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St. George,UT,U.S.A

Member Since:

Apr 02, 2005



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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
Glycerin Miles: 10.80Baby Jogger Miles: 19.10Pulse Miles: 17.65Defyance Miles: 8.30Launch Miles: 5.40New Orange Landreth Miles: 23.80
Total Distance


Easy B-hill loop pushing Myler. The quads are very sore from Fridays run in Zion... I'd say on a scale of 1-10 of soreness my legs were a 3 after STG a couple weeks ago. Now after the West Rim trail it feels like a 8 or 9. Ouch!


Met Logan at the DC and we ran the Temple Quarry trail. It's been well over a year since I've ran this trail and I thought tonight would be a good time to introduce Logan to it. The trail is cool because it's right in the middle of town and no one knows about it. Located just above the airport it is really easy to get to and as you can see we did it round trip tonight in under 8 miles. Anyways it was great. The weather is amazing... a touch on the warm side by the end of the run but other than that it was great. 

When we got back to the DC we were just chit chatting and then Logan walks over to the side and starts barfing his brains out. I've never seen someone puke so much volume as he did tonight. Seriously I kind of feel sick from just watching. But at the time I was laughing my butt off.  

Glycerin Miles: 5.40Baby Jogger Miles: 5.40Pulse Miles: 7.90
Total Distance

Pushed Myler down through Eagles Landing and around B-hills. Nice run this morning. Skies are cloudy and it smelled of rain... we could sure use it. We finished up before anything happened. Feeling pretty strong throughout. I'm going to really try and get into a good core workout routine. I'd like to get that back as I've lost it for over a year and it makes such a big impact on my racing. 


My legs have been begging for some faster stuff so tonight I gave them a small taste. I hit the B-hills loop. I warmed up for a half mile and then pounded MP over to the gas station and then cooled off back home. I didn't have a watch but from the microwave clock it took my just at 30 mins to do the loop. So with the warm up and cool down stuff I'm guessing my faster miles were around 5:30 pace.  It felt o.k at best. The hammy was tighter than I'd have liked and just overall I'm out of it as far as running fast. It's going to be a long way to the top if I wanna rock and roll.  

Baby Jogger Miles: 8.30Defyance Miles: 8.30Launch Miles: 5.40
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Total Distance

6.8 miles this morning with Paul. We did the Stone Cliff loop at 6 a.m. Pace was easy but steady. Good to get out and shake em' after hitting some speed last night. Paul's legs are still crabby from STG so no one wanted anything more that laxi taxi today. 

After I dropped Paul off I decided my wife was still asleep and that I'd do few more. So I did the park loop. Really tried to focus on smooth, controlled form. I'm happy to be getting back to a regular type of training model. Hopefully the body will stay on board and let things develop the way the mind has it mapped out.  

5.4 miles around the B-hills loop pushing Myler. I felt o.k on the run but the legs were DEAD later that evening sitting in the temple. I thought I was going to have to walk out of a session... I'm not sure why things were so jacked but I'm glad it's over.  

Glycerin Miles: 5.40Baby Jogger Miles: 5.40New Orange Landreth Miles: 9.20
Total Distance

Felt horribly tired and trashed all day so I kept putting the run off. Finally got out this afternoon and decided to run over to the club run. I got there and no one else showed. So I ran down around the Bloomington loop and then back up and home. I did the first couple nice and easy to warm up then kind for just settled into a smooth but driven pace. I had the ipod in for the first time in like 8 months and it seems to spark my legs up. Anyways I ended up hitting an avg of 6:43 for the run and thats with the warm up and cool down. Nothing major but a start of the cycle to bring the motion back. 

New Orange Landreth Miles: 14.60
Total Distance

Pushed Myler on a loop out through the fields. I felt like junk. Cooked a big breakfast of eggs, sausage, cheese and juice and then ran a hour or so later. Bad call. Anyways this will most likely be the last run of the week as we are doing the West Rim trail tomorrow as a hike and it could take about 6 or so hours. 

Pulse Miles: 9.75
Total Distance

Actually hiked 15.5 miles today with Mik'L down the West Rim Trail in Zion. Hiking time was 5:06 and actual time was 6:15 (we stopped for pic's and lunch). Because of the TOFM (time on feet moving) I'll call it a 5 mile run for the blogs sake. Actually I'm sore. More sore than when I ran it last week in just over 2 hours. So go figure. 

We had a great time and actually just kind of went through it without incident... until I rolled my ankle. Ouch! Somehow I just wasn't watching and rolled it pretty good right under where the deer went off last week. Then from there in walking was kind of pained and maybe thats why I'm as sore as I am. Today the ankle feels better but not great.

Mik'L did great and never even complained! She's always a good little trooper. We had fun and took a bunch of pic. I'm ready to try a different trail in Zion now... as I've done this one 4 times and never done anything else. Other than the little ones right off the road. Not to say this isn't AMAZING because it is... I'd just like to do them all.  

Total Distance
Glycerin Miles: 10.80Baby Jogger Miles: 19.10Pulse Miles: 17.65Defyance Miles: 8.30Launch Miles: 5.40New Orange Landreth Miles: 23.80
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