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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.

http://lyndybutler.com/track/at-the-end-braydons-song

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: 0.00 Year: 863.02
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #5 Lifetime Miles: 316.20
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 71.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.752.002.502.0054.25
Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00Asics DSTrainer Miles: 7.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 28.25Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.002.000.000.0010.00

Met up with Chad and Dan and did an up/down Payson canyon run.  Warm, windy and very muggy day today around probably mid to upper 70's with high humidity. 

8:13/158

Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Started and finished a bit with Kim but mostly solo 7 miler this morning. Kim is still trying to figure out how best to deal with her nagging achilles issue and today some gentle run/walk seemed like the thing. I hope we can get on top of this pretty soon and she can get back into a groove.

Ran what has become my favorite 7-mile route out to CV park and back along the river trail for the middle of the run.  Unsettled weather this morning. About 2 miles from home got caught in a downpour and ended up completely soaked from head to toe. But got rewarded with a rainbow in the west after the rain stopped.  Didn't actually mind the rain at all since it's mid-July and temps still warm despite the wet.

Maybe time from some Yasso's tomorrow.  Kent convinced me to do try these on the roads instead of the track as he mentioned the curve of the track always gives him achilles/calf grief. We'll see how it goes.

8:36/144

Asics DSTrainer Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.750.002.502.0010.25

Ran a Yasso 800s workout down in the bottoms on a flat stretch of road that works well for 1/2 mile intervals.  I lucked out and got near perfect weather, around 60 degrees with low humidity and very little wind. 

Goal was to do 6-9 repeats in the 3:10-3:20 time range with equal time rests.  Similar to when I've done this workout in the past the first 3 repeats were harder than I wanted them to be and I had thoughts of doing no more than 6.  But then the next 3 felt pretty good and I decided to go for 9.  Last 3 repeats were hard but not totally-wipe-you-out-and-make-you-hate-life hard. Can I say they were "comfortably" hard?  And though I was glad to be done at 9, I'm pretty sure I could have done another 1 or 2 if I had to. I'll save that for a few weeks down the road when I do this workout again. Yasso says I only need to do 10 of these right?

I was mister consistency on the pace today.  Time/aveHR info for each repeat as follows:

3:12/154

3:13/176

3:14/179

3:13/180

3:13/182

3:13/184

3:14/184

3:14/185

3:13/187

Overall: 10.25 miles, 7:59 pace, 164 ave HR max 193

Happy with the workout :), but bummed out that Kim's achilles problems are being very pesky :(


Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 10.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

Easy recovery run. Only time for 3 miles today as I'm headed up to girls camp all day to be a "guardian".

8:45/139 

Hiked 2 miles at girls camp and zipped around the lake in a pedal boat for 30 min. I think this is much better XT than anything I ever do at the gym.

Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Nice and easy 6 miler.  Great morning for a run, a bit breezy (as usual in SF) but nice and cool, maybe even into the 50's. Did 4 or 5 strides the last half of the run.

8:26/148

Later to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.000.000.000.0018.00

Nice morning for a run, cool and not too breezy. Kept the pace nice and easy for the most part today so that hopefully I'll have something in the tank for the 10K on Monday.  Mostly ran with Hal, Chad and Dan.  Had an annoying John Mayer song in my head the whole run and still bugging me. Hoping that maybe blogging about it will purge it from my head and make it be GONE!

8:29/150 

Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 18.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.752.002.502.0054.25
Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00Asics DSTrainer Miles: 7.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 28.25Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 3.00Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
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