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Location:

St. George,Ut,United States

Member Since:

Jun 02, 2014

Gender:

Male

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

TRACK

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

1600m:     4:30 (region @ cedar) 11th

800m:     1:56.70 (State) 11th

CROSS COUNTRY

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

Personal:

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
2.00

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.

 

Comments
From Vis on Thu, May 20, 2021 at 18:05:02 from 207.50.151.57

Nice time, amigo.

From Rob Murphy on Thu, May 20, 2021 at 21:46:53 from 67.177.30.39

Not bad at all...congratulations! I really enjoyed this.

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