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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: 39.50 Month: 94.25 Year: 1318.00
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 418.75
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: 464.75
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 323.50
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 221.50
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 300.00
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: 105.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 47.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 51.00
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 163.25
Total Distance
131.75
Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 3.00STB Miles: 6.50Desert Canyons Miles: 17.75Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 19.50Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 9.25Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 11.50Brooks Levitate Miles: 3.002020 Books Miles: 2.00Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 8.50Brooks L5 Miles: 11.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 20.25Hoka Clayton Miles: 5.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.00NB 1400 Miles: 3.00
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3.00

pm--3 Long day, so I defaulted to a few on the tready while watching playoff baseball.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 3.00
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5.50

am--5.5 Some grass miles w/ 4x striders.

STB Miles: 3.00
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5.25

am--5.25 Anasazi w/ Tom. The conversations are always good w/ this guy. He keeps me grounded and a bit weird.

Desert Canyons Miles: 5.25
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5.00

pm--5 Jaunt into Sunbrook. I felt decent even though dinner was still sitting heavy.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00
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5.00

pm--5 Default to the tready w/o baseball because the playoffs are on different networks.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00
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5.00

pm--5 Anasazi in the fall heat, still 90s down here. The desert cures most ills.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.00
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6.00

am--6 Nice run in the cool w/ 5x 1-min. pickups at ~7-min. pace.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 6.00
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3.00

pm--3 Extended DI at Beattie pace. It's getting a little cooler in the afternoon.

Brooks Levitate Miles: 3.00
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6.00

pm--6 Barrel Roll in the evening. It's been a while, but, boy!, did it feel like home. I need the trails in my life. Also, got to watch the PV girls become region champs. That's awesome. It makes me miss coaching.

I finished my summer tome for the year, Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. It's funny, erudite, obscene. Thanks to the Reddit reading group for the summaries and discussions. Even though it's TP's magnum opus, it's 3rd out of 3 read on my list. But, then again, everyone says the 1st reading is just to let it wash over you. The real joy comes in subsequent readings.

2020 Books Miles: 1.00Desert Canyons Miles: 6.00
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4.00

pm--4 Sunbrook w/ my neighbor. We talked about the ACEs test. I'd never heard of it before today.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 4.00
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6.00

pm--6 Sone shod grass miles--my Achilles is tender--before watching Snow Canyon run a 2-miler on the track. I felt decent on my way home.

Brooks L5 Miles: 6.00
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3.50

pm--3.5 Some miles. My left achilles is still tender. What's up with that? Also, I'm at a crossroads where I need to decide whether to actual train or go to the old man fitness routine.

STB Miles: 3.50
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6.50

am--6.5 Homestead and back on Anasazi. A little more shoe made a difference for my lower leg.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.50
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5.00

pm--5 Torqued the tready from slow to less slow.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
6.25

am--6.25 Barrel Roll w/ Elusion. Had a nice run and conversation w/ Tom. Name of the day is Gabor Mate. I need to check out his book about addiction. It sounds fascinating. 

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.25
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5.00

pm--5 Anasazi Trail in honor of one of the toughest dudes I know. The run was cathartic even though the heat is still sticking around. 

Hoka Clayton Miles: 5.00
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6.00

pm--6 Barrel Roll in reverse. Nice evening. Lots of meditation on death in the dirt.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.00
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5.50

am--5.5 Usual morning route w/ about 18 minutes of tempo--(7:30ish pace) towards the end. It was hard to start but got easier as I went. That's a lesson to keep in mind. 

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 5.50
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3.00

pm--3 Good run w/ Beattie after work. She went easy on me.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 3.00
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6.50

am--6.5 Anasazi w/ Tom, discussing Shelly Trimmer and cosmic matters. Achilles felt better today.

Desert Canyons Miles: 6.50
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7.50

pm--7.5 Anasazi trailhead-to-trailhead. On the way out, there was either a headwind or a crosswind. The downhill nearly even came to a standstill. On the way back, all I had to do was lean back and enjoy the support of a tailwind. Goes to show that what seems dire one way looks like a dream the other way.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 7.50
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4.50

pm--4.5 SC Elementary loop w/ my neighbor. Good times in cool weather, talking about Jocko.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 4.50
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3.00

pm--3 Tready default. Had a fairly busy day, so I did what I could to get a run.

NB 1400 Miles: 3.00
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Total Distance
5.00

am--5 Morning Route. I did get up but felt sore and sluggish most of the run.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
6.50

pm--6.5 Ivins and back. I felt pretty good. The weather was beautiful.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 6.50
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Total Distance
4.25

am--4.25 Anasazi to the top and back w/ Tom and Micah. Chill and chilly w/ some good chat.

I finished an interesting read that might be out there for some, An Infinty of Gods by Ray Grasse. It's a book of conversations the author had with a mystical man of Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. His name was Shelly Trimmer. They take about so many interesting things. A quick read w/ fairly accessible depths.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 4.252020 Books Miles: 1.00
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Total Distance
131.75
Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 3.00STB Miles: 6.50Desert Canyons Miles: 17.75Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 19.50Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.00INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 9.25Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 11.50Brooks Levitate Miles: 3.002020 Books Miles: 2.00Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 8.50Brooks L5 Miles: 11.00Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 20.25Hoka Clayton Miles: 5.00NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.00NB 1400 Miles: 3.00
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