Little Buddha

December 2009

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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: 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
Black Nike Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 72.00
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
25.000.000.000.0030.0055.00
Glycerin Miles: 10.00Defyance Miles: 6.00Blue Stratus Miles: 7.00
Weight: 155.33
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.003.006.00

Basketball this morning. 

Ran down to Pah Tempe and back home.  Easy 3 miles, hip pain was pretty intense.  I don't want to sound too old but I think I have arthritis in the hip.  I've noticed that two things add to the pain cold weather and whenever I gain a few extra pounds.  I think the hip pain could also be a result of having ran lots of miles over the years.  At this point I'll just keep working through the pain.

Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 153.00
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Weight: 154.00
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Weight: 154.00
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Went and played basketball this morning. Also last night I got the treadmill set up in the garage even plugged it in, so I know it works, next step will be actually getting on it to run. I am planning on coming to running club tomorrow. What time and where?

2 very slow miles on the dreadmill, you have to start somewhere right?

Weight: 153.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Good 6 mile run today.  I went over to Hurricane Middle School did a loop around the school then back home.  I haven't been running much, really struggling with hip pain, but felt like giving it a shot today, even though it is freezing cold here.  I've really become quite the wimp when it comes to cold weather.  Anyway good run average pace was 7:50 which is flying for me right now, considering the shape I'm in.

Defyance Miles: 6.00
Weight: 154.00
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Basketball this morning

Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.003.007.00

Ran over to Zion Bank then up to the middle school, where Sunny picked me up.  Good run I ran the 3rd mile in 6:45.  I'm still feeling a lot of pain in my hip.

Glycerin Miles: 4.00
Weight: 155.00
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Basketball this morning

Weight: 155.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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3 mile easy loop around La Verkin, before going to computer class.  Tonight's run put me over 2100 miles for the year, which is right where I was last year.  I was on track to be way ahead of last year, but it has been rough the last few months.  2009 started off slow, then things got going pretty good in the spring and summer and the year is now kind of ending on a downer as far as running.  Hopefully, I can get back into the swing of things in the next few weeks.

Glycerin Miles: 3.00
Weight: 156.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.003.0010.00

70 minutes of basketball this morning. Planning on running after school today.

Good run this afternoon.  I did sort of a new loop.  I will call it the Hurricane Elementary Loop.  I ran up to the Substation then out on the 600 North trail, which is now becoming a road (boo!)  I then cut down past the new elementary school and back past the Hurricane City Park and then home.  The run was right at 7 miles and I did it in 56 minutes, so finished right with the 8 minute pace guy, which is pretty good for me right now. 

Blue Stratus Miles: 7.00
Weight: 155.00
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Gained a few more pounds over the weekend, and I'm afraid it will be more of the same this coming week.

Weight: 158.00
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2009 Race Calendar Painter's 5K-18:09 2nd place Spectrum 10K-34:56 1st place Run for Kids 10K- 37:42 3rd place Hurricane Half- 1:21:49 6th place Ogden Marathon- 2:53:55 13th place Enterprise 10K- 33:49 2nd place Provo River Half- 1:18:44 7th place St. George Marathon- 2:55:01 101st place

Haven't ran for over a week, it was freezing cold in Colorado. Anyway, I gained a few pounds and actually I'm in about the same place I was at the start of last year with regards to weight and being in shape or out of shape.

2009 was a decent year of running. Biggest accomplishments were winning the Spectrum 10K and setting a new old man PR at Enterprise 10K. I also had a pretty good race at the Provo Half. Both of my marathons were kind of disappointments.

For 2010 I'm considering doing the Utah Grand Slam and working on dropping the weight back down into the low 140's. The main goal is still to break 2:40 in a marathon.

Weight: 162.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Glycerin Miles: 10.00Defyance Miles: 6.00Blue Stratus Miles: 7.00
Weight: 155.33
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