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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
49.004.003.000.0056.00
Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 7.00Asics DSTrainer Miles: 31.00Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 5.00Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Ran a couple miles with Kim then 5 more solo.  Glad to see Kim's achilles may be better off than we first thought on Saturday.  My legs felt great during the run.  Guess the nice thing about 5Ks is the quick recovery factor.  Hoping things go better in a couple weeks when I race the Speedy Spaniard 10K.

Later to the gym for 30 min XT.

8:20/149

Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.003.000.0010.00

Warmed up with 4 miles running from home to CV park. Still a bit on the warm/muggy side. Temps 65-70 but humidity factor always makes it feel warmer than that to me and I sweat like crazy and run out of gas quickly.  Kim is wisely still babying her achilles and backing off the running until things improve.

After a few strides I did a 3 mile tempo run along the Speedy Spaniard 10K course.  First mile has a bunch of uphill then the rest of the miles are mostly gradual downhill or flat. Wanted to try a pace that would put me in the 41-42 finish time range.  According to course tool and based on my past races this means I need to run mile 1 around 7:30 and the rest of the miles in the 6:30-6:45 range.

Actual splits/aveHR ended up as follows:

Mile 1 - 7:29/174 already feels harder than I want it to feel)

Mile 2- 6:43/184 HR already approaching red-line territory (190) by the end of this mile, not a good sign, means I only have about a mile left before lactic acid attacks my legs and any speed goes bye-bye.

Mile 3- 6:41/189 red-lining, HR around 190+ the whole mile and legs going to pot. Good thing I don't have 3.2 more miles to go today.

Cooldown 3 miles.  Man I just don't do very well in this warmer, muggy stuff.  Been running in these conditions a lot the last couple week I would hope my body might start adjusting better but not yet.  Hopefully come race day (2 weeks from today) with training kicking in and a bit of race magic things will go better.

Overall: 8:08/161 (max HR 193)


Asics DSTrainer Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

Five mile easy recovery run in morning and 30 min XT + core at the gym in the afternoon. 

8:37/144

Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.001.000.000.0010.00

Ran up/down Payson Canyon with Darin, Pat and Kent.  Started at Pateetneet up to Maple Dell and back down. Everyone was taking it pretty easy today which was just dandy by me. Nice weather today, cool and dry, but a bit windy with headwind during the uphill (of course).

8:17/162 

Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy 3 miles with a few strides just to stretch out the legs a bit.  Gonna rest up today and hopefully be fresh for 20+ miler tomorrow.

Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.003.000.000.0021.00

Ran with a bunch of speedy guys.  The regular crew was short on numbers today for some reason but Hal had invited a few guys from Provo/Orem so we had a pretty good size group of faster guys. They were going a bit quicker than I wanted to go for a 20+ mile run, so after a few miles I hung back and ran with Kent for a while and solo a few miles coming down off Harry's. Ran a few miles with Pat and Chad also

Felt better the last half of the run than I thought I would so hopefully I won't be too hammered from running faster than planned.  Beautiful morning and temps not too warm for July. Great view from the top of Harry's hill.

8:14/161

Asics DSTrainer Miles: 21.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.004.003.000.0056.00
Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 7.00Asics DSTrainer Miles: 31.00Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 5.00Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00
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