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February 2014

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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.

http://lyndybutler.com/track/at-the-end-braydons-song

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: 9.00 Month: 69.60 Year: 1177.82
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #5 Lifetime Miles: 463.10
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 236.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
167.004.000.000.00171.00
Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 91.00Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 62.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 11.00Asics DSRacer Miles: 7.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.500.000.000.0014.50

Ran with the gang in the early morning. Temps in the low to mid 20's felt much nicer than last week so no freeze-face problems. But didn't have a whole lot of oomph I think my 60-min massage yesterday (more of the painful variety rather than the relaxing kind) might have had something to do with it. 

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 14.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles easy in the early morning. Then later to the gym for 30 min XT.

8:51

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Went out at just before lunch when the sun had come out after earlier snow. Nicer day than I was expecting. Did 7 or 8 strides along the way.

8:26

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles in the early morning cold & wind then before lunch 30 min XT + core at the gym.

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

Went out around 10:30 and had a nice run with a half dozen hill repeats. Did 5 mins of plank in the evening.

8:19

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Easy 5 miles in the morning with Kimi and Janae. Later went to the gym for a 30 min gentle XT workout and some pushups.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.000.000.000.0015.00

Had a nice 15 miler to finish out the week on a warmer than usual and windier than usual morning.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Taking a bit of a rest week this week. Went out at 6am with Kim & Janae in a light drizzle for 4 miles. Roads were mostly ok but had a few slick/slushy spots that were hard to detect in the dark, but thankfully nobody biffed it. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT + pushups to go along with my 5 minute plank last night.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.000.000.007.00

Nice 7 mile run in the sun just before lunch. Did 8 strides along the way.

8:13

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Took the day off from running since this is a rest week. But I did get to the gym for 30 min XT + pushups.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.000.000.007.00

Got out around 9:30 on an overcast but pleasant running day. Light rain off & on. The main excitement for todays run was 6 hill repeats.

8:17

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 7.00
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No run today but got to the gym for 30 min XT + pushups. Looking forward to 16 miles tomorrow!

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.001.000.000.0016.00

Nice to get the first 16 miler in the books. Pretty warm morning most everyone had shorts but there were a few chilly spots by the fields. I was very bummed to see Kim trip and go down hard toward the beginning of the run. That's 3 times this year and twice in 2 days! Hopefully that's enough of that nonsense. Felt pretty dandy during the middle of the run so I picked up the pace for a few miles.

8:55

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.000.000.007.00

Slept in a bit and got out around 7:15. Wind was pretty potent at our house but ended up not being so bad during the run. Felt pretty clunky at first but felt pretty good by the end. Also did 5 min plank last night and plan on doing some pushups later today.

8:33

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Another nice morning run 35 degrees and very little wind. We've really been spoiled this month with the warmer temps even while getting lots of storms. Hope we're done with the single digit mornings until the end of the year. Also got to the gym for 30 min XT.

8:29

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Warmed up a mile with Kimi then headed over to do some hill repeats. Not so fun with the steep headwind on the uphills but I was able to zone out a bit and was done before I knew it. No blazing speed involved today but always good to get in some hills.

8:45

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice morning easy 6 mile run, some with Kimi and some solo. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT. Planning on some core/plank tonight.

8:39

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Nice 4-miler in the early morning with Kimi-loo. Also did 4 min plank last night (didn't have it in me to try for 5 min this time) and maybe I'll do some pushups later today.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Nice 16 miler with the gang. Legs got a little tired the last couple of miles.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice relaxing morning 6 mile run. Later got to the gym for 30 min XT + pushups.

8:33

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran a few up-tempo miles including 2 with Kim. Felt pretty good other than my legs telling me my pace should be faster than what the garmin is telling me.

8:25

Asics DSRacer Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the early morning then later to the gym for 30 min XT + pushups.

8:21

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Had a delightful 7 mile hill workout today. Did 6 .35 mile hill repeats and was lucky to get not only a stiff headwind but pelting rain in the face as well during the uphills! By the end of the run I was entirely soaked to the gills. Awesome! 

8:32

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Nice & easy 5 mile run in the early morning. Then later to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

8:36

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
167.004.000.000.00171.00
Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 91.00Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 62.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 11.00Asics DSRacer Miles: 7.00
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