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June 2013

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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: 0.00 Month: 43.50 Year: 43.50
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 381.52
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #1 Lifetime Miles: 129.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
194.5013.004.000.00211.50
Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 99.50Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 3.00Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 54.00Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 55.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.001.000.000.0016.00

Nice long run to start a new month. Ran mostly with Kimi with a few cameo segments with various other runners. Not as many runners out today, probably a lot of them ran Nestle 5K today.

Glad that my body seems to be doing well after 4 or 5 weeks of what for me is pretty high mileage. We'll be on vacation next week so good opportunity to take a breather and back off the miles. 

8:44 

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.002.000.000.0012.00

Great weather this morning. Travel day tomorrow so got in a few extra miles. Ran 9 miles this morning probably 4 or 5 with Kim, felt pretty good so did a couple MP miles while I tried to catch Kim towards the end when she was up ahead of me. 

8:21

Just before lunch got in 3 more treadmill miles instead of the usual 30 min XT. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 3.00Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles with Kimi in Florida. A bit sluggish from the jet lag factor and definitely not used to the humidity! Also walked a ton around Universal's islands of adventure.

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

More humidity miles. Rained lightly throughout the run and sorta felt like I had a hangover. Did 10 strides to try and wake up the legs with limited success.

8:19 

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Not much of a long run at 8 miles but I'll tell you it felt like 80 miles! Between the mega-humidity, heat and amusement park hangover it took everything I had just to finish the 8 and that's with walking breaks and 9-9:30 pace. Quite the death march!

Glad to be in Georgia the next few days where the humidity seems much less and our beautiful surroundings are just begging us to go for a run.

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Much nicer run today than any of the Orlando runs. We're in Georgia now staying with some good friends who used to live near us in Utah before they moved just north of Atlanta a few years back. They live in a gorgeous area with lots of green and trees and rolling hills.

Kim and I ran mostly in a park area near their home that has a beautiful 2.2 mile loop paved trail around a lake in a mostly wooded area. Still fairly humid but much more bearable here and cooler as well. Overcast day that kept threatening to rain but never actually did much. Now we're off to Stone Mountain for the day! 

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Another nice Georgia morning run.

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.003.000.000.007.00

Our final run in Georgia this morning. We have really enjoyed our stay here and the southern hospitality that had been shown us especially by our friends and hosts the Clarks. Heading home tonight on a late flight hopefully all goes well.

Did some faster miles today and 10 or 11 strides. Felt pretty good for 4 miles or so then the heat and humidity punched me in the face! It will be nice to get back to our Utah cool and dry mornings.

7:49 

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Back in Utah. Normally I would probably complain about a morning Utah run of around 70 degrees with a touch of humidity, but compared to the heat and heavy duty humid conditions of Florida & Georgia the past week, it felt heavenly to run and not be completely soaking wet with sweat at the end. I even added on an extra mile or 2 more than I was originally planning. Utah is certainly a really really nice place to train in the summer time in the early morning hours.

8:22 

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice Friday easy run. Started with Kim and did one of our regular river bottom loops. Quite a bit cooler this morning than yesterday but very little wind and about as perfect as could be for a morning run. Later went to the gym for 30 min XT.

8:30 

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.001.000.000.0016.00

Had a dandy long run on a beautiful sunny 50-55 degree morning. Started out with the gang but all the guys that run my pace were MIA or recovering from UVM so I ran a lot of solo miles. Which was still ok-dokey since I was feeling hunky-dory.

8:16 

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

8:25

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.004.000.007.00

Did a 4 mile tempo run in the middle of this run. I cheated and worked it so most my tempo miles had all the downhill and tailwind sections of the run. Splits were 6:56, 7:03, 6:48, 6:47.

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miler in the early morning. 8:11

Also 30 min XT at the gym.

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

8:14

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six mile easy run in the morning. Also got to the gym before lunch for 30 min XT

8:21

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.500.000.000.0018.50

Plan was for 16-18 today but I ended up with 18.5 plus probably another mile of walking. Feeling a bit pooped and didn't have the zip I had last Saturday. Oh well guess you can't feel super every day. Ran mostly with Chad and Kim (x2) and Ludlow with a few solo miles.

8:36 

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 18.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Nice early morning run. Legs felt pretty good after the 18.5 on Saturday. Later went to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

8:12 

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.002.000.000.008.00

Did a hill workout with Kimi. These workouts are always tough especially if you haven't been doing hills much. Managed to get 8 repeats and felt pretty worn out by the end. Should have packed some water. 

8:08 

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Nice early morning run. Legs felt pretty perky despite the hill repeats yesterday. Later went to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

8:00 

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

8:13 Starting to get a little on the warm side in the mornings.

Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six relaxed miles in the early morning. Also did 30 min XT + core at the gym.

8:41 

Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.004.000.000.0015.00

A bit warmish this morning and nobody else showed up to run when Kim and I first started out. Later we found Todd down in the river bottoms and he joined in for some miles, mostly with Kim. I was feeling zippy today so I ended up doing a lot of solo miles including 4 MP miles.

8:00 

Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
194.5013.004.000.00211.50
Asics DSTrainer17 #5 Miles: 99.50Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 3.00Asics DSTrainer17 #4 Miles: 54.00Asics DSTrainer18 #1 Miles: 55.00
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