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March 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
190.503.000.000.00193.50
Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 78.50Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 54.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 61.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

Quite a windy blustery morning but at least it didn't rain on us.  This was a hard 13 miles even though the pace wasn't all that speedy. Between the wind and my left calve cramping up on me I was having a rough time. Thinking I'll take a rest week next week and hope the legs are ready for 18 next Saturday.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 13.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the early morning. Felt pretty sluggish I couldn't seem to get any mojo going at all. Later went to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

9:04

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.000.000.007.00

Went out around 10am with Kim. After 2 mile warm we did a couple miles around 7:50 (nice job Kimi!!) then parted ways and I got in a couple more sub-7 miles and a cooldown mile.

8:14

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 7.00
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Day off from running but I did get to the gym for 30 min XT + core and I hope to get outside in the sun for a walk a little later this afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.000.000.007.00

Went out around 10am for my hill workout. Overcast but pretty warm in the mid 40's. Felt pretty good running the hills. On the last mile back home I noticed my overall ave pace was just behind the 8-min dude so I sped up just enough to catch him. Probably my first sub-8 overall run since fall.

7:59

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

Out bright & early for an 18-miler. A bit nippy but not much wind and sun came out towards the end. Too bad the hamstring bum-itis flared up a bit, just need to keep the pace around 9 min/mile to keep it happy it seems.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 18.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six very easy miles on a very dark, windy but warm morning. Gotta love the first week of early morning running after daylight savings kicks in. Legs still a bit weary from the 18-miler on Saturday. Later I went to gym for 30 min XT + core.

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

Early morning 7 mile run mostly with Kimi before the snow started falling.. I was pretty sluggish, seems like I don't ever do very well in humid cold weather.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 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 and some pushups.

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

Did a wimpy hill workout just before lunch. Nice sunny day but I just didn't have much mojo going for me, I think the dang daylight savings has me off-kilter a bit this week.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 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 morning with Kimi. Nice to not feel so sluggish finally after being dead-legged all week. The bum-itis seems like to be ok with 9 min miles so I figure I'll just keep the pace around there for now and make sure I don't mess anything up for Boston.

Later got to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.500.000.000.0012.50

Nice morning relaxed run mostly with Kim, Hal, and Ryan. 

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 12.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nothing too exciting just my standard Monday routine - 6 miles easy in the morning then later to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

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

Hill repeats.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 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 morning plus XT & core at the gym before lunch.

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

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today but did get to the gym for 30 min XT + pushups.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.000.000.000.0020.00

Ouch!

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 20.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the morning and 30 min XT + core just before lunch.

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

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 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 morning and 30 min XT + core just before lunch.

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

Did 6 hill repeats along the way.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six in the morning with Kimi. Also went for a long walk at work in the afternoon and did some pushups.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Nice & easy long run on a nice morning. Had a pretty good size group show up today.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six in the morning to finish out the month about 1 day shy of 200 miles. Also did a late morning and afternoon walk at work probably 3 miles total.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
190.503.000.000.00193.50
Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 78.50Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 54.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 61.00
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