Little Buddha

Ogden Half Marathon

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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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Yellow Glycerin Lifetime Miles: 258.00
New Black Pure Cadence 2 Lifetime Miles: 212.00
Grey Launch Lifetime Miles: 352.00
Clifton 2 Lifetime Miles: 169.00
Grey Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 107.00
Blue Pureflow 5 Lifetime Miles: 34.00
Blue Launch 4 Lifetime Miles: 6.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
25.000.0014.000.002.0041.00
Blue Launch Miles: 31.00Black Five Fingers Miles: 2.00Red Speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 162.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.002.000.000.007.00

Ran on 600 North over to Walmart. I felt ok the first 5 very hot out still.  I stopped at hole #13 got some water, then did two faster miles 6:36, 6:31 to finish up.

Blue Launch Miles: 7.00
Weight: 162.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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No desire to run tonight, didn't feel good when I got home from work.  I did do 2 miles as Jarren wanted to go for a bike ride.

Black Five Fingers Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.003.000.002.008.00

Basketball this morning.

Drove out to Toquerville Chapel and then did easy 2 mile warm-up to mile post 5, then did an easy 3 mile tempo run.

1-6:15

2-6:29

3-6:31

19:15 (6:25 avg)

1 mile cool-down back to church.

Red Speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 163.00
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No run today, traveled up to Eden with Mike and Bill.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Ran 2 miles this morning around the condo by myself.  Then I went and did 2 miles with Mike and Bill out around mile 10 and 11 of the marathon.  We got back to the truck and I went and did another 2 miles into Huntsville, they picked me up right before a big thunderstorm came through.

Later in the day we went to breakfast at Village Inn and then over to the expo.  At the expo I talked with Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano from Colorado.

After the expo we went back up to Eden and played some pool and the "PIG" on the basketball court.

In the afternoon I did 3 miles from the condo down to Eden, then Mike and Bill came and picked me up.

Blue Launch Miles: 9.00
Weight: 0.00
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Race: Ogden Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:26:04, Place overall: 36, Place in age division: 8
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.009.000.000.0015.00

Well today's race was a pretty good experience for me.  I have been working to get back into shape, still have a long ways to go, put at least I left this race feeling a little better about myself.

So far this year I've ran 1:40:16 at St. George Half and 1:32:36 at Dogtown Half, so I was really hoping to see some improvement in my half time today.  I sat out with the goal of around 1:25:00 or 6:30 pace

I started off very conservative and just warmed up the first 4 miles and really didn't start picking it up until the canyon.  Down the canyon I kept everything under control and I was probably most pleased with the last few miles on the trail where I thought I would struggle, but didn't too bad.

Met up with Tyler at the start and did half a lap around the Eden park and then straight to the starting line.  A little chilly at the start, but once we started running very nice temps

1-7:10 Nice and easy, kept forcing myself to slow down

2-6:54 A little up hill, still warming up

3-6:44 Still having to hold myself back

4-6:46 Feeling ready for the canyon

5-5:56 Maybe a little too excited but this mile drops a lot

6-6:18

7-6:19

8-6:11

9-6:09

10-5:56 I was pretty pleased with how things were going at this point, really wanted to get in at least 6 good miles,

11-6:28

12-6:51 Lack of endurance starting to effect me.

13-6:36 Pretty decent last mile

.25- 1:26

Everyone I talked with had the course measured long on their Garmins by about.10, so if that were really the case then made you could take off 45 seconds.

Anyway my chip time was 1:26:04 (6:34 average) so I was pretty happy with that.  Best thing I didn't feel totally beat up, like after most races.  I was able to run 2 miles after the race.  I went and helped pace Bill the last half mile of the marathon.  He ran 3:13 and Mike ran 3:06.  Steve Olsen did a 1:20 in the half and Tyler Shepard had a great race 1:19:11, so I was happy for him.

This race has gotten me excited for a good summer of training and racing.  I'm signed up for the St. George Marathon, but plan to do 2 or 3 more halves this summer, plus some 10K's.

Blue Launch Miles: 15.00
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
25.000.0014.000.002.0041.00
Blue Launch Miles: 31.00Black Five Fingers Miles: 2.00Red Speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 162.50
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