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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: 55.50 Year: 55.50
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel Excite #6 Lifetime Miles: 387.52
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #1 Lifetime Miles: 135.55
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.3010.006.200.0061.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Crosstraining stuff. Similar to last Monday.

Ave/Max HR: 145/163

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Similar to yesterday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.800.006.200.0010.00

Warmup: 10 minutes bike, 10 minutes stairclimber, 10 minutes elliptical.

Then do try to add some excitement to the boring cross-train regiment I did another 10K elliptical "race".  Decided to try and push a little harder than 2 weeks ago when I did the same thing. HR was around 190 for the majority and I blew away my previous 10K time of around 38:40 or something.

10K stats: Time 37:40 (6:04 pace). Ave/Max HR: 186/198.

Probably closer to a 6:30-ish running pace effort. Still couldn't seem to get to the level of effort/pain of a real running 10K, maybe more like 1/2 marathon.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.000.000.000.009.00

Woke up early out of habit so I went to the gym to do what has become the standard cross-train workout. Similar to Mon/Tue workouts. Cut it a bit short so Kim and I could attend the annual SF Running Club Thanksgiving party.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Managed to sleep in a bit today. Went to my PT appt at 8am and also did some cardio work on the exercise bike and stairclimber. Von (my PT) said he thinks I should be good to go trying some light/easy running on Monday. He wanted me to try some treadmill today but I resisted the temptation. I want to wait until after another weekend and Sunday rest day.

Starting to move to more aggressive core exercises that work the ab area more directly now. I'm feeling stronger each week but still feel occasional twinges from time to time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.5010.000.000.0015.50

Crosstrain long workout in the afternoon. Legs felt tired today and for whatever reason my HR was lower than the effort I felt like I was putting in. I was eager to get this workout done so I pushed for most of the miles, something similar to Marathon pace perhaps? Getting really sick of crosstraining, looking forward to trying a 2-mile slow run on Monday.

Ave/Max HR: 154/180

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.3010.006.200.0061.50
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