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FireStation Half Marathon

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Location:

South Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 09, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

 

All Time
2001 Provo River Half 1:18:25
2000 St. George Marathon 2:46:53
 
45-49 AD
2012 5K - Sandy July 4th 18:33

2011 10K - Des News 36:12,

2011 Provo River Half 1:22:10
2010 UVM 2:58:42

50-54 AD

2015 Scandinavian 10K 42:52,  2015 SLC Haunted 1/2 1:26:14, 2015 SGM 3:06:56

 

 

 

Other
I've run 30 marathons.
Ran Boston in 2003

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

5/25/19 - Scandinavian Days 5K - 20:01

6/8/19 - CornerCanyon Half
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to stay healthy and happy.

Personal:

Married to a beautiful woman. We have 5 great kids.

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Miles:This week: 8.70 Month: 54.55 Year: 963.91
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
84.302.003.000.0089.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

morning run, temp 70'

Feeling a little burned out.  I need that loving feeling.

Time 43:48,  mile avg. 8:07

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.600.000.000.007.60

morning run, temp 65'

Throat is hurting, feels like a cold is coming on.

Time 64:06,  mile avg. 8:26

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.001.003.000.0010.00

Moring run at Butterfield Canyon, temp 53'

Felt pretty good, even though my throat is just a little sore.  However when I went to push the last 3 downhill miles fast I just couldn't quit get myself going as fast as last week.

Last three miles in 6:05 avg. 

Time 77:42,  mile avg. 7:42

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.200.000.000.0011.20

Morning run, temp 55'

Time 89:00,  mile avg. 7:57

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.250.000.000.005.25

7:15pm run, temp. 75'

Time 40:46,  Mile avg. 7:46

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.751.000.000.007.75

7:00pm run, temp 75'

Pushed the pace early and after about 5 miles my hammy had had it.  Forgot to do my stretching.

Time 59:09,  mile avg. 7:42

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

Morning run

Hoping the hammy would let loose but it was still tight.  Probably should have not even run.

Time 22:30,  Mile avg. 9:00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

morning run, temp 55'

Mid run I pushed the pace and after a mile or so my hammy-itis flared up again.  I'm not to good at being smart with injuries.

Not near as exited about next weeks race now.  

Time 43:28,  mile avg. 8:03

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

7pm run, temp 80'

Could still feel the hammy-itis.  Took it easy.

time 33:52,  mile avg. 8:28

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.200.000.000.007.20

6:45pm run, temp. 60'

Hammy-itis feeling a little better today.  More stretching and easy running should do the trick.

Time 58:24,  Mile avg. 8:07

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

morning run, temp 55'

Hammy-itis felt much better.  Hope it holds out for Saturday.

Time 16:20,  mile avg. 8:10

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Race: FireStation Half Marathon (13 Miles) 01:32:27, Place overall: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
13.000.000.000.0013.00

It was a perfect morning for a race, nice temp's in the 50's and no wind.

I new coming into the race I wasn't as prepared as prior years and my hammy-itis could act up.  But I was hopeful. 

I started out the race and felt good.  I didn't have the speed but I was glad to be in a race, no stomach aches or any aches.  After about a mile the pack started to separate a bit. I was running in 4th place.  After two miles I was still in 4th but the guy in 3rd wasn't getting further ahead anymore.  I ended up moving into 3rd place after mile 4 on the big down hill section.  I could still see 1st and 2nd place on the longer stretches but they still seemed to be pushing out futher from me.  So my hopes were a possible a 3rd place finish.

At about mile 7 I heard footsteps coming up way to fast.  Apparently, the best runner in the race had started 2 minutes late because he was in the bathroom.  He passed me with no problem and then went on to win it.  So I reset my thought process in hopes of 4th place.  With 5 miles left my hammy-itis came back but I just did my best to ignore the pain.  Miles 10 to 11 are uphill and out of the blue my quad started to tighten up and would have cramped up but I walked for about 45 seconds.  Then the 5th place guy caught me and I ran with him for a bit but then was worried my leg would cramp again so I let him slowly creep ahead.

With one mile left my hammy was hurting but my leg wasn't cramping so I closed the 50 yard gap and with just under a half mile I took back 4th place and pushed hard. 

  

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

6:45pm run

Time 33:00,  mile avg. 8:15

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

7:00pm temp. 60'

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
84.302.003.000.0089.30
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