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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.

Favorite Blogs:

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
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
134.000.008.000.008.00150.00
Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 31.00Launch Miles: 26.00Red Speedstar Miles: 57.00Black Landreth 6 Miles: 20.00Kinvara Miles: 8.00
Weight: 163.59
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran 6 miles over to Zions Bank and back.  My quads were still really sore from the run on Saturday.  I averaged 8:13 today, so not too fast, just happy to get the miles in.

Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 165.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran out to Cholla Creek, then back on the highway.  This was a pretty good 6 mile run, legs still feeling sore and tired.  The weather has been great lately, ran in shorts and a tshirt.

Launch Miles: 6.00
Weight: 165.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.002.002.00

I didn't get a run in today.  Went from school straight to Jordan's basketball games all night.

Weight: 164.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ran up to the H and back down. Had a pitbull and a lab come up to me when I was up on the hill.  I was a little worried, but nothing bad happened.  I got pretty tired going up, had to walk quite a bit.  I felt ok coming back home, went down through Pah Tempe.  My body felt ok, hip flexors hurting which is an area that hasn't bothered me for quite sometime.

Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 163.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

Basketball this morning

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Ran with Bill, Mike, and Scott from Rockville to my house.  Bill took off fast and Mike chased him down.  I was just happy to be moving along, much better run today compared to last week.  I did 15 miles two minutes faster than I did 13 miles last week.  I think the overall time today was 2:05 something.  The last mile, was pretty slow.

Red Speedstar Miles: 16.00
Weight: 164.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ran 7 miles out to Wal-Mart.  It was pretty windy this afternoon, and I didn't feel that great, my calves were really tight.  I was just glad to get in the miles.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 164.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Not much time today, only did . I bought some weights and a bar today, so I'm ready to start a lifting program.  I hope it helps me get stronger and also helps in the weight loss program.

Kinvara Miles: 3.00
Weight: 165.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I did 6 miles on the dreadmill.  My back has been bothering me the last few days. It has been really tight.

Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 163.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran 4 miles over to the real estate sign and then back home.  I felt pretty good.  Once I got home I did 2 more miles on the treadmill and then lifted weights for 20 minutes.

Launch Miles: 6.00
Weight: 165.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.001.000.003.008.00

Went and played basketball this morning.

Good run this afternoon, went from the house over to the Hurricane City park and then back home.  I ran into John Stucki on the way home, always interesting stories talking to him.  I ran mile 4 in 6:16, just wanted to throw a little surge in and see how I felt.  Overall average was 7:30

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 164.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Met up with Bill, Mike, Scott, and Tyler was down from Spanish Fork.  I wanted to run the new St. George Half course, so I would have a better idea what to expect new weekend for the race, even though I don't have any goals and I'm treating it just like another training run.  Anyway, we all started out together the first few miles, then Mike and Bill picked it up a little, but nothing too crazy.  Tyler, Scott, and I just kept it easy, we cut off the last three to only make it 10, but I was fine with that.  Averaged 7:52 and felt pretty good.  I feel like I'm making some progress.  Today's run put me at 40 for the week, which is good for me right now.  Next month I'm going to try to increase to 50 miles a week.

Red Speedstar Miles: 10.00
Weight: 161.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.001.000.000.005.00

Week 1 of the 18 week build up to Ogden Marathon.

Ran over to Pah Tempe and attempted to do a few hill repeats.  The plan called for 3, but I only managed two and neither one was that great.

2 mile warm-up

1-2:21- trouble from the beginning with coughing and struggling to get in a rhythm going up the hill

2-2:26- this repeat was worse than the first one, I pushed all the way to the top and then died.

2 mile cool-down

This wasn't really how I was hoping the workout would go, but at least I tried.  I will be back for hill repeats in a 3 weeks, hope it goes better.  Next Monday will be 1000's, then the next week mile repeats, then back to hill repeats.

Kinvara Miles: 5.00
Weight: 163.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Busy day, just managed to do the La Verkin Loop about 8:30 tonight.

Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 165.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Didn't get a run in today. Spent the entire evening at the gym watching 3 high school basketball games.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.002.000.000.006.00

Did my 2 mile tempo from the Substation.  I did 3 miles warm-up then got into the tempo

1-5:57

2-6:14

12:11 (6:05 pace)

1 mile cool-down

I didn't feel too great after the run, stomach hurting.

 

Red Speedstar Miles: 6.00
Weight: 164.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles on the dreadmill

Launch Miles: 4.00
Weight: 165.00
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Race: St. George Half (13.1 Miles) 01:40:16, Place overall: 194
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Well, don't really know what to say about this race.  I wasn't planning on doing this race, but Bill and Mike talked me into it, saying it would be a good training run, so I agreed.  I'm overweight and still way out of shape, so I really didn't have any expectations going into the race.  Since the marathon in October my only long runs have been a 13 miler and a 16 miler a few weeks ago, so going in I knew I didn't have much of a base as far as endurance.  I did a 3 mile warm-up with Clyde and Dave, which probably made me tired before the race even started.

1-6:43

2-7:03

3-6:59

4-7:03

5-8:13

6-7:52

7-8:19

8-6:46

9-8:16

10-8:41

11-9:00

12-7:42

13-7:29

.1-:05

1:40:16 (7:43 average)

I think what really frustrated me with this race, was the fact my splits were all over the place.  The first 4 miles were probably too fast and then I struggled the rest of the race getting into any kind of rhythm.  The new course is challenging, but I actually liked it and hope they don't keep changing it every year, like has been the trend the last few years.  There was some rain and a slight headwind at times, but the weather wasn't too bad.  Looking back I was probably over dressed, I wore my duofold tights and shirt.

Anyway, I'm glad I finished the race, I was tempted to turn around at my 4 and just run back to the start.  I had the same thought when we got by the bridge at mile 9, I thought it would be a good place to just cut back to the beginning, but I didn't.  The last two miles were somewhat respectable.

Red Speedstar Miles: 16.00
Weight: 162.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

3 easy miles to start the day, legs sore from the race Saturday

Did 3 on the treadmill tonight, watched an episode of Dual Survial, they had to survive in the deserts of Peru.

Launch Miles: 3.00Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 165.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

La Verkin Loop 3 miles

Launch Miles: 3.00
Weight: 163.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles out to the real estate sign and back

Launch Miles: 4.00
Weight: 164.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 miles pretty slow, right knee was hurting pretty bad from the fall yesterday at basketball.  Ran up on 600 North to the Elementary School then down past DQ and back on State Street.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 8.00
Weight: 163.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Didn't get a run in.

Weight: 0.00
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Didn't run today, spent much of the day in Mesquite helping a guy pick up his car.  This wasn't a very good week of training.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles ran over to the high school and then back home, had some blister issues

Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 162.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.004.000.000.009.00

Good workout tonight.  I did a 4 mile tempo run from Toquerville mile post 5 to mile post 1

Did 2 mile warm-up then stretched.

1-5:57

2-6:16

3-6:32- Struggled up the hill leaving Toquerville

4-5:57 Good effort on the downhill.

24:43 (6:10 average)

Did 3 miles cool-down

Red Speedstar Miles: 9.00
Weight: 160.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
134.000.008.000.008.00150.00
Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 31.00Launch Miles: 26.00Red Speedstar Miles: 57.00Black Landreth 6 Miles: 20.00Kinvara Miles: 8.00
Weight: 163.59
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