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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: 5.75 Month: 150.00 Year: 1373.75
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 424.75
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: 470.25
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 335.75
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 226.50
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 303.25
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: 111.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 53.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 51.00
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 168.50
ASICS Cumulus 23 Lifetime Miles: 12.50
Total Distance
145.50
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 34.75Books 2021 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 17.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 8.50Hoka Clayton Miles: 29.50Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 9.50INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 19.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 19.25Brooks L5 Miles: 8.75Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.00Desert Canyons Miles: 5.50Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
6.00

pm--6 Anasazi pert near to the homestead and back. Beautiful weather w/ James in the ears. 
 

I finished Night by Elie Wiesel. It's a heavy one. We're finishing this quarter w/ some short books.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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4.00

pm--4 Tready run; tready fun.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00
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6.75

pm--6.75 Anasazi w/ a yet-to-be-followed loop and Cholla extension. Windy but nice.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

am--5 Ran this morning on the go-to neighborhood route because we had a big day at school. 
 

I finished The House on Mango Street today. Cisneros makes the mundane poetic.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
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6.00

pm--6 Barrel Roll figure 8. Nice run even though I never felt peppy. It's been a while since I've run up there because the access road has been closed. Not sure why. They have been digging up the road and, perhaps, "improving" it, but an already sketchy road for my hatchback is even sketchier, now. 

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.75

am--5.75 Chuckawalla w/ Tom and Micah. Nice chill run on a beautiful day. Looks like packed trailheads are something I'll have to get used to. Just when I thought everyone is in Florida or Hawaii.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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8.00

am--8 Anasazi, basically from trailhead-to-trailhead w/ the Chola extension. It is getting warm, probably 70 when I finished.

I finished In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate. The book definitely has heartbreaking moments, but it taught me a lot about love. Mate is a guy to check out. He and Russell Brand had an interesting discussion on the later's podcast.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 8.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.75

am--5.75 Got back to that tried-and-true institution that is barefoot grass running w/ striders. The morning was beautiful. I'm glad I got up and ran as opposed to leaving it until later.

I finished a sharp little Russian novel called A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov.

Brooks L5 Miles: 3.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
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6.00

am--6 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk. I'm killing it w/ the "morning" runs.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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4.50

pm--4.5 Tready because of the cold and the rain

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.50
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6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead. Is there anything more beautiful than the desert after a rainstorm? Nice, chill run today.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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7.25

pm--7.25 Anasazi/Chipmunk/Cholla. Decent stroll in the post-elements.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 7.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

pm--5 Some easy miles w/ 8x striders to get the legs and the heart going. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.00
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4.50

pm--4.5 Loop along the new road over the Santa Clara River w/ my neighbor. 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.50
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6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi w/ the Chipmunk. I ended up pushing the pace a bit the last couple miles. Beautiful weather today.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.50

pm--5.5 Anasazi w/ the shoulder trail. It's getting warmer.

Desert Canyons Miles: 5.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.50

am--6.5 Anasazi to just past the homestead w/ Tom. Got sprinkled on near the end. Lots of sightseers w/ questions about petroglyphs today.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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4.00

pm--4 Anasazi exploration w/ my neighbor and his dog. Nice afternoon weather.

Yesterday, I finished The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. It's an alternate history novel set in the wake of WWII. PKD is quickly joining Kurt Vonnegut as one of my fav authors.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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7.00

pm--7 Anasazi exploration w/ Chipmunk and Cholla. Strong accompaniment by the capital-W Wind and bars from the extended-Wu universe. Mostly good times.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.75

pm--5.75 Crestview to Canyon View. Nice run in a light breeze.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.75
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6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi w/ some side trailage. Might hit 4K vert this month.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.50

pm--6.5 Anasazi w/ Ben. Nice evening after hanging w/ my kid all day.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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7.50

pm--7.5 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk and the shoulder ridge in 80-degree temps. Nice run still. I love the desert. 
 

I'm finishing up Wenger: My Life and Lessons in Red and White. It's an autobiography from a legendary coach from my favorite European football team, Arsenal. He has passion and wisdom. It makes me want to coach again.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 7.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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3.00

pm--3 I didn't get out until later. Hit the roundabout and back w/ my neighbor.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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6.50

pm--6.5 Anasazi to just past the homestead. Felt warmer than Monday because there wasn't much of a breeze. I played some touch rugby w/ the youth afterwards. 
 

Also hit a milestone month w/ 4K of vert and got my 40th trail run of the year to boot.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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145.50
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 34.75Books 2021 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 17.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 8.50Hoka Clayton Miles: 29.50Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 9.50INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 19.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 19.25Brooks L5 Miles: 8.75Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.00Desert Canyons Miles: 5.50Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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