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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
135.75
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 19.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 14.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 23.50Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 15.50Hoka Clayton Miles: 11.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 19.00Books 2021 Miles: 4.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.75Brooks L5 Miles: 5.00STB Miles: 3.00Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25
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Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead w/ Tom. I don't remember all that we talked about, but it was great, nonetheless.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

pm--5 Anasazi to the Chipmunk sign. It was a scorcher in the desert on what Dylan fans call Isis Day. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.00

pm--6 Grass miles w/ 10x striders. Watched the baseball game for a minute before heading home.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 2.50
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5.00

pm--5 Chuckwalla w/ Beattie. We did the loop via Beck Hill and Paradise Canyon. It was toasty, but the breeze was good.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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7.50

pm--7.5 Anasazi w/ the full Chipmunk and Cholla. The creosote have bloomed, so the desert has a nice yellow tinge.

Also, although not a traditional country artist, Bonnie Prince Billy writes some of the best country songs I've heard.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 7.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.00

pm--Anasazi w/ some screwing around on Chipmunk and Fishhook. Decent weather today. 
 

I also finished The Old Man and the Sea for the 5th or 6th time. I love his writing, and, surprisingly, quite a few of the kids liked the book.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

pm--5 Grass miles w/ 4x barefoot striders w/ my neighbor.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 2.50
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4.00

pm--4 Loop around the new Santa Clara River bridge w/ my neighbor. Decent pace for my current fitness level.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.00
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6.75

pm--6.75 Sidewinder w/out the lollipop from the bottom. 'Twas a bit of a scorcher today. Also, the quads go jelly, climbing nearly 900 feet in just over 3 miles.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

pm--5 Some looping through the PV neighborhoods w/ Beattie. Hot afternoon and bit rough, but it was good.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00
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4.75

am--4.75 Some Vegas miles. We came to some friends' anniversary party.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.75
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

pm--6 Anasazi to the homestead and back. It was a bit overcast and cooler. Nice afternoon run. 
 

I finished The Pale King by David Foster Wallace. It has its interesting moments but is harder to appreciate overall because of how it was posthumously pieced together. Wallace has great insights when it comes to boredom. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.00

pm--6 Grass loops w/ 8x striders. Beautiful evening. 
 

I read Matt Baxter's book, Hurt Me If You Can: The Tales of a High School Runner, over the last 2 days. It's chronological but scattered. Nonetheless, it has some fun insights. 

Brooks L5 Miles: 2.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Anasazi w/ reverse Chipmunk loop. It was warm but decently breezy. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

pm--5 Another grass run w/ 8x striders. Although my legs felt tired, I was able to get a bit peppy.

STB Miles: 3.00
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7.00

pm--Anasazi w/ Chipmunk and Cholla. Not sure if it was the pressure or wind, but my elevation gain was inflated. 'Twas windy as.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 7.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.50

pm--4.5 SC River Bridge loop by my lonesome. Got close to a light 10-minute tempo at the end. 

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

pm--6 Airport trails w/ Beattie. Nice run. It's also a trio of bdays: my sister's, Bob Dylan's, and Michael Chabon's, all great people. If you want a Dylan song for the day, listen to Visions of Johanna or Isis. 
 

I also finished a poetry collection by another great songwriter--Actual Air by David Berman. Check out Random Rules by The Silver Jews or The band Purple Mountains.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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4.00

pm--4 Grass run w/ 8x striders. 

Brooks L5 Miles: 2.50
Weight: 0.00
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6.00

pm--6 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk w/ Andy. It's been a while since I've run w/ him, but it was good.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.00

am--6 T-Bone Trail. Last run w/ Beattie before she heads bock to Illinois. Good run and chat.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.00

pm--6 Grass miles w/ 8x striders. Decent run after my sedentary day wore off.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
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5.25

am--5.25 Anasazi w/ Tom. My foot is a bit achy except when I run.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead. Scorching run in the desert.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25
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Total Distance
135.75
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 19.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 14.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 23.50Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 15.50Hoka Clayton Miles: 11.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 19.00Books 2021 Miles: 4.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.75Brooks L5 Miles: 5.00STB Miles: 3.00Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25
Weight: 0.00
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