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August 2011

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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
164.790.000.000.000.000.000.00164.79
Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 164.79
Night Sleep Time: 114.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 114.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.000.000.000.006.30

Todays run I was like a Zombie coming back to life, uncordinated and out of control. I can't believe how fast things go physicaly when taking an injury brake. I hope it will come back quick, I did the golf course loop, took things easy and enjoyed the run. I did 25 min on the bowflex, upper body and some crunches.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 6.30
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.000.000.000.006.30

Today I did an out and back, went past little Bros Mini GU Corner and back. Very warm this afternoon and muggy again, felt like I hit the wall at mile five from the heat I guess. Tired legs today going to take some time to get it all back. I did 25 min on the bowflex upper body and some more crunches.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 6.30
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.000.000.000.004.25

Very wgack legs today, how unfortunate. I knew it would be rough coming back after the lay off. Just got to hang in .

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 4.25
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.000.000.000.004.50

My training is pittafull, Whack legs again today, no energy just having a hard time going. My calf is still givining me troubles, it may be a lottle bit better not mucn though. If things don't start to turn around next week and see some improvement may have to take more time off. I just can't aford to do that at this point.

I did 25 min on the bowflex with some upper body work and some crunches. Has anybody seen my legs, I think they have taken a vacation.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
14.750.000.000.000.000.000.0014.75

I was not sure how things would go this morn for my long run as to the calf problem I have been dealing with the pas month. So I just took each mile as it came and evaluated at the end to see how things were feeling, went from there. I went up over harry's hill, then up to the round about top of woodland hills rd. Then headed over to loafer canyon rd, and down to the canal rd to home. For the most part I did ok, had dead legs the last three miles do to the less training the past month. I know that will get better if I can just stay consistant with my training. I will see what monday brings and go from there,

Oh, I did see lots of deer this morn, a real nice four point coming down loafer canyon rd. He was right out in the middle of the rd with four doe. Look liked a lucky buck to me. They were only about twenty yrds from me, pretty cool.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 14.75
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.600.000.000.000.000.000.005.60

I did an easy run on the river trail today. legs are a bit whack from sat longer run. But they are ok, the calf is still a little bit on the whack side as will. I think I do feel some improvement though. I will continue to go easy this week and hope that next week things will have setteled down. I did 25 min on the bowflex today and some crunches, and leg lifts.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 5.60
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.000.000.000.006.30

Nice run today, temp was 96 at 4 pm this afternoon. I ran up to the top of the trail above the golf course today, nice and shadedy in spots which help keep some of the heat stroke at a min. I was also able to put some time on the bowflex 25min, Upper body and some crunches with leg lifts.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 6.30
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.000.000.000.006.00

My legs today are real whack, no energy  I can't believe how kaput I feel. My traing for the past month has just not be going the way I would like. My calf today was real whack and yesterday it did good. Go figure, I will not run tomorrow or friday, give it a rest and see what sat morn brings. Shucks I can't afford this at this point in the marathon training.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
15.300.000.000.000.000.000.0015.30

The first three miles of my long run was brutal today, Dead legs and the calf was a bother. Almost bagged it for the day, I hung in there until the bas of harrys hill and it seemed to get better the further I went. So I stayed with it and got in just over 15 which was good considering how things where feeling at the begining. It was a great run and enyoyed it. See what next week brings?

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 15.30
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.300.000.000.000.000.000.006.30

Nice run today, I ran up to the trail head above the golf course. Kind of on the warm side, 90 which got the sweat glands going good today, stayed at a nice easy pace as the legs are kind of whack from sat longer run. But on the other hand they were surpriseingly did well. I did not have the real whack feeling that has been a bother the last few weeks. So maybe things are on the up swing? I also was able to get in about 25 min on the bowflex and ended with some crunches.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 6.30
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.600.000.000.000.000.000.005.60

I ran along the river trail today where thier would be some shade, kind of on the warm side but not as hot as yesterday. My calf was a bother the whole run today, it is crazy how it did feel so good yesterday and today it was all I could do to run. I did forget to ice after yesterdays run, that might have been the prob. I have to remember to ice everyday from here on out.

I did 25 min on the bowflex with upper body training today and ended with some crunches. For the next few days I will be running in Vegas, I will have to get out before the sunor it will be trouble.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 5.60
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
4.250.000.000.000.000.000.004.25

I did a little run early this morn before we bugged out for Vegas. I was going to wait and run thier this evening, but it will be will over a hundred. I will get up eary tomorrow and run it will be a little bit cooler, may med 80's. My calf was still a bother this morn also, just wish it would get better.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 4.25
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.700.000.000.000.000.000.006.70

Nice run this morning, I am in Vegas this morn was able to get out at 6:30 am and it was very warm. The heat here is brutal. We stuck with it though and it was a very good run. My daughter lives on the north west side up next to the mountains. So anywhere you run you are going up hill or down, so was able to get in alot of hill work today. I did ice my left calf alot yesterday and that seems to make a difference the next days run. Today the calf was not so much an issue. I will take tomorrow off and get on the road by 5 am sat morn and beat most of the intense heat. Should be a fun long run.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 6.70
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
15.200.000.000.000.000.000.0015.20

I was able to get out at 5 am this morn, at that time here Vregas it really is nice. High 70's but as soon as the sun popped up it warmed up quickly. I did lots of up hill and down hill today remineded me alot of SGM, some very long hills. My calf did real good today, really was not much of an issue so I am hopeing that things have finally mended? My family and i will be headeding home tomorrow and the Kids are back in school on monday. Oh where oh where did the summer go. it was way to fast.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 15.20
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.120.000.000.000.000.000.007.12

Today I did a little out and back past little gu corner, my legs were a bit on the whack side from the long run on sat and all the hills. My calf seems to be doing better each week and it is my hope that by SGM it will not even be an issue. I did 25 min on the bowflex, upper body and some crunches.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 7.12
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.000.000.000.007.00

Today I ran to the top of the river trail above the golf course and back, I did ok but the heat did get to me the last couple of miles. Just had know energy and just had a very whack feeling all the way around. I did do some more work on the bowflex and some crunches. Hope I will have more energy tomorrow.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

Very whack legs today, not sure what is going on just have not been in the groove for tha past few months. I'm always tired and warnout. I hope my legs will find thier mojo before SGM.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
18.200.000.000.000.000.000.0018.20

I was up and out the door at 5 am this morn, stayed dark until I made the top of harry's hill. I do not like the fact that the days are getting shorter and in a few months colder. I could be good with San Diego weather all the time and be happy as a pig in mud. I am glad that I had my head lamp to help me see until the light came, it is spooky runing across the river bottoms in the dark. i did see some deer in the middle of the road going across, thier eyes were bright in the light of the head lamp.

My legs did real good today, my injury was not an issue and was feeling good as I have ever felt. So I hope the injury is behind me now and does not return. Jusy want to stay in good shape for SGM and have a great experiance. Been a good week of training, looking forward to the next couple of weeks.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 18.20
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
7.120.000.000.000.000.000.007.12

Nice run today around the golf course, finally starting to feel good again. Best run since before Utah Valley Marathon, hopefully things will stay up beat for SGM. I did 25 min on the boeflex, some upper body, crunches and leg lifts.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 7.12
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.000.000.000.006.50

Today I ran out past mini gu corner and back, it was hot again and amde for a slow run. My legs seem to be doing a little bit better this week. The really whacked me out today though. I did another 25 min on the bowflex and finished with some crunches and leg lifts.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.000.000.000.005.00

Just had time for a quick 5 miler today. I did push the pace some which did feel good for a change. Still hot though.

Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTrainer 1 MilesTrainer 2 MilesRacer MilesTotal Distance
164.790.000.000.000.000.000.00164.79
Asics Kayono 17's Blue Miles: 164.79
Night Sleep Time: 114.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 114.00
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