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Member Since:

Jun 01, 2013



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Running Accomplishments:

1600m: 4:27

800: 1:59

Copper Hills Invitational 2015 1600m Champion.

Ran for Alta and SUU on their Cross Country/Track and Field teams

2014-2015 Alta Track Athlete of the Year

Have a had a couple good placements in mountain races

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and and build mileage

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running

Run the Boston Marathon at least once

Make a glorious return to spartan racing


I ran for Alta high school and was trained by Coach Murphy, he is a great coach, one of the best there is. I ran for Southern Utah University for a year or two. I am currently a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University studying industrial organizational psychology. Right now my main goals are to stay healthy and run consistently.

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: 4.25 Month: 30.60 Year: 495.45
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Easy run in the gully, we also ran there and back. I felt ok, for some reason I didn't enjoy it.

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Am: I ran 4.2 easy miles around the neighborhood, it felt pretty good. I like my morning a lot more when I run, although I was a little tired today until lunch time. It felt really good when I entered the miles from the afternoon workout and then realized that I could add another 4.2 from the morning.

Pm: We did a 2 mile warm up and then we did 4 600s on the track, I did about 600 meters of jogging in between each and about 600 meters of walking inbetween each. I only counted the jogging but that still added an extra 1.2 miles to my mileage if I include striders. For the 600s my times were 1:35, 1:34, 1:34, 1:35. The last one I probably could have run faster if I had paced it better because my first 300 was a 44 and my second 300 was a 51. I enjoyed this workout, it was tough but it was really fun. I love fast track workouts, even though they hurt. I've started trying to get back my form recently, like since murray. I had sort of forgotten form. I'm ready for whatever we will do tomorrow.


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Today I felt a little sore but the run felt easy. But I think more important is that I realized how important running is to me. It gives me something to really look forward too each day, each week, and every year. And my running improvements and accomplishments are some really important things to me. I remember how dull my life was the first 2 or 3 months of my high school when I hadn't started running and couldn't play other sports. I really appreciate running and I know that even if I don't accomplish my goals I will still be really happy that I ran throughout high school and I am already happy that I have accomplished some things in running and I know I can accomplish a lot more. I think things in life don't really matter unless you think they do, and in reality that's really all thats important is what you care about. I really like running and I am definintely going to keep doing it as long as I can. At herriman in two days I don't have a goal time, I'm just going to go into the race and enjoy it but I am going to give it everything I have, I'm not going to have to worry about failure. My only goal is to finish the race and think "I gave it my all and had a great time at this meet." I'm really happy to be part of my team at Alta. And i'm really grateful for my amazing coach and team. Coach Murphy and recently Coach Jake have really helped my running, and helped me delelop a really strong love and devotion for running and my teamates really push me and make me work my hardest. Thanks team!

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We did 3 miles and then 2 200s with an easy 400 afterwards and a 100 meter jog before the first 200. I feel ready for tomorrow, I'm going to do my best.

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Race: Herriman Invite (3.107 Miles) 00:20:30
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Well it was another race, I'm happy I could compete. I'm struggling to keep negative thoughts out of my mind. There are some things I'm going to change starting tomorrow. I will start concentrating on the little things, I will start taking a daily multi-vitamin with iron in it again, I will change my mentality so that I can race harder. Also I need to find a way to make my arms less of a problem. The only other things I can do is more core (abs), and just keep running every day but sunday. I know if I keep running and doing my best each day, I will have great rewards and improvement eventually. It will all work out if I do my best, I just need to keep finding more things to improve on and ways to improve on them.

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Today we did the gully run twice, it was nice but sort of tough the 2nd time we did it. I added .05 because I am going to do a little 100-200 meter jog in a moment. The reason I'm doing this is because im at .95 so I want to get that up to the next mile. One of my tendons behind my knee is giving me a little pain but it's been doing that on and off ever since I started running. It will be fine by monday, especially if I ice it. I'm also going to do some sit ups, bicycle kicks, and other core work later today. Maybe I will swim a few hundred meters at work as well. We are well into the season now, I really need to get my head back in the game for races. I need to concentrate on my breathing more during races, also I need to relax when I'm running.

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