Little Buddha

August 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

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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
170.5010.0033.501.0013.00228.00
Defyance Miles: 50.00Kinvara Miles: 43.00Yellow Speedstar Miles: 23.00Equation 3 Miles: 61.00Blue Stratus Miles: 10.00Glycerin Miles: 5.00Launch Miles: 23.00
Weight: 149.57
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Just an easy 5 miles this morning.  Ran over to Hurricane and then back home, still feeling sick to my stomach.

Did the La Verkin Loop tonight, felt pretty good.

Defyance Miles: 3.00Kinvara Miles: 5.00
Weight: 149.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.006.000.000.0013.00

I really had no plans of going over for Tempo Tuesday this morning, I had trouble going to bed, kepting waking up, and still didn't feel 100% with the stomach.  The alarm went off at 4 am and I just turned it off and went back to sleep, but it was strange at 4:05 am I was wide awake, so I just got out of bed and made it over to Clyde's

Did a 3 mile warm-up with the guys, then we did a new Tempo route that I hadn't done before.

1-6:29- Running with James

2-6:36- Still running pretty close to James

3-6:30- Starting to not feel so great

4-6:47- Hip starts hurting, as well as my ankle and my arch on my left foot.

5-6:54- Still struggling wanted to stop here, but talked myself into at least one more mile

6-6:50- Still hurting but tried to give a better effort.

40:11- 6:42 average

This workout wasn't very good, but at least I got some miles in and I tried.  The one thing with running is you do so many runs, that even when you have a bad day you don't have to dwell too long on it, because you are right back out there the next day or even the same day if you are doing doubles.

4 mile death march back to Clyde's.  I not only struggled on the tempo portion, but on the cool-down as well.

Yellow Speedstar Miles: 13.00
Weight: 148.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Difficult run.  Had a busy morning and afternoon finally had some time around 5 pm, took off and ran over to the Hurricane Library and then back home.  Going over was hot but I managed, however coming back I really suffered.  Anyway, very glad to have this run over even though it was only 6 miles and the pace was slow

Defyance Miles: 6.00
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

A better run today, ran up to the Substation and then back home.  I wasn't able to get out early due to watching the boys this morning, but was able to run at about noon, starting to get toasty, but I managed better today compared to yesterday.

Equation 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 151.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Ran out to my school and then back after working for awhile.  Right hip has really been acting up this week.  It was really bad today during the run.  I averaged right around 8 minutes for the run, so not very fast, but it was during the heat of the day.

Defyance Miles: 10.00
Weight: 151.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.001.001.000.0017.00

Dodging lightening bolts for 17 miles with the Wildbull and the Bear.  We had a fun run this morning, ran down the Kolob road through Virgin and back to my house.  We took it pretty easy coming down, there are some pretty good downhill sections.  Pretty much as soon as we started we got rained on.  It wasn't too bad, until about mile 8 then it really picked up for a bit.  The scariest thing was the lightening, it was real close, in fact we saw a fire startup from where some lightening hit not too far from the road.  Once we got to Virgin, the Wildbull took off and pushed the pace the next 5 miles.  I just tried to keep pace, but was about 15 to 20 seconds back.  I closed the gap a little on the hills right before the big downhill on the La Verkin Twist.  Then I opened things up the last two miles on the downhill section of the Twist. I hit 6:09 and 5:38, so I was moving pretty good.  We finished up with a nice easy mile.  Anyway a good run, glad Bill and Cody came over and got me out of bed.

Equation 3 Miles: 17.00
Weight: 151.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.002.004.00

Legs still really sore today from Saturday's run.  I feel like I ran a marathon.  I only did 2 miles tonight down to the cow field and back.  Jarren insisted on going, so I took him at 9:30 in the stroller.  Once I got home I rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes, which felt pretty good on the legs.

Also not good to report, my weight really balloned over the weekend. I really didn't think I was eating that much, but apparently I was.

Blue Stratus Miles: 2.00
Weight: 157.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

1 mile around La Verkin, then I noticed one of Jordan's lawns that needed mowed so I hurried home changed and went and mowed the lawn, then left for Back to School Night.  After that was over I went out and ran over to the Baseball Fields and back home, so another 5 miles.

Equation 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 152.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Late night last night and first day of school this morning, pretty busy day between driver's ed, Back to School Night for Jansen, and fitting in a run.

I just did 3 miles around La Verkin pushing Jarren in the stroller.  Then I came home and did 30 minutes on the exercise bike.  The legs are still feeling a little sore.  I'm going to try a tempo run tomorrow afternoon hopefully, even though it will probably be really hot.

Blue Stratus Miles: 3.00
Weight: 152.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.003.000.000.0010.00

Not a good run at all today.  Went out this afternoon big mistake, still way too hot or maybe I'm just still messed up from my run Saturday.  Anyway the plan was to do a tempo run from Anderson Junction, through Toquerville my normal route which I really like.  I did a two mile warm-up then got going.

1-6:15 this was good two weeks ago I hit 6:35 on this first mile, so I was feeling pretty good, but that quickly changed

2-6:23 even stopped and walked a bit up a hill

3-6:00 just going through the motions not even pushing it on this section like I usually do.

Anyway after just 3 miles I was done.  I was able to limp into Toquerville to the City Office and got a drink,

Then two more very slow miles to my water bottle which Sunny had left at the Trails Sub Division.

The worst part of the day was the last two miles, I just walked the rest of the way home.

I really hope it was just the heat that drained me and maybe just being a little stressed and wore out from the first few days of school.  Hope to bounce back soon, today running was not fun at all.

Kinvara Miles: 10.00
Weight: 147.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.000.000.002.004.00

Easy 2 miles down to the cow field and back, pushing Jarren in the stroller it was fun listening to Jarren talk about everything

Yellow Speedstar Miles: 2.00
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.0010.000.000.000.0020.00

Now that I'm done this was a good run, waking up this morning at 3:45 I didn't feel quite so excited.

Anyway we did 20 down the course this morning.  Lots and lots of people out on the course.  I've really been in a rut with my running and I wasn't to thrilled to be going out this morning for a 20 mile run, especially not on the marathon course, which gets really old to me.

However, it turned into a decent run.  I ran the first 7 or 8 mile with Mike and Bill then they both took off and I stopped and went the bathroom.  A few miles later I caught up to Bill but didn't run with him for very long.  Instead I kept the pace pretty good and just pretty much ran by myself, which was actually good for me this morning.

Once I got to the top of Winchester I was pretty much beat.  I saw Marcie and Amber and jogged with them for a moment, then they said they were going to do 3 hard tempo miles to the end.  I said "have fun with that" totally intending not on running with them.  However, I soon found myself staying right with them and then actually running right ahead of them, so I guess it worked out good for me, because it took my mind off the last 3 miles and I ran pretty good to the end which was at the church.

I never caught Mike, that boy was cruising and Wildbull came in not too far behind me, so we all ran decent.

Most of the other guys in the club got out at mile 16 and then did their workout to the park and then cool-down back to the church.  Anyway, I figured their warm-up pace and workout would be quite a bit faster than the shape I'm in right now, so I just decided to run most of this run by myself, which was ok.

Total time was 2:18:44 (6:56 average)

Defyance Miles: 20.00
Weight: 146.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.001.007.00

I did the Nephi's Twist Trail tonight.  I felt pretty sore, so I ran pretty slow. I spent another 30 minutes on the exercise bike.

Equation 3 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 151.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.005.000.000.008.00

Better workout today, but still not where I would like to be.  I once again had Sunny drive me out to Anderson Junction.  I figured I would not try to run a 6 mile tempo, but settle for a 5 mile tempo, and I also figured since it was still well over 100 degrees I would only do 1 mile warm-up instead of 2.

1-5:58 Started at Mile Marker 6 this was a big improvement from this mile last week.  Last week I ran 6:23 on this mile, granted I had already done one mile of tempo last week at this point, but still.

2-5:45 Last week was 6:00

3-6:11

17:58 (5:59 average)

Like last week, I only made it through 3 miles, then I stopped

However, unlike last week after I gave myself a few minutes to try to recover I attempted two more miles.

1-6:52 this mile was hard and I struggled to get going again.

2-6:03 All I was wanting to do on this mile was be done.

12:58 (6:28 average)

Anyway, not the best workout, but at least I felt a little better than last week.  I also did a lot better on the 2 mile cool-down home.  In fact I was able to run most of the way home, this of course was after I went and laid in the creek for awhile to cool-off.

Kinvara Miles: 8.00
Weight: 147.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Easy 5 miles over to Hurricane City Park and back.

Defyance Miles: 5.00
Weight: 150.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Not much today, just not feeling to motivated only did the La Verkin loop

Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.002.500.000.008.00

A decent workout this afternoon, once again in the heat.  It was around 102 when I started my workout.  I did a two mile warm-up then did 4x1000m with 2:00 min recovery.  I did this workout over by the cow field on the course I have measured out.

1-3:30 Felt easy

2-3:29 Still feeling  pretty good

3-3:32 Struggling

4-3:35 Ok I'm done.

I was really hoping to be able to do 5, but this was the first time I've done these repeats during this marathon training cycle so I guess I should be happy with 4, plus the heat took quite a bit out of me again.

Did a 3 mile cool-down over to Pah Tempe and then back home.

Yellow Speedstar Miles: 8.00
Weight: 148.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
19.000.000.000.000.0019.00

Ran with Bill this morning.  We went from the house over 600 North to Maverick and then back.  We stopped and watched some of the high school cross country meet.  I didn't feel very good today on the run.  I was having quite a bit of problems with my hips.  I had to walk up most of the hills on the way back.

A few easy miles this afternoon.

Glycerin Miles: 2.00Equation 3 Miles: 17.00
Weight: 147.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00

Went up and planned on mowing the lawn at Pine Valley, but had some problems with the mower.  Ended up going on a run instead.  No problem with the run a nice 5 miles up in cooler temp's

Rode exercise bike for 40 minutes tonight

Blue Stratus Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.000.007.000.000.009.00

Finally, a good tempo run.

I had to go back to Pine Valley tonight to mow, this time I took Sunny and the younger boys.  After mowing for about an hour I got ready and took off for a run back down to Central.  I was planning on doing a 2 mile warm-up and then 6 miles of tempo, and the 1 mile cool-down.  However, after jogging down to the church which was 1 mile I felt ready to begin the tempo.

1-6:29 This mile was mainly uphill, leaving Pine Valley

2-6:17 Kind of rolling

3-5:44 Now we are starting to hit some nice downhill

4-5:57 Mostly downhill to flat.  Mentally kind of losing it

5-5:41 Good downhill and refocused

6-5:40 Another good mile, thinking I would stop after 6, but was feeling good so I kept going

7-5:48 This mile was a tough flat mile and I struggled the last .5

41:41 (5:57 average)

Did just 1 mile cool-down and then Sunny picked me up and we drove home.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with this run.  I've been struggling and this was a good workout to make me feel a little better.  I think more than anything the change of scenary was nice.  The temp's were ok, but not as cool as yesterday or I would have preferred, still quite warm out when I was doing the workout. 

Kinvara Miles: 9.00
Weight: 149.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Didn't feel too good today, only did 4 miles.  I think the tempo run yesterday took quite a toll on the body.

Equation 3 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 148.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.001.007.00

Big Birthday today, finally out of the super fast 30-34 age division.  I didn't have much time this afternoon so I only did 6 miles before heading up to Cedar City to watch Jordan's football game.  I ran up the La Verkin Twist trail, I went out 3 miles and then came back 3.  It was really hot out and I struggled.

Defyance Miles: 6.00
Weight: 149.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Just a token 3 mile La Verkin Loop.  Nice evening got a little bit of rain.  I ran in a new pair of shoes which is always fun.

Launch Miles: 3.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.000.005.000.000.0020.00

20 miles down the marathon course.  I really didn't want to go this morning, but I woke up at 3:20 and was wide awake, so I figured ok, I guess that means I supposed to go.  Lots of roadkill out this morning.  Bill and Mike took off pretty fast from the start and I waited a bit for Steve. When we got to Veyo I stopped to use the bathroom.  Steve also stopped so then the rest of the run it was just the two of us.  Steve was good at making me stay positive about the run.  My overall time was about 3:30 slower than what I ran two weeks ago.  I ended the 20 miles with a 1:22:10 (7:07 average).  Anyway still a decent run, my calves have been pretty tight, which is causing problems in my arches, also still dealing with hip pain.

Launch Miles: 20.00
Weight: 149.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.002.007.00

Rode bike to work this morning and then back home this afternoon.  I should do this more often

A painful 5 miles down through Confluence Park.  This run didn't go that great, however the temp's were really nice this afternoon.  It felt a little like fall this afternoon.

Equation 3 Miles: 5.00
Weight: 149.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.004.000.000.0011.00

Really good workout this afternoon.

3 miles warm-up over to Hurricane High. Talked a little bit with a parent that is helping out with Hurricane's Cross Country Team, interesting listening to some of the things they are doing. I mentioned that I wouldn't mind coming and running with them some and she said she didn't think the head coach would mind, so we'll see what happens.

Ok, back to the workout

Did 4x1600m with 400m recovery (3:00 min)

1-5:44 Too fast for the first one, but felt really good

2-5:46 Another good repeat

3-5:54 Wheels starting to fall off, thinking this will be the last one for sure

4-5:51 I had to give myself a little extra recovery, but glad I was able to do this last one.

3 mile cool-down home.

Kinvara Miles: 11.00
Weight: 147.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
170.5010.0033.501.0013.00228.00
Defyance Miles: 50.00Kinvara Miles: 43.00Yellow Speedstar Miles: 23.00Equation 3 Miles: 61.00Blue Stratus Miles: 10.00Glycerin Miles: 5.00Launch Miles: 23.00
Weight: 149.57
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