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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: 21.00 Month: 87.00 Year: 1080.22
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #5 Lifetime Miles: 425.70
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 195.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.107.000.000.0056.10
Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 30.20Asics DSTrainer Miles: 9.75Brooks Launch Miles: 6.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Morning run in St George mostly on the bunny trail just down the hill from the condo.  Ran about 5 with Kim then 5 more solo.  Lots and lots of bunnies out and about today.  Felt a little sluggish some of the time (too much eating the last while!!) but still enjoyed the run. 

8:58

Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.205.000.000.0010.20

Early morning run.  Temps nice and cool but a little muggy.  I was surprised to find the legs seemed to have a little extra zip so decided to do an MP progression run.  Start out comfortable then gradually speed up so that I hit MP about 1/2 way through the run then just try to hold it until the end. I was pleased with the run and how the legs were feeling.

7:46/160 

Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 10.20
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.750.000.000.009.75

Nice & easy recovery run on a dark, cool, and xtra breezy morning.

8:30/148

Asics DSTrainer Miles: 9.75
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.150.000.000.006.15

Easy shorter run. Want to have good energy level for the 22-23 mile run tomorrow.  The canyon wind was relentless again this morning.  Did a few strides toward the end when I had the wind at my back.

8:42/144 

Brooks Launch Miles: 6.15
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.002.000.000.0020.00

Another Friday long run mostly down Provo Canyon on the river trial but with a little uphill backtracking around miles 8-10.  Felt pretty good for 13-15 miles, probably went out a little too fast but couldn't seem to get myself to slow down.  I would think I was slowing down but garmin said pace stayed the same - in the 7:30-8:00 range. 

We started this run later in the morning (around 9:15) and paid the price later in the run coming out of the canyon as temps got into the 80's and I majorly hit the wall and had to majorly death-march my way to 20 miles. I was hoping for 22-23 miles but I was entirely done for at 20. Actually I was done for at around 18 but I knew I had to get at least to 20 so I hobbled it in.

7:52/168

Nice to get the last 20+ run out of the way! Looking forward to TAPER TIME!!

Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 20.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
49.107.000.000.0056.10
Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 10.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 30.20Asics DSTrainer Miles: 9.75Brooks Launch Miles: 6.15
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