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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: 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
150.0015.5010.500.00176.00
Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 100.50Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 64.50Asics Gel Exalt #3 Miles: 11.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.006.00

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Back to warm and muggy mornings.

Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

A bit muggy again. Not much gas in the tank.

Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 10.00
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3.500.002.500.006.00

The morning temps around 60 felt wonderful but the smoky air wasn't so great. Ran a couple with Kimi including a few strides then did 4 half mile repeats with half mile rests in between. Felt pretty good just wanted to keep pace in the 7 to 7:15 range but ended up under 7 for all but 1.

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 6.00
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3.003.000.000.006.00

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Got up as usual, got ready to run with Kim, stepped outside, took one breath of the worst smoky air I have ever seen, turned around and went back to bed.

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6.000.000.000.006.00

Air was slightly less smoky than yesterday but still very bad. Looks like Spanish Fork air is the worst in the state and I'm stuck on 24/7 pager duty for work and can't venture very far away from home. My stubborness won out today over common sense and I covered my face with a wet bandana thingy and got er done. The bandana seemed to help a little, guess we'll see if I start weezing and having respiratory problems through the day.

Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

Went over to Payson in hopes the air was little less smoky. Maybe it was but still pretty nasty. It was nice to run up/down the canyon a bit since we haven't been doing that this year so far.

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 10.00
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3.500.002.500.006.00

Another lovely smoky morning. Skies seemed pretty clear last night when we went to bed but by morning we were back to smoke-o-rama. Seemed a little better on the river bottom than on the roads so that's where I stayed. Did a half dozen strides and 3 .75 mile repeats in the 7-7:30 pace range.
 

Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.006.00

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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6.500.000.000.006.50

Up/down Payson Canyon run on a beautiful mostly smoke-free morning.

Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 6.50
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Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 5.50
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10.002.000.000.0012.00

Nice morning not too smoky and too warm.

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.501.500.006.00

Started out with Kimi headed up toward the church then parted ways around 2 miles and I headed back home. Did a progression run starting around 8:30 pace and finishing around 7:30.

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 6.00
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5.000.001.000.006.00

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

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

Asics Gel Exalt #3 Miles: 6.00
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11.001.000.000.0012.00

Another nice Saturday morning run with the gang.

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 12.00
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Did a half dozen strides and some tempo miles in the 7:45-7:55 range. Didn't feel as easy as I wanted it to but it is what it is.

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

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.002.000.000.006.00

Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Asics Gel Exalt #3 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
150.0015.5010.500.00176.00
Asics Gel Contend4 #1 Miles: 100.50Asics Gel Exalt #4 Miles: 64.50Asics Gel Exalt #3 Miles: 11.00
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