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Lake to Lake Relay

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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
142.300.007.2011.5023.00184.00
Equation 3 Miles: 40.00Defyance Miles: 31.00Kinvara Miles: 39.00Launch Miles: 44.00
Weight: 158.04
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Didn't feel like running today, but decided to drive up to Sheep's Bridge did an out and back loop on the JEM trail and part of the Hurricane Rim Trail.  I went out 4.2 miles in 36:59 and then came back in 35:15, so better effort coming back even though my legs were tired.  I got back to the truck and did another .80 up the Mesa Road and back down to make it an even 9 miles.  I really wish I could get over this cold.  I haven't been sick for this long of a time period for quite some time.

Equation 3 Miles: 9.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Basketball this morning

Only did 3 miles tonight, legs have been feeling pretty dead.

Defyance Miles: 3.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles over to the city park and back.  My legs are feeling really tight and sore.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Easy 3 miles this evening, basketball this morning.

Equation 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 158.00
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Race: Lake to Lake Relay (51.5 Miles) 05:05:20, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.004.006.000.0015.00

Well, another win for the St. George Running Center.  This was the third year we've ran and won this relay, so that was cool.  I was a little concerned going in because I have been sick the last two to three weeks and haven't been training very well.

This year I did legs 3 and 7

Leg 3- 5.68 miles 34:47 (6:07 average)

1-5:37 Some excitement here as we were in 3rd place, so I had to try to make up some ground

2-5:51 I catch the guy that is in second and gap him pretty fast

3-6:04 this section is on the bike path and has a nice little hill

4-5:57 decent mile, but starting to hurt

5-6:32 I'm really starting to struggle here, doesn't help having to run up a hill now

.68- 4:42- Not the best effort here, Dave was nice and came and helped me to the exchange.

 

Leg 7- 4.44 miles 29:04 (6:33 average)

Well by this time we had a pretty good lead on the other teams, so I just tried to keep things nice and easy.  I was a little disappointed my ipod quit working, so I ran this leg just listening to the voices in my head, which can be scary

1-6:27

2-6:31

3-6:40 Actually thought I was going faster than the first two miles, but I guess I wasn't

4-6:31

.44- 2:53

Overall happy with the effort, even though I've been coughing ever since I stopped running.  Hoping maybe the extra effort today will work some of this sickness out of the body.  Always fun to run and hang with Bill, Clyde, Dave, and Steve.  It was also cool being able to see Mike, Bruce, and James at all the different exchanges.

Kinvara Miles: 14.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Just an easy 3 miles tonight, not feeling too great after the relay.  I'm going to have to ease into the week.

Defyance Miles: 3.00
Weight: 160.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

A nice 8 miles total tonight. I ran over to Dairy Queen and used the bathroom there then stopped in at Classic Sports and tried on a pair of basketball shoes, then turned around and ran home.  I felt pretty good tonight, legs not as sore as yesterday.

Launch Miles: 8.00
Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.003.008.00

Basketball this morning.  Ran an easy 5 miles this evening down through Confluence Park.  I didn't feel as good today as I did yesterday.

Equation 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.002.500.007.00

2 mile warm-up then did 4 x 1000m repeats with 2:00 minutes recovery

1-3:27 Felt pretty good

2-3:27 Still feeling good

3-3:28 Not bad, got a drink after this repeat, big mistake

4-3:36- Stomach cramping and not feeling good.

2 mile cool-down.  I was going to do 5 repeats, but was really hurting after the 4th so called it a day.

Defyance Miles: 7.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.003.005.00

Basketball for an hour this morning

Just an easy 2 miles before heading over to the track meet.

Defyance Miles: 2.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

What started out as a really good run, turned very bad around mile 10.  I didn't make it over to run with the club, so I decided I would drive my truck up to Springdale and then run home which would be a good 19 mile run.  The only problem is I forgot how far 19 miles is. I started off feeling really good and ran the first 10 miles just under 7:00 pace.  I started really struggling the next two miles and barely made it to Virgin, where I had dropped a bottle of water.  From Virgin it basically turned into a walk/jog/walk the rest of the way home.  My legs were just dead and kept cramping up. Anyway, after today I'm having second thoughts about the Utah Valley Marathon, considering switching just to the half.  I guess the one good thing was the fact I burned over 2700 calories and lost about 5 pounds on the adventure.

Launch Miles: 19.00
Weight: 154.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Basketball this morning, easy 3 miles this evening

Launch Miles: 3.00
Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Easy 4 miles

Defyance Miles: 4.00
Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Got home from Vegas, did an easy 4 miles with Jarren in the stroller

Defyance Miles: 4.00
Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ran over to Hurricane and then back, total of 7 miles didn't feel very good.

Equation 3 Miles: 7.00
Weight: 158.00
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Race: Spectrum 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:37:26, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.800.003.203.000.009.00

Well I woke up this morning and really didn't feel up to going over to the race.  I felt really sore from the 4 truck loads of rock we shoveled yesterday, plus the fact I hadn't ran much during the week, left me feeling pretty flat.  However, I decided I would at least attempt to race and just listen to my body.  I figured if I started hurting too much I would just back off a bit.

I did a two mile warm-up with Mike and Bill, then got ready for the start.  The weather this year was cooler than in previous years, not terribly cold, but colder than normal

1-5:10 This is always the fast mile.  I did a good job holding back, I think I was in 14th place after the first mile

2-5:51 Made a little surge here and moved into 8th place for a bit

3-5:50 This mile felt ok, but I got passed back by Jose and another guy

4-6:14 I stopped at this aid station to stretch for a bit and from here to the finish only gave about 80 to 85%

5-6:37

6-6:29

.21- 1:13

Overall 37:26 (6:02 average)

I wasn't all that pleased with this race, but considering the week I had and how I was feeling I guess I can be happy that I at least got a good workout in.

Kinvara Miles: 8.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Basketball this morning, 3 mile easy La Verkin Loop tonight, 10 minutes on the bike.  I really didn't feel that great today, hope to get going better tomorrow.

Defyance Miles: 3.00
Weight: 160.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ran 5 miles this evening, was going to ride for awhile on the bike, but got called in to look at a broken microwave.  I was already cranky because I had driving after school, got home tired, then put the trampoline together which took longer than expected, got my run in and then the microwave problem.  Looks like I'll be replacing the microwave tomorrow which won't be too much fun.

Launch Miles: 5.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Basketball this morning, took Jarren in the stroller tonight for a 3 mile run around La Verkin, then I did 20 minutes on the bike.  I haven't been feeling that great this week.

Equation 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Just a quick 3 miles before watching basketball all night.

Equation 3 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

I just did away with my original marathon training plan and decided I'm going to try something more simple the next 11 weeks in preparation for Utah Valley.  I am only going to do one hard workout each week either a  6 mile tempo run around 6:15 pace or 1600 m repeats at 5:45 pace.  All the other runs are going to be ran at 7:20 pace.  I think I've been running too slow on my easy runs.  Also I'm going give myself the option of either runnning on Fridays or not. Saturdays will be a longer run.  I'm hoping to have the mileage be between 50 to 60 miles each week, and I'm sure people are wondering yes I'm going to continue to play basketball 3 times a week.

Today I went out and did 6 miles, it was a good run over to the Hurricane ball fields and back

42:50- (7:07 average)

1-6:54

2-7:15

3-7:15

4-7:01

5-7:10

6-7:09

 

Kinvara Miles: 6.00
Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Not much of a run this afternoon only 4 miles averaged 7:40, ran over passed the bridge and then back.

Hoping to get going better next week.

Launch Miles: 4.00
Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.002.0012.00

11 weeks until the UV marathon, so I guess I better get to training.  I had a pretty good run this afternoon did 5 miles out on 600 North to the 13th tee box at Sky Mountain, then 5 miles back. My schedule called for 9 miles at 7:24 pace, I was able to go 10 at 7:20 pace

1-7:09

2-7:42

3-7:34

4-7:04

5-7:38 (37:09)

6-7:48 big hill coming back

7-7:32

8-6:46 picked it up a little

9-6:50

10-7:17 (36:14)

1:13:29 (7:20 average)

I felt pretty good with this run, if I could just get consistent with doing runs like this everyday I'm sure I would see some improvements.

Basketball this morning

Equation 3 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ran 5 miles down through Confluence Park, struggled a little coming up the hill back into La Verkin averaged 7:50 overall, so a little slower than planned, but 3 miles were on trails.

Launch Miles: 5.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Just an easy 5 tonight didn't have much time.  I'm planning on a longer run tomorrow, hoping to do a few miles before the club run and then run some more with whoever shows up.

Defyance Miles: 5.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Club run this afternoon.  I had to come over to St. George early, so I ended up doing 5 miles before meeting up with the club.  I ran those 5 miles at a pretty good pace went from the Dixie Center up to Worthen Park and then back.  Then ran 6 miles with the club and did the normal loop but cut it short at the bridge.

Kinvara Miles: 11.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
142.300.007.2011.5023.00184.00
Equation 3 Miles: 40.00Defyance Miles: 31.00Kinvara Miles: 39.00Launch Miles: 44.00
Weight: 158.04
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