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St. George,UT,U.S.A

Member Since:

Apr 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

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. 

Personal:

"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
44.45
Baby Jogger Miles: 8.40Defyance Miles: 8.40Pulse Miles: 5.40New Orange Landreth Miles: 11.90New Landreth Miles: 16.50
Total Distance
8.40

Went on a run today pushing Myler. We toured through the better part of B-Hills and back to river road through Eagles Landing. It was absolutely perfect out. No wind and temps at around 75F with overcast skies. Myler loved it a I didn't hear not even a peep from him. I felt great and the legs wanted to roll again but you don't roll pushing the jogger. Avg of 7:22 pace for the run... not a bad avg with the kid mind you. 

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.40Defyance Miles: 8.40
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Total Distance
7.65

Did the little B-hills loop this morning. One more week of this Sr. games stuff and I can get back to regular life. I ate a big ribeye steak last night at Texas Roadhouse and it wasn't sitting in the belly very good this morning. Almost had a roadside but managed to fight it off until I got home. Legs felt good though. The hammy is being very mellow the last few weeks including during STG. So is it ready for real training? I'm not so sure. One hard 10 mile tempo and it might hurt just as bad as ever or who knows maybe it's finally coming around. I might try something next week to test the waters. 

2.25 miles tonight. I ran over to the park in my 5 fingers then a little around there while helping with the cross country race. I drove the 4-wheeler in front of the kids as they raced like a little pace car. The course is really fun but could be kind of confusing without the pace wheeler. Then after that I just ran back home.  

Pulse Miles: 5.40
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Total Distance
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Totally forgot to set the alarm today.

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Total Distance
5.40

B-hills loop with Paul this morning. It was nice to get out and run with him for the first time since the marathon. His legs seem to be coming back just fine. We didn't do any turbo stuff and just kept it at chit chat pace. 

May get out once more today.  

New Orange Landreth Miles: 5.40
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Total Distance
16.50

A great run this morning down the West Rim trail in Zion NP. Had a little group: Billy, Scotty H, James H, Steven, and Logan. We started out in the dark and made our way down the dirt road to the trailhead. Then it started to get light and everything looks like a photo opp. The fall colors were out and that even made things more beautiful. The running part was good as I never felt like we even ran at all in the end. We hit 8:01 avg for the run... not bad down that trail. But we surely didn't push the pace like last year. I took a bunch of pic and posted on facebook so some of yall can check them out. 

The sad part of the trip came just as we started going down the chizzled trail in the face of a cliff. I came running down the trail and into a baby fawn deer. There was three choices the deer could make:1. Go back up past us and be ok... but it would have to have walked right next to us. (2. turn and go down the single track ledge cliff trail to the bottom and be safe- but this would have required some reasoning and the little guy is only animal. (3. Get freaked out and jump off the 300 ft cliff and see how that turns out. It was sad (honestly it was) and he jumped off. I tried everything I could in those short seconds to get him to come back up and go find mommy. But by that point he was freaked out and running like a bullet in every direction. I almost wish we hadn't gone this morning and maybe it wouldn't have happened. I have a soft heart for stuff like this so it was kind of a downer from there on out. But the run was good. The views were Amazing and I really need to do this run more than once a year. We did it last year this very same weekend but no deer died... just my hamstring because we ran it like animals that time.   

New Landreth Miles: 16.50
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Total Distance
6.50

Did a little family workout this morning. My wife pulled Myler in the bike trailer and I ran. We did a little loop through B-hills. A perfect day. The weather is just amazing. It was fun to get everyone out and recreate together. Now I'm going to watch football the rest of the day. 

To be honest my legs were pretty sore. Much more sore than two weeks ago after the marathon. There is a lot of steep downhill on hard rock on the run we did yesterday... but yeah the legs were kind of heavy for sure. 

New Orange Landreth Miles: 6.50
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Total Distance
44.45
Baby Jogger Miles: 8.40Defyance Miles: 8.40Pulse Miles: 5.40New Orange Landreth Miles: 11.90New Landreth Miles: 16.50
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