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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
152.25
Nike LunarEpic Miles: 14.50Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 18.75Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 18.75Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 28.00Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 17.75INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 10.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 4.00Brooks L5 Miles: 7.00Desert Canyons Miles: 2.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.50Brooks L6 Miles: 7.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 9.50Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 2.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.75
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Total Distance
7.00

am--2.25 Down Lava Flow and back.

pm--4.75 A good run around the SC Heights w/ some fun chat.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.25Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.75
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5.25

am--5.25 Ran to and from practice. No run this afternoon because we're taking the oldest to college. 

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.25
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4.25

am--4.25 Heights run w/ most of the boys. I like mixing it up w/ them once in a while.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 4.25
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7.50

am--7.5 Some work at BHNP w/ 3 progressive tempo miles at the end. It was fun to push and struggle a bit.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 7.50
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6.25

am--6.25 Slept in a bit and hit Anasazi w/ Adam. It was good to catch up and a nice way to start Labor Day.

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

am--5 Worked on tempoing w/ some of the level 2s. I didn't run this afternoon because of miscommunication.

I finished A River Runs Through It And Other Stories by Norman Maclean. Made me want to move to Montana and plan my life around fishing and card games.

Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.25

am--4 Easy stuff on the bike path w/ the girls.

pm--2.25 Lava Flow w/ a good crew, chanting and clapping and singing. It's pretty hot right now.

 

 

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.00Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 2.25
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6.50

am--4.5 Canyons and back w/ 4x striders after. 
 

pm--2 A couple around the neighborhood. Discovered a secret trail.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.50Brooks L5 Miles: 2.00
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7.50

am--5.5 Tuweap hill work w/ the varsity girls. Pretty impressive running from them.

pm--2 Success! In May, we got 2 pups. One is a Walker/Bluetick mix, and I'd hoped she would be a good trail buddy. I took her out this evening. She ran well, right on my heel. I only had to give a tug or 2 to keep her nose steady. She also seemed to handle the heat well. I'm pumped.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 5.50Desert Canyons Miles: 2.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.50

am--6.5 Anasazi w/ Tom. Some nice chatter today. 
 

I finished Less by Andrew Sean Greer. It's a globetrotting tale of a gay author post-breakup. Contemporary lit.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.50Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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2.00

pm--2 Easy afternoon. I slept in a couple hours to give my body a chance to fight the runny nose I had over the weekend. 

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 2.00
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5.50

am--2.5 Lava Flow w/ a good crew. 
 

pm--3 Won the scavenger hunt w/ Jax, Addy, Carys, and Abi.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 3.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.50
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5.00

am--5 Old morning route before heading up north for pre-state. Felt decent.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 5.00
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4.50

am--4.5 Sandy route by my lonesome, running on low sleep because of a cluster headache. It was fun to see the new state course, and, as usual, some kids were up, some were down.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 4.50
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8.00

am--4 Heights w/ the level 2 boys. It's nice to mix it up once in a while. 
 

pm--4 Anasazi to the top w/ the hound. She did great at double the mileage of the last outing. She did balk once because she needed a potty break. It's fun to have a trail buddy. 
 

I finished a great book today, Clint Smith's How The Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. Very thought provoking and more evenhanded than Coates's book. It's a must read for history buffs and humans in general.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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4.50

am--4.5 Bear Claw Poppy from the bottom. Decent morning. 100th trail run of the year.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 4.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.75

am--2.25 Lavaflow and Arrowhead, past the huffing bear 2x.

pm--4.5 Nice run, talking to Lee and Sara respectively.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 4.50Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
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5.00

am--5 Worked w/ a group on the BYU workout. Didn't really notice the temperature.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.00
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7.00

am--2 Ran w/ a fun group, stilling but going.

pm--5 Nice afternoon run in the 90-plus weather w/ a nice and chatty group. Good way to pull me out of the cloudy funk from this morning.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 2.00Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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4.00

am--4 Run through the neighborhood w/ 6x striders after. The striders felt good.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00
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5.00

am--5 Hit the Sandy train path and went towards Corner Canyon. The weather is beautiful. This part of SLC is a fun place for a run.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.00
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5.75

pm--5.75 Warm run w/ Thomas on Anasazi. Nice chat. We decided that despite the desolation of this particular trail the expansiveness of the view delivers.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.75
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8.50

am--2.25 Chill morning run w/ the crew.

pm--6.25 Modified BYU workout w/ the Atkin crew. It was 94 degrees.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 6.25Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
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6.75

am--2.25 Easy run toward the softball complex.

pm--4.5 Vineyard w/ mostly Addy and Abi. Fun to chat about life.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 2.25Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 4.50
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6.00

pm--6 Grass 800s w/ a great crew. Nice weather to boot.

I finished Letting Loose the Hounds, a short-story collection by Brady Udall. It has a familiar, western feel. One of the author's writing teachers was also my writing teacher. One of us has put more of the knowledge to use than the other.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 1.00
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6.00

pm--6 Sunset and DD trail w/ a good group of girls.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
152.25
Nike LunarEpic Miles: 14.50Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 18.75Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 18.75Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 28.00Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 17.75INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 10.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 6.00Books 2021 Miles: 4.00Brooks L5 Miles: 7.00Desert Canyons Miles: 2.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.50Brooks L6 Miles: 7.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 9.50Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 2.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.75
Weight: 0.00
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