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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: 4.00 Month: 4.00 Year: 924.75
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 404.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 246.75
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 533.50
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 376.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 508.51
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 514.75
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 443.75
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 302.00
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 186.25
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 292.00
STB Lifetime Miles: 248.00
Nike LunarEpic 2 Lifetime Miles: 100.25
Brooks L5 Lifetime Miles: 243.25
Desert Canyons Lifetime Miles: 78.75
Books 2021 Lifetime Miles: 30.00
2021 Trail Runs Lifetime Miles: 90.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 24.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 1.75
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 46.50
Total Distance
118.50
Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 10.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 9.50INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 14.50NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 10.50Brooks L5 Miles: 8.50Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Nike LunarEpic Miles: 10.75Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 13.25Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 8.25Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 8.75NB 1400 Miles: 10.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.75Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 3.25
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10.00

am--6 Grass loops w/ 8x striders. I felt beat for some reason. 
 

pm--4 Anasazi to the top. I listened to a mix of Kid Amnesiac and enjoyed the triple-digit-temperatures. 
 

I finished Circe by Madeline Miller. It's a retelling of the mythological witch's life. Enjoyable.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 3.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.00
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4.25

am--4.25 Chuckwalla w/ Josie and Scottie. It was great to catch up w/ them. We also had a tortoise sighting.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 4.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

pm--5 Frontside of Barrel Roll from the bottom in the triple digits. You get used to the heat, and you don't. 
 

I finished a PD-type book--Writing with Mentors: How to Reach Every Writer in the room Using Current, Engaging Mentor Texts by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell. It was actually an invigorating read. 

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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3.50

am--3.5 Church and back on the 1st day of practice w/ a new team. It'll be a second to adjust, but it's fun meeting new people.

Brooks L5 Miles: 3.50
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4.00

am--4 Bike path in Beaver. What a nice, quiet place Beaver is. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00
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5.00

pm--5 Grass miles w/ my neighbor. I was about ready to phone it in when he texted.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.50
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8.00

am--2.5 Recovery run w/ the SC kids. I got to know a few more.

pm--5.5 Anasazi to roughly the petroglyphs. Felt decent, and the afternoon was nice.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 5.50Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 2.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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3.00

am--3 Anasazi from the other trailhead to the petroglyphs w/ a tempo or quicker on the way back.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 3.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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4.50

am--4.5 Toe trail. I met and chatted w/ a few girls on the team. It's fun to meet new people. 
 

I finished a book on songwriting--Writing Better Lyrics: The Essential Guide to Powerful Songwriting--by Pat Pattison. The author is a professor at Berklee College of Music and taught people like Gillian Welch and John Mayer. I heard about the book in an interview w/ David Bazan, an artist I appreciate a lot.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 4.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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3.50

am--3.5 Progression run w/ a new group. I'm starting to get some names and faces down.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 3.50
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3.00

am--3 Vineyard w/ a good group w/ some cross training afterwards. Also went to a girls' team gathering, so I could learn people's names.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 3.00
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5.00

am--5 Grass run w/ 10x 1-min. pickups. It was fun to get peppy. Kids looked good.

NB 1400 Miles: 5.00
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3.75

am--3.75 Canyons and back w/ some cool dudes. AG yoga after. I went a little harder than expected but nothing crazy.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 3.75
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5.00

am--5 West Canyon in Snow Canyon. What a beautiful place to run! I'll probably take a nap today.:)

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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11.50

am--5.75 Virgin River Trail w/ Coach Jandee and a group of girls. It's fun to run w/ them and get to know them better.

am--5.75 Chill run w/ Tom on Anasazi. Good chat in the growing heat.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.75INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.75

am--5.75 Santa Clara Dr. out-and-back. Picked it up a little on the way back. 
 

I finished an interesting book on Bill Squires--Born to Coach by Paul C. Clerici. Squires has a book about training--SWEP--that is fantastic. He's one of my favorite coaches.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
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3.00

am--3 Easy run to SC Elementary after wickets and striders and... 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 3.00
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10.00

am--4.5 800 repeats at SC Elementary. I hopped in w/ different groups to encourage.

pm--5.5 Anasazi w/ the Chipmunk lollipop because the weather was cooler, and the sky was overcast. Good to get into the dirt again.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.50
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4.25

am--4.25 Lava Fields bike path w/ Danielle. She speaks so quietly I could hardly hear her, but she keeps a quick pace. 4x short, quick hills.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.25
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3.25

am--3.25 Mini-Tuweap w/ 2x 5-min. tempo w/ a fun group. I'm having fun.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 3.25
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5.25

am--5.25 SC River Trail. Interesting landscape beyond the river. Good chat w/ some of the girls' team.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

am--5 SC Elementary grass work. I jumped in some intervals w/ the kids.

NB 1400 Miles: 5.00
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3.00

am--3 Vineyard w/ kids camp after. 
 

I finished another installment of Andrea Camilleri's Montalbano series, August Heat. Now, I want to go to the city library and check out 2-3 more.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 3.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
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Total Distance
118.50
Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 10.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 9.50INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 14.50NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 10.50Brooks L5 Miles: 8.50Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Nike LunarEpic Miles: 10.75Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 13.25Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 8.25Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 8.75NB 1400 Miles: 10.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.75Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 3.25
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