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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
150.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 18.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 1245.00Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 83.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 10.00Books 2019 Miles: 4.00Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 23.50Nike LunarEpic Miles: 25.50Brooks Levitate Miles: 20.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 19.50Brooks L3 Miles: 21.50Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
7.00

am--7 Warmup w/ the girls and then some running around the track. It was a bit faster than I've done in a while. Felt good. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 7.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 55.00
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4.00

pm--4 Green Springs w/ a good group. We have a new girl coming out, and she's working hard. Form-focused striders after. 

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

am—Hart’s and the bank. I did add anymore. Calling it a down week.

I finished Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. He’s one of my favorite authors. This is his first novel, so it lacks the succinct style of later novels. The whole man vs. machines theme feels relevant.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 35.00
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4.00

pm—Tready w/ attention to a smooth stride through the gait cycle. Relaxing.

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
Weight: 0.00
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9.00

am--7 Warmup and track running while the team did their workout. Good chat w/ Holt and Carson. 

pm--2 A nice jaunt around the block and some on the field. 

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 9.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 75.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.00

pm—5 Dog pound out-and-back w/ a nice group. 

Brooks Levitate Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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6.00

am—6 A few different loops to hit mileage. AP test was today. The kids seemed in good spirits.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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5.50

am--5.5 To the sign/neighborhood/Mini Costco. A good morning before the final day of region. 

Brooks L3 Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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6.00

pm—6 Green Springs w/ striders. I had a nice sleep-in this morning and took down some hearty treats during the day, but the run still turned out well. On another note, our girls have some real foot speed.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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5.50

am—5.5 Sullivan Trail w/ 5x CV pickups called out in an order foreordained by the mighty Virgin River.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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9.00

am--4 A few miles before joining the kids for a short run. 

pm--5 Quicker miles, mostly w/ Carson, in the hot, hot sun. 'Twas like 93 degrees today. XC Parent meeting this evening. 

Brooks Levitate Miles: 9.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 75.00
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10.00

am--5 Reverse DI/Costco/Neighborhood. I felt flat and sweated like crazy this morning. Also, I need more sleep. We'll see what we can do about that tonight. 

pm--5 Green Springs. Last trip up for a few of the girls. They move on to bigger and better things, and we get new faces. Every year, it's hard, and some of the kids are unforgettable, but it's part of the circle. 

Brooks L3 Miles: 10.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 95.00
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8.50

am--5 Through the neighborhood and reverse DI and then some w/ the kids. I was a sweaty mess by the end. I'm frontloading this week because of state track. 

pm--3.5 Ran around the Panorama area and checked out Kylee's puppy, Max. 

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 8.50Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 75.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.50

am--5.5 DI+/Neighborhood/Running Center Loop w/ Walmart extension. Nice little run. Ran the last 15 or 20 minutes w/ Kylee and chatted about xc ideas. She's awesome. 

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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4.50

am—4.5 MTC loop w/ Decker before the first day of state track. The day gave us a variety of weather.

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 4.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
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3.00

am—3 Some quick miles in Springville w/ Holt and Decker before the coaches’ race at state.

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 3.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 25.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

pm--4 Out-and-back on Warrior Way w/ my neighbor. We had a good chat and enjoyed the light sprinkle. 

Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 35.00
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5.00

pm—5 Some running before the faculty party. We have some good people leaving.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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6.00

pm--6 Pretty much the old Swiss Days route from my house and back. It's taking me a while to warm into a run these days. My problem is I don't see myself as stronger. I need to change that. 

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

am--5 Part of the old morning route in the spectacularly beautiful chill of our current weather pattern. I felt better than yesterday. Graduation today, and I'm really going to miss these kiddos. 

I finished a book of essays by David Foster Wallace, A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again. I love his voice and perspective. If you’re interested, search out his essay “String Theory” and enjoy. It’s a good example of his voice and style.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.00

am—6 A run around Santa Clara. It felt harder than it should have because I have trouble pacing when I’m on my own.

Brooks L3 Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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7.00

am—7 Gma’s to the Orem Cemetery and back. I felt much better today. The snow-covered peaks made for a nice view. 

I finished my first foray into manga—Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 1-3 by Hiromu Arakawa. The stories in many of the Japanese comics and cartoons are superior to the MCU. I said it, and I mean it.

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 7.00Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 60.00
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6.00

pm—6 Slow burner w/ Old 97’s in the ears. They can really write raucous country.

I finished Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. It was compelling even though it runs counter to most everything I believe. Favorite quote: “Nothing is static. Everything is evolving. Everything is falling apart.” Seems about right.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 6.00Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 60.00
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4.00

pm—4 Some miles between things. Just happy to get a run in.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
Weight: 0.00
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5.50

pm--5.5 Some more miles, sweating away the summer. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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5.00

pm--5 To Grass Valleyish and back from my parents' cabin. I love running up there even if it's hard the first few minutes. 

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
150.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 18.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 1245.00Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 83.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 10.00Books 2019 Miles: 4.00Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 23.50Nike LunarEpic Miles: 25.50Brooks Levitate Miles: 20.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 19.50Brooks L3 Miles: 21.50Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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