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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: 0.00 Month: 125.00 Year: 1196.50
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 415.00
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 246.75
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 547.75
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 376.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 518.01
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 516.75
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 456.50
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 317.75
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 207.25
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 296.00
STB Lifetime Miles: 248.00
Nike LunarEpic 2 Lifetime Miles: 112.00
Brooks L5 Lifetime Miles: 257.50
Desert Canyons Lifetime Miles: 86.00
Books 2021 Lifetime Miles: 36.00
2021 Trail Runs Lifetime Miles: 101.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 36.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 29.50
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 151.75
Total Distance
150.50
Brooks Levitate Miles: 22.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 1360.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 16.50Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 9.50Nike LunarEpic Miles: 16.50Books 2019 Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 33.50Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 17.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 10.00Hoka Clayton Miles: 5.50Bike Minutes 2019 Miles: 60.00NB 1400 Miles: 7.50Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 5.50INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.50
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Total Distance
5.50

pm--5.5 Some running w/ the kiddos before, during, and after the workout. Felt just okay. 

Brooks Levitate Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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7.50

am—2.5 Bank and back. Kaylee has been a regular lately. I like it.

pm—5 Trail to Nowhere. Took it easyish.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 7.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 65.00
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4.50

pm—4.5 Some messing around in Washington. The swing in temps from morning to afternoon is intense this week.

Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 4.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
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4.50

am—4.5 DI and bank-and-bank. Decent run. I was just hoping that I wouldn’t break down midrun. I didn’t. 

I finished To Kill a Mockingbird for the umpteenth time. It really never gets old.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.50Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
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5.50

am—5.5 A dark, starlit run on the path adjacent to the marathon course. Took it pretty easy and enjoyed the company. The aid station was as good as ever w/ dancing, singing, & general tomfoolery.

I also finished Greil Marcus’s When That Rough God Goes Riding. It’s a book-length meditation on listening to Van Morrison. Van is the man, & a dive into multiple places in his catalog leave one w/ the impression that he might be at the pinnacle of songwriters and performers. For anyone doubting, see any live clip on YouTube, specifically his performance w/ The Band on The Last Waltz.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.50Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 55.00
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9.00

am--9 Hospital w/ some pickups. I really enjoy this crew. 

I finished The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien by Georges Simenon. It was a quick detective read, and I didn't see the end coming. Maigret is maybe a top-10 detective for me. 

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 9.00Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 80.00
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5.00

pm—5 Ran around before, during, and after the workout.

Brooks Levitate Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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2.50

am—2.5 Bank and back. I felt pretty good this morning, but my leg went downhill through the course of the day. I took the afternoon off.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 2.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 20.00
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5.00

pm—5 Washington w/ some singing and screaming and sliding and etc.

Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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10.00

am—2.5 Bank and back in the frizzin’ cold. Felt good.

pm—7.5 Warm and cool w/ some counterclockwise grass. Ran more than I thought I would. There’s something “coming in the air tonight.” Long drum fill and auto tune reprise. We’re Phillin’ It at PVXC.

 

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 9.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 90.00
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7.00

am--7 A run up the path along the wash on to SC Parkway. I felt pretty good today, all things considered. After, I drove to Cedar to watch some old PV kids run in college. That was fun. 

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 7.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 60.00
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5.00

am—5 Telegraph. Pretty good morning. Kids are doing cool things.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 45.00
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6.00

am--6 Lutheran to the bank and then bank-and-back. It was good to get a run in this morning. No running this afternoon other than running back and forth to cheer on the kids at region xc. 

Brooks Levitate Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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7.50

am--2.5 Same as yesterday. Enjoyed the pace. 

pm--5 Some more chill w/ a good crew. 

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 7.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 65.00
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5.50

am--40 minutes biking around the SC Parkway. 

pm--5.5 Snake Tunnel w/ the girls and Holt. Nice group w/ some scenery. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00Bike Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
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7.50

am--20 minutes biking around SCHS.

pm--7.5 Warm and cool and some running in between while the girls did their workout. Had cider after. 

I finished Stillness Is The Key by Ryan Holiday. His books are a nice, quick chunk of knowledge and anecdotes and some hurried writing. I get it; he's making money. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 7.50Books 2019 Miles: 1.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 65.00Bike Minutes 2019 Miles: 20.00
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3.50

pm—3.5 Just something easy to get a run in. My leg eases up and then tightens up. It’ll be a battle until I can rest it for a week or so.

NB 1400 Miles: 3.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 30.00
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4.00

am—4 Some Miles while the kids did their tune-up workout.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 35.00
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8.00

am—5 Ran up and on the Pioneer Parkway. Nice temps and good run.

pm—3 Some running at Juan Diego. 

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 5.00Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 3.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 75.00
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5.00

am—5 Easy running w/ Decker and Holt, followed by a few w/ the team. We had a good day at state—girls 1st and boys 4th. PVXC is a special place.

Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 5.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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5.50

pm—5.5 Dino Tracks loop w/ some extension to the roundabout.

Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 55.00
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5.50

pm--5.5 Chuckawalla to the lookout and back. We had a fun group today w/ some good chat. 

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 60.00
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4.00

pm--4 An easy bit of running to maintain while trying to heal.

NB 1400 Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 40.00
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4.00

am--4 Harts and the bank. The weather is cooling off but still no precipitation.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 4.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 35.00
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6.00

pm--6 Reverse Firestation w/ an extension past the Browns'. The pace was strong in the middle to latter half. 

Brooks Levitate Miles: 6.00Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 50.00
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7.50

am--2.5 Bank and back in the cold morning air. My leg--knee and calf and hamstring--was buggin from yesterday's effort. 

pm--5 Warm-up and some grass during the workout.

 

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 7.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 65.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
150.50
Brooks Levitate Miles: 22.50Running Minutes 2019 Miles: 1360.00Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 16.50Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Miles: 9.50Nike LunarEpic Miles: 16.50Books 2019 Miles: 4.00Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 33.50Hoka Clifton 4 Miles: 17.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 10.00Hoka Clayton Miles: 5.50Bike Minutes 2019 Miles: 60.00NB 1400 Miles: 7.50Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Miles: 5.50INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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