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Painter's 5K

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Location:

La Verkin,UT,USA

Member Since:

Feb 17, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Post College

10K- 33:49 (Enterprise 09')

Half Marathon-1:16:29- (Hobblecreek 06')

Marathon 2:44:59 (St. George 07')

Personal:

I live in La Verkin, Utah. My wife, Sunny and I have 3 boys and 1 special little girl
I teach 7th grade Utah History at Hurricane Intermediate School and Driver's Education at Millcreek High School.

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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: 15.00 Month: 69.00 Year: 912.00
Clifton 2 Lifetime Miles: 277.00
Grey Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 225.00
Blue Pureflow 5 Lifetime Miles: 130.00
Blue Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 190.00
Hoka Torrent Orange Lifetime Miles: 139.00
Black Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 72.00
Hoka Rincon 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 116.00
Hoka Rincon 2 Red Lifetime Miles: 23.00
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Didn't start the new year off very good.  Still feeling injured.  Today I had to help move a bunch of furniture up to my in-laws cabin in Pine Valley, got home late this evening and moved the treadmill back inside the house instead of the garage, which I think might be warmer and more inviting, if running on a treadmill can be inviting? I was going to get in run, but it was late and Sunny was putting the boys to bed.  Hopefully, tomorrow I can get in some miles.

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Decent run this afternoon, ran down through Confluence Park, then extended the run down to the new Zion Parkway and over behind the gravel pit. I'm pretty much feeling out of shape. I could not get into any kind of rhythm, well I guess I was in rhythm if you count slow and easy. Weather was pretty nice this afternoon, wore shorts and a long sleeve shirt, no gloves.

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Pretty good run tonight with the club. We went out on the bike trail and then down past Snow Canyon High School and back on Sunset. The first two miles I was around 7:20 pace mile 3 was 7:12. Then I ran 6:33 and 6:54, so that was good to pick it up a little. The last two miles were a little slower running up Sunset. Overall 7:24 pace. Still having hip pain and feeling out of shape and overweight.

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I didn't run yesterday or today.  The whole family has been sick with some type of stomach flu.  Not fun with everyone being sick.  Hopefully I can start feeling better next week.

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No run today, still feeling some of the stomach sickness from the weekend.  I'll try to get in a few miles tomorrow night.

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If only my running was going as good as my sleep time.

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Made it out to basketball this morning, so that was good to at least get out of bed. I shouldn't be as busy after school today, so I'm planning on running between 4 to 6 miles.

Ran from the La Verkin Overlook, down the twist into La Verkin past the city park and then home 5.5 easy 7:25 avg.  I did this route because La Verkin City is wanting to host a road race Easter Weekend.  The plan they want is to do a 10K (out 3.1 miles and back) starting at the city park running up the "twist" state road heading toward Zion.  However, I think a 5K or a 4 mile race might be more appealing.  Especially if you dropped people off up at the top and just let them run downhill, that would have the potential of being a very fast 5K.  However, I actually like the idea of running a 4 mile race, which would actually have people starting at the very top of the La Verkin Overlook.  In my opinion it would be kind of a cool place to hang out and stretch before the race, being able to look over much of valley below.  Anyway, if anybody reading this blog has any ideas please let me know.

Also today was the last run in my orange Asics Nimbus, they now have over 400 miles and have been a lot better shoe than I thought they were going to be.  At first, I hated them (they seemed too heavy), but over time I actually found them to be pretty comfortable and a good training shoe.   

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Pretty good run with the club. We had a large turnout tonight and some good conversations. Ran the first 5 miles at an average of 7:12, then the last two up Sunset a little slower. Still having quite a bit of hip pain, but tomorrow night is the night of pain with Steve Starley and my first deep tissue massage. If I don't survive it was nice knowing all of you! Even the Wildbull!

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Did an ok 10 miler after work. Ran out on 600 North trail, stopped at the #13 hole for water, then headed over to the state road back into Hurricane and home. I didn't feel real great during the run, but was glad to get in the miles.

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Well, I survived the deep tissue massage with Steve. It actually felt really good and I think he was able to get a lot of the tight spots out. My IT band was really tight, which has probably been causing the pain in the hips and groin. Anyway, I'm interested to see how I feel the next few days.

I don't think I will be at the club run tomorrow and I'm actually thinking of only doing the 5K race instead of the half next week for Painter's. I just don't feel ready or in shape to run a decent half right now. Maybe I can run the 5K and then pace some people the last few miles.

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Ran 4 easy miles out to Hurricane Intermediate to watch Jordan's basketball game. The hips and legs seem to feel a little better now that I had a massage. I think one of the keys for me, will be to develop better stretching habits. I hit 30 miles this week, which was better than last week, but I still would like to build up to around 50 for a few weeks and then 60's and 70's in preparation for the Ogden Marathon. We'll just have to see how things go.

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Good start to the week, even though I had to head out for the run at 6:30 pm. I was just going to do an easy 5 miles over to Movie Gallery to return a DVD and then back home, but since Movie Gallery is close to Hurricane High School I decided to continue on over to the track and do a few 800s at Marathon Pace.

1-3:07 not too bad, easy 400m recovery

2-3:04 not trying to push it, still need to ease into any speedwork, and build more of a base

3-3:03 hip and legs feeling pretty good

4-2:56 decided to push it a little more, not bad considering I'm pretty out of shape

Easy 2.5 miles back home. I'm still feeling it would be better to run the 5K race this Saturday instead of the half marathon.

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Big zero today.  Worked too many hours today, then had church stuff the rest of the evening.

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3 miles on the dreadmill, then to my surprise the thing just shut off. I think it may have overheated. Anyway, I was ready to be done. Actually I was going to do 5 but stopped at 3, now it is off to set up for a funeral tomorrow. Things never slow down.

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Good run with the club, even though I didn't feel that great tonight. I did two miles before I left with the group. Half way through the run I stopped and stretched a bit, and then I ran one mile in 6:22, the rest of the way wasn't too fast. I'm a little nervous for the 5K race on Saturday, I still don't feel like I'm any kind of shape to be racing, but I guess we have to start somewhere. Overall average 7:42

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Went and played basketball this morning, good workout. The runs this week have felt ok as far as my hip pain, a little tight and painful when I woke up this morning. I would really like to get over these little nagging injuries. Looking forward to the dinner party tonight.

6 Easy miles tonight, however the cold wind made the run seem pretty hard. Went from house over to the Chevron in Hurricane then out to 400 South and back home.

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Race: Painter's 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:18:48, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 3
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Nothing to get too excited about. I ran the 5K race this morning, which turned out to be a pretty good experience, considering I'm about 10-15 pounds overweight and out of shape. My goal going in was to be satisfied with anything in the 18:00's and not too disappointed with anything slower since I feel like I'm just starting up again. Anyway, I did a 2 mile warm-up to be sure my legs and body were awake. Then I watched the half start and took off my warm-ups and became to really enjoy the nice crisp temperatures.

1- 5:55 Didn't get out too fast, I think I figured I was in 10th place the after the first mile

2-6:18 Not a great mile, but did pass a high school kid.

3-6:05 Passed another high school kid and closed the gap on another high schooler that had been ahead of me since the second mile.

.01-:28- No real kick or speed today, just took it easy to the finish

18:48 average 6:03

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I took 8th overall and 3rd in my age division. I was actually surprised I didn't think the 5K would have quite the competition that it had. Overall, I'm glad I at least attempted to do a race and now I have a starting point and we will just continue to move forward the next few months. The hips and legs felt pretty good, no real pain which is a good sign. After the race Bill, Lindsey, and I jogged out about 2 miles and watched the leaders for the half come in.

That was fun cheering people on. Reminds me of a good quote.

"We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by." - Will Rogers

Anyway, Logan and Nick had a good battle going on and Sasha come along looking pretty strong. I sang a little of the Bingo song to get him going and then Dave showed up not far behind Sasha which was a good sign. Encouraged Dave to go after him, which he did. Nice race Dave! Bill and I watched many other bloggers come by which was lots of fun. Mike and Steve looked pretty good when they came by and we were going to run back with them, but then we decided to wait for Marcie to come along. We ran the last 1.5 miles with her and she did an awesome job finishing up.

After I got my award I came home and did another 1.5 mile to make it 10 for the day, not great but this week was better than last, and last week was better than the week before so hopefully things will continue to get better.

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10 mile out and back run this afternoon. I went out just past Toquerville, then back home. Going out was 39:50 7:58 average. Coming back I decided to push the first 3 miles at what would probably be close to my tinman tempo pace with the shape I'm in right now. 1st mile 6:49, second mile 6:50, 3rd mile 6:36 quite a bit of good downhill. Finished with a time of 37:40 so 2:10 faster than going out. Anyway, a good workout and start to the week. Hip was tight during and after the run.

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Just entering my night sleep time right now. Not a very good night of sleeping Jarren was up much of the night. I plan on doing a few easy miles tonight between driver's ed and scouts.

Not a lot of time tonight, but 5.5 miles pretty easy up to 600 North trail and then up a short dirt trail to a water storage pond, then back home.

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Played basketball this morning, had a difficult time getting out of bed and moving around. Hip issues again, not fun. Would like to do an easy 6 miles after work, we'll see how much time I have.

Did a 7 mile run which was a new route to me. Went over to Hurricane then up the state road heading toward Page, then I got on and ran down the Hurricane Canal for about a 1.5, went back inside some rocks exploring, then came out on 1000 South. The pace was very slow, I'm still struggling with the hip but able to manage running if the pace is not too fast. I do feel like I'm getting in a little better shape and the weight I gained the last few months is slowly starting to come off.

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Two good runs tonight. First was a 4 mile warm-up before going with the running club. I went from the store down Diagonal then up Main street good short hill climb there! Then back to the store and extended just a little to get in 4 miles.

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Did the standard club loop. We had another good turnout, and good conversation. The pace felt pretty good, I was surprised I was able to keep up a little better this week than in the past. I did slow down some once we hit Sunset, but some of that was due to my feet hurting a bit. I was breaking in a new pair of Asics Nimbus and could feel some blisters coming on, nothing to serious as I made it back to the store before they got too bad. I think I'm really going to like these Nimbus once I get them broke in. Right now I have 242 miles on the DS Trainers and around 330 miles on the Cumulus. I haven't really like these DS Trainers as much as the previous model, so I probably won't buy another pair of them for awhile. The Cumulus have been a good shoe, so I might get another pair of those. Anyway, at this point I would say I'm pretty much converted from Nikes to Asics (thanks Steve!)

Ok enough shoe talk, back to the running. I feel like tonight was a good workout and I'm starting to feel a little stronger. (7 miles at 7:45 pace) Hope to finish off the week with a few more good runs and be around 50 miles for the week. I think if I can at least do this for a few weeks then I should be ready to bump it up again. Was happy when I got home and weighed in at 149, but still much work to do.

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Easy 5 miles tonight. Ran over to Hurricane High and watched the Boys JV basketball game against SCHS. I had some former students playing for SCHS so that was fun to watch. The run felt pretty good and I only have to run 8 mile tomorrow to hit my goal of 50 for the week.

Don't know if anybody saw on the news about the Monte Carlo Casino/Hotel fire today. Pretty funny I just booked a room there two days ago for an upcoming trip in a few weeks. I'm going to call them tomorrow and for sure book a non-smoking room.

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Ran with Bill this afternoon in really nice weather.  Went from the Brentwood Bowling Alley up to Sky Mountain Golf Course then back, easy pace but I was struggling still with hip pain and Bill's back was hurting.  Two cripples on the road.

Nimbus- 15 still needing to break these shoes in, as I was having blister issues again. 

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Ran over to Hurricane High School 2.5 miles, then did a CV workout. I was going to do 5x1000, then after the first repeat I wasn't feeling too good, so I thought maybe only 4, well after the second repeat, I decided hey if I can at least do one more then I'm done. So I ended up only doing 3x1000m with 200m rest/recovery.

1-3:36- feeling ok

2-3:37- feeling bad

3-3:40-feeling terrible

Anyway, not a very good workout. However, I have been a little sick the last few days, and with the colder weather this afternoon, I was glad I got out and attempted a workout. I do think with a little more training I will be able to do these workouts and see some positive results.

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4 miles on the treadmill,wasn't too bad, just put on some Dave Matthews Band and ventured off into my own little world. Still feeling like I have a chest cold, so didn't go for too long tonight. 4 is better than nothing, which is what I thought it was going to be until I forced myself onto the treadmill. So far this month has been my best/most consistent month of training since September.

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Basketball this morning, lots of running very few baskets made, one of those off mornings, but still glad I got up and did something. Hope to get in a few miles tonight. I've got staff meeting after school, then Driver's Ed for a few hours, and a Scout Court of Honor at 7. Not much time tonight. Last night I raced the 8:00 minute guy on the treadmill and came in tied right at 32 minutes for 4 miles.  Tonight, I picked it up a little and finished my 4 miles on the treadmill in 30 minutes, so I beat the 8:00 minute guy by a good two minutes.

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Really good run with the club tonight. I finally felt in good enough shape to extend the run with Dave, Steve, and Mike to make it 10 miles, instead of the 7 mile route I've been running the last few weeks. The first 5 miles felt pretty good, but once we hit the golf course I was struggling and wasn't looking too forward to the next 4 miles uphill, to make matters worse I was feeling some hot spots like blisters coming on and Steve was already increasing the pace. Anyway, I tried to block it all out and just decided to push it for 3 miles and things actually starting feeling pretty good. The last few miles were the fastest of the whole run and they were all uphill, so I was happy about that. I just need more quality runs like this. 10 miles average 7:19

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