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Sandy Firestation Half

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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 HALF - Provo River 1:22:10
2010 MARATHON - UVM 2:58:42

50-54 AD

2015 Scandinavian 10K 42:52

 

 

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

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

5/14 - Law Run 5K - 20:15

5/28 - Scandinavian Days 10K 4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to stay healthy and happy.

Personal:

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

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 36.15 Year: 1023.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
113.5538.1010.000.00161.65
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Morning run

Time 33:36, mile avg. 8:24

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.003.001.000.0016.00

Morning run, Butterfield Canyon 

Time 2:24,  mile avg. 9:00

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.400.000.000.005.40

Morning run around daybreak lake

Time 42:20,  mile avg. 7:50

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.001.000.006.00

Morning run

Time 43:30, mile avg. 7:15

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Morning run

Time 36:22,  mile avg. 8:05

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Morning run

Time 50:09,  mile avg. 8:22

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Morning run

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.004.001.000.0016.00

Morning run, Butterfield Canyon

Time 2:22:10,  mile avg. 8:53

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

morning run

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.001.001.000.006.00

Morning run

Legs still sore from weekend run.  Didn't push as hard as I'd like to have.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Morning run.

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Race: Sandy Firestation Half (13.1 Miles) 01:36:28, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.1513.100.000.0013.25

It was a perfect morning for a half marathon.  No wind and the temperature was about 50'.  Dallas and Rachel wanted to run a half marathon for Rachel's first half and they picked the Sandy Firestation half due to timing and cost.  I drove us up there and we got ready. 

My training has been terrible this year in the fact that I feel way slower than normal and my legs keep cramping up near the end of my long runs and I'm not even at race pace.  Turning 52 has not been nice to me, I have just slowed down and if I try to speed up I have problems. 

So due to my training I decided to run the pace I plan on running at St. George in three weeks which is about 10 minutes slower than last time I ran St. George and if I still felt good I'd run the last couple of miles of the half marathon as fast as I could.  This would help me determine if my marathon pace as right due to my slower old aged body.

First 4 miles:  7:00, 7:26, 8:17, 7:05 ( about 1:15 slower than last year)  The gun went off and there were no really fast runners that showed up with only about 60-70 runners.  A few years ago I would have been off and winning, but this year at mile one, 3 men and 1 woman were ahead of me.  At mile two the hill gets going and I passed two of the men but got passed by another woman.  From that time on the placement didn't change. 

Next 4 miles: 6:53, 7:00, 7:18, 7:10 ( about 1:20 slower than last year) These miles are slightly down hill and unfortunately I felt like I was at marathon pace and didn't have extra.

Next 5 miles: 7:00, 7:53, 8:23, 7:28, 6:53 ( about 1:30 slower than last year) With 5 miles to go I felt pretty good and that I was at about the right pace, however, with a couple of miles left I could tell my left thigh was thinking of cramping up.  I walked through the next aid station and took my time then I started again and my leg felt much better so I pushed the pace again but it only took a quarter mile for the beginning of the cramping sensation to return.  So instead of running a super fast last downhill mile with the possibility of catching one or two of the women that were ahead of me I just coasted to the finish.

Now I'm worried that I'm going to cramp up half way through the St. George marathon even if I go at a pace much slower than in past years.     

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Morning run

Time 36:32,  mile avg. 8:07

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.001.000.006.00

Morning run, 

Time 44:06,  mile avg. 7:21

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Morning run

Time 46:12,  mile avg. 7:42

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Morning run,

Time 46:12,  Mile avg. 7:42

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Morning run,

Time 31:36,  Mile avg. 7:54

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.006.001.000.0016.00

Morning run, Butterfield canyon, temp. 33'

My best canyon run yet.  Like the cooler temps.  I did take about 3 one minute drink breaks.

Time 2:16:54,  Mile avg. - 8:33

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Morning run, temp. 39'

Time 36:33,  mile avg. 8:07

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.001.000.006.00

Morning run, temp 39'

Time 43:16,  mile avg. 7:13

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Morning run

Time 35:40,  mile avg. 7:56

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Morning run, temp 50

Time 45:36,  mile avg. 7:36

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.002.003.000.0010.00

Morning run, on lower Butterfield.

Last 3 miles in 5:59 avg, very aided.  While I was killing myself on the last three miles, James passed me without even breathing hard. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
113.5538.1010.000.00161.65
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