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Apr 24, 2020

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Male

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Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

I ran for three years in high school, first for Pleasant Grove, then for Lone Peak. My times were never very competitive, but I enjoyed the feeling of being in good shape and the distance running camaraderie. 

Long-Term Running Goals:

  • Complete an Ironman Triathalon
  • Stay fit throughout my life!

Personal:

I'm an undergraduate student studying Economics at Utah State. I enjoy reading and basketball. 

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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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 395.04
Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Lifetime Miles: 92.05
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 1.80
Brooks Ricochet 2 Lifetime Miles: 487.79
Saucony Kinvara 11 Blue Lifetime Miles: 9.20
Brooks Ricochet 2 Green Lifetime Miles: 28.60
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
62.050.000.00
Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 62.45Barefoot Miles: 1.80
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
3.800.000.00

This week was finals week for me, which let to a lot of late nights and no running until today unfortuntaely. Drove up to Lambert for my run today. I went on High Bench into Spring, then up to the top of Rodeo and back. It's been a while since I have been to Lambert, many good memories there. The river was very high, the highest I've even seen it. I'll probably be back at Lambert within the week for another run. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 3.80
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I pulled a muscle in my back on Saturday, and I was hoping it would feel good enough to go for a run today. Thankfully it did. Easy run on the canal. With about a quarter mile left I ran through some sprinklers, whoever's lawn that was is a blessed soul. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 3.80
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I ran over to the start of mountain run about. It was nice and warm, maybe even a bit warmer than I would have prefered. It's going to take a few more weeks to get to warm weather. On the way back while crossing the river by the canyon I saw someone ice bathing, which I thought was interesting. The only people I had seen ice bath there were members of the LPXC team. It was Josh Ericksen! I hadn't seen him since August 2016, so that was fun. I couldn't hear him to well unfortunately, due to the river. Good run. Tomorrow I'm hiking big baldy, one of the only mountains that doesn't have snow on it. Should be a good time. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 4.30
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Went up dry canyon towards big baldy, then I started to get some gnarly blisters. I wasn't really feeling up to a few more miles of uphill with them, so we turned around early unfortunately. Hopefully the blisters are not a result of my shoes. I think they are about broken in now. I'll use them a few more times, and if I continue to get blisters, I will start shopping for a new pair.  Once we got home I went to the baseball field close to my house and did some barefoot running. Nice and refreshing. Good times. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 2.20Barefoot Miles: 1.80
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Drove up to Lambert and did a few loops there. It was kind of hot out, about 80 degrees. I think I saw Dustin Bybee on my run which was pretty cool. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 4.75
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Good run in the evening. The sun was set and there was a cool breeze the entire time, counldn't have asked for more optimal conditions. Did a loop out around Lone Peak and back. For some reason the first 3/4 of a mile I was dying haha. Fortunately one I settled in a little bit I felt much better. 

These short runs are kind of boring, but it's what I need to do right now. I'm hoping by the end of summer I can be doing 50 miles a week, but I'm just not in shape right now. I'll probably run 18-20 miles this week, and slowly build up. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 3.30
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Just a quick run up on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Good times. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 3.00
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Today's run was pretty rough. I spent the weekend at Capitol Reef and Lake Powell, and didn't drink nearly enough water. I also forgot my water bottle when I went to work today, so I was rather dehydrated. I felt pretty sick most of it. Went out by Art Dye and made a little loop out of it. It was a bit of a grind but glad I got through it. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 4.70
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Ran with Josh and Zack, was a good time. They were kind enough to go at my pace.

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 4.00
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Did a loop around cedar hills and a few parks. Half the county seemed to be at Highland Glen. There was a wedding going on the even with all the pandemonium, that was pretty funny haha. The canal had their water fountains on which I was very grateful for. Felt pretty good. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 4.50
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4.100.000.00

Today I ran in the strongest wind I have ever run in. I met Tanner Nelson at Grove Creek and went on Bonneville out past Molly's a bit and back. On the way out, the wind was coming at us. Most of the time I had my head down so dirt wouldn't get into my eyes and mouth. That part was honestly rathe miserable haha. Tanner and I tried to talk at the beginning, but after a bit we gave up trying because we couldn't hear eachother. Running back was a lot more enjoyable, but I did almost lose my balance a few times with some of the stronger gusts. My legs were super tited today, not sure why. I don't think sitting in an office for 8-10 hours a day necessarily helps. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 4.10
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Went up to Lambert. Did a few loops. The trails that I went on were High Bench, Spring, Middle, Ruin, and Corkscrew. I've decided that High Bench is the prettiest trail at the park. Unfortunately, it's probably the most trafficked as well. I've realized that I need to get more than just my lungs in better shape, my legs have a long way to go as well. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 5.15
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I work from 12-8 on Wednesdays, so I was able to run this morning. The temperature was perfect, in the high 50's. It rained for a little bit, which felt amazing. Went out to Art Dye. Good times. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 4.95
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Ran to the mouth of the canyon, then up to the start of the wall, then did mountain run backwards. I did about 2/3 of the trail before turing around. I had forgotten how much I love that trial. Sometime next week I will probably do the loop from legacy. On the way down the dirt road by the canyon I was turing a bit too fast and started to land weird on my ankle. This moment kind of happened in slow motion haha. I picked that foot up so I wouldn't roll my ankle. I ended uop falling down and getting a fair amount of scratches on my leg, but I will take that over a bad rolled anke any day. It was quite warm out, even though the sun was set for 3/4 of my run. During the last few minutes of my run I saw some lightning down by Orem. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 5.50
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Ran up to Horsetail falls and back. I've realized in the past week that my legs have a long way to go, so I decided to get a good hill workout in. There were masses of people at the beginning, even though it was just after 7am. Thankfully, within a half mile we were almost by ourselves. We had the falls all to ourselves, which was suprising but I enjoyed. There was about three times the amount of water in the falls from what I'm used to, but I guess I should expect that in late spring. 

Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 4.40
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Saucony Breakthru 4 Blue Miles: 62.45Barefoot Miles: 1.80
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