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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
150.75
Brooks L6 Miles: 104.50Books 2021 Miles: 3.00INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 6.75Desert Canyons Miles: 5.25Brooks L5 Miles: 7.25NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 3.75PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
4.00

am--4 SC Drive easy run w/ a long day of PD after. Nice group on the run because Jandee got them going w/ 2 truths and a lie.

Brooks L6 Miles: 4.00
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4.00

am--4 1st half of the BYU workout before I had to head to an all-day learning experience. The group I was w/ looked pretty solid. 

Brooks L6 Miles: 4.00
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6.00

am--3.75 A run past my house and back.

pm--2.25 A toasty run around the school. I got to learn a bit more about Judaism.

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
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3.75

am--3.75  I've run on the heights, listening to Jaclyn talk through her writing and outlining.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.75
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5.25

am--5.25 800s on the grass. I was able to jump in w/ the level 1s and help them push together. Seems like some of them discovered they're pretty good runners. It's fun to help these kids who don't usually get as much attention. 
 

I finished my last Montalbano of the summer--Paper Moon. It's time to read other things for a few months.

Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 5.25
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5.00

am--5 Anasazi to the creosote w/ Tom. 'Twas ominous w/ smoke hanging on all sides but cooler than usual. We had a nice chat about a book called Sand Talk.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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4.25

am--4.25 I was able to run most of the BYU workout w/ the kids.

Brooks L6 Miles: 4.25
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4.00

am--4 Nice run w/ the girls, chatting and laughing. Things are starting to come together for them.

Brooks L6 Miles: 4.00
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7.50

am--5 800s w/ the level 1's. It's fun to see them push together.

pm--2.5 Warm afternoon run.

Brooks L6 Miles: 7.50
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6.75

am--2.25 Shorter run this morning.

pm--4.5 SC Drive w/ some of the girls. Had another nice chat w/ Hailee.

I finished a great PD book called Mentor Texts. I'm switching up my teaching because of the things I've learned.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
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3.75

am--3.75 A slow run w/ the crew on the bike path. Decent start to the school week. 

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.75
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5.25

pm--5.25 Anasazi w/ Cholla loop, starting in the heat and ending in the storm. I didn't get out until later because we had a TT and fundraiser this morning. Both went pretty well.

Desert Canyons Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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8.25

am--6 Progressive run w/ the last 15 minutes moving from light tempo to close to threshold.

pm--2.25 SC Drive w/ the varsity girls.

Brooks L6 Miles: 8.25
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3.50

am--3.5 A nice easy run w/ 6x striders.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
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5.50

am--5.5 Early morning grass run on a hot, humid morning.

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.00
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6.00

am--2.25 Bike trail towards Harmon's.

pm--3.75 Duck pond and back and a nice chat w/ Kasandra.

 

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
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5.25

am--5.25 Light progression run that ended w/ some good chat w/ Hailee and Abigail.

Brooks L6 Miles: 5.25
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7.25

am--7.25 Ran on the Grass Valley Road before some varsity camp activities.

Brooks L5 Miles: 7.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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8.25

am--6 Tempo and quick 1-min. pickups. Good stuff from some younger runners.

pm-- 2.25 Easy run down Lava Flow.

Brooks L6 Miles: 8.25
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6.25

am--2.5 Lava Flow lollipop w/ a few of the boys and Tom. 
 

pm--3.75 Anasazi just to the gate at the top in the heat. The mornings portend some cooler weather soon.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 3.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.50
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8.25

am--6 Some intervals w/ a solid group. It's fun to see kids do more than they think they can.

pm--2.25 A jaunt through the neighbor north of the school, talking about team cheers.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 2.25Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
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7.50

am--3 Some grass loops w/ my neighbor.

pm--4.5 Looped around my neighborhood w/ a few of the girls, Ben, and Amber.

Brooks L6 Miles: 6.00
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3.50

am--3.5 Around my neighborhood again w/ a good group of boys. It's interesting to see the difference between running w/ boys and running w/ girls. 

Brooks L6 Miles: 3.50
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6.25

pm--6.25 Anasazi to the homestead and back w/ Decker. It was nice catching up with him. He's a great dude.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25
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7.50

am--2.25 A nice, cool run around Tuweap and the bike park.

pm--5.25 SC Drive to Fort Santa Clara and back. It was hot and difficult by the end. 
 

I finished Moonglow by Michael Chabon. This is a fictional memoir, pieced together from chats w/ the author's grandfather while he's on hospice. It deals w/ WW2 and rocketry and von Braun. Chabon is probably my favorite contemporary writer.

Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 7.50
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8.00

am--2 Good run, chatting about motivational workout apps.

pm--6 Some hills around the wash w/ the level 2s. Cooling down a bit?

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
150.75
Brooks L6 Miles: 104.50Books 2021 Miles: 3.00INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 6.75Desert Canyons Miles: 5.25Brooks L5 Miles: 7.25NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 3.75PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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