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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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Speed work today. Left my watch at home, so just estimating on the times. Warmup on the canal trail, then a 3k - the 1st and 3rd k @ GP 96/400, with the 2nd k @ GP 88/400.  Right on for the first 2k, then the last k was too fast by about 8 seconds total. Then we got 10:00 rest, then did 2x800's @ GP 2:40 w/4:00 recovery. Times were about 2:37 and 2:33 - oops. 5 minutes break after that, then 2x300 @ GP 51 w/3:00 recovery. Right on with those. Then a little cooldown with Jessie and Amberber. (DS 358.5) (S spike 56.7) 

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Ran up Green Canyon with Vanessa. The weather was absolutely perfect and the canyon is so beautiful! Felt a pretty crappy, but the atmosphere made up for it. (K 589.2)

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More speed today! Started off with a 3k with the first half at 96/400, then race effort with hurdles and water-jumps on the second half. Time was 11:28, water-jumps were average. I seem to have a problem with landing on my right foot - every time I lead with my left, I'd somehow try to land with my left as well. Not so good. Friday I'm going to do some more water-jumps to try and remedy that situation. Anyway, after that we did 2x300 accelerations and we were done. I'm liking these short workouts! (DS 363.5) (S spike 59)

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Easy 60-minute run around town from Vanessa and Jeremy's place. Pretty nice run: great weather and I felt good (though a tad hungry). Luckily I did my run early, since I ended up being sick a couple hours after I'd finished. (DS 371) 

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Ate 4 pieces of pizza way too close to practice, so my stomach was super nasty for the whole workout. We warmed up, then did a 'handicap 1500,' where we all lined up, slowest to fastest, and started at different times according to our PRs in it. Then we should've ended up together, if we all ran exactly on our adjusted PR. We were kinda close, but some of us were way off. Like me: I ran 11 seconds under what I was supposed to get (5:03), so I did a 4:52. Still, it was fun... I guess. Then we got a break, then did 2x300 accelerations. After the workout was over, I went and worked on  my water-jumps for the steeplechase. They went really well! My first one was awful, but after that I got past my weird blockage of not landing on my right foot and had really solid jumps. I'm SO excited for Conference next week! I think I'll be doing the steeple and the 5k! Woo hoo! (DS 377.3) (S spike 60.5)

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Ran on the underwater treadmill for an hour today. It was great to not have my foot, shin or back/butt hurt at all for an entire run! First half of the run I did at 6.6 mph with 39% jets (equivalent to about 7 mph), then the next half was 7 mph with 45% jets (equivalent to about 7.5 mph). Good run. No shoes!

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