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Tom's 50th Birthday Geezer 50K

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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: 9.00 Month: 69.60 Year: 1177.82
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #5 Lifetime Miles: 463.10
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 236.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
165.750.000.000.00165.75
Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 82.50Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 39.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 12.00Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 32.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Paced the 2:10 group with Kimi at the Snow Canyon half marathon. Fun, but windy!!

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Seven miles in the early morning mostly with Kim, Carolyn and Chad. Not sure if I'm ready to see that snowline on the mountain moving down so quickly. October was so nearly perfect as far as the weather I fear November is not going to be nearly as kind.

Would be nice to get in a walk also later today but the dreary weather isn't so inviting.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 7.00
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Early morning run. First run in longs since early this year since it was around 28 degrees. Did a couple of hill repeats for fun.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 5.00
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7 miles in the early morning with the bad-boy-who-no-longer-has-beard Chad.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 7.00
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Nice relaxing 5 mile run in the early morning with the full moon. Temps nice for November in the mid-40's. It's been nice this week to not have the usual canyon winds.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 5.00
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18.000.000.000.0018.00

Another beautiful morning for a run. Not sure how long this great weather will last but I'm sure enjoying it for now. Ran about 6 miles or so with the gang and then Kim was a trooper and stuck with me for most of the remaining 12 miles to get to 18 total for the day and 42 for the week.

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 18.00
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7.000.000.000.007.00

The gusty winds that woke us up weren't very inviting, but after laying in bed for a while and it seeming like the wind was calming a bit we got up and out the door. It was still plenty windy but also 50 degrees so it wasn't too bad. Definitely glad we got it done early instead of waiting. Also went for a walk at work in the afternoon.

Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 7.00
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Nice early morning run. A bit nippy in the high 20's but not much wind. Did a couple of uptempo hill repeats and also ran the last mile under 8 min pace just for fun.

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 5.00
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Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 7.00
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Got up early but the roads were icy so went back to bed and went out before lunch in much nicer conditions.

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 5.00
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Nice to see a nice turnout for the Saturday morning run even with the wintry conditions. Only went 7 miles, want to be nice & rested for my 50K next Tuesday. Don't plan on any more running before then.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 7.00
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Race: Tom's 50th Birthday Geezer 50K (31 Miles) 05:30:00
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31.000.000.000.0031.00

So hard to believe I've actually been alive 50 years! Seemed like a good excuse to run 50K on a cold November morning. Mother Nature misunderstand my request for it to be 50 degress and instead gave us a brisk 15 when we started at 5:30am!. But at least the canyon wind was minimal and after the sun came out it warmed up to a 'balmy' 30 degrees or so by the time we finished around 11am.

I was the only one to cover the full 50K but it worked out nicely so I never had to run alone as Kim and a few other runners ran various portions of the course with me. Carolyn and Chad started with me and we were soon joined by Wan Ho. Kim did an amazing job as my pit crew, providing tons of beverage and treats and even an older-that-dirt cake with oreo 'dirt' and gummy worms! She also joined in at various points throughout the run including at the finish. Thanks babe!!! 

Wan was also a trooper and ended up running around 17 miles with me, with Melissa joining me just before Wan finished and running the last 14 with me and sometimes Kim. I actually felt pretty good the entire run. Kept the running pace in the comfy 8:45-9:45 range but also took plenty of walk breaks and re-fuel breaks so the actual pace overall was around 10:50 and I finished in around 5 1/2 hours. I think I might just be able to warm up to these longer, slower ultra-type races. Looking forward to the Buffalo 50 mile run in March with Terry-old-Bean!

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 31.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 mile run before lunch. Still a bit sluggish from the 50K on Tuesday but nothing that feels like an injury (thank goodness), just typical post long-run soreness similar to what it feels like a couple days after a good 20 miler. Tried out my new Brooks trail shoes, I think they'll work just dandy.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 4.00
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8.250.000.000.008.25

Ran some trails around the foothills of Elk Ridge and Payson with Tyler and Adam. Legs were a bit weary still from the 50K earlier in the week and those other 2 are young speedsters so I was definitely the slow poke of the bunch, especially on the uphills. But they were kind enough to wait around for me so everything work out and I didn't get lost and abandoned in the foothills.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 8.25
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Nice early morning 5-miler with the gang. Had to deal with snow pellets pelting the face the last mile or 2 but it overall it was a great run.

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 5.00
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Nice 6 miler in the dark with Kimi and Ludlow.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 6.00
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Happy Thanksgiving! Joined up with the SF gang for the annual Thanksgiving morning party and run. Pretty good turn out, I had a great time.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 6.00
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4.500.000.000.004.50

Went out with Kim around 8:30am. Temps fairly mild in the low 40s but a bit breezy and cloudy, I was hoping to see some sun but oh well.... I won't complain about low 40s in late November. 

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 4.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

Crazy running in single layer at the end of November. Nice run with the usual gang, the last few miles it was just me and Todd B.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 14.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
165.750.000.000.00165.75
Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 82.50Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 39.00Asics DSTrainer18 #4 Miles: 12.00Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 32.25
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