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Member Since:

Mar 29, 2008



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!


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
Saucony Progrid 09 Miles: 8.45Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 10.12
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Running in a blast furnace this morning.  Body definitely out of running mode with a week off and 30% of my body replaced with straight sugar, pepsi and mountain dew products.  Sweet Powell time with Nick, Anthony, Sam, Taylor. Died in the heat everyday from noon to 5 pm but sweetest ski of my life on Friday, so...not a bad tradeoff.  Thinking the skyline half might be a much better idea than full in mid august.  heat just too much for this puppy with the training I have or haven't done. avg 8:40

Saucony Progrid 09 Miles: 4.67
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Did an out and back on Pipeline trail from Burch creek to the overlook and back up the canyon.  Beautiful day with lots of hikers, bikers and dogs.  I love going on the trail up the canyon so you can view the south pine covered slopes across the canyon.  Felt just ok...but glad to be out.  The Powell Big Toe injury started surfacing around mile 5 and Energy flagging by mile 8 even though hit the GU bomb at 6 mi...Chocolate thunder baby!  Forgot the glide so that was another issue, but overall a beautiful time out in Millcreek.

Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 10.12
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Hot and sweaty to be sure...and my body is still beat to a pulp from tubing behind our neighbors boat Thurs night.  So felt crappy to be sure.  Days like today I am not sure I am a runner at all..anywho I realized we have no real 24th July traditions so we're going to start the BS outing(Books and Shakes)...my kids are all readers and in need of a book...so off to Barnes and Noble and then Shakes...just need a new Shake place in SLC...Iceberg ok but need something better or just different and fresh...any ideas?

Saucony Progrid 09 Miles: 3.78
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Saucony Progrid 09 Miles: 8.45Brooks Cascadia 5 Miles: 10.12
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