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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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Tired out today, I dunno why. Ran an easy long run with the team, out on the River trail and back to the track. And abs and pushups as always. Hamstrings and calves are tight, no fun. But I drank a whole cup of Powerade with 2.5 miles left in our run and I didn't get sick or a sideache! (GT 273.5)

And I got a letter in the mail from JeffF today! So awesome!

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Slow easy run up on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail for a while and around the neighborhoods below. Not very eventful... I think I'm getting better at making sure my easy days are easy, though. (GT 280.5)

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Sucky workout. We ran to the Lundstrom and did a half-hour of loops around the park - first 200m at 7:04/mi pace, then 6k pace for the rest. I did 11 total and felt crappy the whole time. After, we did two 45 second sprints, then ran back. Left knee is hurting like last xc season, just not that bad yet. Hopefully I can nip it in the bud this time. (GT 285.2) (DD spike 74)

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Easy run after class ended this afternoon. Ran around first dam for a while, then up on the River trail for a bit until heading back home. Not a terrible run. Knee still bugging me, though. (GT 292.3)

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Today's workout: 8:00/mi pace out to first dam, 7:00/mi pace section back to the track and finally 8:00/mi pace to the firestation and back. The middle tempo section went really well (6:43/mi avg pace for 4 miles) until the last half mile up 10th north where I lost the pack and dropped to 7:05/mi pace. Not awful times, though, especially for how I was feeling. The knee is bit worse than yesterday, still manageable though. (GT 301.7)

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Mid-morning run out on 12th, then onto the canal trail for a while until I got half-done. Then I ran back to the training room and stretched and iced. First half of the run was pretty good, but the second half sucked - that's when the ibuprofen wore off. Oh well! Avg. 7:53/mi. (GT 311.9)

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