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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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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: 5.25 Month: 55.50 Year: 604.80
Adrenaline Light Black Lifetime Miles: 700.30
Cascadia 14 Aqua Lifetime Miles: 416.50
Adrenaline 21 Black Lifetime Miles: 409.85
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Cascadia 5 Miles: 54.01Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 3.00ASICS 2150 Miles: 12.81
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North Arm after work just to see if I knew how to run. Knee still buggin.

Cascadia 5 Miles: 3.01
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Well - ready or not - squaw peak tomorrow. Went out on the north arm this morning to test run my leg. Felt decent, not anywhere near 100 percent - which is a major downer. Excited to go for it though.

Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 3.00
Race: Squaw Peak 50 (51 Miles) 12:59:57, Place overall: 91, Place in age division: 76
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Squaw Peak 50!! I can't believe I just did that... That should be the motto. This was my first attempt at a 50 miler and boy was it a doozie.

A crew of us from Eden (Shane - who ended up taking 3rd overall, Booth also a first timer, Dave - he's run 5-6 of these and his son Cam) headed down Friday night to enjoy john's pre-race dinner and race instructions. We decided to just camp at Nunns park and were lucky enough to get a site by the river - that place was noisy. After a toss filled night headed up to Vivian around 4:30 and was running down the trail to Bridal Veil falls before I knew it.

I've been battleing knee/IT band issues since April so, I was just hoping the pain would stay at a managable level. I would say it was at about a 5 for the entire run except for the steep down hill going into AS 9. It flared up to7-8 there. Took some advil and tried to push the pace to get under 13 hrs.

A shout out to all the Aid stations - they were awesome and very helpful. I do have to give props to AS 4 the potato's with salt were awesome. I took an endurolyte about every 40 minutes and a GU about every 40 too. Only drank water. Although I did have a couple sips of coke.Again great Aid station's - they make this possible.

My only real goal was to Finish (with the leg issue), then get under 13. Probably the only mistake I made was starting in a long sleeve shirt with an under armour shirt underneath it. I heated up pretty quick. I had a new shirt and drop bag at aid station 4 - so I sweatfested it until there. Dropped the gloves, shirts and started off down to aid station 5. Fell in with a great group moving down this section ran the entire way - did run out of water about a mile before the AS though... ugh. It's pretty much a meat grinder from AS 5 to 9. about 19 miles. The pavement road up to AS 6 was a heat fest luckily John was in his truck passing out creamies - I happily took one. At 6 I meet up with three of my bro's Fritz, Gdoc, and hair dog. Gdoc was planning on pacing me into the finish the other two were going to run until they decided to turn around. Fritz went up to AS 7 and Hair dog to AS 8. It was great having them there. Very impressed with them and grateful for G sticking with me - he pushed me up that freaking climb although I think we both had our mouths open when we thought we had peaked out and then saw the climb on our left. I ran out of water on the climb and finished off G's too. I knew it would be close to breaking 13 so, once we passed the snow mud sections - we pushed it about as hard as I could. At AS 10 I saw my wife and kids which was a nice surprise, them along with the cold towels were perfect. Although everyone said it's all down hill from here... Let me tell you that final pavement section - those rollers were mentally killing me. I was glad G man was there to help keep me focused. Finally saw the river and pushed it to the finish. Awesome experience.   

Cascadia 5 Miles: 51.00
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Biked 5 miles on the North Arm with Luke to get the blood moving in the legs again. Shockingly I feel pretty good overall.

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Some sweet h2o skiing on Pineview with gman .. first of the year. Aughh nice. Mozzer shoulda been here.

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After a week off I was hoping for some relief with my knee, but to no avail. It was hurting after a few steps and killing by half a mile. Might actually have to schedule something with a Dr. and see what's up...

ASICS 2150 Miles: 2.00
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Meet with the doc today. High hopes - we'll see. Got home and did about 40-5 minutes in the Booth pilates gym. Gotta start getting back in shape. Might try a small run tomorra.

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Easy 5k around Eden. Perfect morning...First time in about 2 months when I woke up my knee didn't hurt. A miracle. No sharp pain on the run, but could feel it. Progress. Will take it slow for the next few weeks and slowly build back up - hopefully.

ASICS 2150 Miles: 3.25
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Another 5k around Eden. What an awesome morning to be out.... 94 today?? Knee feels like it's on the mend. xes.

ASICS 2150 Miles: 3.25
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Brrday shout out to bro 'G. Went out early with G and HD and for some h2o skiing on Pineview.. Then biked with G up from Art Nord to the saddle of the Cold Water overlook - tough hot climb (we were probably 30 ft from the overlook is the funny part, but had to get home already late). One of these days I will actually make it to the overlook.

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Early morning Eden loop. Morning temps about perfect - no dog's trying to chase me, birds chirping, and metallica playing in the back ground... Knee feeling stronger...

ASICS 2150 Miles: 4.31
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Cascadia 5 Miles: 54.01Brooks Cascadia 4 Miles: 3.00ASICS 2150 Miles: 12.81
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