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St. George,UT,U.S.A

Member Since:

Apr 02, 2005



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

97th at Boston

1:09:40 Half Marathon

2:25:50 Marathon


Short-Term Running Goals:

Get healthy enough to enjoy a run again.

Long-Term Running Goals:

To be able to do it... long term. 


"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift" -Steve Prefontaine

Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll be... ever again.

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: 0.00
Baby Jogger Lifetime Miles: 623.95
Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 313.32
Asics TRI Lifetime Miles: 610.65
Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 520.90
Kinvara2 Lifetime Miles: 350.20
Ghost Yellow Lifetime Miles: 374.25
Kestrel Bike Lifetime Miles: 1883.75
NB- Rainbow Lifetime Miles: 57.80
Red Cumulus Lifetime Miles: 594.95
Neon Launch Lifetime Miles: 533.40
DS Trainer Lifetime Miles: 467.77
Green Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 479.75
Lunerglide Lifetime Miles: 276.70
Blue Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 528.06
NoosTri Lifetime Miles: 283.07
BlueKinvara Lifetime Miles: 216.60
Innov Lifetime Miles: 58.50
Ride Lifetime Miles: 207.45
NavPeg Lifetime Miles: 162.50
Green K5's Lifetime Miles: 88.00
Total Distance
Blue Pegasus Miles: 67.70Lunerglide Miles: 20.50Ride Miles: 53.35Green Pegasus Miles: 37.60Neon Launch Miles: 7.00BlueKinvara Miles: 59.85NavPeg Miles: 55.60NoosTri Miles: 33.17Red Cumulus Miles: 10.70Innov Miles: 3.00Green K5's Miles: 20.50Ghost Yellow Miles: 5.00
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Semi longish run with the Circle. Logan tried to ruin it for everyone by being weird. I don't know what his deal is.;) Nonetheless it was a special morning running down our home marathon course. We haven't been on it all summer and it's past time. Just took it EZ all morning. The main focus was to just get in the downhill running. We started in Veyo and ended at the church on Bluff. It was dark for at least 10 mile of the run. None of us had headlamps (we never do). There was construction barrels everywhere and LOTS of northbound traffic. Like more than I can ever remember. About a mile atop Veyo hill I was thinking "one of us is gonna run into one of these barrels".  Because it's dark... and we are dodging cars. Well about 2 steps later I slammed into on. Full stride. No heads up. Faceplant. Both hands ended up bloody. I used a four letter word. And the guys laughed. Hard. #effingAholes ;) Other than messing up my only two hands pretty good. I'm fine. So don't worry. Picked myself up and got back on.

Finished the run at a 6:45 avg. Laxi Taxi morning. Glad to get the run in.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 16.60
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DC loop. Felt like this run took hours. At mile 6 I felt like I'd been running all day. No watch so I don't know for sure the details. But it was slow. Legs felt stiff and much more lazy than yesterday. Really wish I would have gotten a short afternoon run in yesterday. It would have helped.

145.5 lbs

4.5 treadmill miles tonight.

Lunerglide Miles: 4.50Ride Miles: 10.20
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DC again. The morning was great for a run. Legs were not. Quads are pretty tight and soreish. Slow. If theres not a big difference by this afternoon I'll bag the workout tomorrow morning too.

6.8 miles on the treadmill this afternoon.

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20Lunerglide Miles: 6.80
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Tempo Tuesday on Thursday

Had a pretty good one today. Temps was 69 F at 4:50 when we left and continued to drop throughout the run. This helps tons!!! Wamed up out to Stucki and kept having stomach cramps. Finally out there I got in a good pre tempo #2 stop.

We got going and it was fast from the first mile. Logan kept the foot on the gas pushing me through miles 1,2,3 and into 4. I was really happy how I ran today following the race on Saturday and then the run down the course on Monday. Miles 5,6 are always hard on Mesquito and Riverside. I also couldn't see the guys any more and wondered if they'd stopped. So I kind of slowed thinking maybe I should turn around. But decided to just keep going. Then I wanted to try and get it going faster on the trail on miles 7,8. Didn't really do so on 7. Don't know why as I felt pretty good still but mentally just lost focus. Then on the last mile Steven came running up the trail and as I passed by him he flipped and started chasing me. I didn't know it was him and thought it was Dave or Logan comming back to me. So that helped me get the pace back.

Ended with a 5:34 avg for the 8 mile tempo. Not too shabby on this course. Staying out on Riverside is tough.

5:27, 5:21, 5:20, 5:33, 5:46, 5:46, 5:49, 5:34

5 miles on the treadmill this afternoon while the nanny was here. First day... That was pretty much amazing.

Neon Launch Miles: 5.00BlueKinvara Miles: 15.25
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DC loop in the dark. Solo. A storm kind of circled me but I actually never got any rain on me. But the streets were wet here and there. Dry at the house when I left and wet when I got home.

The blue Pegasus shoes have been awesome. But today they started to feel like they are on the way out. I've loved the new Pegasus though.

146 lbs was a little heavier today. 144lbs yesterday. But I drank a GIANT smoothie before bed and I'm guessing it's mostly water weight.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
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Alarm set for 3:30... but I have this sick and twisted thing in my life that makes me wake up one hour before any alarm. So at 2:30 a.m I got up went to the restroom and was... up. FML

Long run down the marathon course. Second longish run down it in 5 days. I kind of wanted to do a 4 mile, 8 mile, 4 mile tempo workout today. But after only about 3 miles I decided to bag it and just go a little longer. Just wasn't feeling it today. At all. Had some mexican food last night. Large combo plate... made for 5+ star morning. Got to clean up the diet next week for sure.

Anyways Aaron and Steve basically took off right out of the car. I thought even if I do run hard today I'll warm up first. But after 8.9 miles and our water bottle stop I wasn't into it. So Logan headed out to get a progression run in and I just made my way down the course. Fastest mile of the day was 5:56. Once I got to Bluff St. I was basically at mile 17 and I took a left up over Red Hills PKWY and followed the Ironman course to it's turn around. Then I dropped down around Dixie St and back up around the park to extend it to 23.25 miles for the run. Hit a 6:30 avg today. Nothing fast... but kept it honest and got some good miles on the legs to finish off a solid week since the half last Saturday.

146 lbs after. Wish it would have at least gave me one more pound off... Feeling too heavy heading into the weekend.

Ride Miles: 23.25
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DC loop. Felt ok for a Monday. Nothing special today.

147.5 lbs. About 3lbs heavy. Last weeks diet was crap. I knew I'd be big today. Lots of stress and I gave into food. Gotta do better this week.

10.2 more miles this afternoon. DC loop again. Got rained on the last 5 miles. Felt great. Had I waited about a half hour longer I would have had rain the whole run. #catsanddogsoutsidenow

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20NavPeg Miles: 10.20
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Tempo Tuesday...

There once was a boy who got up early and met his buddies for a tempo run. He wanted to run strong. He felt like things were moving in the right direction. But... his morning turned out to be a total train wreck. It was CRAZY muggy and that might just be this boy's kryptonite. The warm up felt hard. The first mile or so of the tempo the breathing was way too hard. And by mile 4 it was over.  He tried to keep battling all the way through mile 8 but effort was hard and splits were ugly. The other boys ran away down the dark trail and this boy had to run all by himself... It was sad. Just totally cramped up. Made some hammer fizz drink before the run. But forgot to drink it. That could have helped. IDK. Hopefully next time turnes out better.

143.5 lbs after. Did sweat my butt off and dropped the weight back down.

2.2 more miles on the treadmill this afternoon. Just enough to get a sweat going. Then weights and hip stuff.

Lunerglide Miles: 2.20BlueKinvara Miles: 14.80
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Slow and hard DC loop. I can't really remember feeling this wore out, trashed, tired, and just drained in life. Could be kind of sick. Idk. Just drug it around the whole time and never got going. In fact I wanted to walk home the last mile.

146.5 lbs. Thought I'd be low as I was so dead. But... nope. FML

7 miles tonight around the middle B-hills and Secret St extension. Wanted and tried to feel better than this morning. And maybe I kind of did. But it was still pretty robotic. I just feel totally out of sync. 90 F out but it did kind of feel like a "fall" day. Thank goodness... i'msickofsummer

Green Pegasus Miles: 7.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
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DC loop extended through B-hills. Such a nice morning out. 60 F. Calm and clear. I love these types of morings in September. Shirt off and a little chill on the chest. Still feeling like I'm pulling a plow behind me. Just no power or git up and go. Tried to run some 6:20's for about 5 miles just to get out of the super slow rutt. Ended with a 6:44 avg.

145.5 lbs after. Weight is up and down every day. I'm about to chuck the scale out the window and stop stressing about it.

30.5 mile ride at 20.3 mph avg. Decided to get on the bike and see if it would help loosen up/ unjam my legs. Didn't push it hard but kept it honest the entire time. It was 90 F but really felt good out. Enjoyed it. Feilds/Airport/Sunriver/back around LV.

4.4 mile run. Got off the bike and headed out for a short run around LV. Legs didn't turn over coming off the bike. But I didn't expect them too. By the time I finished I was really sweaty and hot.

144.5 lbs after- Hydrated well on the bike and before heading on the run.

Blue Pegasus Miles: 4.40NoosTri Miles: 12.60
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shorter run this morning. skipped running with the guys down the course. ran into dave on my run after he'd finished. he said they caught some good waves. it made me mad I decided not to go with them. bummer. hopefully tomorrow's surf is just as good.

3 miles on the treadmill. then weights, hip, and other secret stuff.

Red Cumulus Miles: 7.70Innov Miles: 3.00
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Long run down the marathon course. Met Aaron at the finish line at 4:45 and caught a ride up with some people I don't know. I was just happy to snag a freebie and not have to drive back up.

My goals for this morning were. 1- get some faster downhill miles in (how many I wasn't sure), 2- DO NOT OVERDUE IT!!!!!

Got out of the car and started the run with a 6:16 warm up mile. That's how it goes when you run with Aaron. Hit the first 10 miles pretty uptempo and picked Steven up a long the way. After GU'ing up and a potty stop I was ready to do some kind of pick up/ workout/ tempo thing. And at mile 10 we started. Kept a solid push all the way into town to mile 20. Never redlined it. Never felt out of control. Just relaxed, yet dialed in. Splits: 5:09, 5:16, 5:29, 5:25, 5:19, 5:32, 5:30, 5:22, 5:15, 5:22

The first mile might have been fast. But I went out with Aaron up pulling me. I felt pretty good and the pace didn't feel this fast. I would have guested at the time we were only going 5:25 or so. Everything else felt very smooth. Past Winchster through the S's I really just ran EZ as those miles are much faster than my times. Then the last 3 miles through town I did try and hold something harder. Logan ran strong last week on the closing miles and I wanted to do the same. Pretty happy with the finish as I felt great. Not dead, sore or jacked up at all. Jogged .5 cool down and called it a day.

Ended the 20.5 mile run in 1:59:11 or a 5:48 avg.

Pretty happy to have turned the corner after feeling SOOOO worthless earlier this week. Time will tell if I am sore or not next week. But I'm looking on the bright side this time.

144.5 lbs after

Green K5's Miles: 20.50
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Secret St and middle B-hills. A lilttle more sore this morning than I thought I'd be. Not too deep but I can feel it for sure. Legs were heavy. But it was a super morning out. I'd take these all year long.... but then I'd live in San Diego with millions of crazies. Sleep is off. Need to get better at it in the next couple weeks. 

60 min's on the bike for 20 miles. Kept it honest but never hard. Tried to work the legs knots out the best I could.

7 miles on the treadmill right after. 37 seconds transition time between the two. Between the bike and the treadmill I got through all of School of Rock. I don't like Jack Black but I laughed today.

Ghost Yellow Miles: 5.00Neon Launch Miles: 2.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 7.00
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Tempo Tuesday/ Workout with the Circle

I didn't want to do the same old tempo loop. Just sick of it more than anything. So I talked the guys into meeting at the DC and we did a 2x4 mile workout with 6 min jog in the middle.

Warmed for 4 miles out and back. Temps were ok. 70F. By the river it felt a little cooler. But I'd still like it much cooler when I try and run hard. The plan was to go clock wise from the DC up the river trail and around the mayors loop to the 4 mile mark. Then jog 3 min's out and 3 back. Then come back counter clock wise for the last 4 mile set.

I didn't reset my watch after the first set so I just have the avg for all 8 miles at 5:33 pace. Goal was to be about 5:30 pace. So a little slower and I'm fine with that. The bad thing was I just felt forced almost the entire workout. The 4th mile about killed me and I was soooo thankful for that 6 min jog to recover. Legs just cramped way too fast. But I knew I wasn't totally recovered from Saturday as the calves and quads are both still sore.

In the end I'm just glad I didn't bail early. Pushed through. It wasn't pretty. Nothing special. But for me most aren't.

145.5 lbs after run.

30.2 mile ride on the Venge this afternoon. Left a little after 2p.m and it was 100F and when I got back it was 103F. Not complaining. Just facts. Out through the fields to the big hill before Sand Hollow. Then back around the airport. Another pretty honest ride. I did take the last couple hills EZ in the small ring. But I was basically out of water and what I had left was boiling in my non-insulated clear (green house effect) bottles. 

Decided to pass on another run this afternoon. Was short on time and just couldn't be bothered with it.

147 lbs post ride.

BlueKinvara Miles: 15.30
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DC loop this morning. It was like pulling teeth to get out the door today. Run was so so. Warmer today at 74F. Just got through it.

144lbs after.

5 miles on the treadmill this evening. Didn't get out when it was raining... for the 7 min's it rained.. It came down!

Lunerglide Miles: 5.00Ride Miles: 10.20
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DC loop. No watch but I tried to keep it honest rigth out of the cul de sac. Haven't officially started any taper per say. But my overall weekly mileage will be lower this week and next. But I'd like to up the overall cruising speed on regular runs for the next couple weeks.


6 miles this afternoon. Hit 2 miles on the treadmill and then got to do the other 4 outside. #easypeasylemonsqueezy

Green Pegasus Miles: 10.20Lunerglide Miles: 2.00NoosTri Miles: 4.00
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Big boys Marathon Prep class today.

Last week I ran the same course at a 5:48 avg for the run and felt smooth and rockin. Today I ran a 6:05 avg and felt like crap. The whole run. From the very start. Temps were warmer today than the last couple weeks but overall I just felt wore out and run down. Glad today wasn't race day...

Anyways after a 4 mile warm up we started the 4 mile, 8 mile, 4 mile workout.

I didn't want to do it from the start and let the first mile slip by at 6:21, Tried a little harder on the next to hit 5:48. By then the guys were way up on me. Tried harder on the last couple miles hitting a 5:24, 5:15 to almost reel them in before stopping at our water and GU.

8 mile set at 6 min pace. Nothing fancy here. Just rolling a long but the pace didn't seem to be that fast. I just felt like I couldn't go fast at all. But we basically hit our marks.

On the last 4 mile set I didn't feel better. But wanted to "push" out whatever I could and make the best of it. Went 5:16, 5:12, 5:12, 5:27. On the last mile I almost got hit by not one but two cars while I crossed the blvd and slowed down. After that I never got the same flow again. But overall happy to have closed it out and logged something for the bank...

144.5 lbs after

NavPeg Miles: 20.50
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7 miles on the treadmill. Busy, busy, busy last couple days with kids, yard and other projects. #TRASHED

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60 min's on the elliptical. Body needed to stay in motion today. Not a hard effort. Smooth workout to get a sweat going and that's about it.

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DC loop. Got out a little faster. Kept it honest all morning. 6:37 avg. Felt strong for a Monday.


148.5 lbs... kinda phat too

Lots of work on the end of a shovel and rake. sore. sunburnt.

NavPeg Miles: 10.20
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Big boy workout... number-...LASTONE :)

Warmed up from the DC over around Southgate GC for 3.6 miles

Plan was to do a 5 mile MP temp around the mayors loop clockwise. Then do a one mile jog recovery and then a 2 mile LT tempo from the DC up to River Road

First 5 mile tempo seemd so so. Not bad. Not great. I just hung back and while Logan kept the foot on the gas. So I'd push a little and close the gap. Then back off a little. Seemed that went on the whole time. Ended with a 5:33 avg for that section.

1 mile jog for recovery

2 mile LT tempo. Wanted to go out strong but knew following the 5 miler that I wouldn't be able to go for my PR of 10:13... plus it was dark. Like you can't see JACK for about 300m on one section in the first mile. So I went 5:10, 5:21 for a 10:31 2 mile. Pretty good for and basically hit the workout as I'd planned on doing. That's always a plus.

Logan ran great... again. He's been killing me in all the workouts. And for all the crap we give him... I think the SPECIAL LITTLE GUY is gonna ROCK the marathon. Maybe even PR. He's running greart and it's fun to see. A little hariy though and that part is gross.

3 mile cool down. 2 with the guys. 1 solo

145.5 lbs after

BlueKinvara Miles: 14.50
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B-hills and around Piolt. Temps were lovely this morning. So much so that I wore a shirt. But later regretted it. Slow and EZ recovery run from yesterday. It would have been better if I'd gotten out yesterday afternoon but it didn't happen. Re-doing the driveway with pavers and then landscaping the front yard post house addition. Extra labor equals extra trashed...

4 more miles on the treadmill

Blue Pegasus Miles: 9.10
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A mix of B-hills and stuff today. Temps were nice again. Felt so so too. 6:55 avg. Got home and found out that Bob my cycling friend got in a bad wreck this moring on his bike. He hit a big rock in the road out in the dark and went down. Got hit from the back by another friend Shane. Bob is in the ER with broken pelvis, clavical, ribs, and head trama... bad deal. Heal well my friend. Thoughts are with you and family. Bummer.

NoosTri Miles: 9.57
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Same loop as yesterday but with a little potty extra. Warm today... warmer that is. I was a sleep out in the darkness for at least 6 miles of this. Hip hurt... it's been weeks since it hurt like it did today... come on! Really?!!!!

Ride Miles: 9.70
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Just ran around the "house" area today. No big run with anyone. I worked in the yard until after 10 p.m  and hauled a flat bed trailer full of 75-100lbs rocks in. Then built a wall out of them. So I just didn't know what I'd be up for this morning. As it turns out... not much. 7:11 avg for the run and I didn't hit anything below a 7:00 mile until mile 9. Just dragging. It was warm for the first 4 miles of the run then I had rain the rest so that was nice. Saw a massive full rainbow. Best one I've seen in years.

143.5 lbs after the run.

NavPeg Miles: 14.70
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DC loop. I wanted to get out a little harder... work out all the ish from the stomach and kind of wake up the legs. So after a 7:36 first miles I dropped the pace the rest of the run and ended with a 6:27 avg. Nothing too hard. Just a honest push to help me get into the running mind set my brain needs for the week. Felt pretty good overall. 60F out when I left the house at 7:00 a.m. Looks like it'll warm up by the weekend...

146 lbs

3 miles tonight around the park and stuff.

Red Cumulus Miles: 3.00Blue Pegasus Miles: 10.20
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B-hills and Secret St. Kind of felt like junk. Like I had two BIG left clown feet. Just super "OFF" and out of sync. The saga of the taper....

57 F

146 lbs

NoosTri Miles: 7.00
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Blue Pegasus Miles: 67.70Lunerglide Miles: 20.50Ride Miles: 53.35Green Pegasus Miles: 37.60Neon Launch Miles: 7.00BlueKinvara Miles: 59.85NavPeg Miles: 55.60NoosTri Miles: 33.17Red Cumulus Miles: 10.70Innov Miles: 3.00Green K5's Miles: 20.50Ghost Yellow Miles: 5.00
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