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Southern Utah Half Marathon (PACER)

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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: 95.00 Year: 1088.22
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #5 Lifetime Miles: 433.70
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 195.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
197.905.000.000.00202.90
Asics DSRacer Miles: 9.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 108.10Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 83.80Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 2.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy morning run.

Asics DSRacer Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.000.000.0016.00

Nice long run this morning with the dudes. I think the later miles are finally starting to feel easier, maybe the endurance is finally coming.

8:51

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

Early morning run. Always seem a bit antsy on Mondays about going back to work. Couldn't seem to get the sluggishness out of my legs the entire run.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Another dandy Payson Canyon downhill run. Temps nice and cool it felt great. Every week it feels a little easier, ave pace today was the fastest I've done this year (7:21). It was nice to to run with Ken K and have him help keep me talking to distract me from the tiredness towards the end. I'm still really wimpy on uphill so I probably should try and do more of that, maybe on Thursdays.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Some light recovery miles in the morning + some walking/hiking on the BST. Saw 3 2-point bucks on the BST all with nice new fuzzy antlers.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Seven easy miles in the early morning with Danny boy.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.300.000.000.0019.30

Was only planning to go 18 today but Dan made me go around the golf course which put me over 19. I was smart this time and went out a little slow the first 5-10 miles which made the later miles much more enjoyable. Still plenty tired though.

8:55

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 19.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Felt pretty sluggish this morning. Settled for a gingerly 5 miles. Also went for as brisk walk on the BST before lunch.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Another dandy Payson canyon run. 7:10 ave pace.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Taking it a little easy this and legs tired after the canyon run so just ran 2 miles and walked another 1 or 2.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 2.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Still a bit sluggish and got caught in the rain! Slogged through 5 miles.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Dandy trail hike/run with Kimi up to top of Loafer and back. Fun stuff! Hard to know how to count these miles so I'll just do what I did last time and count 12 miles.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.500.000.000.008.50

6.5 miles in the early morning. Then before lunch did a bit of heat training good for 2 more miles.

Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 2.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 6.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Did a half dozen or so hill repeats.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 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. Liking this cool rainy weather.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.000.000.000.008.00

Six in the morning on a nice cool day. Also got a couple more miles in the sun just before lunch.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
21.500.000.000.0021.50

So this was the fun for today.... wake up at 4:10 and get running gear on, drive to Salem and arrive at 4:45, climb in a suburban with 11 other runners and head toward the top of Payson Canyon, dropping bags/coolers full of drinks at various spots along the way. About 1/2 way up Payson Canyon it starts to rain. Just below Payson Lakes it starts to pour, sheets of rain & hail, wind, completely crazy. At the Payson Lakes campground turnoff we park and wait for 10-15 minutes in hopes the weather will improve. No letup at all so we head down the canyon, pick up our drinks, still raining in Payson city so we head back to Salem, get in our vehicles, go home, and go to bed. Then around 7:30 Ludlow texts that he's going out at 8am, weather looking better. Get up, get ready again, go outside to find that miraculously the weather has done a complete 180 and it's sunny & cool, near perfect for running. Meet up with various runners from the earlier failed canyon run and we have a dandy run.  I let Dan trick me again and end up with 21.5 miles instead of the planned 20 miles, and that's even with walking another mile at the end to get to the van. Get home around noon. A dandy Run4Fun day!!

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 21.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six miles nice & easy in the early morning. Had only planned for 5 but I spaced off and forgot to go up 2nd hill so 6 seemed to be ok too.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.005.000.000.0011.00

Another dandy run down Payson Canyon. Wasn't sure how I'd feel after the 21.5 miler on Saturday but with the nice cool temps and Ken K to push the pace a bit I felt pretty good. Nice to run a few sub-7 min miles. Overall ave pace was right about at 7 min.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KIMI STILSON LEE!!!

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 11.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Five easy in the early morning hours. Didn't feel too bad after the harder downhill run yesterday. Later did a little hiking in St George in the Chuckwalla trail area.

Asics DSRacer Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Early morning run in St George. Temps not too bad in the mid 60's. Did a couple miles worth of tough uphill.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Nice trail run in St George: Chuckwalla->Becks Hill->Paradise Rim->Turtle Wall.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 5.00
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Race: Southern Utah Half Marathon (PACER) (13.1 Miles) 01:59:56
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.100.000.000.0013.10

Had an great time running as the 2 hour pacer!

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 13.10
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
197.905.000.000.00202.90
Asics DSRacer Miles: 9.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 108.10Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 83.80Asics DSTrainer18 #3 Miles: 2.00
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