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Member Since:

Feb 27, 2006



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

(2008) 5k Magna Classic (15:18)

(2007) Ogden Marathon (2:29:31)

(2007) St George Marathon (2:25:18)



Masters PRs:

17:09-2nd place Masters-

    Draper Days 5k (2013)


1:16:58-2nd place Masters-

    Utah Valley Half Marathon (2013)


Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 2:40 at Deseret News Marathon. Never quite conquered that beast yet.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a good marathon again in the future.






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: 13.00 Month: 84.50 Year: 558.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1193.31
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1031.20
Saucony Fastwitch A-5 Lifetime Miles: 617.50
Skechers Go Run Lifetime Miles: 496.50
Saucony Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 816.50
Brooks T-7 (used) Lifetime Miles: 1113.00
Saucony Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 542.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 922.90
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1051.50
Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Lifetime Miles: 788.00
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 1008.10
Reebok Running Shoe Lifetime Miles: 442.35
Under Armour Black Micro Lifetime Miles: 463.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Easy run out on Potash road along side the river and some petroglyphs.  Wow!  Absolutely beautiful out here.  Passed by a mile long column of Jeeps headed out to the rim to do some serious climbing.  Man what a sight, its like an adult playground out here.   Definitely a rave run..   Darkhorse out. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Adam RW on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 23:31:27 from

Glad to see you are having some fun!

From mikemac on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 16:33:49 from

Steve, when you get time could you please give me some advice on warm up time before a race or just in general? I get winded early but with a pretty long warm up I surprise myself with my pace.I just seem to get faster with less effort.Make sense?? Oh yea, those relaxing runs help me also.Sounds like beautiful country.

From air darkhorse on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 17:16:38 from

The long warmup allows things to come into their aerobic state easier and more gradual. Its plain easier on the body. Studies show that 12 minutes of very slow warmup is needed to get into a good aerobic state with the body. For half marathon and up if I were you I would just run an easy mile before and then gradually groove into things starting out comfortable, increasing the pace in gradual increments letting the body adjust and come to homeostasis. Then again another small increase in pace until you get to where you are in a "comfortably hard" running state. This where its tough but you can still talk with some difficulty.Hold that pace for the rest of the race. Does this help?

From air darkhorse on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 17:24:28 from

Thanks Adam! Long time no see. Running any of the events at SLC?

From mikemac on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 17:26:34 from

Makes sense.Thanks!!

From Adam RW on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 19:12:34 from

Steve, I wish. Whenever I try to run faster than 7min pace my knee hurts the whole next day. For now I'll just be happy with running mileage. I thought about doing Des10K in July but with the knee pain I may not race much at all this year. I really want to run TOU and am about 75% committed. However, I will make up my mind for sure before the entry fee goes up Aug 15th.

From air darkhorse on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 23:28:36 from

Sorry to hear that Adam. I pray for the best.

From Adam RW on Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 23:48:18 from

Thanks Steve. But don't think it is too bad. I can still run and I'm enjoying it (at least today was great). I have come to realize though that competition is more a part of my love of running than I've admitted to in the past. That being said this is probably God's way of telling me that other things in my life need my primary focus this year (growing family and career). In any case thank you for your prayers. Should I keep my eyes open for you on the 18th? I'll be somewhere along the course. I was planning on volunteering at mile 2 but I think I may run to a couple spots closer to SH and enjoy more of the race. Not sure who is running it with all the anti-Devine stuff going on at the moment.

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