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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

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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
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Cascadia 6 Miles: 17.65Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.68
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Pipeline, burch creek to overlook and back... passed two big dog parties...must have been 10 in each group. No attacks though I have noticed that I am seeing more unattended dog crap on the trail this year than last...sucks.  Run was nice slowish pace, just wanted to keep in a total aerobic zone and see if I blew up or not...mostly did it although I definitely still have more trouble since Squaw... I think I just need some more consistent build up miles.  In honor of Oreo... one bunny sighting as well.

Cascadia 6 Miles: 9.40
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Neighborhood pavement sweaty hot junk miles...need to get some distance back in my body.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.68
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Big T***y Loop.  Went out after a night of call before the weather turned too hot.  This loop goes up 45th south to wasatch.  Was able to keep a pace up that bugga but then just nice easy pace rest of way with most miles between 8:30 and 9:00...tired and done at the end...marathon seems distant again.

Cascadia 6 Miles: 8.25
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Cascadia 6 Miles: 17.65Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.68
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