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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
150.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 7.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 15.25INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 18.00Books 2021 Miles: 2.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 7.75Brooks L6 Miles: 14.50Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 7.75Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 14.75Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 7.50Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 9.75NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 9.75Nike LunarEpic Miles: 3.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 17.00Brooks L5 Miles: 5.25ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 12.50
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Total Distance
9.50

am--5.5 Ran to and from practice w/ 6x 1-min. pickups.

pm--4 Anasazi w/ cholla, dodging the hound dog. She was crowding my legs today. Also, saw a big flipping bobcat about 30 yards in front of us. Always cool to see critters.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 4.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 5.50
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5.75

pm--5.75 Old school on Barrel Roll, clockwise w/ no Elusion. This is such a great run. One of the first trails I ever experienced. It's still one of my favs. A day is a good day on BR in shorty shorts. 
 

I finished an interesting biography of Elizabeth Bishop, A Miracle for Breakfast, by Megan Marshall. Bishop is one of my favorite poets, so subtle and attuned to the natural world. Sounds like she was quite the drinker, too.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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10.00

am--7.75 Progressive run on the SC Parkway. Nice pack w/ the top girls other than Hailee w/ 4x hill sprints after.

pm--2.25 Arrowhead Trail to check on the beast. No dice.

Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 7.75Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
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5.75

am--2.25 Nice mixed group through my neighborhood.

pm--3.5 Run into the wind and sideways rain before the lightning came. 

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 2.25Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 3.50
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Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 SC Parkway for a ladder workout at race pace. Good crew w/ Andrew. People learned about themselves today.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 5.75
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6.25

am--2.25 Some running around, enjoying company and acting foolish.

pm--4 Basically, Jacob Hamblin home and back before I had to skirt to class.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 2.25Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 4.00
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6.75

am--3 Good run w/ 6x striders in the run. We had a nice coeducational group this morning.

pm--3.75 Frontside of Anasazi w/ Ben. He's a good dude and a knowledgeable coach.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 3.75Nike LunarEpic Miles: 3.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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5.00

pm--5 Anasazi w/ the hound. She does well on a short leash. I'm also listening to a book called Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta. Perfect desert book even if it's a bit wu.

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 5.00
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8.50

am--2.25 Nice run w/ a big group. It's cooling off.

pm--6.25 Ran w/ some of the young bucks and ended up chatting w/ Kyler most of the time.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 6.25Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
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8.00

am--2.25 Decent run in the chilly drizzle. I love the morning crew.

pm--5.75 BYU workout w/ a new crew. It was a real workout for me. I missed the last pickup because one of the kids was having an asthma attack. It's fun to push.

I finished a quick, insightful read by George Leonard called Mastery. It's full of helpful stuff for life and athletics and vocations.

Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 5.75Books 2021 Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.25
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6.50

am--2.5 Good run w/ the top crew.

pm--4 Along Sunset and down the bridge me path. Great co-ed group.

Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 4.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.50
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Total Distance
5.25

am--5.25 SC Parkway w/ 6x striders towards the end. The group whittled down to Aspen, Eliza, Kyler, and I. They worked hard. The future of the team is in good hands.

Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 5.25
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Total Distance
11.25

am--5.25 Interval work w/ 2x 1600 and 2x 800. I unexpectedly jumped in a group and hit 7:20, 7:04, 3:30, and 3:34. I haven't run like that for a while. It was fun to push. I was at the edge of pushing into something that would've got my lungs and mind panicked a bit. There are some kids making big leaps.

pm--6 Barrel Roll in a figure 8. My legs were a bit tired, but nature cures many ills.

Brooks L5 Miles: 5.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.00
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6.50

am--6.5 Anasazi w/ Tom. Great convo today about his guided meditation.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 6.502021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
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6.50

am--3.25 The neighborhood w/ 6x pickups. These always feel good even though speed seems to be a blessing of youth.

pm--3.25 A bit of Anasazi with the hound. As soon as I hit the trailhead, the sky started dumping. The dog had fun. We were both soaked by the end, and car is still mud scarred.

Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 3.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00Brooks L6 Miles: 3.25
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
5.50

am--5.5 Nice progressive run up to the Canyons and back. It was chilly this wonderful morning of region. Girls placed 4th, and boys placed 3rd.

Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 5.50
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7.00

am--2 Chill (in many ways) run w/ a small group. We spotted the tree of light.

pm--5 Vineyard w/ a mixed crew. I ended up talking to Victor about Mexico.

Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 5.00Brooks L6 Miles: 2.00
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5.25

pm--5.25 Ran around the Heights w/ a good group of girls. 'Twas like 20 minutes after slamming 2 tacos. My stomach is getting better. I had to cut the run a few minutes short because of an endorsement class I'm taking.

ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 5.25
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8.25

am--2.25 Another nice run w/ the co-eds.

pm--6 Barrel Roll in the most traditional way possible. It was 80 degrees this afternoon.

NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 6.002021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 2.25
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11.00

am--5 Pine Valley run w/ a decent sized crew. It was not much colder than home, which was weird.

pm--6 Anasazi w/ Decker. It was nice catching up. 

2021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 6.00ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
5.75

pm--5.75 Anasazi w/ a little Chipmunk. I didn't run w/ the kids this afternoon because it seems like it would be a good day for them to work together on their own. I thought the weather might turn nasty on the run, but nothing but overcast skies and some wind at the end.

INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 5.752021 Trail Runs Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
150.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Miles: 7.252021 Trail Runs Miles: 10.00Brooks Launch 5 Miles: 15.25INOV8 F-Lite 195 Miles: 18.00Books 2021 Miles: 2.00Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Miles: 7.75Brooks L6 Miles: 14.50Nike Pegasus 34 Miles: 7.75Hoka Clifton 6 Miles: 14.75Nike Vomero NXR '17 Miles: 7.50Nike LunarEpic 2 Miles: 9.75NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Miles: 9.75Nike LunarEpic Miles: 3.00PV Speedgoat 4 Miles: 17.00Brooks L5 Miles: 5.25ASICS Cumulus 23 Miles: 12.50
Weight: 0.00
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