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July 2012

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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: 6.00 Month: 61.50 Year: 61.50
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 387.52
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #1 Lifetime Miles: 141.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
215.150.000.000.00215.15
Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 66.15Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 69.00Asics DSRacer Miles: 8.00Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 66.00Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Eight miles in the early morning including 10 x 10s hill sprints toward the end.  Later did 30 min XT at the gym.

8:31/147 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 8.00
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8.000.000.000.008.00

Had a nice run with Kim up/down (mostly down) Payson Canyon.  Lots of deer out and about and they seemed quite tame, they wouldn't run away until we got quite close to them.  Lots of cows too and unfortunately lots of lovely cow pies everywhere!  Also lots of bikers, walkers and a few other runners.

Kim also wanted some faster mile repeats for during last 5 miles we worked in 4 1-mile repeats starting in the low 8's with the last 2 being in the 7's.  Nice!

 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 8.00
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8.000.000.000.008.00

Eight miler in the early morning then off to Manti for a good old-fashioned 4th of July celebration.

8:29/149 

Asics DSRacer Miles: 8.00
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8.000.000.000.008.00

Experienced a strange feeling in the air out on the run this morning, then I remembered that thing called humidity!  So nice to see a little rain falling today.  Between the warm & muggy conditions and eating lots of junk yesterday I was a pretty sluggish the last few miles.

8:45/153 

In the evening went for 7 mile ride on the tandem bike with Kim. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 8.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles in the early morning then later to the gym at work for 30 min XT.

8:32/153 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Nice 16-miler with Kim, my longest run for quite a while.  Kim actually started a bit before me and got in 18.  Ran around the usual SF areas for about 10 miles then headed over to Springville where we had parked the car last night.

Thankful for the clouds that showed up just about the time the sun came out. After a quick trip to Mickey D's for some breakfast we went to the Hobbler Half finish line to watch runners come in and chat with friends.

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles early in the morning including 10 x 10s hill sprints towards the end. Later to the gym for 30 min XT and core just before lunch.

8:14/148 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.150.000.000.008.15

Drove up with a group of runners up Payson Canyon.  Not ready yet to run the entire 11 miles steep downhill so Kim & I got out part way up and did a little-bit-up/mostly-down run ending up in town. Nice way to start the day! 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 8.15
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Early morning 6 miler.  Later to the gym at work for 30 min XT + core.

8:38/146 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Pretty much a repeat of yesterday.  8:25/151

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Six in the morning. Warm and muggy today! And of course breezy.  Felt a bit sluggish toward the end.

8:37/154 

Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Warm and muggy this morning, but no complaints as I'll be delighted with any rain we can scrounge up this summer.  Nice to see a pretty good group out this morning for a change.  Ran with a variety of runners and helped Kim get in some tempo miles.

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Easy 8 miler on a nice cool & comfy (but breezy) morning.  I've had a bit of tightness and soreness in my right achilles the last few days so for this week I'm bagging all the hilly stuff and we'll see how it goes.  If it stays the same or gets worse I'll decrease the mileage and/or add rest days.

8:30/150 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Similar to yesterday, maybe a bit cooler and breezier.  8:32/152.

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Did a bit of exploring on the run this morning checking out the new section of trail.  Very nice, about 1 mile of new trail with another mile still needed to connect up to the trail on the other side.

Later went to the gym for 30 min XT plus some core. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 8.00
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8.000.000.000.008.00

Yes I'm stuck on the 8 miles a day schedule but it seems to be working for me, I've been enjoying these morning runs and the nice cooler temps all week.

8:26/154

Later to the gym for 30 min XT + core. 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 8.00
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19.000.000.000.0019.00

Maybe my longest run of the year so I was very glad it was at a relaxed pace with plenty of walk/drink breaks.  Ran with a variety of people and it was great to run 4 or 5 miles with Mark Shelley who I used to run with frequently a few years back before he moved to California.  

Felt bad that Kim wasn't feeling the love so much on this run. She has been a bit under the weather the last part of the week. But she hang tough and finished out her 20 miler. Nice job!

 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 19.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Eight miles in the early morning, then later went to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Kim and I parked down at the park then ran up the river bottoms.  After Kim turned around to run back with Kay and Ludlow I ran up a bit more and met up with the Speedy Spaniards and ran back with the pack.  Nice morning & a nice run.

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 9.00
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7.000.000.000.007.00

Seven miles in morning plus 30 min XT + core at noon at the gym.

8:10/153 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 7.00
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Nice little 8-miler in the early morning.

8:24/151 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 8.00
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Similar run as those earlier in the week.  For some reason my HR was higher than normal.  Later went to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

8:31/157 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 8.00
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14.000.000.000.0014.00

Got out bright and early 5am and got a nice 14-miler in with Kim and a bunch of other folks.

8:44/151 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 14.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Feeling a bit sluggish this morning so stopped after 6 miles.  Later went to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

8:46/148 

Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Still feeling a bit sluggish. Not sure what the deal is, maybe because I don't sleep so good when my better half is out of town.

8:33/151 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
215.150.000.000.00215.15
Asics DSTrainer17 #1 Miles: 66.15Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 69.00Asics DSRacer Miles: 8.00Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 66.00Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
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