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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: 49.00 Year: 892.00
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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
142.500.003.007.0032.00184.50
Blue Cumulus Miles: 56.00Nimbus Miles: 28.50Speedstar Miles: 18.00Stratus Miles: 31.00Glycerin Miles: 16.00
Weight: 153.81
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Well, I did 8 miles this morning with the Dave, Bill, James, and Steve.  Since the St. George Marathon I've gotten pretty out of shape and have gained quite a bit of weight.  I really ballooned over the break, I was really shocked when I got on the scale last night and weighed 162, that is almost a record high.  I think I was 165 for awhile when Sunny was pregnant with Jansen.  Anyway now that the new year is here I guess it is time to get back to running and eating better.  I felt pretty sore and stiff on the run this morning so I turned back early, it will take some time to get back into shape, but I'm confident I can lose the weight and get back to running more competitively again.  My pace was pretty good the first 4 miles around 7:20 average, but I slowed down a lot the second 4 miles. Overall pace was 8:00

Blue Cumulus Miles: 8.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

Ran with Bill this afternoon, he came over to La Verkin and we ran up to the Overlook and then back down.  I was feeling pretty sore from the run yesterday, but I think I should be able to get back into shape within a few months. I've taken quite a bit of time off from running, pretty much ever since October I really haven't been that motivated or been very consistent with my training, but with the new year it is time to change that.

Nimbus Miles: 6.50
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran 1 mile to measure a potential mile loop to use later for repeats.  Then did the loop down through Confluence Park, pretty windy today.  I didn't feel like running at all, but managed to get in my 6 miles for the day.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

Good run this afternoon, even though I struggled making it out the door.  I was able to get in six miles for the day, so now I feel good about myself, especially considering the snow and colder weather this afternoon.  I ran over to 200 West in Hurricane then up past the middle school then home. 

Blue Cumulus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 153.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Busy with Driver's Education and a trip to St. George this evening, didn't get my run in, so I might have to punish myself and run twice as far tomorrow.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.002.000.000.0010.00

Best run in 2009 so far.  I missed yesterday, so I went a little longer today, it was nice because I had a little more time tonight since I didn't do Driver's Education today.  I had Sunny drive me up to the start of the Hurricane Half and then I ran home, right at 10 miles.

1-7:08-gradual downhill

2-6:58

3-7:05

4-7:25 small hill 

5-7:13

6-7:38 another hill

7-8:02 gradual hill

8-6:58 start of the downhill

9-6:21 steep downhill

10-6:36 first half gradual downhill, second half flat

 Overall time 1:11:32 average 7:09

I think this would be a good run to do more often as it gives me a variety of small gradual uphills, steep downhills, and some flat boring sections.

I felt pretty good except for my right hip, which I think might just be from a lack of stretching and also carrying some extra weight in the mid-section.  Anyway, glad to have this one in the bank and now I can enjoy watching the Jazz tonight.


 

Nimbus Miles: 10.00
Weight: 154.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

I was really sore today, from my run yesterday so I took it very easy and only did 4 miles, not a lot but better than nothing.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

No run today.Basketball this morning

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Pretty good 10 mile run this afternoon.  Body still feeling pretty sore, but managed to run up over 600 North trail and then back into Hurricane and then home by way of Pah Tempe.  This was a decent week, still took days off on Wednesday and Friday, maybe next week I'll be able to go everyday.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 10.00
Weight: 155.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.001.000.004.0010.00

Day 1 of my 18 week schedule leading up to the Ogden Marathon. I did a two mile warm-up then 3 x Pah Tempe Hill Repeats. Then a two mile cool-down.

1-2:10 quite a bit faster than I thought it would be and actually faster than it should have been. I paid for it on the next two

2-2:13 struggling

3-2:16 well let's go home

Eventually, I will work up to doing around 6 to 7 of these maybe even 8, but today 3 was enough.

I signed up for the Painter's 5K this weekend. Last year I ran in the high 18's I think 18:48, so I'm hoping to at least be in that range this year, but it is hard to say where I'm at exactly. In a way it will be nice to run a race and maybe it will help motivate me some more.

Speedstar Miles: 6.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran over to the library and checked out most of the DVD's from the first season of 24. Yes, I am kind of behind the times on this series, but decided I might try to watch a few episodes, since the Jazz aren't playing tonight. anyway it gave me a reason to go for a run 3 miles over and 3 miles back, legs feeling a little tired from yesterday's workout.

Stratus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 155.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Just an easy 3 miles tonight, pretty busy

Nimbus Miles: 3.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Good 8 mile run with the club tonight, went up through Washington Overpass, out on some trails which felt good.  Pace was just right for me.  I'm starting to feel a little better with my running.  I've lost 8 pounds since Christmas, but still carrying around way too much weight.  I'm sure once I get to doing some longer runs, the weight will come off quick.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 8.00
Weight: 154.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.004.007.00

Went and played basketball this morning, really good workout, especially after the run last night. I'll probably do 5 to 7 miles easy miles this afternoon. I'm really not that concerned with the 5K race tomorrow. I would just like to be under 19:00.

Just did an easy 3 with Sunny, pushing Jarren in the stroller.  Legs feeling a little tired.

Weight: 154.00
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Race: Painter's 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:18:09, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.003.000.0012.00

Well, the start of the 2009 racing season, was decent for me. I didn't figure I was in very good shape and I was concerned about racing a half marathon, so I opted for the 5K like I did last year. My hope was to break 19 and finish better than 8th which I placed last year. Last year I ran 18:48, and I figured this year would be around that time if not a little slower, due to the extra weight gain over the last few months. I did a 2 mile warm-up with Austin, Dave, James, and Hayden. I stood around and watched the half start, and then got ready for the 5k start. I saw an old Rick teammate at the start Melody (Shepard) Jensen, so that was fun to talk to her.

The race started out fast like 5k's do. However, it was pretty clear from the start that Austin was going to win.

1-5:43 After the first mile I was in 4th place. Austin, John?, and Lindsey were ahead, but shortly after the first mile I passed John and Lindsey.

2-5:58 (11:41) Lindsey stayed right with me, through this mile. Last year I really struggled on the second mile, but this year was better

3-5:55 (17:37) Good mile on the trail, just focused on maintaining pace and put a small gap on Lindsey

.1-34 (18:11) 5:52 average

Chip time had 18:09, 2nd place overall, 1st age division

Overall pleased with the race and a positive step in the process of getting back into shape.

After the race I ran 7.5 miles out on the half marathon course. I got out to Bloomington and saw the leaders coming back, then I saw Marcie J, so I went and ran with her, it was nice to get in the extra miles, plus it made the race go by faster for her.

This was a pretty good week.  My mileage was close to my goal of 40 for the week.  I felt pretty good about the hill repeats on Monday, and felt even better about the race today.  Next week I plan on doing some 1000 repeats.

Speedstar Miles: 12.00
Weight: 154.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.004.0012.00

Ran from Brentwood  Bowling to the house, up over 600 North.  I had quite the headwind most of the way, but overall pretty nice weather especially for January.  The pace wasn't great, but I was feeling a little sore and tight from the 5k on Saturday.

Stratus Miles: 8.00
Weight: 155.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run today, got home from Driver's Ed at 6, and found out I had to go with the Young Men for an activity that lasted most of the night.  By the time I got home, I just didn't feel up to running.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.004.007.00

Basketball this morning, hope to get in a run this afternoon. Another busy day but did an easy 3 miles with Sunny this evening.

Nimbus Miles: 3.00
Weight: 154.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Not much time tonight, but got in a quick 5 miles in the light rain, which was nice.

Nimbus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 153.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

Went and played basketball this morning, really good workout this morning.  Aiming for around 6 miles this afternoon, I might do some 1000s if I feel up to it.

Weight: 153.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.004.000.0012.00

Well, this week didn't go as well as I had hoped for.  I just struggled this week finding the time and desire to run.  

 I did have a good workout this afternoon.  I ran 6 miles up to through Toquerville toward Anderson Junction.  It was a good steady hill climb most of the way, but I averaged 8 minute pace for the 6 miles, so I was pleased with that.  After 6 miles out, I turned around stretched for a little bit, then did 2x2 miles with a .5 mile recovery jog in between.

1st repeat

1-5:50

2-6:05 (11:55)

2nd repeat

1-6:12

2-5:53 (12:06) 

Easy jog home.  My body was pretty sore from the 6 miles and then I felt like the 2 mile repeats beat me up even more, but hopefully some rest today and tomorrow will make me feel better for next week. 


 

Stratus Miles: 12.00
Weight: 152.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.004.0011.00

Basketball this morning, got beat up pretty good. Chilly 7 mile run tonight over to Hurricane and back home.  Right hip was hurting.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 7.00
Weight: 153.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.000.000.000.000.001.00

Only 1 mile on the treadmill, my right knee was in quite a bit of pain from a basketball injury on Monday, so I pretty much turned the treadmill off and went in and watched the Jazz lose to the Spurs.

Nimbus Miles: 1.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Not much of a run tonight, just glad I got the miles in, especially considering I didn't even feel like going for a run.  Went around La Verkin, then up by the swimming pool in Hurricane.  Hip and knee both sore.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 7.00
Weight: 154.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 mile club run tonight, up over the parkway.  I felt pretty good, always nice to have new shoes.  I cut back early with Scott, and Steve.

Glycerin Miles: 7.00
Weight: 152.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Nice easy 5 miles this morning.

Stratus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

9 miles this morning over to Hurricane 1150 West loop and back home.  Felt ok, right hip hurting a bit.  I'll probably sign up for Ogden today.

Glycerin Miles: 9.00
Weight: 152.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
142.500.003.007.0032.00184.50
Blue Cumulus Miles: 56.00Nimbus Miles: 28.50Speedstar Miles: 18.00Stratus Miles: 31.00Glycerin Miles: 16.00
Weight: 153.81
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