Little Buddha

April 2011

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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: 15.00 Month: 69.00 Year: 912.00
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
154.000.0026.000.0017.00197.00
Equation 3 Miles: 39.00Launch Miles: 32.00Defyance Miles: 19.00Kinvara Miles: 28.00Black Landreth 6 Miles: 59.00Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 156.38
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00

Ran 5 miles this evening over to Hurricane City Park and back. Basketball this morning.

Equation 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.003.000.000.0010.00

Good 10 mile run this morning over to Wal-Mart.  I ran into Ben Ashcroft and did 2 miles with him over to Sky Mountain.  I did 3 miles at tempo pace toward the end of the run.

1-7:16

2-7:44

3-7:53

4-7:17

5-7:31

6-7:10

7-6:14

8-6:08

9-6:31

10-9:04- walked a little

1:13:02 (7:18 average)

Dealing with some PF pain again in my left foot and a little shin pain in my right leg.

Launch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00

Basketball this morning.  Only did 5 miles this evening ran over to Hurricane and then Sunny picked me up, I wanted to be home in time to watch the NCAA Championship game.

Equation 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 157.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Ran 8 miles with Bill out near Sand Hollow, good run easy pace and good conversation.  It was a nice evening for a run

Defyance Miles: 8.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.006.000.002.0010.00

Basketball this morning.

Toquerville Tempo this evening.

The plan called for a 6 mile tempo around 6:18 average.  I was figured I would have to bank some time because I knew the last mile up the hill into La Verkin would be a struggle.

1-5:53-pretty good first mile a little uphill in the middle

2-5:43- fastest stretch

3-6:05

4-6:18 a little road construction slowed me down through here

5-5:57 (29:59) right on 6:00 min average pace here

6-7:13 Struggle up the hill

37:14 (6:12 average)

I did 1 mile warm-up and then 1 mile cool-down

Kinvara Miles: 8.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Club run with Clyde, Aaron, and Amber.  I felt better than last week and did the entire 10 mile loop this time.  Clyde and Aaron picked it up a bit the last 3 miles, but Amber and I didn't finish too far behind.  7:05 average so happy about that.

Launch Miles: 10.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

La Verkin Loop in the rain

Defyance Miles: 3.00
Weight: 158.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

Ran with Mike and Bill from the old store out to Ivins, did part of the Spectrum course, then came back on the second leg of the Lake to Lake relay.  This was a decent run we averaged right at 8:00 pace.  I got cold we were running in rain and snow most of the run, glad to be done with this run.

2 more miles this evening with Jarren in the stroller.

Defyance Miles: 2.00Equation 3 Miles: 15.00
Weight: 159.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Only 3 miles not feeling very good today.  My PF is bugging again and everything just feels tight.  I really think I could use a massage.

Equation 3 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

Woke up at 6 so decided to go for a run this morning.  I usually don't do morning runs much during the school year, but did get out this morning for 5 ran over to the ball fields and back. Legs still tight and took forever to warm-up.

Launch Miles: 5.00
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. Legs and back feeling better than the last few days

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

This week has been a struggle trying to get my runs in, been pretty busy with teaching driver's ed every night.  It hasn't helped that my feet and legs have been bothering me.  I didn't feel that great this morning, but still glad I got up and did 6.  I just ran easy over to Hurricane and back.I got a new pair of Asics Landreth which were nice to run in.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.005.000.000.0013.00

La Verkin Loop 3 easy miles, planning on more miles this afternoon, no driver's education class today yeah!

10 miles this evening.  I did a 5 mile tempo in the middle of the run.  I did this tempo on a pretty flat, fair course.  Started on the state road at the real estate sign after a 2 mile warm-up from my house.

1-6:08 on state road 9 and then over to 400 South

2-6:15 out on 180 east

3-6:20 out past my school, this mile has a little bit of uphill

4-6:07 pretty nice flat mile here

5-6:21 I had to slow down some crossing 700 west.

I thought about doing 6 but decided to stop at 5.  My legs have been tight all week, and I'm planning on running long tomorrow.

31:16 (6:15 average)

I was actually pretty please with this workout and think it will be a good tempo route in the future.  Also in the future I plan on adding 1 more mile basically putting me right back at where I start the tempo, so that should work out good.

I did 3 miles easy cool-down home.  On the way home I ran into John Stucki, which led to some interesting conversations.

Glycerin Miles: 3.00Kinvara Miles: 10.00
Weight: 154.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.007.000.000.0020.00

Ran down the marathon course this morning with Bill, James, and Steve.  I really didn't want to run the course because I don't like it much, but it is nice with a lot of downhill, so it makes for a good training run.  The last time I ran the course was during the marathon last fall which didn't turn out very good.  In fact seems like lately I've been able to run much faster on training runs compared to the actual race day on that course.

This morning we started up in Veyo and did the first 4 miles pretty easy, then Steve and I speed up a bit.  Bill took off from the start.  We stopped at Diamond Valley for water and I took a Cliff Shot, then I decided to do some tempo miles even though I did a 5 mile tempo run last night.

1-5:43

2-5:53

3-5:57- Caught Bill by the bottom of Winchester

4-6:47 Easy up through Winchester

5-6:04

6-5:54

7-6:10

8-6:13

Once I hit town I stopped and waited a few minutes for the other guys.  Steve came flying by pretty fast, he was doing a 10 mile tempo.  James also was running pretty fast, so he decided to pick it up more than he was planning on originally.  Bill and I ran a few easy miles, then picked it back up the last mile to the finish line.

The run was a little short of 20, so I added a little when I got home.

Ended up with a 6:52 average which I was pretty happy with.  Also happy that I got in a longer run and a decent week of training considering being pretty busy right now.  

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 20.00
Weight: 153.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Just an easy 3 tonight

Equation 3 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

Ran an easy 5 over in Washington after Jordan's track meet.  I went from the store down to Washington Field Road, then back up to Telegraph.

Equation 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 159.00
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Basketball this morning.

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

7 miles ran Nephi's Twist Trail then over to the La Verkin Twist Trail and back home.  This was a decent run, but the legs are tired, still feeling tight from the run last Saturday.

Launch Miles: 7.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.005.000.000.0013.00

3 miles this morning easy.

Good 10 mile run this evening.  Sunny dropped me off up on Kolob Road at the Staples and then I ran home through Virgin and down the La Verkin Twist

1-6:53

2-6:40

3-6:32

4-6:41

5-6:38

6-7:14 start of the hill

7-7:13 more hills

8-6:27

9-6:10

10-6:52

Averaged 6:44

This run felt really good, didn't feel like I was trying to push the pace too much, just moving a little faster than I normally do, not really tempo effort but faster than my easy runs.

Equation 3 Miles: 3.00Kinvara Miles: 10.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

No real excuse today, I just didn't feel like running.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.002.0015.00

Basketball this morning, then took Jordan to get his learner's permit.  We actually didn't have to wait there very long.  I then had Sunny drop me off at the Bowling Alley and I ran the Tuff Sod Road over to Washington Dam Road then ended at Millcreek, where I picked up the driver's ed car.  This was a good 13 mile run.  I kept the pace easy and felt pretty good, got a little tired the last two miles.  There are a few good rollers on those back roads.  I basically ran legs 8 and 9 of the Lake to Lake Relay just in reverse

Last week was pretty low mileage, so hopefully this week will be a little better.  Today was a good start to the week.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 13.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Didn't get out today.  I taught driver's education until 6, then went out visiting with the stake president until about 9:30, got home had dinner and went to bed.

Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.002.005.00

Basketball this morning. Did the La Verkin loop tonight pushing Jarren in the stroller, took it easy didn't feel like doing much more than what I did.

Defyance Miles: 3.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Ran 10 miles with the club.  Had a big group Aaron, Clyde, Bill and two new guys John and Ivo. Pace started out a little faster than I was ready for and I ended up bonking at the end.  However, still glad that I did 10, especially considering I wasn't feeling that great.  I ran with Ivo the whole way and was good getting to know him.  After the club run I went and played two games of softball and was pretty drained.

Black Landreth 6 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.002.002.00

Basketball this morning

Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Feels like fall this morning, not spring cold and windy.  I only did 10 miles looped out through Hurricane on 400 South then came back up along 600 North.  I'll need to get out again later this afternoon to hit my miles for the week.

Only 3 more this evening

Defyance Miles: 3.00Black Landreth 6 Miles: 10.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
154.000.0026.000.0017.00197.00
Equation 3 Miles: 39.00Launch Miles: 32.00Defyance Miles: 19.00Kinvara Miles: 28.00Black Landreth 6 Miles: 59.00Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 156.38
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