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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

Pre-high school: I ran a lot of local 5ks and a few half marathons.  I didn't do a ton of training, but I just had fun, and I got more serious about it as high school got closer.

High school: I enjoyed running a lot, especially cross country.  I originally did track to keep my in shape for cross country.  I ran at Footlocker Nationals, the Adidas Dream mile, Brooks PR Invitational, world xc junior championships, and a few local 5ks. 

PRs: 800: 1:56.80-State Track 2014

1600: 4:10-State Track 2014/Mile: Sea Level-Adidas Grand Prix-4:07

3200:Alititude(~4500ft): 8:57.99-State Track 2014-2 Mile:8:53 at Brooks PR Invitational

5K: New Balance Indoor Nationals(2014) - 14:24

10K:USA Junior Track Championships (2014)-31:01

15K: Blacksmith Fork Freedom Run (aided) 48:10(2013).

Half Marathon: 
Utah Valley Half - 1:11:24(aided)(2012)

Post-mission:

1,500m-3:45

3k-7:50 

5k-13:29

10k-28:18

NCAA finishes:

Cross Country: 10th(2018);

Indoor: 3k-7th(2019) 5k-10th(2019);

Outdoor: 10k-22nd(2018), 4th(2019), 5k-7th(2019)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Make sure I have fun, not get burned out, and get faster.

School records in the 5km and 10km.  

Personal:

Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from July 2015-July 2017.  I gained 30 lbs. during the service and came back out of shape; however I knew that if the Lord wanted me to once again run competitively, he would bless me to return to fitness. 

I graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah. I currently run for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  

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: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 233.71
Race: BYU Invite (1.864 Miles) 00:07:58, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
16.60

AM-2.1 mile shakeout. 

PM-Warm up, strides, then we raced.  They put us in positions randomly.  This led to me being on the back line.  Honestly, a four lane track with twenty people is already pretty packed, but the start is the worst.  Kramer let me switch him spots so I could be in the front line.  I was surprisingly more nervous than I've been for a race in a long time, but the nerves settled quickly.  We started, I got out well, Talem paced me for the first 4 laps (5 laps to the mile on our track).  I felt pretty good, but could tell we were slowing after the second lap, so I told him to speed up.  After he dropped, I ran a quick lap(50), and then stayed consistent the rest of the way. My goal was 8:00 to 8:05 if things weren't feeling great, and under 8:00 if I was doing well.  With 800m to go, I saw I needed to run a 2:08 for the last 800m to hit 8:00, so I knew I was on pace.  I didn't speed up that much, but maintained well and finished at 7:58.  Afterward, my throat burned from the air in the facility.  While I do like our facilities, the air can burn your nose and throat sometimes.  Just over a 10 mile cool down after.  The team killed it today, which was really impressive to see.  

Comments
From Sasha Pachev on Sun, Jan 17, 2021 at 15:45:41 from 72.250.218.114

Congratulations on a great performance!

From Sasha Pachev on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 18:15:14 from 72.250.218.114

And additional congratulations on 13:28 win/PR, and today's decisive win in the "lions' den" championship. Was very happy to see you put a 20 second gap on the formidable competition over the last 1 K. Made me think of Moroni 7 "has the day of miracles ceased?" Keep up the good work.

From Bret on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 08:44:29 from 99.1.32.252

Impressive race at the NCAA Cross Country Championships - well done!

From jtshad on Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 16:31:30 from 71.209.225.42

Congrats on the national championship!

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