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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: 6.00 Month: 61.50 Year: 61.50
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 387.52
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #1 Lifetime Miles: 141.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
38.500.004.000.0042.50
Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 18.00Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 24.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

BRRRRRRR!!!! Went out with Kim and Kay in the early morning. Somewhere around 15 degrees but with the nasty canyon wind the chill factor must have been around 0. Wish mother nature would let us 'ease' into winter a bit more instead of slapping us up side the head so abruptly. No worries about pace in these conditions, just try and finish without becoming an icicle.

Quite the eventful weekend. Between the storm, someone doing a hit-and-run on a section of our fence, our big tree getting busted to pieces with the heavy snow, and a remodel project in the basement, the Saturday long run did not happen. Hope this week will be less eventful. 

Later to the gym for 30 min XT + core. 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.004.000.008.50

Waited until it had warmed up some and got out just before lunch. This was my first tempo run since back in June sometime.  Didn't have great expectations since it's been so long just figured I'd stick in the 7-7:30 range.  First couple miles had a bit of downhill and came in around 7-7:05, last 2 miles around 7:10.  

Felt a little out of shape and of course it would have been nice to be able to stay below 7's, but I'll take this for now and hopefully by mid-Jan and Painter's 5K I'll be closer to around a 20 min 5K.

7:48/167 

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 8.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six easy miles mostly with Kim and Kay in the early morning. A bit worn out after the tempo run yesterday.

Also went to the gym at work before lunch for 30 min XT + core.

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Easy six miler just before lunch.  I was hoping for lots of bright sun but the air was kind of gunky so I had to be content with filtered sun.

8:38/146 

Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Out bright and early with Kim and Kay. Temps a little warmer than earlier in the week somewhere in the low 30's.  Did 4 or 5 20s strides toward the end. Felt good but not great. Later to the gym for 30 min XT + core.

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Out at 6am on a not too cold but windy and blustery morning with a few drops of rain. Felt ok for a while but this kind of cold/wet weather always turns my legs to lead after a few miles. Took it pretty easy most of the run.

Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 10.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
38.500.004.000.0042.50
Asics DSTrainer17 #2 Miles: 18.00Asics DSTrainer17 #3 Miles: 24.50
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