Little Buddha

January 2010

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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: 8.00 Month: 62.00 Year: 905.00
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
95.000.008.000.004.00107.00
Glycerin Miles: 30.00Blue Stratus Miles: 39.00Defyance Miles: 28.00Yellow Speedstar Miles: 6.00
Weight: 156.47
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 mile run over to Hurricane and back.

While I was on my run, I was thinking a little about my training for this coming year and what I would like to do with my running. I tend to go in cycles between being in shape and then being out of shape, being motivated then being very burnt out with running. The last few years it seems I gradually build up the miles, try to run a lot in the summer, then finish with the St. George Marathon and then basically nothing from October until January.

I'm wondering if I would have just as much success just running 50 miles a week. (I mean actually running 50 miles a week, no counting any cross training as running miles) I guess what I would like to test is if I could continue to be competitive in local races running 50 miles a week no more no less.

I would continue to focus on two big workouts a week and one longer run. I'm just wondering if the less miles, especially in the summer would help me feel more refreshed and more motivated.

I am considering doing the Utah Grand Slam which I think will help keep me motivated through the summer.

The plan for this year is to stay local, and try to save money and then next year maybe go out to Boston again or try New York.

Glycerin Miles: 4.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

8 easy miles with Bill from Brentwood Bowling out toward Sand Hollow and then back.  The pace was pretty slow for Bill's liking 8:30 but it is going to take awhile before I'm back in shape.

Blue Stratus Miles: 8.00
Weight: 157.00
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No run today.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

5 mile run out to my school averaged 7:55 pace, so a little faster than the other day. I was going to run home, but wasn't feeling the greatest so I had Sunny come pick me up. I don't think I'm going to run the Ogden Marathon now. I think the plan will be to just do the Utah Valley and then St. George in the fall. By doing Utah Valley this will give me one more month to get into shape hopefully.

Defyance Miles: 5.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.002.000.003.008.00

Interesting 5 mile run. I started out and ran over to the water tank east of Zion View Estates, then I climbed up the very steep portion of Nephi's Twist trail. Anyway between the climbing and walking the first 3 miles averaged about 11 minute pace. I know pretty slow, but I was really sweating, way over dressed but that is good maybe it helped some with my weight loss program. Ok, once I got up on top I was near the highway and decided to just run a 2 mile tempo down the La Verkin Twist. I was interested to see where my speed is at. I hit 12:38 for the 2 miles so 6:17 avereage, I guess I got my answer I really don't have any speed right now, thee good thing was I didn't feel totally spent from the tempo.

Glycerin Miles: 5.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Ran with Clyde, Ruth, and Bill.  We just did a loop from the Dixie Center.  The pace was a little faster than I've been running around 7:30, but I kept up for the most part.

Defyance Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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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 today.  I haven't been feeling very good today.

Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.001.007.00

I drove up to the road going to the La Verkin Overlook, then ran from there out to the cracks and then down toward the river. Overall 6 mile run, I felt ok, fun to run on some trails I've never been on before.

Blue Stratus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 157.00
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No run today.  I went and played basketball this morning, but didn't feel like doing anything when I got home tonight.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ran 5 miles over to Hurricane City Park and then back home.  Today has been a really bad day for me.  I found out I have to take the Praxis Test II in World History and U.S. History.  I have had a pretty bad attitude about it for most of the day, but I guess complaining isn't really going to change the fact I still have to take the test.  I am going to take the test in March rather than in June, because the date in June is the same day as the Utah Valley Marathon and I would hate to mess up my race schedule with a test.

Blue Stratus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 157.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Just an easy 3 miles this morning.

Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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No run today, I thought about it, but just didn't fit it in.

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

3 miles this morning.  This hasn't been a very good week of running, too many other things going on.

Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.002.000.000.009.00

Good 9 mile run this afternoon.  I barely beat the 8 minute guy which was good.  I ran 1:11:11 so 7:54 average.  This was good because I walked up some of the hills.  I run out and back on 600 North Trail, which is quickly becoming a road now.  Mile 7 and 8 were both under 7 minute pace, which was good.  I over dressed again which made the run a little uncomfortable.  Anyway, not a many miles as last week.  In fact I'm still not really into training mode yet, but I've been pretty busy with some other things, so I'll continue to try to run when I can and when I feel like it.

Defyance Miles: 9.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Played basketball for 90 minutes this morning, then went and ran 7 miles with Bill over at the Dixie Center. I was doing ok the first few miles, but then I started to tighten up so I decided to stop after 7. The pace was right around 8 minutes for the run.

Defyance Miles: 7.00
Weight: 156.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles easy

Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Did the La Verkin loop then added a few more miles.  I didn't really feel like running today, but it was ok once I got going.

Blue Stratus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
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Too many things going on today, didn't get a run in.

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3.000.000.000.000.003.00

3 miles this morning, it has been a busy week.  Jordan had his Eagle Board of Review last night and they recommended him to receive his award, so now the paperwork just has to go to the national council.

Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.002.000.000.002.00

2 quick miles average 6:40 pace. Not much else to report, pretty sorry week.  I got beat up again playing basketball a few days ago, now my ribs are hurting again.

Yellow Speedstar Miles: 2.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Did a good 6 mile run this evening, after a busy day. I ran out toward Toquerville. I did 3 miles out then 3 miles back. Going out I hit 23:45, coming back was 23:11. Overall 46:56 average pace was 7:49, which isn't bad considering the rolling hills on this run. Pretty proud of myself I didn't even walk up any of the hills tonight.

Had some ankle pain, I think due to the cold weather. Also my ribs were really bothering me from where I got hit the other day. Really considering giving up basketball, which is hard for me to do.

Blue Stratus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Ran up the Overlook Trail, to the La Verkin Overlook, always a challenge because it is really steep for much of the first two miles.  Coming down I felt pretty good, ran the trail along the La Verkin Twist

Glycerin Miles: 6.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

4 miles easy

Yellow Speedstar Miles: 4.00
Weight: 155.00
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No run today, too busy with other things, hope to have more time tomorrow and Saturday

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.002.000.000.009.00

Good run this afternoon.  Ran from the house over 600North to Walmart.  Averaged 7:30 for the 8 miles.  The last two miles I ran 6:28 and 6:31.  Did an easy 1 mile cool-down to finish.

Blue Stratus Miles: 9.00
Weight: 155.00
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Nothing today, no excuse just didn't run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
95.000.008.000.004.00107.00
Glycerin Miles: 30.00Blue Stratus Miles: 39.00Defyance Miles: 28.00Yellow Speedstar Miles: 6.00
Weight: 156.47
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