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Location:

Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Swiss Days(5k)--19:47.5

Zion Centennial Fun Run (10k)--42:19 

St. George Half Marathon--1:36:45.4 

St. George Marathon--3:22:29

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to work on building up my base again and taking a crack at my 5k and 10k PRs.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to live. Live to run.

 

Personal:

I'm married with 3 cuties and a buddy. When I don't run, I'm ornery.  So for their sake--It's all for them--I run.

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: 39.50 Month: 94.25 Year: 1318.00
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 418.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 246.75
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 553.00
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 376.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 525.76
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 524.25
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 464.75
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 323.50
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 221.50
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 300.00
STB Lifetime Miles: 248.00
Nike LunarEpic 2 Lifetime Miles: 127.75
Brooks L5 Lifetime Miles: 262.75
Desert Canyons Lifetime Miles: 86.00
Books 2021 Lifetime Miles: 39.00
2021 Trail Runs Lifetime Miles: 105.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 47.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 51.00
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 163.25
Total Distance
116.75
Books 2019 Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 7.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 1050.00Nike Structure 20 Miles: 8.50Brooks L3 Miles: 15.50Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 11.75Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 17.00Nike LunarEpic Miles: 13.50Brooks Levitate Miles: 11.50Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 9.25Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.75Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 5.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.75Bike Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.25
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0.00

I finished The Last Battle and with it the entire series. It was a fun vacation project.

Books 2019 Miles: 1.00
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With my last bit of time before school was back in session, I read Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) by Jeff Tweedy. He’s the main singer and songwriter of Wilco, a band I’ve enjoyed over the years. He’s an engaging writer and shows some vulnerability in the book. It was a good read. I also got good news about my aging body.

Books 2019 Miles: 1.00
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0.00

The final bit of news I’ve anticipated came today. I’m pumped to get back to exercising, but it might take a few weeks to really get rolling. 

I finished The Tragedy of King Lear and gathered quotable quotes as I did.

Books 2019 Miles: 1.00
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3.00

I finally went running. It’s been 9 days, and I could feel it. Things that don’t normally hurt hurt, and things that normally hurt hurt. On top of that, I’m a mucus machine right now. I was sucking air.

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 3.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 25.00
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3.50

pm--3.5 Basically Hot Nails and back. It was good to get out, but I'm not feeling much pep and am struggling a bit. 

Nike Structure 20 Miles: 3.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 30.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.50

pm--4.5 Ran the warm and cool w/ the kids, sandwiched around the 6-min. test. I felt a bit better today and added 10 minutes. Patience. 

Brooks L3 Miles: 4.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
Weight: 0.00
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3.50

pm--3.5 Mustang Pass, almost to the pass. Feeling a bit better everyday. 

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 3.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 35.00
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4.00

pm--4 Green Springs for a nice run. I'm feeling. . . better(?). Going on a week of running. That's a win. The sickness is waning. That's exciting. Bouncing back in 2019!!!

Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 35.00
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3.50

pm—3.5 A few miles before heading up north to a drill competition. The body’s coming back.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 3.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 30.00
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4.00

am—4 Same route in Orem as last Saturday. Felt a bit better.

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 35.00
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

pm--6 Lin's and back. Went out w/ the big group and back w/ Brinley, Rayne, and Addi. Longest run in a few weeks for me, and I totally spaced the pickups. Felt good, though. 

Brooks Levitate Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.00

pm--5 Rainy run w/ some tempo sections w/ some younger girls. 

Nike Structure 20 Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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4.25

pm--4.25 City Creek Trail. I really enjoyed the conversations. I'm lucky to work w/ such awesome kids. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.25Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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5.00

pm--5 Arctic Circle and back w/ some running around the track during the rootbeer mile. Fun stuff w/ some projectile vomiting at the finish line. 

Brooks L3 Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
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4.75

pm--4.75 Ran over to the hill circuits and ran around while the kids did their thing. Fun group, fun times. Feeling better by the day. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.75Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
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6.00

am--6 A good jaunt around The Canyons. It turned into a virtual tempo pace--for the current version of me--by the end. 

Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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7.00

am—7 Ran out w/ the crew then flipped to find Kylee. We made it halfway up the Sand Hill and headed back. Decent pace on the return. This is my longest run in minutes and miles in about a month.

Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 7.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 65.00
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5.00

am—Some weights and body-weight exercises.

pm—5 River Trail to Sullivan and back w/ 6x striders. Things are coming back, but it still feels hard, especially chasing fit teens.

I finished Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig last night. It was a slow read. I enjoyed the talk of matters resembling the title but slogged through denser passages contrasting Aristotle and Plato. My reading is set up nicely for other books on DIY living.

 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 5.00Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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4.00

pm—4 A quick run when I got home. Off to Region Drill.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 35.00
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6.00

pm—6 A relaxed run. The breathing was easy, but my heart rate suggests I’m still not 100%. It felt good to keep a steady pace and sweat a bit.

Brooks L3 Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 60.00
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5.00

pm--5 Some running while the kids did hill circuits. Yay. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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7.75

am—7.75 I biked to my parents’s house and met Tom to run the Anasazi Trail. It was just what I needed, chatting and enjoying the scenery. A run like this has been missing from my arsenal lately. I biked home after. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.75Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 80.00Bike Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
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8.25

pm—8.25 Long Run w/ some pickups. I actually felt pretty decent. The girls are looking fit and strong. 

I also finished The Great Gatsby again. The real story of the American Dream told in fairly beautiful language.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 8.25Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 70.00
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5.50

pm--5.5 Did some running while the kids did their tempo work. Some miles were faster than others. 

Brooks Levitate Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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5.25

pm--5.25 We ran the trails near Harrisburg. It was a good time. I choose Michael, I think. 

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.25Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 I missed practice because of a dentist appointment, so I ended up jaunting around the barrio. It was a nice run w/ some good chat. The social aspect of running is one of many aspects I enjoy. 

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 55.00
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116.75
Books 2019 Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 7.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 1050.00Nike Structure 20 Miles: 8.50Brooks L3 Miles: 15.50Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 11.75Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 17.00Nike LunarEpic Miles: 13.50Brooks Levitate Miles: 11.50Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 9.25Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.75Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 5.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.75Bike Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.25
Weight: 0.00
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