Desert Chiva Running

Weber State Twilight 800m

Previous WeekRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesAlex The Lion's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageMonth ViewYear View
Graph View
Next Week
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!


St. George,Ut,United States

Member Since:

Jun 02, 2014



Goal Type:

Highschool Champ

Running Accomplishments:

One time i stayed awake for 48 hours and drank a half gallon of warm milk and ran a 400 in under a minute without throwing up


3200m:     9:59 (Snow Canyon Invite) 9th

1600m:     4:30 (region @ cedar) 11th

800m:     1:56.70 (State) 11th


3 Mile:     15:38.8 (Woodbridge Classic) 9th

2 Mile:    10:44 (Time Trial) 10th

5K:     17:07 (NXR Southwest) 9th

Sugar House Park (State)  16:34 - 11th

Mnt SAC (footlocker west)   17:27 - 11th

Half Marathon  1:14:20 (Dogtown Half) 11th


Short-Term Running Goals:

- win

- sub 6 mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

run the top speed of a mature brown bear


No wife, no children. Ball is life.

Favorite Blogs:

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: 0.00 Year: 4.00
Asics Gel-DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 506.79
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 60.65
Brooks Cascadia 9 Lifetime Miles: 204.61
Saucony Mirage 3 Lifetime Miles: 543.27
Asics GT-2000 Lifetime Miles: 121.27
Nike Rival XC Lifetime Miles: 81.50
Saucony Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 624.83
Saucony Velocity Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Brooks Glycerin 11 Lifetime Miles: 458.22
Saucony Carrera XC Lifetime Miles: 54.00
Nike Vomero 10 Lifetime Miles: 281.60
Saucony Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 226.80
Nike Pegasus 32 Lifetime Miles: 174.50
Nike Zoom Structure 18 Lifetime Miles: 19.00
Nike Peg 33 Lifetime Miles: 507.00
Nike Peg 33 Green Lifetime Miles: 472.45
Nike Peg 34 Nop Lifetime Miles: 314.61
Race: Weber State Twilight 800m (0.497 Miles) 00:01:55, Place overall: 3
Total Distance

Im writing this a few weeks late. I didnt really plan on doing more than 1 race this spring but shoutout to my old coach for telling me "you may want to think about it". Lowkey that was all I needed. 

The meet was fun, chill, I found Jessica and hung out with the weber st boys. I warmed up over to the basketball stadium and back. Watched my homie dallin run a 400 and chatted with him for a bit. The weather was nearly perfect, slight wind, warm and sunny. 

800m 2nd heat 5:55pm

after spiking up I did a few strides on the field while they ran the first heat. felt good not nervous, ready to race. my boy brennan from utah state won with a blazing 1:52 or something. they lined me up in lane 7. this was the first time I ever got my own lane so that was lit. I started good, around the first turn there was 3 guys in front of me, good position for me. Stuck in for till about 350 and a few guys started to slow up a bit so I moved around them on the straight away and stuck right on the kid from uvu. I kinda wanted to make a move later in the race and finish with a faster kick but it never ends up that way lol. I passed the uvu guy at the start of the second lap and didnt look back. grinded out the last 300. shoutout to my sister for cheering me around the 200 I felt good. strong finish for me I was straight balls out. I knew it was a quick time for me so when I crossed the line I tried to turn around to see the time and I rolled my ankle pretty good lol. saw the 155 and gave myself a little fist pump because that was sick as heck I was so happy. I went and said thanks to the homies who cheered for me. 

This PR meant alot to me. a 1:55.75 isnt the fastest time in the world but I did it by myself. and off of only like 20 miles a week max with my training. the past few months have been a grind with school and still running took a lot of motivation. throughout the last year i started running with the intent to tryout for utah states track team but even after they made it clear I wouldnt get the opportunity i still wanted to race. it was all self motivation, honestly it wouldnt have made a difference to anyone else in the world if i just gave up. it doesnt really even make a difference to anyone that I prd, i still dont have a spot on the team but that doesnt matter i did this for myself. woke up everyday by myself. did workouts alone on the track. entered myself into a couple meets unnattached. that took a lot of confidence and I was able to prove to myself that I can still compete and improve and that was important to me for some reason idk. it has helped me personally to find some character and to keep grinding with everything I do, with no attention, no coach, no people telling me what to do, no lights on me and no crowds supporting me. most of my friends didnt even know I was still running. you gotta get up everyday and chase your dreams even if they might never happen. im proud of myself.


Total Distance
Debt Reduction Calculator
Featured Announcements