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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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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 16.00 Year: 1032.00
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
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Hoka Rincon 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 120.00
Hoka Rincon 2 Red Lifetime Miles: 41.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
126.500.0010.0015.5041.00193.00
Nimbus Miles: 19.00Speedstar Miles: 22.50Blue Stratus Miles: 62.50Glycerin Miles: 45.50
Weight: 151.06
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.003.000.004.0010.00

Basketball this morning. Tonight it was going to be an easy 6 miles, then I remembered 24 started at 7 tonight so I ran the last three miles around 6:40 pace.  I went up to 600 North trail, then back home.

Nimbus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 151.00
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Really good workout tonight, even though I wasn't really looking forward to running.  I had Sunny drive me out to Anderson Junction and then I did a two mile warm-up, then started from mile marker 5 and did a 4 mile tempo run.  The goal was just to try to average around 6:15 pace for the entire run.  However, I was feeling pretty good so I pushed the pace a little faster, which I think was fine. 

1-5:46

2-5:56

3-6:02

4-5:42

Overall 23:30 (average 5:52)

Two mile cool down

I'm going to take the next few days pretty easy and then see how the Lake to Lake Relay goes.

Speedstar Miles: 8.00
Weight: 150.00
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Basketball this morning, small numbers so played 3 on 3 full court again for an hour, got pretty tired. Came home from work pretty tired, so decided to take the night off and got some extra rest.

Weight: 150.00
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8 mile club run (7:35 pace) down to the river trail, then up River Road. Good group tonight, James, Bill, Nate, Paul from Michigan, Jeff Gardner, and a guy named Craig. The run was ok, but got a little tired running up the hill on River Road.

Blue Stratus Miles: 8.00
Weight: 151.00
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Basketball this morning

Weight: 150.00
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Race: Lake to Lake Relay (50 Miles) 04:56:00, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.005.005.500.0013.00

Fun relay today, everybody ran great and we took first overall. My legs went pretty good. I did leg 3 as my first leg, which consisted of running from Ivins over to the softball fields near Snow Canyon Parkway. When I started we were in second I didn't really close the gap at all on my leg, but pretty much maintained where we were.

1-5:27

2-5:33

3-5:52

4-5:52

5-6:29 some small hills

.65- 4:37

Overall 5.65 miles 33:53 (6:00 average)

I didn't feel very good after the 4th mile. I wasn't too excited for my next leg (leg #8) as I was still feeling tired from my first leg, plus I knew there would be some hill climbing.


1-5:53

2- 6:44 Washington Dam Road

3-6:08

4-6:26

.83- 5:37 Killer hill at the end. Nate and Bill were there to make sure I didn't walk up it, (thanks guys)

Overall 4.83 miles 30:51 (6:24 average)

Anyway, it was a fun event and I felt well organized. I hope to see this relay grow in the coming years. There were 38 teams this year and it was the first year, so I'm sure with more planning and getting the word out the number should go up quite a bit next year.

Way to go St. George Running Center Farm Team (Wildbull, Nate the Great, Little Budda, James, and Boy Wonder Hayden)


Speedstar Miles: 5.50Blue Stratus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 150.00
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Took an extra day off after the race and the busy weekend.  Hopefully, I'll feel better tomorrow and get back to running.  I'm planning on running the Spectrum 10K Saturday, should be interesting to see what kind of shape I'm in compared to last year.

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6.000.000.000.002.008.00

6 miles up the La Verkin Twist, then on the dirt trail past the gun club and back down past the new water tank.  Felt pretty good on the run.  Went and played basketball this evening.

Glycerin Miles: 6.00
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Easy 4 mile run this morning.  Ran out past Jerry's house, then ended at the Intermediate School, where Sunny picked me up.  My legs and whole body felt pretty sore today during the run.

Nimbus Miles: 4.00Blue Stratus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 149.00
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Slacker today!  I came home with no energy, legs feeling tired, so I just took the day off.  Went to Jansen's soccer game, then took it easy the rest of the night.

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6.000.000.000.004.0010.00

Went and played basketball this morning. This week hasn't been very good as far as my training. Plan on doing a few easy miles tonight, and then we'll see how things go tomorrow with the Spectrum 10K. I'm not sure if I'm in better or worse shape than last year at this same time either way the race should be fun.

Easy 6 miles over to Hurricane High and back home.  Watched the boys 3200m race.  Hayden led the race until the final lap, when Karl took off.  I felt bad for Hayden, he did all the work and Karl just drifted the whole race, didn't even look like he was working until the last 400 meters.  Talked to Dave and Ruth for a bit, then headed home. 

Blue Stratus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 151.00
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Race: Spectrum 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:34:56, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.006.000.009.00

A very fun race for me today, not too often I ran fast enough to take first place, but I managed to today.  I was just able to edge out Nate Bundy by a few seconds to finish first overall.  I really wasn't feeling that great when I got up this morning, and really didn't know what to expect going into the race.  The last two years I've been right around 35:55, so I figured if I could be close to that I would be very happy.

My friend Steve Piccolo from college, (stevep on the blog) and I got to the park and then got on one of the first buses.  I was able to get in about 1.5 mile warm-up with James, Nate, Steve P., Bill, and Ruth.

It took a little longer than planned to get the race started, but it was nice visiting with people.  Pic told to me to shoot for a top 5 finish, and I just "we'll see" I knew there was some good competition between Nate, James, Lindsey, Ryan, Andy, John Wright and then some kids that looked like they were in high school.

1-5:05  Fast first mile, but I knew it would be steep downhill.  I was actually trying to hold back and I was in 4th place right behind Ryan.

2-5:38 (10:44)  I made a small move on this mile, and passed Lindsey, and opened up a small gap on Ryan, but not much.

3-5:25 (16:09)  This was probably my best mile, I was really focused here and caught the leader and passed him right after the mile marker, then worked on surging down the entire hill until the main highway.

4-5:44 (21:54)  I struggled a little through the neighborhood, and knew Nate, James, and Ryan would be closing on me before long.

5-5:53 (27:47)  I just kept trying to push and thinking how glad I was to be on Spring Break, I know that sounds weird, but I was really thinking about vacation time this week and enjoying some decent restaurants.  I just telling myself, finish strong then you can enjoy next week.

6-5:56 (33:44) Another mile struggling, and I caught a glimpse of Nate closing pretty fast on me.  I thought boy, it won't be long before he catches me and I don't want to get in a kicking contest with him.  So I started pushing a little harder just hoping to have enough to get to the finish line.

.22 1:10 (34:56)  (5:37 Average) Anyway, barely beat Nate, and Ryan and James were also right there.

When I saw my time I was pretty excited a full minute faster than my time last year, so that made me feel good, especially to know where I'm at compared to my fitness from this time last year.  I was also pretty excited to get a nice plaque and a free pair of shoes from the St. George Running Center (thanks Hooper!)

After the race I ran back and found Pic, he ran great and finished just over 42:00.  Going in his goal was 44:00, so I think he ran great, especially considering he is just getting back into running.

Overall, a fun race and nice to see so many of my running friends today, especially Mike Warren, who has taken some time off to heal, but is starting up again. 

Anyway, now it is off to enjoy Spring Break! 

Speedstar Miles: 9.00
Weight: 150.00
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10.000.000.000.003.0013.00

Basketball this morning. Ran over 600 North trail to hole #13 at Sky Mountain, then back home 10 miles, took it very easy.  Feeling some right hip pain again.

Glycerin Miles: 10.00
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

7 easy miles this morning, still feeling some hip pain, so took it very easy.

Glycerin Miles: 7.00
Weight: 150.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

7 miles this morning in Gilbert along the canal. I could tell my legs are on vacation. I felt pretty tired the entire time. I'm sure I've gained a few pounds the last few days, but it has been fun eating at some nice restaurants.

Blue Stratus Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
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Traveled home today, pretty tired and not a good week of training at all.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get back on track next week. The next few weeks will be interesting as I will be teaching a Driver's Education class after school each night.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Ran 9 miles out along 600 North Trail to Brentwood Bowling Alley. Legs felt ok, I really would like to increase my mileage this week and I especially need to have some good weeks in April, if I hope to run decent at Ogden in 8 weeks.  Good to get back at it today, I gained a few pounds over the break, but hopefully it will come off.

Glycerin Miles: 9.00
Weight: 155.00
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6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles in slow motion this morning.  I ran over to Hurricane High and back.  I'm glad I got up and attempted to run some miles, but man I was dragging.

Nimbus Miles: 6.00
Weight: 153.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.005.0010.00

5 easy miles this morning. Ran over to Hurricane High, then around 400 South then back on 700 West to Ace, where Sunny picked me up.  Only 5 miles, and the legs were feeling pretty tired.  I'm not sure why, but I've just been feeling really sluggish lately.  I think Spring Break threw my whole routine off.

Blue Stratus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 153.00
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Didn't run today, wasn't feeling that great once I got home from Driver's Education.

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7.500.000.000.005.0012.50

Went and played basketball this morning, took a pretty good fall on the hardwood, but nothing broken! No Driver's Ed tonight, so I should be able to get in a good run after work.

Discovered a new little trail called Nephi's Twist, anyway it ties into the trail that I've ran a few times down from the Gun Club.  Today I ran up the steep trail, actually walked most of it, then got up on top and ran over to the Overlook Road, then back down another trail.  The wind was still really whipping out here.  Also, dealing with hip pain again which is no fun. 

Glycerin Miles: 7.50
Weight: 152.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
23.000.000.000.000.0023.00

An ok 20 mile run down the marathon course. I haven't done a run this long since the marathon, so I was pretty nervous how it would go, but overall it was pretty good 2:28 so 7:25 mile pace. Ran with James, Bill, and Clyde. Once we hit Winchester, the Wildbull took off. The rest of us just took it easy, I had to stop a time or two the last two miles, because I was feeling a little dizzy. I think it was just due to being tired and not used to that many miles. My right hip was bothering me again for much of the run, but I managed. Anyway, glad I got the miles in. I might run a few more this afternoon with Sunny to hit 60 for the week.

Ran 3 miles in 31:00 with Sunny, pushing Jarren in the stroller. Very nice temp's outside this afternoon.

Nimbus Miles: 3.00Blue Stratus Miles: 20.00
Weight: 151.00
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Went and played basketball this morning. Was happy I woke up and my house was still in La Verkin, the wind was very strong last night.

Not much time tonight, but did 3 easy miles over past the Substation, then decided to do a 2 mile tempo back into a strong headwind.  I felt good with the tempo, considering the strong wind, and running on legs still tired from Saturday's long run.

1-5:50

2-5:53

Easy 1 mile cool down home. 

Glycerin Miles: 6.00
Weight: 153.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Ran 3 miles with Sunny, pushing Jarren in the stroller.  Jansen did a good job riding his bike along, he has really come a long way.

After I dropped them off I ran an easy 2.5 miles more. 

Blue Stratus Miles: 5.50
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
126.500.0010.0015.5041.00193.00
Nimbus Miles: 19.00Speedstar Miles: 22.50Blue Stratus Miles: 62.50Glycerin Miles: 45.50
Weight: 151.06
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