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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: 15.25 Month: 133.75 Year: 907.25
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: 89.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 24.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 1.75
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 29.00
Total Distance
133.75
Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 10.00Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 9.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 7.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 7.75STB Miles: 8.25PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 9.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 9.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 10.25INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 11.00Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 12.50Brooks L5 Miles: 9.50Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 1.75Brooks L6 Miles: 29.00
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Total Distance
4.00

am--4 Jaunt around the park w/ a good crew. 
 

I finished 2 books today: Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson and A Beam of Light by Andrea Camilleri. The first is a beautifully written book about the coming together of a few generations of women in an isolated town. One of the themes is that comfort comes from how we choose to organize our living space. The second book is a sign that I'm in the middle of an Inspector Montalbano kick. On to the next one.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 4.00Books 2021 Miles: 2.00
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10.00

am--6 Good run on the SC Parkway, chatting w/ Zac. It's great getting to know people better.

pm--4 Anasazi to the top and back in the 108-degree temperature. Callousing.

Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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4.75

am--4.75 Confluence Park towards Green Valley. I felt pretty blah, even after. 
 

I finished another Montalbano this morning, A Nest of Vipers. I'm going to take a book or 2 off before I come back just so I don't seem so obsessed.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
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5.00

pm--5 Ran on a mostly full stomach. I did a ladder of 1, 2, 3, 2, 1 at a quicker pace on the grass w/ equal recovery. 

STB Miles: 2.50
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5.00

am--5 Anasazi to the chipmunk sign. I'm feeling a bit funky w/ a bit of snufflitis going on. Good run despite. I listened to an old podcast w/ Mike Smith from NAU. It was very good.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.00
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5.00

pm--5 Grass run w/ my neighbor. The heat doesn't go away at night nowadays. Although, it feels better after dusk.

I finished an interesting book about relationships and religion--Southernmost by Silas House. Makes me want to visit Key West.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 2.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
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6.00

am--6 Anasazi to the homestead. I got out a bit earlier and am grateful for the slight cloud cover and breeze. 
 

I wrapped up Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. Fun, quick read. Now, off to watch the Studio Ghibli interpretation w/ my kiddos.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.25

am--5.25 Jaunt on Anasazi w/ Tom. Was getting warm near the end. This summer has been a real scorcher. 
 

I read another Montalbano book, The Other End of the Line. Another case solved. Not sure there are any detective books that provide the same feel as these, and I'm running out. Father Brown next?

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.25Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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7.25

am--7.25 Longer run out to Green Valley and back. I was able to run w/ Avrie. She showed some toughness. 

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 7.25
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6.00

am--4 Canyons and back w/ some of the boys crew. Kids camp after. 
 

pm--2 Acclimation run around the school. Not too hot.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 2.00Brooks L5 Miles: 4.00
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4.00

am--4 Lava Flow out-and-back w/ a barefoot mile on the turf after.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 3.00
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7.50

am--5.75 Contender workout on the SC Parkway bike path. Basically, we did some timed pickups. I was supposed to keep the pace between 6:45-7:00 on the pickups. Went fairly well other than the fact that the group was all over the place so not together throughout. 

pm--1.75 Bike path out-and-back w/ some strength training after.

I finished a meta book today--The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. by Robert Coover. It's about a man who essentially starts and runs his own fantasy baseball league as the sole participant. He goes to the extent of keeping stats throughout the seasons, dreaming up backstories, writing newspaper articles. Needless to say, his real life spirals out of control. Interesting read.

STB Miles: 5.75Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 1.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
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3.50

am--3.5 nice recovery run w/ a good group w/ 6x striders after. The rain last night was needed.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 3.50
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5.25

am--5.25 PV run on the Santa Clara River Trail w/ a fast finish. Saw some good things from the kiddos. The watch took a minute to start.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.25
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4.50

am--4.5 Nice out-and-back on SC Drive. Jumped a bit between groups. 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.50
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Total Distance
7.25

am--5.5 SC Elementary loops. I jumped in for most of the workout w/ level 2s but didn't stop my watch when I gave them times, so my pace looks tortoise-style. 
 

pm--1.75 Easy afternoon run w/ strength training afterwards. Doubles bring a skeleton crew. That's always fun for me.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.50Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 1.75
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7.75

am--3.5 Nice run, chatting w/ Moss about anime and various tasty toast toppers. 

pm--4.25 Anasazi to the top to complete some climbing for a challenge in which I have no eligibility. Nice heat work regardless.

I finished a Brunetti mystery, Death in a Strange Country, by Donna Leon. Good but not quite Montalbano level.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 4.25Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
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7.25

am--5.75 Tuweap Tempo w/ hill sprints to finish. The level 2s packed nicely today. Nice progress. 

pm--1.5 Afternoon shakeout on the grass w/ strength after.
 

Finished another Montalbano novel, The Pyramid of Mud. It's a nice one about the mixed corruption of Mafia and government in Southern Italy.

Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 6.75
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7.50

am(1): 3.5 Up the Harmon's path w/ what has become my crew most days. Had a good chat about books.

am(2): Precipice from the bottom w/ Ellie and Josie. First time I've seen Ellie since her mission. I'm happy that they reach out for a run so we can catch up once in a while. Great people.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.00Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
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5.75

pm--5.75 Anasazi w/ Chipmunk loop. The youngest has been a bit sick from his shots, so I didn't get out w/ anyone and not until later. I was rewarded, however, w/ one of the nicest runs of the year. There was a drizzle the whole time, coupled w/ the excitement of looming thunder and lightning while I ran on exposed ridges and shoulders. I need to remember this one.

I read a scholarly book--Situated Learning by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger--today. There was some fascinating stuff about learning in apprenticeships. Nice to read stuff like this once in a while.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.75

am--5.75 Helped w/ intervals. It's been fun to help kids work together. Nice morning.

Brooks L6 Miles: 5.75
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3.50

am--3.5 Down Lava Flow and back. This little piece of road is real close to hone, but I've never explored it. Glad for that. I also got to chat w/ Hailee about various things. She's going to do some great things this year.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
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6.00

am--3.5 Warm-up and cool-down w/ the kids and some running around during the time trial. Nice of Spencer to let me tempo w/ him while he cooled down.

pm--2.5 Lava Flow out-and-back for another good chat w/ Hailee. A bit hot again this afternoon.

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
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133.75
Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 10.00Hoka Clayton Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 9.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 7.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 7.75STB Miles: 8.25PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 9.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 9.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 10.25INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 11.00Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 12.50Brooks L5 Miles: 9.50Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 1.75Brooks L6 Miles: 29.00
Weight: 0.00
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