Andrew Unker

Rivalry Run 10k

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South Jordan,UT,United States

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Feb 09, 2009

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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.

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7.310.007.31

7.31 miles in 54:02 (7:24)

 Missed two days of running...no excuse really. This morning we took the bus up with a handful of people up to Copperton where the Marathon starts. Ran down to Daybreak. It was super smooth. Im always worried when I run again after missing a couple of days because my hip flexor tightens up so much...really annoying. I guess its now the best excuse TO make me run. This mornings run was in perfect weather though and even though we ran faster than I had originally planned, it felt like we were just on cruise control so can't complain. I did try the new peanut butter gu....not a fan. I really need to find a different form of nutrition because the gu's are just too hard on my stomach for some reason. Ill keep trying stuff from the store. BTW if you read this we are having a huge sale on Labor Day!! Come in to RunGr8!

p.s. I wish I was faster ha.

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6.470.006.47

6.47 miles in 50:27 (7:48/mi)

Had our group run at Daybreak lake tonight. I ran with Andrew, Erik, and Blake. It was a good run. Erik took us on his 6 mile loop dodging cars and lots of bugs.

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5.590.005.59

5.59 miles in 43:04 (7:42/mi)

Pretty much my first time this year running at night. It wasn't that enjoyable, anyone else feel like it was really humid? I have so much homework due tomorrow, glad I got my run in though! Going to check out Herrimans course tomorrow with blake and greg. Hopefully Ill be able to go to the invite.

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9.950.009.95

7 miles in the morning then I ran the Herriman Xc course with greg and blake. Hahaha what an awesome course...I can't wait to watch the kids on that course. Not that enjoyable.

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3.300.003.30

3.3 miles in 25:15 (7:39/mile)

Took a couple days off and today I just ran an easy 3 around South Jordan.

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8.000.008.00

8 miles in 56:52, (7:06/mile)

First 4 miles in 29:33 (7:23/mile)
Last 4 miles in 27:19 (6:49/mile)

Met up at the store for our group run. The first 4 miles we ran fairly easy. Ran with Andrew and Blake. When we made the second loop I felt like Blake started to push it a little bit so then I started to push it and the rest of the way I just tried to maintain pace haha. Good run though, felt good.

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5.440.005.44

5.44 miles in 41:16, (7:35/mi)

Yay it is starting to get cooler and its perfect running weather!

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7.000.007.00

2mile warm up
3 miles in 18:52 (6:17/mile)
2mile cool down

The best part about todays run was that I was able to negative split all 3 miles. My splits went 6:28, 6:19, 6:05. Everything felt great. I ran on the Riverton 5k course where I ran my first post mission race in 20:53...so at least I can tell theres been improvement from April hahaha. Im slowly getting back into shape, hopefully next summer I can run into the 17's for 5k and 36's for 10k, although I must say 5ks just don't excite me anymore.


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Race: Rivalry Run 10k (6.1 Miles) 00:44:24, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
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7.100.007.10

I had no idea what to expect from this race and I kinda jumped into it last minute. Thursday I ran pretty hard and didn't run friday so I wasn't expecting any sort of special time from this race. It also ended up being quite a bit harder than I thought it would be. We went out in a small pack in the front and for some reason I honestly felt like we were going a little slow...I kinda picked it up and jumped out to the front and ran along side Dennis Simonaitis, he is really tall haha he towered over me. Well needless to say for me I should not have tried to run with him. My first mile was 5:59, way too fast for me at this point in time. I know I can do that but Im just not in that kind of shape right now. I should look at it positively though because it was fun to run that fast. I faded quite a bit with the hills and finishing into the wind is never enjoyable. Many were complaining about how hard the course was. Yep I agree. It was fun to meet fellow blogger prestonmadera, hes a stud. I also talk with the 5k winner, David Rasmussen, he also ran at Bingham. Ive met him a few times but haven't talked to him since before my mission. Best part about saturday was Utahs win :)

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5.130.005.13

5.13 miles in 41:16 (8:03/mi)

Group run. Ran with Blake and Andrew.

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2.760.002.76

2.76 miles in 22:55 (8:18/mi)

Ran with my friend Quinton, he just got home from basic training and we went for a small run, then ended up running by Bingham to say hi to the coaches and got some free shirts from arb and a jersey for the store.

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5.600.005.60

5.6 miles in 40:39 (7:16/mi)

 I can't remember this run for some reason...haha Im blogging the last week right now (sept26) and I can't remember all of these runs, just looking at my watch.

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4.630.004.63

4.63 miles in 34:24 (7:26/mi)

Haven't ran for a few days but felt alright. I have really been slacking on the training, my first half is coming up fast and I probably won't perform to what i could have done had I really focused a little more but it's okay it will leave me with some motivation for the next.

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4.940.004.94

4.94 miles in 34:32 (6:59/mi)
(7:47, 7:22, 6:41, 6:33, 6:07)

Had our group run tonight. I ran with Blake and Andrew, Erik and Sonya ran together. Its getting darker a lot earlier, I think Im going to buy a headlight. I couldn't see anything on the canal road coming back haha and the ducks kind of freaked me out. We ran Fish Hook tonight and it felt great. I am definitely at fault for pushing the pace after the first two miles but I felt good and wanted to push it.

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8.000.008.00

8 miles in 55:40 (6:58/mile)

I ran on the Jordan parkway trail down to springview farms and back, good run I had a terrible farmers blow, execution was great, there was just a lot of snot haha. Good run. Ill take it easy next two days and then long run saturday.

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4.290.004.29

4.29 miles in 33:29 (7:48/mi)

Got a quick 4 miles in before we went out to dinner for my birthday. I turned 23! What am I going to do with my birthday money? I'm probably going to buy some school suppli.....haha I'm getting new shoes and a soleus gps watch!! So excited :)

oh p.s. We went to Texas Roadhouse yum!!!

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