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WAC Indoor Championships 5k

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Jan 01, 2007



Goal Type:

NCAA Champ

Running Accomplishments:

2008 XC WAC Champs

1600m STATE CHAMP '08
2006 & 07 XC Region Champ


    XC 6k--21:38.8(PreNat '10)
    XC 5k--17:17.1 (USU '09) 
    XC 3mi--17:38.0 (MSU'08)

Outdoor Track:

5000m - 17:10.71 (April '09)

3k steeple - 10:43 (April '09)

1500m - 4:48 (April '09)

3200m - 11:15.34 (May '08)
1600m - 5:08.37 (May '08)
800m - 2:22.62 (May '08)
400m - 1:03.13 (May '08)

Indoor Track

3000m - 9:59.48 (Feb. '09)       5000m - 17:36.72 (Feb. '09)

Short-Term Running Goals:

*Stay healthy and positive

*Top 3 Individual in WAC XC 

*3k - 9:45, 5k - 16:45, steeple - 10:15

*WAC Champ Steeplechase


Long-Term Running Goals:

*Qualify for NCAA Nationals (XC and Track)
*Marathons after college - FAST!
*Keep working hard & improving


In my fifth semester at Utah State University. A sophomore Cross Country and a junior in Track and Field. Majoring in Math Education, planning to graduate in 2013.

Joy = {roller-blading, running, fancy cheese, friends, ultimate frisbee, Jones Cream Soda, Star Wars and turtles} 

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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.

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Race: WAC Indoor Championships 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:17:13, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
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Crazy crazy race! Broke up the NM twins, but I wish I could've gotten that first one. Darn! Still, it was a tough race, the details of which will come later. Right now I need to sleep. 

Ok, so here's how the craziness went down. Planned out with coach to hit 42s per lap until halfway, then race my booty off with whatever happened from there on out. So Kim and I took it out with the NM twins right with us and hit 41.8-42.2 forever. It felt great. Then the twins started to move. One passed me and sat right in front of me while the other tried to slide in behind her. Twin 2 ended up running in the second lane a lot. :) Still, it was tiring to keep right in that spot and I clipped Twin 1 a few times in a row and she told me to give her some space. So I hollered back for her sister to give me some space! These sort of outbursts occurred a couple more times throughout the race. Hehe. With about a mile to go, Thing 1 went crazy and started pushing the pace lots. So I stuck on her for about 2 or 3 laps, then I couldn't hold it anymore and she gapped me. With about 3 laps to go Thing 2 passed me and I wanted to die. Still, when I finally got to the last lap, I got up on my toes and kicked like there was no tomorrow. Passed up Thing 2, and as I did so she hollered to her sister that I was coming. After the warning shout, Thing 1 picked it up and I stopped gaining as quickly. Another 50 meters and I think I would've had her though! Finished in a 17:13, only 3 seconds off my best 5k ever (which was run at sea level outdoors). Freaky fast! My mile splits were about 5:36, 5:35, 5:20. Ow. Man, I hate those twins sometimes/most times.

Tomorrow I run the 3k with 33 people in my heat! Woot. Ranked 2nd going in... we'll see. 

From Holt on Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 18:25:33 from

Time is awesome! Other races? Go get a title!

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