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Utah Valley Marathon

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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
89.0026.005.000.0029.00149.00
Equation 3 Miles: 11.00Red Speedstar Miles: 48.00Kinvara Miles: 16.00Launch Miles: 7.00Black Landreth 6 Miles: 24.50Yellow Speedstar Miles: 7.50Black Five Fingers Miles: 3.00
Weight: 157.58
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Good run this morning.  I did 6 miles up to Cholla Creek and then found a dirt road at the end of the subdivision that takes you back up to the highway, so kind of nice to find a new running route.  When I got home my sunburn turned to blisters it was really crazy, just a bunch of small blisters.

Went over to St. George this afternoon and bought a new pair of Asics Speedstars size 9.5.  I really wanted size 9, but they didn't have any.  I also bought a pair of compression socks, so I'm excited to see how they work and if they will help at all with cramping.

Equation 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Ran 4 miles over to real estate sign. This afternoon met up with the club and did 7 miles.

Red Speedstar Miles: 11.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

3 miles this morning, then another 3 miles this evening pushing Jarren in the stroller.

Kinvara Miles: 6.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.005.000.002.0012.00

Good run this morning.  Met at Mike's and ran 5 miles up past the ranger station in Snow Canyon State Park.  Bill, Scott, and me took it easy going up averaged right at 8:00.  Mike was a little faster.  On the way back down I did a tempo and felt really good.

1-5:48

2-6:02

3-6:05

4-6:15

5-6:01

I was hoping to break 30:00 but ended with 30:14 (6:03 average)

This was a good workout, especially since I haven't done any speed in about a week and a half.

Red Speedstar Miles: 10.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.002.005.00

Basketball this morning, then an easy 3 miles around La Verkin this evening.  My hip and PF have been bothering me some this week, not a good thing since the marathon is coming up Saturday.

Launch 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

Ran over to the high school and then back home.  Once again hip and PF hurting, but loosened up a little after about 2 miles, pace was slow.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Just did an easy 3 miles around Hurricane. I felt ok once I got going

Kinvara Miles: 3.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No run, played two softball games, no injuries feeling ready for Saturday hopefully.  A little concerned about the PF.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

La Verkin Loop this morning, just an easy 3 miles, then did a 10 minute ice bath when I got home.  Weight is at 157, so using my formula that puts me in the 2:57 marathon range, which is about the shape I feel in right now, so we will see.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 157.00
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Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:18:48, Place overall: 122
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
1.0026.000.000.000.0027.00

Well, this race didn't turn out like I was hoping.  My training has been better than last year at this time and I really figured I could at least break 3 hours.  I didn't feel very good when I got up and felt even worse after I had some oatmeal for breakfast and a bananna.  I met up with everyone and caught the bus up to the start.  I didn't feel very good on the ride up, and was a little concerned about the stomach issues.  Everything else felt ok, not great though.  PF and hip pain still bothering.

1-7:17- slow start, but that was ok

2-6:28

3-6:33

4-7:07 bathroom stop

5-6:21

6-6:28- feeling like I'm getting into a good rhythm

7-6:37

8-7:10 some uphill here

9-7:17 more uphill, stopped to throw-up

10-6:47

11-6:35

12-6:55- PF starting to act up

13-6:49

Half 1:29

14-6:59

15-7:46- more stomach issues

16-7:08

17-7:19

18-7:19

19-9:12- another stop to throw up, too bad nothing in the stomach

20-7:15

21-7:45

22-8:43- struggling..struggling

23-10:42- some power walking with over-weight half marathon women finishers

24-13:06- still struggling..stop again to puke, and sat down to stretch for a bit

25-8:55 decide to try to push through the pain

26-7:37 gave myself a pep talk and ran a little better this last mile.

.2- :32

I was happy with the first half and a few of the miles down the canyon.  I fell apart pretty bad around mile 21, but was able to make it to the finish.

I've really been struggling with marathons the last few years.  I have lots of doubts and really need to do something to boost my confidence, (maybe training more might help.)  I would really like to improve my PR at the half marathon distance, so that might be more of my focus for the near future.

After the race, I was still feeling pretty sick.  I ended up vomiting 4 more times at the race and then a few more times back at the hotel.  I was a little concerned the last time, because it looked like some blood coming up.  Anyway, my dad and brother in law gave me a blessing which I was grateful for.  I slept most of the way home, and seem to be feeling better now.  I was able to eat some some soup and a little bit of chicken and things are starting to feel a little better.

Anyway, to wrap things up.  Still a fun weekend.  It was nice to spend some time with my parents and my sister and her family.  She did great for her second marathon 4:25.  I was also happy to see a lot of the guys from the race team and blog run good races.

This is a nice course, but I'm not sure I will be back next year for the full, maybe the half.

Red Speedstar Miles: 27.00
Weight: 154.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.002.002.00

Basketball this morning, actually not that sore from the marathon

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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No run, found out we are having a girl today.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

Basketball this morning

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

10 mile bike ride in Moad pretty difficult trail. 1 hour swimming.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Rafting and hiking with the young men. No run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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No run

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00

Basketball this morning, played terrible.  Came home and did an easy 5 miles over to the Hurricane City Park and back.  I didn't feel that great on the run either.

Equation 3 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

Ran an easy 5 past gravel pit then down by the trails subdivision.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.004.008.00

Basketball this morning, then a 4 mile run, did 2 miles up the La Verkin Twist then 2 back down.  I'm feeling pretty fat these days.

40 minutes on the exercise bike

Launch Miles: 4.00
Weight: 160.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.001.004.00

La Verkin Loop pushing Jarren in the stroller, then 25 minutes on the exercise bike.

Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.500.000.000.001.008.50

Basketball not a lot showed this morning, so extra running.

Met up with Bill and did 7.5 miles from Bowling Alley out through Dixie Springs.

Yellow Speedstar Miles: 7.50
Weight: 160.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.002.502.50

Weight: 161.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.002.009.00

Basketball then a nice 7 mile run over to 700 West then back through the park and down through Pah Tempe.  I'm still feeling like I have no energy on my runs, don't know what the problem is.

Kinvara Miles: 7.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

6.5 mile death march at 10 am this morning.  Already way too hot for me.  I ran over the wash on 600 North and then back to the swimming pool.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.002.505.50

Basketball then La Verkin loop pushing Jarren in the stroller.

Black Five Fingers Miles: 3.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Ran over to the real estate sign and back, only 4 miles total.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 160.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
89.0026.005.000.0029.00149.00
Equation 3 Miles: 11.00Red Speedstar Miles: 48.00Kinvara Miles: 16.00Launch Miles: 7.00Black Landreth 6 Miles: 24.50Yellow Speedstar Miles: 7.50Black Five Fingers Miles: 3.00
Weight: 157.58
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