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Location:

Spanish Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Lifetime PRs:

Marathon: 3:07:59 2013 Big Cottonwood Marathon 

1/2 Marathon: 1:24:30 2008 St. George Painters

10K: 38:39 2008 SLCTC

5K: 18:44 2009 Nestle Art City Days 

55-59 AD PRs:

1/2 Marathon:???

10K:???

5K:??? 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2021 plans: 

  • Work on core strength
  • Lose 5 lbs
  • Overcome lingering injuries
  • Have fun!

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Consistently place in the top 5 of my age division as long as my body will allow it.

Beat Terry Bean at any distance at least one time before I depart this earth.

Take care of mind and body so I can be in it for the long haul. Don't do STUPID THINGS!

Run until I'm 99 with Kim by my side and remember that EVERY RUN IS A GREAT RUN!

Peace of mind by striving to live like this

 

Personal:

I've been married to the lovely Kimberly for 34 years. We have 5 great kids.

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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.

Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 75.60 Year: 1183.82
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #5 Lifetime Miles: 469.10
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 236.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
185.100.000.000.00185.10
Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 13.50Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 83.60Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 81.50Asics DSRacer Miles: 6.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Nice 7.5 miler to start the new year. Not as nice for Kimi who took a nasty fall on some slick ice :(. We didn't get out until around noon so temps were pretty nice for January near 40.

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 7.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Back to the regular grind. Went out nice and early in the dark for 6 miles. Temps around 20 didn't feel to bad for January. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

9:15

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

9:17

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Nice run today but a bit slippery in places. Probably could have put on the yak-trax.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 12.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Pretty nippy this morning, started out sluggish but got feeling better as the run progressed. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

9:15

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Went out just before lunch. Was hoping to see some sunshine but Mother Nature had other ideas. For excitement I did a few hill repeats.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Six in the morning just in time to miss the worst of the storm. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Had a delightful 6 mile run on the wonderful treadmill.

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Went out in the late morning work Kim. We tried out the yaktrax but ended up not needing them for most of the run. But they're pretty handy for the icy, snowy spots.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.500.000.000.0013.50

Drove up and did the Revolution Run at the Olympic Oval. Round and round and round we went. Plan was to do 48 laps which is close to a half marathon but due to some bad info from the timer chip computer dude we ended up with 49. Who knows maybe we even did 50. Felt pretty good especially towards the end.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 13.50
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice morning run, temps not too bad for January close to 30 degrees and no wind. Later went to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

9:02

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Went out just before lunch and enjoyed a nice sunny run. Only around 30 degrees but felt good with the sunshine. Did 5 hill repeats and felt pretty good. Not too bad for January running much nicer than last year.

8:27

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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No run today as I'm taking a bit of a rest week after a long run of 40+ mile weeks. I did get to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles just before lunch in some hazy sunshine. 

8:45

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Race: St George Half Marathon (2:10 pacer) (13.1 Miles) 02:09:37
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

Had a great time pacing the 2:10 group with Kimi at the St George Half Marathon. The weather was absolutely fabulous and we had a good little group we led to the finish line in style.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 13.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Last run in the sunny & warm land of St George for a while. Went out on the Bear Claw Poppy trail with plans for 7 miles. But miscalculated and ended up needing 10 miles to get back to the condo.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Had a real nice late morning run with Kimi. The hazy sun of SF isn't quite like the St George sunshine I've been enjoying but for January I can't complain. Too bad we need the moisture so bad I hope we get some storms soon!

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the early morning gunky air with Kimi. Legs felt better than I expected so that was nice. I just really need to do a better job not eating so much junk and work on my winter gut!

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles just before lunch in gaggy air. Hope we can get rid of this inversion soon.

8:24

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six in the morning with Kimi. Later did 30 min XT at the gym.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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14.000.000.000.0014.00

14 miles with the lovely and talented Kimi. Dang dogs started barking at 4:50am so we got up and got in 6 miles before meeting up with the SF regulars for 8 more. It was BRRRR cold down in the river bottoms. My nose & cheeks did this weird thing they do sometimes when it's very cold where they go numb and I can't breathe through my nose. It kind of freaks me out and makes me claustrophibic and on the verge of hyperventilating and passing out. Also my face sorta gets frozen in a weird expression so I look like The Joker and I freak everyone else out. Weird stuff, I don't really like it! But on the bright side I got in 48 miles this week, my highest total since before SGM.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Working at home today so decided to wait until just before lunch so I could catch some sunshine and not have to worry about frozen-face weirdness. Ran solo and did 6 hill repeats along the way, trying to build some leg strength and prep my legs for faster running. 

8:22

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.50
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Relaxed 6 miles with Kim in the early morning. Then later got to the gym at work for 30 min XT. Managed to get to 4 minutes planking last night but not without lots of encouragement/coaxing/whip-cracking from Kim. Thanks babe! Looks like I might also be down 2 or 3 lbs since first of the year. Nice to see my motivation slowly returning after taking a break since BCM.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

6.5 miles with some "far-tlek-ing across the universe...". Working at home today so went out with Kim just before lunch. Didn't really have plans for any kind of speed/tempo workout, but Kim seemed to have some extra umph so she ended up doing a few mile repeats, I think mostly in the 7:30-7:50 range. I joined her for some of the fun but also decided to test out my seem-to-be-recovering hamstrings by doing a 1/2 dozen or so strides. So far so good, all in all it ended up being a fun little run. Hopefully my hammies are happy tomorrow.

Asics DSRacer Miles: 6.50
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles solo in the early morning on very sloppy, slushy roads. Had the yak-trax on for the first little while but it was too warm for them to be useful so ran without them most the run. My shoes were entirely soaked by the end of the run but I still enjoyed myself. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT and some pushups. Tonight I'll try 4 mins of plank and see if it's any easier than last time.

 

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Foggy morning out and lots of black ice I had to be very careful. But luckily I made it home in one piece without biffing it along the way.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
185.100.000.000.00185.10
Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 13.50Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 83.60Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 81.50Asics DSRacer Miles: 6.50
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