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Member Since:

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} 

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.

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Snowy and gross! Nonetheless, the workout went pretty well. We warmed up for 20:00, then did a 5k @ GP 19:10, 10 minutes break, 6x200s @ GP 33 w/2:00 recovery, 5 minutes break, then 12:00 of 800s @ GP 2:50. The 5k was long, but went well - Vanessa and I stuck pace pretty well and hit a 19:12. Then the 200s - ouch. All of them were 33's, but the last couple got a bit hard. After all those 200s and a break, the 800s took a little adjusting to. Ended up doing reasonably well and got 3 of them in: 2:49, 2:48, 2:47. Cooled down with Ashley and up to the Engineering building. Pretty nice workout today. I hope tomorrow isn't so cold and wet! (DS 222.7) (M spike 85.7)

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Got out this morning before the weather got gross, so I'm super happy about it! Went pretty well, just relaxed and did the TT out-an-back. No garmin, just a plain watch to time the hour. Later, I ran down to weights. A bit stiff and sore later in the day. (K 514)

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Warmed up to the track and 20 minutes with the team in the wet wet snow. Then we did our oh-so-fun speed workout on the sopping wet/slushy track! Yay! First off we did 20 minutes of 40 seconds at 3.5, then 20 seconds easy around the track. On a couple, I tried jumping some hurdles... I suck. But it was still fun. Then we did 15:00 of 500's @ GP 1:30 (72/400 pace). They were really hard: times were close, but never under GP - 1:33, 1:32, 1:30 and 1:32. After 5 minutes break, we did two 400/200's (400 @ GP 72, 30 seconds rest, then 200 @ GP 36) with a 60 second break between. Ouch! The first one was really pathetic, then they got a bit better. Still really hard though: 75/37 and 73/35.  Drenched and frozen by the time I'd finished - I was absolutely miserable. Ashley and I cooled down around the churches loop after. (DS 228.5) (M spike 89.7) 

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Treadmilled it for an hour to avoid the nasty snowy roads. In the afternoon, we did the body-weight workout plus more abs like a few weeks ago at weights. It was really hard. (DS 236.1)

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Warmed up down to the track plus 20:00 with the team. Decided to try doing the steeplechase workout and it went reasonably well, I guess. First we did a 3k with the first 2k at GP 7:40, then the last k a bit quicker and with hurdles. 2k time was 7:42, with 11:15 total for the 3k. We got 10 minutes to rest, then did 3x800 at race effort with one lap over hurdles. I still sucked at the hurdling but they went pretty well: 2:47, 2:45 and 2:44. Then we got 5 minutes then did a 1200 with the first 800 @ GP 3:00 with the last 400 @ GP 72-. The first bit was fine (3:01), then had to go basically hbl to get down to a 72 for the last lap. But I got it! Ash and I cooled down for 20:00 after. Weather was actually reasonably nice... for once.  (DS 241.7) (S spike 11.4)

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Did the Providence loop this morning by myself. Felt surprisingly good and I was glad to have the time to think and relax. Left shin bothered me some. Again, the weather was beautiful and I just enjoyed life. (K 528.7)

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