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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: 21.75 Month: 42.75 Year: 1365.99
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 327.02
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #1 Lifetime Miles: 66.35
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
117.251.5015.752.60137.10
Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 67.00Saucony Fastwitch #1 Miles: 14.00Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 56.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.501.000.005.00

Ran in West Hollywood with Kimi close to Universal Studios. Also lots of walking today and yesterday around Universal Studios and Disneyland.

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Ran around the outside of Disneyland. Also lots and lots of walking.

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.500.256.00

Back home in SF got in some miles with Kimi. Trying to get the running legs back in gear after the vacation and travel looking toward my 5K this Saturday. After 2 or so miles of warmup and strides I did 6x200 at the track. I couldn't remember what I've been running these over the past few weeks, go mixed up thinking I had been doing some under 40s but I was thinking about the 400s I've been doing mostly 1:35-1:40. So felt frustrated I was getting so tired doing 40-42s 200s and unable to get under 40, but in reality this was the fastest I have done these since other weeks I was mainly just trying to get under 45s. So that makes me happy although these 6 short repeats really wore me out.

Splits were 41, 41, 42, 41, 41, 40

Here are my splits from earlier weeks doing 200s:

6 weeks ago: 45, 46, 45, 44, 45, 44, 44, 44

4 weeks ago: 44, 45, 44, 44, 43, 44, 43, 43, 42

2 weeks ago: 43, 44, 43, 43, 43, 43, 43, 43, 43, 41

Saucony Fastwitch #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.501.001.500.006.00

Progression/5K-tune-up run. Kim joined me for the 1st 2 miles. Got in a couple miles in the 7:00-7:30 pace range.

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Took it easy. Also walked a mile or 2.

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Youth Advancement 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:23:10, Place overall: 50, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.002.500.608.10

Ran a quite miserable 5K. Stiff headwind the first 1/2 of the race and lots of hills. Also temps in the 70's so too warm for my tastes. It was not very fun and felt alot harder than the 23:10 finish time which is slower than some of my 5K training runs. Oh well!

Saucony Fastwitch #1 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Recovery run after my miserable 5K. Still felt a little sore but not too bad. 

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.002.500.506.00

Time to switch gears from 5K training to 10K as I'm signed up for Speedy Spaniard on July 25. Warmed up 2 miles then did 3 x 1 mile repeats with 1/2 mile or 4-5 minute recovery jog in between. Felt a little tired but thanks to nice tailwind I was able to keep the miles just under 7 min pace - 6:54, 6:56, 6:54

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Nice easy run on a near perfect running morning with temps in low 60's and very little wind. Felt better than I expected after the hard run yesterday.

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Nice morning for a run. And nice to get in double-digit miles for the first time in June. First 40 mile week of the year. Legs a bit tired but felt pretty good overall.

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.750.756.00

Warmed up a couple miles then went to the track for 6 x 400 workout. From last time I did this I figured I should be able to do them in the 1:30-1:35 range which ended up about right. Definitely not easy but I probably could have done a couple more if I absolutely had to.

Splits: 1:33, 1:33, 1:32, 1:32, 1:32, 1:28 (nice!)

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.005.000.0011.00

After couple miles of warmup I did tempo run on the Speedy Spaniard 10K course. I had hoped running 6 miles around 7:30-7:45 pace wouldn't feel too difficult but I just wasn't feeling the love and stopped at 5 miles. Not sure why 7:45 felt so hard I guess just one of those days. And doesn't help that I'm still packing 5 extra pounds and am 3 years older compared to when I last did this type of training run.

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Legs still a bit tired from Saturday run.

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.002.000.506.00

Went to the track for some 800s. Wanted to get at least 4 repeats with no more than 8. Ended up doing 5. With warm, muggy, windy conditions I wasn't very excited to do this workout but allowing myself to be flexible on how many repeats to do made it a lot easier to get started and get it done. My pace goal was just to try and stay under 7 min/mile.

I wasn't planning on being so orderly in the split time progression but I notice that my splits were as follows: 3:28, 3:27, 3:26, 3:25, 3:24.

Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
117.251.5015.752.60137.10
Asics DSTrainer20 #2 Miles: 67.00Saucony Fastwitch #1 Miles: 14.00Asics DSTrainer20 #1 Miles: 56.00
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