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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: 0.00 Month: 43.50 Year: 43.50
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 381.52
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #1 Lifetime Miles: 129.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.251.005.000.0058.25
Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00Asics DSTrainer Miles: 8.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 16.00Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 25.25Asics Gel 2150 Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

AM: Ran 8 miles on a breezy morning. Legs felt pretty good.

8:28/153

Noon: Couldn't resist the bright sunshine so I went 3 more miles at work. When I got back to the office I learned that I may have had a little something to do with Kim getting locked out of the house during her run. Oops! Sorry Kim!

7:59/154 

Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00Asics DSTrainer Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Nice relaxing run with Kim in the late AM. Cloudy and a little breezy today but not too cold, would've been nice to see a little more sun.

9:00/131 

Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.250.005.000.009.25

Waited until around 11am to do the run so I could enjoy all the nice sunshine!  Original plan was for 3 x 2 mile tempos with 5 min rests.  But since I've been feeling a little fragile lately I was prepared to cut the workout short.

Legs actually felt pretty good but my aerobic conditioning just doesn't seem to be up to snuff. Or maybe with the high miles lately I'm carrying around some lingering fatigue to make things harder than they should have been.  First 2 miles felt OK but 2nd set felt harder than they should have for the pace I ran it. Made the decision to bag the 3rd 2 mile set and just try to get 1 quality mile and not worry about the 2nd mile.

Splits for 1st set: 6:51, 6:53.  2nd set: 6:55, 6:52, 3rd set (1 mile only): 6:44

Overall: 9.25 miles, 7:40 AP, ave/maxHR 169/190 

Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 9.25
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

AM: 6 easy miles, legs feeling pretty good after the tempo run yesterday.

8:40/150

Noon:  3 more easy miles. Temps in the high 40's but a little breezy and cloudy.

8:15/145 

Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 9.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six easy miles in the early morning. Quite warm and mild for November, the calm before the storm coming later today I guess. Looks like we could get hammered pretty good.

8:50/150 

Asics Gel 2150 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
15.001.000.000.0016.00

It was snowing heavily when we went to bed so wasn't sure what to expect in the morning.  Fortunately the roads, although a bit sloppy in places, were runnable and the temps were relatively mild (35-40) with little or no wind.

Kim and I met up with Dan and Chad and ran a few with them, then parted ways and ran with David and Kay for a few more miles. Finished the last 8 or 9 miles mostly solo.  Legs felt pretty good today, with the early slower pace miles  I was able to finish strong the last half of the run.

Now looking forward to a rest week next week, a nice holiday, and best of all our boy #2 Tyler's return from Denmark on Tuesday!! Lots to be thankful for!

8:43/147

Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 16.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
52.251.005.000.0058.25
Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00Asics DSTrainer Miles: 8.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 16.00Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 25.25Asics Gel 2150 Miles: 6.00
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