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Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008



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.



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: 0.00 Year: 916.75
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 404.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 246.75
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 260.50
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 533.50
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 376.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 508.51
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 514.75
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 443.75
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 302.00
Hoka Clifton 6 Lifetime Miles: 186.25
Bike Miles Lifetime Miles: 88.50
Erg Ks Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Hoka Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 292.00
STB Lifetime Miles: 248.00
Nike LunarEpic 2 Lifetime Miles: 100.25
Brooks L5 Lifetime Miles: 243.25
Desert Canyons Lifetime Miles: 78.75
Books 2021 Lifetime Miles: 30.00
2021 Trail Runs Lifetime Miles: 89.00
PV Speedgoat 4 Lifetime Miles: 24.75
Brooks Launch 5 Lifetime Miles: 1.75
Brooks L6 Lifetime Miles: 38.50
Total Distance
NB MT100 Miles: 22.00
Weight: 0.00
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pm--8 Headed out w/ every intention of running my dream trail along the shores of Lake Mendota but ended up running into a couple of old-school trail runners--Al, Tom, and Louis, the dog. They took me exploring into the Eagle Heights Woods. I'd never been there before. It was a nice chatty run at an ultra pace. Tom is heading out this weekend to do some 50 in Minnesota. Runners are the coolest. 

NB MT100 Miles: 8.00
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pm--7 Did some more exploring in the Lake Shore Preserve. I actually found some nice climbs in the Eagle Heights Woods up to the Indian Mounds. 

NB MT100 Miles: 7.00
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pm--7 Interesting run tonight. Last night, my cohort had a parting dinner and get-together at music at the square. It was Beatles night, so that was cool. Needless, to say my run suffered to non-existence. When I woke up this morning it was pouring rain. So I hoped that it would calm down, so a later run would be possible. 

It did calm down, and I went out on the heavenly Lake Shore Preserve. A few miles in, I realized I might be running in the middle of a good old-fashion midwest thunder storm. Then I was. Soon it turned into a crazy downpour. And something strange happened. 

The last 2 weeks I have succumbed to the suspect habit of using shampoo as a body wash, and, every few days, it tripled as a laundry soup in the shower. I would wash my running garb to save a few bucks. (The washers and dryers are pay-as-you-go). Well. long story short, apparently, I hadn't been rinsing out my clothes well enough because about 15 minutes into the downpour my shoes started to sud. Suddenly, I was running on bubbles. Kind of funny.

I finished up the run with a quicker mile. The combination of rain and foliage reminded me a lot of Fiji. That was nice. I was saturated at the end of the run, but I realized that the folks back home would trade a run like this in a heartbeat for the hot summer runs they're hitting at this point in the year.

NB MT100 Miles: 7.00
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NB MT100 Miles: 22.00
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