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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: 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
45.00
Nike Structure 20 Miles: 12.50Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.50Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 1.50Brooks Black & Electric 4 Miles: 7.00Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Miles: 5.50Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Miles: 5.50Books 2017 Miles: 2.00
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11.00

am--11 Gma Cokey's to Lindon via 800 E. & the MCT w/ 5 pickups (1,1,2,1,2). It took me a while to get moving but felt good once I was going. The pickups were great. I tried to ease into them and cruised. The 15-degree difference in temperature is magnificent.

On another note, my oldest is 14. Happy Birthday, Sadie. RHR--52.

Nike Structure 20 Miles: 11.00
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6.00

am--4.5 Scera Park grass loops w/ 6x strikers. The heel was hurting at the beginning.

pm--1.5 Weights/Voltron/Run. Felt good to be back with the teamsters. Erged 2k in 8:16.8 after.

Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.50Nike Structure 20 Miles: 1.50
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8.00

am--8 Hell-Hole loop. Nice and humid run w/ some chafing and a decent push at the end. RHR--52. 

Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00
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8.50

am--7 Pace-work Fartleks on the grass. We worked from tempo to threshold to CV and back. I really enjoy this workout. The legs love it, real speed play. We had lots of folks doing good things today. RHR--53. 

pm--1.5 Weights and run into the neighborhood. Erged for 15 minutes after (3.2k).

Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 1.50Brooks Black & Electric 4 Miles: 7.00
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6.00

am--6 Out-and-back from the finish line of the marathon w/ 8x barefoot striders. Pretty good crew for a Friday. Things started well, dodging sprinklers and looking for dry grass. My legs felt tired still from the work yesterday, and Jacey was feeling good, so I went with her. We had a nice chat. She will do greater things this year. RHR--50. 

Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Miles: 5.50
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5.50

am--5.5 To Harmons and back. I didn't go full minutes this morning because I intended on running tonight while we looked over a new course for region. The evening running didn't happen. Nonetheless, I was dragging this morning, so, perhaps, it was for the best. RHR--49. 

I finished two more books. The first, My Turn: A Life of Total Football by Johan Cruyff, was an intriguing read. I've been an avid football fan for the last 10 years or so, and Cruyff is one of my favorites. Here's a YouTube sampling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMPflZoIkio. He is definitely a confident man. Here are some quotes I enjoyed: "I'm used to criticism, because criticism is intended to make you better" (204). It seems to me that criticism isn't viewed this way very often. This is my favorite quote: "I've taken things as they've come since I was a boy, including beautiful moments and setbacks, which I've learned are not always caused by mistakes. A setback is probably a sign that you need to make some adjustments. If you learn to think that way, all experiences are translated into something positive. It enriches you as a person." Good stuff. 

The second book was Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card. I thorougly enjoy the Ender-related books. Card has a keen mind for the machinations of power and politics. And, I'm turning into a sci-fi guy. 

Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Miles: 5.50Books 2017 Miles: 2.00
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Total Distance
45.00
Nike Structure 20 Miles: 12.50Nike LunarEpic Miles: 4.50Nike Pegasus 31 Miles: 8.00Nike Lunarglide 4 Miles: 1.50Brooks Black & Electric 4 Miles: 7.00Brooks Anthracite & Red 4 Miles: 5.50Red, Yellow & Black 3 (Apr. 6, 2015) Miles: 5.50Books 2017 Miles: 2.00
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