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December 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.

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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: 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
187.800.000.000.00187.80
Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 39.00Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 61.55Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 87.25
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 5.00
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Early morning run. Some alone, some with Kim, the some more alone. Liking the mid-30s temps. Need to start ramping up the miles a bit.

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Up bright & early to run with Kim,  Carolyn, and Chad. Sure nice to be able to run in a single layer in December. Temps in the mid-40's with a couple teaser drops of rain that never developed into anything. Quite nice actually.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 7.00
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Five relaxing miles in the early morning. Nice pleasant temps in the 40's. 

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 5.00
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18.000.000.000.0018.00

Got up at the regular time (around 5:30) but didn't actually start running until just before 8 as decided to make the drive to Antelope Island to join in on the Buffalo Run training run. Quite the perfect weather with temps in the 40's making shorts and shirt just dandy. Gotta love that in December I doubt it will last much longer. Saw some buffalo and enjoyed the run and scenery. The lake looked amazing, smooth as glass. Only downer was the face-plant I did a mile and a half before the end. Seemed to have survived it without life threatening injuries.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 18.00
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Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.000.000.000.0012.00

Nice run. Still pretty warm. Rained during the night but held off during the run.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 12.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Nice morning run, a bit cooler than it's been but not too bad

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 7.00
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Ran mostly with Kimi. Got in a couple hill repeats. 

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run with the gang. Feeling a little tweak in  my right hip, need to keep a close watch on that.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 7.00
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Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 5.00
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20.250.000.000.0020.25

Went to Herriman and ran with the great Wan Ho and gang. Felt good the first half but the later miles were tough. Not sure what the problem was but glad to get in the miles and get er done for the day and the week.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 20.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Feeling tired. Good this is a rest week.

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 6.00
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6.000.000.000.006.00

Ran at 7 with Kim, Ludlow, and Todd. Still feeling kinda tired but better than the previous 2 days. Merry Christmas!!

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 6.00
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Went out with Kim on a cold, sloppy road run. Felt pretty sluggish.

Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 5.00
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18.300.000.000.0018.30

So Kim and I had a nice adventure this morning in St George. Plan was to run the Bearclaw Poppy trail 11 mile loop that I had done once before. But made the decision to run it in the reverse direction than usual so that we would be in town while it was still dark. Ended up getting lost in the middle of nowhere. 11 miles turned into over 18 with some pretty rough terrain at times. Very relieved to finally run into another runner and figure out where the heck we were! Actually I thought it was kind of fun. Not sure if Kim would agree.

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 18.30
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.250.000.000.0010.25

Went out with Kim again on the same route we got lost on Saturday. But this time everything went fine. Can't figure out why we got so messed up on Sat. I quite enjoy this loop route.

Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 10.25
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Easy 5 miles before lunch in the brrrrrrr

Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
187.800.000.000.00187.80
Asics FujiTrainer #1 Miles: 39.00Asics FujiTrainer #2 Miles: 61.55Brooks Cascadia #1 Miles: 87.25
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