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July 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: 15.00 Month: 75.60 Year: 1183.82
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #5 Lifetime Miles: 469.10
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 236.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
166.250.000.000.00166.25
Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 65.25Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 73.50Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 21.50Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 2.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Happy July! Guess that means it's time to start running down Payson Canyon once a week. Enjoyed a dandy 7 miler with a vanload of crazy early morning riser runners. Hopefully tomorrow my legs still think it was a dandy run.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 7.00
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No run today to give the legs some recovery time after the first Canyon run of the year yesterday. I think the hill repeats I've been doing helped me not be to be quite as sore as Kimi.

I did get in a long walk in morning and 30 min XT + core at the gym in the afternoon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice & easy 6 miler in the early morning. Quite warm today compared to recent mornings. Felt good but not great after the canyon run on Tuesday.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 6.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

Five miles running and another mile walking.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 5.00
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13.000.000.000.0013.00

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 13.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

AM: 5 mile run and a mile or so walk.

PM: 30 min XT + core

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Nice run down Payson Canyon. Felt good so I pushed a little harder and went a little longer than last week. Hopefully it was a good choice.

7:32/mi

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 8.00
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Rest day. Walked a couple miles in the morning and hit the gym in the afternoon for 30 min XT + core. Legs feel about the same as last week after the canyon run just a little sore in the quads but no big deal.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six in the morning. Warm and very muggy I had flashbacks of last year running in Florida and Georgia. Last mile or so was tough.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 6.00
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5.000.000.000.005.00

Five miles in the early morning the later 30 min XT at the gym before lunch.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Tried something different today. Went with Tyler S and a few others up near Payson Lakes and ran/hiked up to trail to the top of Loafer Mtn and back down. Super hard in places but the cool temps, wild flowers, mountain goat encounter, and views at the end made it worth it. I marked the 12 miles as easy but they were anything but. Took us 4 hours and felt like a 20 miler. Somehow managed NOT to face-plant on the way back down but I'm thinking I'll be might sore in some new places tomorrow.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 12.00
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Down in St George. Massively sore after the trail running initiation on Saturday. Decided to bag the run and go for a 5 mile walk instead. I'll probably get some swimming in later as well.

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5.000.000.000.005.00

Desert trail run/hike in the early morning trying to beat the heat in St George. Attempted the 3rd ravine loop which is supposed to return via the 2nd ravine but somehow I ended up coming down the 1st ravine which doesn't have much of a trail. Strangely enough I ran into a highschool classmate and her husband coming up the ravine while I was going down.

Also as payback for me not biffing it during the Saturday run the running gods decided I should wipe out today. Wasn't even doing anything hard just walking along the trail and I'm suddenly rolling along the ground. Other than a few scrapes and scuffs I seem to be fine. Actually felt pretty good for most of the run/hike. 

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Still in St George. Tried a regular old 5-mile road run. Took it nice & easy as I baby my aches and pains from Saturday and from my tumble yesterday. Felt pretty good I think the swimming helps a lot to quicken recovery.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

Had planned for a running rest day today and went for a 2 mile walk in the morning with plans for 30 min XT at the gym later. But it looked more appealing to go outside in the sun than be stuck in a stuffy gym and my legs felt pretty fresh so I ended up doing a 3.5 mile run just before lunch. 

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3.500.000.000.003.50

Nice easy run in the early morning. 

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 3.50
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14.000.000.000.0014.00

Morning run with the gang. Seem to be pretty much recovered from the trail run leg thrashing from last week.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

Ran 5 in the early morning. Then before lunch for in 2.5 more at work. Also walked about a mile.

Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 2.50Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Payson canyon downhill run in the morning. I think I finally have my canyon legs, no complaints from my quads or anywhere else after the steep downhill miles at moderate pace.

7:29

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Mostly walked today but did manage 2 gentle run miles. Very little if any soreness after the canyon run yesterday so I think my downhill legs are good to go.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 2.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

So nice to see my Kimi girl doing better after battling back problems the last while. We went out in the morning and had fun watching all the speedy Spaniards run by. 

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 6.00
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3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy 3 miles in the early morning. Also probably walked a mile or 2.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 3.00
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16.000.000.000.0016.00

Nice morning to be out albeit a bit smoky with all the forest fires. My endurance is still kind of wimpy on these long runs but I was happy to get to 16.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 16.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Six in the early morning. Quite hot and windy I didn't love it towards the end. Later I also did a bit of walking/hiking on the BST close to work before lunch. Plenty hot but I wasn't working very hard so it was fine. I suppose a little heat training is a good thing.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Great little run down Payson Canyon. Legs feeling pretty good, quite enjoyable, although I did get a little pooped the last mile.

7:28

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.250.000.000.002.25

Rest day. Did some walking and just over a couple miles easy running. Legs feel pretty dandy after the canyon 10 miler yesterday.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 2.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
166.250.000.000.00166.25
Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 65.25Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 73.50Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 21.50Asics DSTrainer18 #2 Miles: 2.50
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