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August 2007

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Location:

Spanish Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

Aug 01, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

I started running about ten and a half years ago. I have ran three marathons. SGM in 2005, Ogden in 2006, and SGM 2006. My best time in a marathon is Ut. Valley Marathon 3:59:46. I have ran seven half marathons, some 10k's and 5k"s. My favorite marathon is SGM.I have ran 13 Marathons, will be during my first Ultra in march of 2013, it will be the Antalope Island Buffalo Run, a 50k.

2008 SGM PR 4:02:23 The best is yet to come.

Short-Term Running Goals:

Short term running goal is to increase my four days a week of running to five to six days a week.  Do more speed work this coming year. Bring my times down. I would like to do SGM in 4 hrs or less.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep up with my Brother Clay in a marathon, someday do a sub four hour marathon, and BQ.

Personal:

I have been married for 34Years, and am still madly in love with my wife Wendy. I have four children and six Grand children.

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: 0.00
Asics Kayano Yellow And Bkacl Lifetime Miles: 310.35
Asics Kayano 19's Lifetime Miles: 289.25
Brooks Cascaidia 7 Lifetime Miles: 267.09
Asics Nimbus 14 Blue Lifetime Miles: 29.80
Asics Gel Nimbus 15's Lifetime Miles: 292.28
Asics Gel Nimbus 15's Lifetime Miles: 252.37
Asics Nimbus 15's Lifetime Miles: 331.11
Jayant 19 Silver And Blue Lifetime Miles: 267.09
Asics Nimbus 15's Green Lifetime Miles: 322.83
No Bus 15,s Orange And Black Lifetime Miles: 249.15
Kayano 20's Lifetime Miles: 293.85
Asics Kayano 20's October. Lifetime Miles: 342.80
Kayano 21 Lifetime Miles: 372.35
Asic Kayanos 21 Silver & Black Lifetime Miles: 344.50
Kayano Blue Pillows Lifetime Miles: 338.15
Kayano 21 B/S Lifetime Miles: 340.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
131.927.000.000.000.000.000.00138.92
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
8.200.000.000.000.000.000.008.20

I was able to get my run inbetween the thunderstorms. It was nice to have cooler day. My legs are a little wack from yesterdays run. But I felt ok and was able to keep it going. My ankle as far as running seems to be a non-issue, it dos'nt bother me running. But it is a little tender to the touch. I am having a hard staying motivated in my training, the only thing that keeps going is I want to run the SGM bad. This sat. my Bro. Clay and I are planning a long run down payson canyon it should be a great time. My total time today was 1:19:45, with an average pace of 9:44 a little slower than yesterdays but that's ok I was never very speedy.

Mile 1. 10:03

        2. 10:14

        3. 10:09

        4. 9:51

        5. 9:51

        6. 9:25

        7. 9;35

        8. 8:54

 

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9.010.000.000.000.000.000.009.01

Had to wait until the thunder shower was over to get my run in, sorry Sasha but I refuse to run in a lighting storm. The ran sure made for a nice cool run tonight. For my training today I keeped it on the flat and did only a few hills, I do alot of hills during the week and decide today to take it kind of easy.  So I went out to Harrys Hill and back home, and felt pretty good through most of the run. Sorry I don't have any fasenating potty stories to tell like my Bro. Clay. My total time today was 1:26:03, with an average pace of 9:33.

Mile 1. 9:45

        2. 9:43

        3. 9:36

        4. 9:39

        5. 9:28

        6. 9:19

        7. 9:28

        8. 10:00

        9. 9:02

I will tkae tomorrow of and do a long with my Bro. Clay down Payson Canyon Sat. morn., then off to Disneyland for a week. Yes I am taking my running gear with me. I have'nt told my wife yet, opps.

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11.003.000.000.000.000.000.0014.00

Did Payson Canyon down hill run this morn. It was a blast to go with my Bro. Clay. He is a pretty funny guy to hang with, and is good for a laugh. I felt good for most of the run, the last mile was pretty tough. when ever I run with Clay he makes me push myself a little harder than I usually do, it was fun. My total time was 2:03:43, with an average pace of 8:50.

Mile 1. 8:51

        2. 8:52

        3. 8:43

        4. 8:34

        5. 8:01

        6. 8:45

        7. 8:55

        8. 8:58

        9. 9:00

       10. 8:26

       11. 9:10

       12. 8:52

       13. 9:07

       14. 9:21

Right now my family and I are in Vegas for a night, then tomrrow we will head to Disneyland for the rest of the week. I plan on do my training in Anahiem before we go into the park each morn. Hopefully.

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6.110.000.000.000.000.000.006.11

I don't have times for this week, my Family and I were in Disneyland for a weeks vacation. I did manage to get in 4 days of running.

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6.200.000.000.000.000.000.006.20

Another nice run this morning, the weather here is cool and hummid but nice for a run. It's time to get cleaned up and head into the park.

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6.120.000.000.000.000.000.006.12

Ran through Down town Disney this morn, alot of people up early and heading into the park.

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6.120.000.000.000.000.000.006.12

This will probably be my last run for the week, we are heading home tomorrow.

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8.220.000.000.000.000.000.008.22

Will todays run had alot of different elements incorporated to make it interesting. When I started the temp was at 100 degrees, there was a strong wind coming out of the canyon which gave me a strong head wind for half and a tail wind for the last half. The last 1.2 miles it started pooring rain, big rain drops that stung when they hit you. the weird thing was the sun was still shineing, so kind of a different run. I think being in the higher altitude kind of took the wind out my sails a little bit, so the run kind of kicked my butt today. Total time was 1:19:46, with an average pace of 9:42, I think my ankle is pretty much at a hundred percent so I think we are doing will in that area.

Mile 1. 9:56

        2. 9:57

        3. 10:00

        4. 9:50

        5. 9:38

        6. 9:43

        7. 10:01

        8. 8:53

Most of my workout today was uphill, SGM is getting closer, yikes.

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6.222.000.000.000.000.000.008.22

I thought that I would try and do some speed work today, now that my ankle is feeling 100%. Yesterday I felt pretty wack all through my run. I don't know if I'm drinking to much water and washing out to many electrolites. This morn I woke up and had a real bad cramp in my left calf muscel, it hurt bad. So today I drank some sports drink 20 oz about an hour before my run, and then another 20 oz during my workout. so we will try and see if that helps. My total time time today was 1:16:34, with an average pace of 9:19.

Mile 1. 9:30

        2. 8.00

        3. 9:49

        4. 9:41

        5. 9:32

        6. 9:34

        7. 8:50

        8. 9:43

I did do an 800m pick up during mile 7 to se if I had anything left I could'nt hold it to an 8 min mile.

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8.000.000.000.000.000.000.008.00

Today was a recovery run after yesterdays speed workout. My legs felt a little on the wack side but we pushed through it. It was hot at the start but by the end it was overcast and very windy. Mile 7 was all up hill but most of the run was flat to down hill. My total time was 1:18:58, with an average pace of  9:48.

Mile 1. 10:05

        2. 9:52

        3. 10:11

        4. 9:56

        5. 9:54

        6. 10:05

        7. 9:18 all uphill

        8. 9:12

 

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6.222.000.000.000.000.000.008.22

Today was a nice run the temp was alot cooler in the low 90's and overcast with a little wind which made for alot better conditions. I felt ok most of the run try to do a couple of 800m pickups and try and get in alittle speed work before the tapper into SGM. My total time today was 1:18:03, with an average pace of 9:30.

Mile 1. 10:14 warm up

        2. 9:07

        3. 9:57 uphill workout

        4. 10:22 steap hill

        5. 9:23 flat

        6. 8:37  800m pickup with 800m recovery

        7. 8:39 800m pickup eith an 800m recovery

        8. 9:52

I will take tomorrow off and do a long run of 18 plus on sat. So far this week I hve felt pretty good.

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18.250.000.000.000.000.000.0018.25

It was nice to be able and get out early and do a long run. It was a beautiful morning, nice and cool but a little on the hummid side. It did rain a little bit off and on, not to bad just enough to cool you down. There was alot of Lighting in the North end of the valley, some on the south and west. It made for a great show at 5 am in the morn. It felt pretty good through most of the workout today, got a little tired towards the end but we managed to pull through. I turned my Garmin off at mile 6 which is the top of Harry's Hill, there was a lot of lighting and I did'nt want to give any chance to becoming a conductor for it. So I dont have any mile splits from mile 7 and on. It did take a little over three hrs by my cell phone clock.

Mile 1. 10:07

        2. 9:36

        3. 9:45

        4. 9:52

        5. 9:55

        6. 11:05 Harry's Hill

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10.000.000.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Today I wanted to do a recovery run, I am still a little wack from sat. long run of 18 plus. It was alot cooler today than it has been in the afternoon, and I actually did'nt feel to bad so I extended a couple of more miles. I keeped it at a real easy pace and felt Like I could have run for a long time. My total time today was 1:36:22, with an averge pace of 9:35.

Mile 1. 9:45

        2. 9:59

        3. 10:00

        4. 9:51

        5. 9:48

        6. 9:08

        7. 9:30

        8. 9:25

        9. 9:49

       10. 8:41

I did alot of uphill and downhill work today. I felt pretty much in control, and felt like I had a good rythum going.

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8.140.000.000.000.000.000.008.14

I took it easy again today my legs are feeling wack. Just tryed to do what my body would let me. After my run i done some streching and I might have pulled a muscel in my left buttocks. It does'nr feel to bad so I hope it will be ok. My total time today was 1:20:38, with an average pace of 9:51.

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8.060.000.000.000.000.000.008.06

Before my run I streched real good my left buttocks is still tight, by the time I got done with my run it was really tight and is difficult to walk. I hope it is nothing serious. My total time was 1:22:14, with an average pace of 10:12. I my my muscel pull is'nt anything serious, it 's to close to the SGM. Yikes.

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I am taking today an tomorow off from running, I hve a pulled hamstring. It is painful to walk let alone run on it. The weird thing is I don't even know when it happend. So today I have be streching and useing ice, we will see how we are doing on sat. morn, hopefully I will get in maybe a 10 to 12 miler. I will just have to see how it feels. What a bummer SGM is getting so close. I hope it heels quickley.

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6.050.000.000.000.000.000.006.05

I tooka few days off to see if my hamstring would get better. I went for a little 6 miler, and the paim is still there. I did'nt do any streching before I went out, but I did strech godd after I was done. It seems to bother me the most after I have been sitting and then get up to move around. It is pretty sore. I don't s any change from last week so I think this is going to take a while to heel. I may have to pull out of SGM. I really don't know what to do. Man I am starting to grt bummed. My total time today was 1:04:24, with an average pace 10:39, i was going pretty dang slow and the thing still bothered me.

Mile 1. 10:25

        2. 10:34

        3. 10:45

        4. 10:50

        5. 11:07

        6. 10:13

Man this is so frustrating. Help!!!!!!!!!

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My leg was really sore this morn when I got up, I tryed stretching it through the day so I could try and run this eve, so I went out when I got home from work and after a mile my leg hurt so bad I had to stop. I don;t know what to do, this is so frustrating, maybe I will just have to stop and let it heal. Man this is really starting to bum me out SGM is only a month away, what to do, what to do. I think maybe I will try a bike and see if I can keep some kind of fitness for the marathon. I don't know. Dang!!!!!

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No running again today My left leg is so sore. I have diceded to take a week off and see if I notice a difference. I will try running on tues. I am going to run SGM even if I have to crawl across the finish line. I ran 2 races in Washington county this year so I would'nt have to go through the lottery. I trained all last winter in sub freezing temps. I guess this is why I am so bummed out about having this injury only a month out from the marathon. I quess no pain no gain. I will do my best to try and stay focused on getting my leg better.

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Another day off from training. My leg is still on the sore side and I don't think  it can tolerate any running at this time. I am leavinmg for Las Vegas late Friday afternoon to help my daughter move. We will be coming back on Mon. I hope to resume running again on tues. Cross my finger's and my toes.

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131.927.000.000.000.000.000.00138.92
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