Little Buddha

Trails 20 miler

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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: 5.00 Month: 20.00 Year: 531.00
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6 miles this evening, legs still really sore from the long run on Saturday, so I took things very slow and easy tonight. Ran over to Hurricane High and did a few laps on their new track surface, it feels pretty nice and I'm looking forward to doing some speed workouts over there in the future.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.002.009.00

Ran 7 miles. I was going to do some 1000m repeats over at HHS, but once I got over there, they were having a soccer game so I just ran back to La Verkin and did a few more miles, maybe in the morning I will do some repeats on my course here in La Verkin.

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Played an hour of ultimate frisbee with the scouts, talk about a workout.  I was running the whole time with only two other guys on my team. 

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3.500.000.003.002.008.50

Rode bike to work this morning. 

Nice difficult workout this afternoon.  I had to hurry to get this workout done, before Jordan's football game over in St. George, so I headed out the door at 3:30 pm and it was still very hot out.  I did 1.5 mile warm-up then got into 5x1000m CV repeats, hoping to hit around 3:33-3:38 pace

1-3:28 (5:33) Maybe a little fast

2-3:26 (5:31) Still feeling good

3-3:27 (5:32) Surprised I was able to hit this time, because the heat is starting to get to me.

4-3:30 (5:40) I thought this might be my last one 

5-3:34 (5:44) I tried the best I could, but the legs were gone by this time.

Not much time for a cool-down only did 1 mile.

I'm feeling pretty good after this workout.  My legs were heavy, but my hip didn't seem to bother me very much during the workout which was good.

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10 painfully slow miles up the La Verkin Twist to the Overlook and back downhill.  I struggled going up and coming down, legs pretty dead from yesterday and running in the afternoon heat really zapped me.  Oh well, got the miles in.

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Played basketball this morning for over an hour, good workout, then I rode my bike to work and yes I had my helmet on and the training wheels off. Plan on doing a run tonight and then see how the legs feel tomorrow for the 20 miler.

It must be getting close to the marathon, because I've lost 5 lbs in the last week. The goal is for me to lose the Little Budda stomach and get Abs of Steel. Right now I'm weighing 145 which based on previous years would put me running right around 2:45 in the marathon. I really think once I get down around 140 or under for my weight I will then be able to see times under 2:40 for the marathon.

7.5 miles tonight into what felt like a furnace.  The temperature was still pretty hot at 6:00 pm but the main trouble was the headwind I was running into the entire way.  Anyway, decent run headed over 600 North trail, got water at hole #13, then down toward Brentwood, Sunny picked me up before my 8 miles were done, which was fine, with the race tomorrow I'm sure I'll be able to hit my goal of 70 miles for the week.  70 miles in six days is about my limit right now.  I really don't know if my body could handle much more.  I was hoping to have increased the miles more over the summer, but it seems like once I get in the 60-70 mile range I really start noticing hip problems.  However, I do have some ideas I'm going to try after the marathon to see if I can become a little stronger and then maybe work to increase the mileage as my body and my schedule allows.

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Race: Trails 20 miler (20 Miles) 02:10:00, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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Well, I really wanted to get in a good quality 20 miler before the marathon and today I was able to accomplish that goal. I had set as a time goal to run as close to 2:10:00 as possible, which would be right at 6:30 pace. I ran a few 20 milers last year on the marathon course in preparation for the marathon and was able to average 6:36. I knew today in order to hit 2:10:00 I would need to push the first ten a little faster and the finish has some rolling hills. There were also a few short hill climbs in the first ten.

1-6:15- Good start and I could tell there wasn't going to be much serious competition. Once again, I have to thank the Circle of Trust (Logan, Dave, and Clyde) as they were all out of town, also Steve Olsen, Steve Hooper, Wildbull, and Mike- didn't run and some other fast guys did the half, so I was able to get a nice victory for my efforts.

2-5:57- Some steep downhill here. Stop at the first water stop since Wildbull and Bigfoot were there. I'm still wondering what they spiked my drink with?

3-6:00

4-6:11

5-6:18

6-6:08

7-6:24- little hill climb

8-6:20

9-6:47- I think another short hill

10-6:22 (1:02:46) I was feeling pretty good here and had accomplished my first goal to run under 1:05 and bank a few minutes. I averaged 6:16 so that was encouraging

11-6:29

12-6:22

13-6:57 short hill, and stopped at the aid station to stretch and get proper fluids

14-6:35

15-6:32- short stop at aid station

16-6:27

17-8:10- Yes, that is quite a bit slower than I was going, but I stopped and walked some up the hill, then stopped at the aid station at the top and had a short conversation with a guy that was doing the half and I had caught up to.

18-6:20- I start trying to do the math here to figure out if I'll be close to my 2:10 time goal.

19-6:44- Rolling hills

 

20-6:32

Finish right at 2:10:00.03, (6:31 pace) and get a good laugh at being right on what I was hoping for. Of course I ran the second 10 miles, quite a bit slower but I was still pretty happy with this run. I think this course is more difficult than doing 20 miles down the marathon course, so maybe I'm close to where I was at last year at this same time.

I did one mile walk/jog to cool-down and put me at 70 miles for the week, which is the most miles I've done in a week since June I think? The hip actually felt pretty good today.

After the awards, Bill and his son, Sunny and I, and Mike and his wife had some breakfast at Sonic, we'll have to hit IHOP next time. And yes, Bill sometime I might treat you to Ted & Allen's.

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