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Member Since:

Sep 15, 2011

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

5k: 17:20

10k: 35:34

Half Marathon: 1:18 (Snow Canyon 08)

Marathon: 3:06 (Beaver 20)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Qualify for Boston Marathon (Run a 2:55 marathon)

Help PV athletes develop a love for running. 

Be the 1st male athlete to run all 4 years at Dixie State University. Done! 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Be a life-long runner

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: 7.02 Month: 26.45 Year: 2318.14
Hoka Rincon Lifetime Miles: 559.58
Hoka Clifton Lifetime Miles: 531.68
Saucony Ride Lifetime Miles: 757.54
Hoka Cavu Lifetime Miles: 86.02
Hoka Napali Blue Lifetime Miles: 335.18
Hoka Napali Red Lifetime Miles: 468.76
Hoka Instinct 2 Lifetime Miles: 281.03
ASICS Noosa Fast Lifetime Miles: 102.05
Nike Pegasus 32 Lifetime Miles: 354.64
Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 412.00
Hoka Clifton 5 Lifetime Miles: 304.12
Hoka Speedgoat 3 Lifetime Miles: 471.83
Hoka Clifton Blue Lifetime Miles: 400.15
Hoka Carbon X Lifetime Miles: 223.76
Hoka Carbon Rocket Lifetime Miles: 53.66
Brooks Launch 7 Lifetime Miles: 315.15
Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 318.52
Hoka Bondi 6 Lifetime Miles: 347.01
Hoka Challenger 5 Lifetime Miles: 173.80
Kinvara 11 Lifetime Miles: 195.67
Hoka Rincon 3 Lifetime Miles: 93.06
Total Distance
99.83
Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 11.35Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 36.10Hoka Carbon X Miles: 26.39Kinvara 6 Miles: 22.83Hoka Challenger 5 Miles: 3.16
Weight: 194.06
Total Distance
3.07

So I got a head cold last Thursday on my way to Flagstaff. It kicked my butt all weekend and continued through today. I know bad timing going into a marathon weekend. The only silver lining is that maybe I lost some weight because I didn't have an apetite. I finally got to a point where I thought I could get some mileage. Out towards Sunriver in the heat. Mixed in a 6:44 2nd mile and struggled for the last mile home.

Also took out some termites today with Barney. Plus my car battery died. It's been a rough couple of weeks. 

Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 3.07
Weight: 191.00
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Total Distance
4.14

Run out to the Sunriver golf course with Star and George. Keeping my legs fresh and relaxed. 4.14 miles 

Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 4.14
Weight: 191.00
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Total Distance
2.30

Just got out to avoid feeling sluggish. Still fighting off this lingering cold crap. 2.3 miles 

Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 2.30
Weight: 191.00
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Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:04:13, Place overall: 370, Place in age division: 55
Total Distance
26.39

Very similar to last weekend, the best part of my trip was seeing some elk. Everything else that followed not that amazing. I of course started out a little fast in the marathon. Knowing it was not a substantial pace for me, I slowed things down intentionally. My new goal was just to run right around 7 minute miles. Unfortunately my IT started flaring up around 15. I was super bummed I wasn't able to carry out my secondary goal. After some very painful miles I decided it wasn't worth running anymore but I still wanted to finish. I suppose dropping out of the Southern Utah Half was one of the main reasons for not wanting to drop out. So I hobbled/speed walked the last 8-11 miles. All in all not the experience I signed up for but it's all good. Now I'll have to spend some extra time on my IT. 26.39 miles 

Hoka Carbon X Miles: 26.39
Weight: 191.00
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Total Distance
1.03

First day of XC practice. Jogged 10 minutes. Talked to Sydney and Taylor a little bit. I'm trying to stay positive with my current IT pain. I played this game for almost 2 years. Time to be patient. 1.03 miles 

Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 1.03
Weight: 192.00
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Total Distance
0.00

Walked 30 minutes with George. 

Weight: 0.00
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0.00

Walked 30 minutes in Washington. 

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Total Distance
4.63

I had a feeling I could try some running today. I passed the 20 minute test with no issues. 30 minute test with a little flare up (more of a feeling of just being off). 35 test same feeling. So I passed the test! Mixed in with Brinley, Adri, Kennis. Then Drew and Taegyn, a little with AJ, and then finished with top girls. 4.63 miles 

Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 4.63
Weight: 191.00
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0.00

No IT pain going into today. However my foot/heel is in a ton of pain. I pray its not plantar. 

Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
2.61

Perfect xc day! With some taping techniques I was able to run on the grass with the girls. Hit some strides too. I was even able to sprint around and play ultimate. Then kids club and a good day at weights. 2.61 miles 

Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 2.61
Weight: 191.00
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Total Distance
7.25

Tour de Washington then 6 sets of 3 minute picks ups that I ran with the girls. I also mixed in with some boys on the girls recovery. Good day with some great conversations during our book talk on section 1. 7.25 miles 

Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 7.25
Weight: 191.00
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Total Distance
9.64

AM- I survived 12 miles of backpacking with minimal pain in foot last weekend. I think I am in the clear as far as worrying about my foot. I will continue to work on it for a while though. 

15 minute baseline test for the team. I warmed and cooled with the girls. I wasn't planning on running with anyone during their 15 minutes but saw Adri really struggling so I ran the last 8-9 minutes with her. Saw a coupe of people struggling. ZDT and Brinley looked pretty good. 5.51 miles 

PM- Started out on a run with George (with Star and Marieta trailing). Then we ran into Aaron at the Dixie Center. We ran a little with Aaron, Holt, and Logan before deciding to turn around. No real foot pain. 4.13 miles 

Kinvara 6 Miles: 5.51Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 4.13
Weight: 197.00
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Total Distance
4.14

Half and half then striders. Had some Achilles pain. Ultimate and weights. 4.14 miles 

Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 4.14
Weight: 197.00
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Total Distance
6.05

Steps Washington. I helped out Kyler, Wes, and Kyanne on the first one. Then I helped Kyler and Macy on the second one. It was good workout and kids pushed themselves. 6.05 miles 

Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 6.05
Weight: 197.00
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Total Distance
5.23

Tour de washington with Brinley, Coach W, Brooklyn, and Katie. 5.23 miles 

Kinvara 6 Miles: 5.23
Weight: 197.00
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8.10

Dixie Center up into Tonaquint with the girls and Coach Williams. We did 4 sets of 5 minute tempo. Ran the first one with the big group, second with Macy, 3rd and 4th with Katie. Striders. 8.10 miles 

Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 8.10
Weight: 197.00
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Total Distance
3.16

I stripped part of my tire off on a rock at the freaking cabin. I planned on running longer but that put a damper on things. Still got some mileage around the cabin in the woods. I did reach my goal of running 6 days this week so I'll call it good. 3.16 miles 

Hoka Challenger 5 Miles: 3.16
Weight: 197.00
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Total Distance
4.67

Ran to a jungle trail in Hawaii. My dad and I split ways at the trailhead. I wanted to get out for a 2nd run but got caught up with other things. Super humid run! 4.67 miles 

Kinvara 6 Miles: 4.67
Weight: 197.00
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Total Distance
7.42

Same trail as the other day. Tons of roots everywhere but it was awesome running through the jungle. Watched my Dad slide down a hill. 7.42 miles 

Kinvara 6 Miles: 7.42
Weight: 197.00
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Total Distance
99.83
Brooks Launch 7 Miles: 11.35Hoka Bondi 6 Miles: 36.10Hoka Carbon X Miles: 26.39Kinvara 6 Miles: 22.83Hoka Challenger 5 Miles: 3.16
Weight: 194.06
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