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Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011



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Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1600m- 5:10

1 Mile- 5:12


XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

Unofficial Half (2020)- 1:45:46

Official Half (2021)- 1:49:28

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

SUU Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Train for and race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

Run a marathon


I graduated from East High School in 2015. I ran track and cross country for SUU the following year. In 2016 I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri. I was honorably released from my mission due to severe depression. I returned to SUU in the fall of 2017, continuing in collegiate running as well. In the spring 2019 semester, I emergency withdrew due to suicidal ideation. I sought medical help including 11 ECT treatments at the University of Utah, then moved back to Cedar City for the summer to train for the next season at altitude. However, mid-summer my plans changed and I left SUU and my scholarships behind to transfer to BYU-Idaho. There I met a man that got a ring for me and promised me everything, all but officially proposing. Then I crashed mentally and had to be hospitalized for suicidal ideation, and he broke up with me while I was in the hospital. I was devastated. But somehow, I decided to fight for my life rather than to end it. I decided to give life another chance. I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder, and I decided to drop out of school for the time being and work full-time so I could pay off my medical bills. In January 2021 I decided to take classes online to finish my Associates degree through SUU while still working full-time. I graduated with my Associates in July 2021.

I'm hoping to go back to school probably at UVU in the spring. I just have to figure out what I'm going to study first. Right now I'm thinking either ASL interpreting, massage therapy, or accounting. All very different careers. 

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.

Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 16.25 Year: 350.91
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 430.33
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 493.60
Nike Pegasus 34 II Lifetime Miles: 295.41
Nike Pegasus 36 Lifetime Miles: 480.43
Nike Pegasus 36 II Lifetime Miles: 319.00
Total Distance
Adidas Boston 6 II Miles: 37.50
Night Sleep Time: 29.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 29.00
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Hamstring was bugging on the warmups and form mile, not a good sign. Usually it doesn't start bugging until I'm towards the end of the workout. Didn't want to jump the gun and tell coach though because he'd just tell me to take the day off, wanted to work through it. We went to Bicent and the workout was 1ks. I did 2 (3:53, 4:00), then coach sent me back to the track. Did some strengthening exercises before weights. 

Weights (adjusted for hammy): 8 sets of: 8 single leg RDLs, 8 body weight squats, 8 purple band pull downs, 8 DB presses.

Ice and STEM after. 

Adidas Boston 6 II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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50% on Cross Hollows. Went a little over my miles but that's okay. 7:23 average.

Adidas Boston 6 II Miles: 6.30
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Was more tired today with more sleep? Had a real hard time staying awake on the warmups. By the time we started running for real I had started to wake up a bit so that was good, but wow. Most tired I've been at practice for this year. Anyway, another 50% today but it was a bit quicker, guess we were feeling good. Pace didn't feel forced at all. Took Canyon trail to Bicent, then once back to the track 10 strides at 80% pace. 7:03 average including strides, 7:10 without. 

Ice and STEM. 

Weights: 4 sets of: 8 SL RDLs, 8 BW squats, 8 purple band pulls, 8 DB presses. Rolled out after. 

I talked to coach and I'm going to try out running with the other group starting Monday, just to get a feel of where their pace is. If I can hang on for 90% of the workout, including 60s, 80s and intervals I can stay in the group, if not I'll go back to "developmental" group and switch back and forth until I'm able to keep up with the main pack. Also found out that I'm redshirting this season. Cool! Excited to get back up to where I know I can be. 

Adidas Boston 6 II Miles: 6.20
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
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Forgot what I did but I got 6 miles in like normal

Adidas Boston 6 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Garmin died halfway through. It was just a 50% though.

Adidas Boston 6 II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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VA loop + Shriners run in Salt Lake

Adidas Boston 6 II Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Adidas Boston 6 II Miles: 37.50
Night Sleep Time: 29.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 29.00
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