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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: 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
57.005.000.000.0062.00
Asics Gel 2150 Miles: 17.00Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 9.00Brooks Launch Miles: 8.00Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 28.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Wasn't sure if the roads were very runnable in the early AM so decided to shovel snow instead, work at home, then do the run later in the day. In hindsight I think we would have been fine going early but things worked out fine running later, although I felt pretty sluggish today for some reason, also a bit of an upset stomach. Maybe due to eating too much the last few days including too much junk.

Ran 4 solo while Kim was in a meeting them met up with Kim for 6 more. Hopefully the sluggishness and upset stomach aren't signs of some flu bug coming on. I just bragged recently that I hadn't been sick since June 2009, hopefully that didn't jinx me.

8:54/146

Asics Gel 2150 Miles: 6.00Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Early AM: 6 miles mostly with Kim on another frosty morning. Single digits again but we must be getting used to it as it wasn't so bad. I'm sure it helped that there was little to no wind. The surroundings were actually quite beautiful in a winter wonderland sort of way with all the sparkly frosted trees. Felt a lot better than yesterday.

9:17

Late AM: 4 miles at work. Nice to see some sun, always makes it feel about 10 degrees warmer than it really is. Probably around 20 degrees, I was daring and wore shorts (since that was all I had!).

7:55/158

Brooks Launch Miles: 4.00Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 6.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.004.000.000.0010.00

Early AM: Winter Wonderland part 2 this morning. Yesterday we had single digit temps that made for frosty trees that sparkled in the light of Kim's mini-flashlight. Today we had 25 degrees and snowstorm with huge fluffy snowflakes. Fun stuff. I'll take 25 and snow over 35 and rain any day. Luckily it was cold enough the roads weren't treacherous to run on so we went over and did 8 repeats up heartbreak hill (steep version). 5 miles.

Late AM: Temps just over freezing and no wind/snow/rain made for not too bad run conditions. Ran 5 more miles on the old Eagle View route that I used to run years ago all the time with the running group from work. Unfortunately our group has dwindled to practically nobody with all the layoffs over the years. So it was a bit lonely running up the big nasty hill solo. Felt pretty good so pushed the pace a little bit.

7:35/169 max 185

Asics Gel 2150 Miles: 5.00Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

Early AM: Six mile loop, temps around 20.

8:39/149

Late AM: Four miles at work on Kuhni Road. Nice to see the sun, temps just above freezing I think. Nice relaxing run.

8:11/148

Brooks Launch Miles: 4.00Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six mile loop in the morning with Kim. Warm this morning around 40 degrees but very windy! Guess mother nature doesn't want us to get too comfy. Just glad the wind has been more well behaved when temps were below 20.

9:19/139

Later at work did a really wimpy 20 min XT workout and some core work.

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

Had a nice long run, some solo but mostly with Pat, Hal and Kim. Nice morning, not too windy and temps around 30-35 degrees. Another peak mileage week for me at least for the last 8 months or so. Most likely I won't see any higher mileage weeks than this until the peak of UVM training in the spring and even then I don't plan on ever going over around 65 mpw.

Kept the pace mostly easy today with maybe 1 mile at marathon pace.

8:37/150

Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 16.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
57.005.000.000.0062.00
Asics Gel 2150 Miles: 17.00Asics Gel 2150 #2 Miles: 9.00Brooks Launch Miles: 8.00Asics Gel 1150 Miles: 28.00
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