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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
Total Distance
Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 24.50Saucony Velocity Miles: 3.00
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615am- nothing haha 

3pm- Cosmin test todaaayyy. Wow it was hard and sucky no lie. The last one my legs were so dead I could hardly run. I ended up with a 1490 and I discovered that Im only running the 3200 at Herriman and that is depressing because I dont know if I will get to run it at Region so I might not get a chance to go sub 440 which I know I can do.

When I got home I took a 4 hour nap so Im just great right now. Also I was thinking of changing my blog name to "Alex's Feelings Journey" Any thoughts?

Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 3.50Saucony Velocity Miles: 1.00
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Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 5.00
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Race: Herriman Invitational 3200 (1.988 Miles) 00:10:16, Place overall: 5
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10pm- Herriman Twilight Invite- 3200m

We showed up to Herriman at like 345 or so and I ran at 10 so I had alot of time to sit around and chill. We saw the giant dumptruck that fell down the mountain and that was cool. I forgot my running shoes so I found my dad and he offered to let me use his so that was good. The whole time that I was just chilling at the meet I was stretching and drinking water and doing yoga and I even drained my legs. I felt pretty prepared. Me and Dallen warmed up together. When we went over to sign in the guy seemed pretty desperate to combine the heats so we hurried and grabbed our spikes and laced up. Then he decided they would do 2 heats so we left. They had the first heat on the track but then they changed there minds once again to combine them so we ran  over again and the guy is acting annoyed that we didnt have our spikes on. But its whatever that guy was dumb. I didnt even have time to change into my racing socks

I barely got like one strider in and then we started. Some of the guys were talking after about how packed it was but I couldnt tell cuz I was out in front :). I led for the first 2 laps about and Preston and Dallen were right with me switching leads. The first mile felt good but turns out it was pretty slow and so I was under pressure now to keep the pace. I was sticking right behind Preston trying to get in a rythm and work with him but these two guys boxed me in and pushed me out of my spot. Lap 6 was slow and I was falling off the top group. I was watching the clock and I could tell I needed to make a major push but my mental game was not there. As a result I fell even further back. The last two laps sucked bad. I was not where I needed to be and I was just trying to hang on. The clock was at like 902 coming into the last lap and I didnt want to push myself. I knew I already blew it and I was like whats the point. Dallen passed me and I went with him and in the last 50 I thought I might as well beat Dallen so I sprinted past him for 5th place. 

I was disapointed but I didnt straight up suck. It was an overall slow race for everybody. The lights shut off and that was freakin epic. I was expecting to be in the 4x400 but turns out coach took me out of that and I was bh so I went and ran some allout sprints through some sprinklers by the baseball fields. Then I cooled down with Cam and Nick and Jake. Pretty cool meet.Cool shirt that i got. I hope to go to BYU next year though 

Saucony Velocity Miles: 2.00
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Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 6.00
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Saucony Kinvara 4 Miles: 24.50Saucony Velocity Miles: 3.00
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