asics 22 Gray Lite Show #2 Lifetime Miles: 17.70
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Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Miles: 3.50Nimbus 21 Bright Green Miles: 26.30
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Out to the T and back via canal road, I had one MP mile at 7:59 and my pace felt pretty comfortable so hopefully I'm ready for Saturday. My average pace was 8:25 with a totl time of 29:16. I will run tomorrow and possible thursday before we head down but I might take it easy that day as well.

See you tomorrow.


Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Miles: 3.50
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Race: St George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:51:51, Place overall: 1292, Place in age division: 54
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I was a little disappointed in this race but after thinking through things and looking back on my blog the last 4 years I haven't been as consistent with my running as I had prior to 2015. I have been more consistent since April but I think the damaged had all ready been done from the previous years of falling off my trianing. Next year there will be no races two Months out from STG as well, I think the Nebo Half wrecked me pretty good and even though I did have a PR I just never got my legs back in time for the marathon I think. So, More Conistent through the winter I want to get a steady dose of 40 mile weeks, once I'm recovered from St George. My time was alot improved from last years and if I can do the same thing this next year then I should be right where I need to be. Splits are below.

1. 8:05 just right.

2. 8:14 Still okay.

3. 7:46 To fast.

4. 7:52 Still to fast.

5. 7:55 Better.

6. 7:41 Way to Fast!

7. 7:35 Just Stupid.

8. 9:02 Veyo. Just eased up it.

9. 8:31 feeling tired.

10 8:20 Trying to stay with it Mentally.

11. 8:49 Lossing the battle.

12 8:37 Trying to get back on track.

13. 7:56 Doing better.

14. 8:41 Struggling again.

15 7:51 Trying to stay with it.

16. 8:23 Feeling tired.

17. 7:59 Not giving up.

18. 8:37 Crashing!

19. 10:03 See Mile 18!

20. 9:35 Bumbbling.

21. 8:44 Trying to get bacxk on track but my legs aren't having it.

22. 10:05 Walking some here.

23. 9:17 trying real hard.

24. 9:17 Still trying hard!

25. Walking again.

26. Walking until the last turn for the finish line.

.30 Told myself to not walk no matter what.

My time was 25 minutes better than last year so I just need to do the same for next year and I'll bee right there.

See you later.


Nimbus 21 Bright Green Miles: 26.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Miles: 3.50Nimbus 21 Bright Green Miles: 26.30
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