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Location:

Holladay,UT,USA

Member Since:

Mar 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

2011 Salt Lake City Half  1:42  

2010 Buffalo Run 25 K  2:25  

2010 St George Marathon 3:48  

2011 Mid Mountain Trail Marathon 4:27 

2011 Squaw Peak 50 mile 14:00:49 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep going!

Personal:

married, 4 children

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: 28.81 Year: 270.74
Saucony Peregrine 6 Lifetime Miles: 569.92
New Balance 1080 Lifetime Miles: 43.22
Saucony Peregrine 6 Blue Lifetime Miles: 565.84
Peregrine 8 Lifetime Miles: 332.00
Saucony Peregrine 2019 Lifetime Miles: 251.24
Brooks Cascade 14 Lifetime Miles: 345.28
Brooks Cascading 15 Lifetime Miles: 260.39
Saucony Peregrine Lifetime Miles: 28.81
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
266.943.80270.74
Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 241.21Saucony Peregrine Miles: 28.81
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.720.004.72

G loop. Makes me happy

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.590.004.59

Desolation overlook with Fred. Beautiful out there. Trail FX train to boot 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.59
Comments
From SCArbAck on Sun, Jan 03, 2021 at 00:26:11 from 24.23.210.120

Niicccee! Glad Fred out

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.400.005.40

Quarry trail.  Snow and granite. 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.500.003.50

G loop with one ice fall

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 3.50
Comments
From Oreo on Fri, Jan 08, 2021 at 08:28:15 from 206.81.136.61

Live Free my Brother. Enjoy that fresh air.

From SCArbAck on Sat, Jan 09, 2021 at 17:19:46 from 24.23.210.120

Miss utah

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.980.005.98

Thaynes canyon loop to overlook.  Money out there today

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.98
Comments
From Oreo on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 07:54:44 from 206.81.136.61

Money bags.. on the trail of goodness.

From SCArbAck on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 08:09:52 from 24.23.210.120

Sounds awesome

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

neighborhood roll through Josh neck o the woods... no one home though

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
8.000.008.00

Up toward Raymond BCC start with the Oreo.  snow and views on the menu, spikes were money until they werent, not as epic as Nick faceplant but close

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 8.00
Comments
From SCArbAck on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 07:47:43 from 24.23.210.120

Ouch, wish I coulda

From Oreo on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 13:10:09 from 206.81.136.61

Actually.. G almost duplicated my spike face plant to a T.. only in Slow MO. Ski Bunny Yoga for the WIN.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.100.007.10

And in the midst of buffalos and cold arose an epic roll with Oreo to frary peak with a box o goodness waiting at the bottom and a stellar gimp from yonder peak

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 7.10
Comments
From Oreo on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 07:52:12 from 206.81.136.61

You are a poet bro. or a scholar. or a writer o' tales...

From SCArbAck on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 08:19:25 from 24.23.210.120

Say an ode on my plot

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

March up to Lake Blanche in the well packed snowtrail before tonights snow dump.  Enjoyed the lake area alone at the foot of Sundial Peak.  Actually nicer trail to run on in the winter as no big rock and roots.  

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 7.00
Comments
From SCArbAck on Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 08:26:53 from 24.23.210.120

Ya that spot sweet in winter, keep tooling bro

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.550.003.55

G loop on pipeline, slow and good

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 3.55
Comments
From SCArbAck on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 08:20:10 from 24.23.210.120

Savor it

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.750.004.75

MT OlY bst south loop, always good stuff

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.75
Comments
From Oreo on Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 08:43:23 from 206.81.136.61

sweet times..

From SCArbAck on Thu, Feb 04, 2021 at 18:50:05 from 166.137.242.120

I like that roll

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.880.004.88

Pipeline in the ice and mud and snow and glory.  Can find all of these and more

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.88
Comments
From Oreo on Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 08:35:37 from 206.81.136.61

Glory bro.. let it shine.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

a bit o this and a bit o that

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 6.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.010.005.01

snow wonder

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.01
Comments
From SCArbAck on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 08:50:40 from 24.23.210.120

Wonder and Think, have a donut and ponder

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.510.005.51

mt oly north loop solo with imaginary friends and some fresh snow

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.51
Comments
From Oreo on Tue, Mar 02, 2021 at 07:54:49 from 206.81.136.61

blue bird on your shoulder..?

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.220.005.22

neighborhood shenanigans.  Springtime in the Rockies

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.22
Comments
From SCArbAck on Mon, Mar 08, 2021 at 07:18:46 from 24.23.210.120

Follow the piper

From Oreo on Mon, Mar 08, 2021 at 07:56:55 from 206.81.136.61

Good to be out and about..

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.350.005.35

Desolation overlook with scar. Rising back to life 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.35
Comments
From SCArbAck on Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 06:54:15 from 24.23.210.120

On me way back brother, thanks for the roll

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.620.004.62

Neighbor Hood

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.62
Comments
From SCArbAck on Sat, Mar 13, 2021 at 11:31:07 from 73.131.251.61

My house was stolen

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.020.004.02

way tougher than it seems it should be... mt oly north...more of a walker lately than a runner but good to be on yellow brick road

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.02
Comments
From SCArbAck on Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 07:08:40 from 165.166.150.166

Keep movin , keep singin

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.020.006.02

pipeline in the the snow... was perfect actually 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 6.02
Comments
From Oreo on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 07:57:27 from 206.81.136.61

Blue dome looked sweet today.. Nice!

From SCArbAck on Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 14:35:58 from 67.177.4.183

Nice day on the Mt

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.590.006.59

Upper pipeline and back. Snow glory hole

 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 6.59
Comments
From Oreo on Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 08:50:03 from 206.81.136.61

Hope there was no trail cams bro..

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.220.004.22

Mt Wire... almost forgot about this one, its been years but was super weather out and a cool peak to be on.  

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.22
Comments
From Oreo on Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 08:28:01 from 206.81.136.61

Looked sweet. Need to hit that.

From SCArbAck on Fri, Apr 02, 2021 at 09:16:44 from 67.177.4.183

Shoulda called me

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.750.004.75

mt oly loop

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.75
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.570.005.57

neighborhood roll for the good times and for new grandbaby

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.57
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.710.004.71

Malans Always Cool.  Nice out. Happy 46th Oreo.

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.71
Comments
From Oreo on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 09:06:51 from 206.81.136.61

BanBury Cross for the win good Bro. Next level.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

just a little nipper on the oly trail in the sleet

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 2.00
Comments
From Oreo on Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 11:20:04 from 206.81.136.61

sometimes all you need is a nip.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

Overlook with the good bros in the snow 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.530.007.53

Claremont loop with Sam in Cali

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 7.53
Comments
From SCArbAck on Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 09:19:13 from 24.23.210.120

You are The Mountain

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

mt oly and bst south to rescue a dog an old man from their pain and suffering...

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.50
Comments
From Oreo on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 07:42:15 from 206.81.136.61

You are like the new Cap'. Nice work

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.100.005.10

5.1 in honor of the Oreo staple...Pipeline

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.10
Comments
From SCArbAck on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 08:04:15 from 24.23.210.120

A little bit of the old in and out?

From Oreo on Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 09:01:16 from 206.81.136.61

Perfect.. Feels right doesn't it..! Nice.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.620.004.62

neighborhood loop yaya

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.62
Comments
From SCArbAck on Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 08:37:15 from 24.23.210.120

Donuts a go go

From Oreo on Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 08:27:11 from 206.81.136.61

Spring hath sprung back in the fold.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.690.005.69

Haul up Mt Wire and the Living room throne loop with the Oreo... sweet out

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.69
Comments
From Oreo on Wed, May 05, 2021 at 08:33:15 from 206.81.136.61

Saw visions of Thanos there..

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.500.004.50

slow roll in neighborhood post call

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.580.004.58

jsut doing the thing on bst south from mt oly

 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.58
Comments
From Oreo on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 08:47:52 from 206.81.136.61

Freedom. Need to be on top of the wire again bro. Power tower.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.130.005.13

little bells reservoir loops...waterfall probably bombing

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.13
Comments
From Oreo on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 08:58:56 from 206.81.136.61

we should go

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.400.006.40

O town overlook with the Oreo, my wind is poor but the trails are money.  sweet

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 6.40
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.660.004.66

rare prework neighborhood run ... it is nice out at 630 but dang so hard to get out of bed

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.66
Comments
From Oreo on Thu, May 27, 2021 at 08:35:13 from 206.81.136.61

I like it bro.. might motivate me to run again.. keep it rolling.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.490.005.49

mt oly north loop... pretty out...a slog of belly at times... but sweet

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.49
Comments
From Oreo on Tue, Jun 01, 2021 at 09:57:53 from 206.81.136.61

excellent.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.630.004.63

pipeline and such

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 4.63
Comments
From SCArbAck on Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 15:12:04 from 67.177.4.183

Letís get together and feel alright

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.003.803.80

Cali jaunt with Sam in the foothills near their home

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 3.80
Comments
From Oreo on Tue, Jun 08, 2021 at 08:49:45 from 206.81.136.61

sweet.. I need some seaside time

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

Up to White Pine LCC

This was awesome I must say... snow on the slopes for last mile or so, no people, great weather, beautiful lush greens, birdsong all around, was money.

 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Oreo on Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 22:34:58 from 63.248.210.69

A couple double dís this week.. not to shabby

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

millcreek hike and run with the Scar up Bowman Fork Trail #007 to confluence with the Deso 19 trail at the saddle between gobblers and Raymond...views hard to beat up there with some sweet nuggets hear and there...

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 10.00
Comments
From Oreo on Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 22:34:04 from 63.248.210.69

Nectar be good. I need to get back up there.

From SCArbAck on Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 23:03:39 from 67.177.4.183

Was awesome, thanks good brother

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

just a little ditty pre work

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.040.005.04

LCC Quarry trail...hot as balls and river flowing...awesome

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.04
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.200.005.20

Sunday roll in the mountains

 

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.20
Comments
From Oreo on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 08:44:58 from 206.81.136.61

So good - Bro. under the blue dome.

From SCArbAck on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 08:50:39 from 67.177.4.183

Perfect, glad you worshipped proper

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

With Scar in the Devil's Craw during Mill B storm descent

Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 5.00
Comments
From Oreo on Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 09:17:39 from 206.81.136.61

That sounds about right! looked sweet!

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.650.007.65

Gobblers knob from alexander basin trailhead millcreek... awesome views and meadows and surprise Scar sighting near peak.  cool trails 

Saucony Peregrine Miles: 7.65
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.660.007.66

Scar loop with HFF50 with me tipping 53 on the age scale. awesome country . awesome bros

Saucony Peregrine Miles: 7.66
Comments
From SCArbAck on Mon, Jul 05, 2021 at 22:34:24 from 67.177.4.183

You are our leader and spirit hippo

From Oreo on Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 10:57:43 from 206.81.136.61

Spirit Hippo.. I second the motion. Thanks Bros.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
11.500.0011.50

Triple traverse with Scar and Tony...dark 430 am start up broad fork, beautiful sunrise, twin peak summit a meaty push with lots of heavy breathing but a beautiful view on top of a pile of huge rocks, then push to O Sullivan's which is a super sweet peak with crazy approach then to dromedary peak for the win... round it out to lake blanche and out... this a big push of adventure and route selection... sweet and painful face smashing dip in river at the end... Missed Oreo 

Saucony Peregrine Miles: 11.50
Comments
From Oreo on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 15:42:29 from 64.55.130.22

O dark.. glad you survived the day and the river more than anything.. Looked cherry.

Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
2.000.002.00

morning junk pre work

Saucony Peregrine Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
266.943.80270.74
Brooks Cascading 15 Miles: 241.21Saucony Peregrine Miles: 28.81
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