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Member Since:

Oct 27, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:


50M : Squaw Peak '10 12:59:57
50K : Buffalo Trail  '10   5:50:24
26.2: Ogden           '08   3:30:39
25K : Buffalo Trail  '09   2:25:10
13.1: Phoenix         '09   1:34:55

Ultra Relay:
2008 WBR Swamp Donkey's 2nd Place 23:30 hrs
2009 WBR Swamp Donkey's 3rd Place 24:32 hrs


 Marathons   Completed
 Ogden 26.2


 St. George 26.2


 Mid Mountain 26.2 (Park City)



 Ultras                   Completed
 Squaw Peak 50M


 Buffalo 50K


 Red Hot 55K


El Vaquero Loco 50K  1

Short-Term Running Goals:

'More Fools. I am done speaking. Witness.'



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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: 13.95 Month: 45.90 Year: 595.20
Adrenaline Light Black Lifetime Miles: 700.30
Cascadia 14 Aqua Lifetime Miles: 406.90
Adrenaline 21 Black Lifetime Miles: 409.85
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Adrenaline Red Miles: 20.55Cascadia 6 ICE Ready Miles: 68.29Adrenaline Grey Miles: 19.71
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February it's all heaRTs and FlowERs.. Warmup on the miLl and the hit Boot CAmp for an HR - that's it folks. Legs were spent.

Adrenaline Red Miles: 1.25
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Awesome cruise on the BST north from Rainbows. Met up with HD after work for an eZ 6. Ran into a bunch of HUMRs including Bryce who was motoring.. and who is HD's training masta. Perfect eve sunset.

Vert 1300

Cascadia 6 ICE Ready Miles: 6.12
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Early gYm-fest with the hoard. Found me a nice cheese wheel in the corner and threw the headphones on and started to ruN. Good HR on the MAchine I suppose. RedHot so close it's almost burning...

Adrenaline Grey Miles: 7.50
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Schedule schedules..why.. Hit the trails when I could today. Got about half of what I needed/wanted to get, but sometimes that's how it breaksdown.

Got to rainbows and met up with Shane who was a few hrs into his run - we headed north on the BST upper trail over to the Polk turn around and back. I grabbed my spikes here and headed South on the BST - the trail was totally wind blown over so it was a river of ice. Glad I had the spikes made it up to Taylor Canyon and the turned it around..


Vert 2150

Cascadia 6 ICE Ready Miles: 10.76
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Early morning gyM-fesT  - warmed up on the mill for a bit then hit the hR runners boOt caMp. Good Grinder today - lot's o' partner band pulls - or horse pulls as I like to call them... Then tM o' doom for some more just for fun. Last week before redHot.. and I feel like JeLLoSaucE...


Adrenaline Red Miles: 7.10
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JeLLoSaUCe Round II

Early Gym Time this AM. A couple mile warmup on the tM 'o Pain - then an HR of 'black light' SPin. Great session. A couple more miles on the CheeseWheel After.. Let the good times roll..

Adrenaline Red Miles: 4.10
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Sweet afterWork cruise on the BST with gDoc and HD. Met at Planet rainbow and headed North on the upper trail to the top loop and headed it back. Sweet run with the Bro's.

Vert: 1400

Cascadia 6 ICE Ready Miles: 7.51
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Early gYm time. Good cruise on the milL. tIk tOk..

Adrenaline Grey Miles: 7.11
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Ok..ok. so, I've driven like 1,500+ miles over the last 5 days haven't run a mile, probably walked like 50 miles, but did manage to consume A Lot of SeaSide Donuts in NewpOrt.. Oh man - I'm going to be lucky to roll across the finish line SaT..

Race: Red Hot 55K (34 Miles) 06:47:02, Place overall: 128, Place in age division: 49
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Brutal, PainFul, awesome, did I say a butt kicker of a race!

Headed down to Moab with Bryce, Shane, and Cory T to run the Moab Red Hot 55K. Couldn't have asked for better race conditions - temps were around 30 degrees at the start so, I opted to start the race in shorts and a long sleeve.. Put a short sleeve in a drop bag for mile 17. Worked great. Weather was awesome all day! My last hour out on the course it got a bit hot, but overall no complaints. I was really anxious for this race knowing my training was lacking in distance and long runs, but felt I had a comfortable base, so why not just go for it..

Race Details,

I knew going into the race my fitness level would take me about 1/2 the way and then the suffer fest would begin and that's basically how it played out. My first 18 miles felt great. I hit the 18 mile mark in just over 2:45 so about a 9:10 avg. Then you hit a couple mile climb straight up the slickrock to the fourth aid station - I bonKo'd big time about half way up the climb.. Made it up to the Aid - took a shot of Coke and between miles 22-28 I was basically trying to recover and I think I lost about an hour here.. Doing those dang up's and down's traversing the slick rocks.. unbelievable views though - sun shinning, LaSalle snow capped mtns in the back ground, and canyon walls falling away from you.. I wish I could've enjoyed the views more.

Made it to aid station 5 at about mile 28 - started feeling betta and was able to run most of the way into the finish. Def would like to hit this one again being better prepared. Bryce dominated as usual, Shane had a rock'n race, and Cory T did great too. Fun to be down there and get to know more of this crazy ultra community better.

Garmin had it at vert: 5,611 and descent 6,154

Avg Pace 11:58

Cascadia 6 ICE Ready Miles: 34.00
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Back to the grind.. Decided to test the legs out at Boot Camp.. Did relatively well.. Then 1 miles slow on the track... Peace.

Adrenaline Red Miles: 1.00
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Early cHeEse WhEeL time at the gYm this AM. Wanted to turn the legs a bit - felt pretty good. Didn't take the pace under 8:30's. Tried to do some core work after - tried being the key word there. Hoping to hit some sort of trail tomorrow...

Adrenaline Grey Miles: 5.10
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Nice cruise around Middle Fork with HairDogus.. Nice to get some fresh air even if the wind was blowing like crazy. Looking to ramp it back up next week.. Things seem to be in good order. Peace.

Cascadia 6 ICE Ready Miles: 4.80
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Decided to get the week roll'n.. Ate WAY to much over the last week, so time to BURN baby. Headed down to the old standby - Runner B Camp. Great beat down - legs/core will be a feelin this one. Up on the track after for some laps o' pain...

More later...Maybe.

Adrenaline Red Miles: 3.10
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Hey Yo.. wasabi? Early gyM Time. Warmed up for a couple miles on the mill and then hit SpIn for an hR. Good times for shizzle. Needed more of the MagiK heal'n balm...

More later..

Sun came out and the trail was calling... So, supermaned telephone boothed it at work and hit BoSho North from Rainbows.. With the schedule tonight only able to hit the upper trail out to the first bird house and then had to turn it around.. PERFECT night out on the bench...

Vert 1000

Adrenaline Red Miles: 2.00Cascadia 6 ICE Ready Miles: 5.10
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Happy LEAP day! What am I going to do with this extra day... Funny I think it should be treated as a HOLIDAY.

AM - Two milE warm-up on the cheeseWHEel and then Boot CAMP - military style.

PM - ....

Adrenaline Red Miles: 2.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
Adrenaline Red Miles: 20.55Cascadia 6 ICE Ready Miles: 68.29Adrenaline Grey Miles: 19.71
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