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St. George 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.

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: 0.00 Month: 102.00 Year: 829.00
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: 107.00
Hoka Rincon 2 Red Lifetime Miles: 21.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
51.0026.000.000.0029.00106.00
Black Landreth 6 Miles: 20.00Red Speedstar Miles: 8.00Blue Launch Miles: 44.00Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 164.72
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Rode bike to school and back home 10 miles.

Weight: 164.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ran down through Confluence Park and then took a swim in the Virgin River, the water temperature is cooling off.  I felt pretty good on the run.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 162.00
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Easy run over to Hurricane City Park and back via Pah Tempe.  I didn't feel that great on the run.

Red Speedstar Miles: 5.00
Weight: 164.00
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No run went and play softball for a few hours.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Ran down to the cow field and back.

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Race: St. George Marathon (26 Miles) 03:37:42, Place overall: 872, Place in age division: 198
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Well this was the slowest and worst marathon I've ever run.  I knew going in that I wasn't in very good shape.  However I do feel that I'm in better shape than what my time ended up being.

I woke up and had two pieces of toast and felt ok.  However, similar to Utah Valley Marathon I felt sick on the bus ride up to the start line. It was fun seeing everybody at the start.

I had a plan to go out real easy and I actually felt like I followed that plan pretty good.  My main goal was to try to break 3:10.  I made it to the point where I dropped out last year just above Snow Canyon, pulled over and threw-up for the first time.  I made it ok to Winchester but then stopped again at the top of the hill and threw-up a second time.  Also, my left hip started locking up I've had hip problems especially on the left side since high school, when I injured it my junior year.  I also started getting some major pain in my feet in the arches, for the most part my PF hasn't been that bad this year, but it flared up around mile 18.  Around mile 21 I saw Mike on the side of the road.  I stopped and walked with him for probably 5 to 10 minutes, he was struggling with chest pain, so I was concerned, he told me he was going to drop so after talking with him for a bit I continued on.  I basically knew at this point any chance of 3:10 was already out the window so I was fine with the time I spent walking with Mike.  Anyway, once I made it to town things were a struggle.  I stopped again at mile 24 and threw-up in some guys garbage can.  Also around this mile a lady was sitting there handing out stuff and she gave me a small bottle of coke, this actually tasted pretty good and helped calm the stomach a little.  I was able to shuffle along the last few miles.  Once I got the park it was more vomiting and just feeling sick.  Anyway not a very good day for me.  However, I was happy to see many of my friends have good races.  Bill had a great day and missed breaking 3 hours by 8 seconds, still in my mind I think he is a sub 3 guy.  Most of the other guys from the club ran good.  I didn't stay very long at the park as I was still feeling pretty sick.  I drove home, but had to pull over 1 time to... well you guessed it throw-up again.

A day later thinking about things I don't plan to do another marathon until I've lost about 20 pounds and feel like I'm in sub 3 shape.  There really is no reason I can't get back to where I was at in 2006 through 2009.

1-7:26

2-7:30

3-7:07

4-7:03

5-7:14

6-6:43

7-6:52

8-8:30 took a little longer at the aid station losing the extra shirt before heading up Veyo

9-7:22

10-7:11

11-7:31

12-7:14

13-7:17

Half 1:35:50

14-7:05

15-6:50

16-6:58

17-7:00

18-8:06

19-9:39

20-8:57

21-11:20 I think this is where I stopped with Mike

22-9:38

23-9:32

24-10:04

25-14:35- this was really bad, it just hurt to run at all

26-10:25

.2-2:21

3:37:44 (8:17 avg)

So looking at the splits a decent race up until about mile 18, then the wheels fell off.


Blue Launch Miles: 26.00
Weight: 160.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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No run today, played a little football with the kids during PE, legs not feeling too bad.

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

I did the La Verkin Loop this afternoon.  Actually the legs felt ok still a little tender from the marathon, but not too bad.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 165.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Run down the trail toward the gravel pit and then over and through Spanish Gardens back on 200 North, decent 3 mile run.

Red Speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 163.00
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No run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Did a 12 mile bike ride this morning out to Sky Mountain back on SR 9 and then out to 400 South.

Averaged 16 mph, still learning how to ride.

Weight: 165.00
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Basketball this morning, was a little rusty and didn't feel that great

Weight: 166.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.002.004.00

Late night run down to the cow field and back, then 20 minutes on the bike, then lifted for about 15 minutes.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 167.00
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Basketball this morning.

Weight: 164.00
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No run

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Joslin's 1st birthday! We had a party for her this evening.  My parents along with Jodee and Grant came down to visit.  We also had all of Sunny's family over for Navajo tacos.  Jordan also invited Mallorie

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No run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00

Basketball this morning. Ran over to Hurricane City Park and back. PF bothering me again.

Blue Launch Miles: 5.00
Weight: 168.00
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30 minutes on the trainer, not much time today at school from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm between school and driver's ed. and then scouts until 8:30 pm.

Weight: 167.00
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Basketball this morning

Weight: 166.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.002.005.00

Did the La Verkin Loop cold and windy this evening at 9 pm, got home and did 20 minutes on the bike.

Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 166.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.003.009.00

Basketball this morning, lots of running today also had both long sleeve and short sleeve shirt playing inside

6 mile run this afternoon went down to Nephi's Twist then up the trail which always kills me.  Had a few good miles coming down the La Verkin Twist.

After the run went to the football game. Hurricane beat Delta 38-0.  Jordan started on the offensive line and played pretty good, also got some time on defense.  Looks like a road trip next week up to Juan Diego, so not going to be able to run Snow Canyon Half or Butch Cassidy 10K I was trying to decide between those two and now it looks like I won't be doing either as we will probably stay up in Salt Lake after the game.

Black Landreth 6 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

Nice easy run over to Hurricane City park and then back via 600 North and Pah Tempe

Blue Launch Miles: 6.00
Weight: 166.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

Ran an easy 4 miles to the real estate sign and back.  After the run I did 30 minutes on the trainer.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 165.00
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Busy day didn't get a run in.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Basketball this morning.

7 nice easy miles this afternoon.  Ran over to the high school and watched some of football practice, really nice weather this afternoon. My PF has been bothering me again.

Blue Launch Miles: 7.00
Weight: 164.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
51.0026.000.000.0029.00106.00
Black Landreth 6 Miles: 20.00Red Speedstar Miles: 8.00Blue Launch Miles: 44.00Blue Cumulus 12 Miles: 3.00
Weight: 164.72
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