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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
22.8043.201.000.0067.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.005.400.000.005.40

Noon run, sunny, temp. 78'

I'm doing my SGM tapper this week on Tue, Thu, & Fri.  The anticipation of running the marathon is a lot funner then running it.  Finishing the marathon does feel good, mostly cuz you're glad your done.  3 or 4 hours of running is alot.  If anyone passes me just remember I'm having fun.

Today was my last real run before SG. 

Time 37:13,  Mile avg. - 6:53

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Noon run, sunny, temp 75'

I was debating wether to run or not but the stress level at work has been to high and I needed to get out and clear some of the stress.  Hope I can de-stressify by Saturday Morning.

Less than 2 days until the big race!!  YAAHHHOOOOO!!

Time 50:17,  Mile avg. - 8:22

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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:09:58, Place overall: 249, Place in age division: 39
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.1026.200.000.0026.30

Thanks to Larry and Paul for getting me a late entrance to the Marathon.  Larry I didn't go sub 3 so I probably wont name my next child Larry.  And big thanks to my good High School buddies Tom & Kim for letting us stay with them.

This was a nice marathon because I had no great expectations because I hadn't train properly for it and I only got the late invite 2 weeks before the race.  So my goals were to try to assist Tom in going sub 3 through the 1st half of the marathon and then enjoy the rest even if it ment walking part of the second half.  I figured I had about a 2% chance of going sub3, a 23% of going sub 3:10 and a 50% chance of going between 3:10 and 3:20 and a 25% chance of going over 3:20.

 Sorry guys, I was praying for cool temperatures even if it meant rain.  I really didn't want the wind that came with it.  I run much better in cool temperatures and I was loving the way the rain was keeping me cool.  I'm probably the only won that liked the rain.

 Race results: 39th in age division out of 373.  216th of 2845 males.

Mile 1 - 7:06 (started a little slow, to much congestion, but no worries, it is fine to start easy)

Mile 2 - 6:59 (still dark and wet. Trying to get in the rythum of running in the rain)

Mile 3 - 6:42 (Road is opening up good, getting a bit lighter. Time to start hitting the splits)

Mile 4 - 6:33 (wind blowing just enough to make hitting the splits harder)

Mile 5 - 6:47 ( I carried two banana halfs.  Ate one at mile 5 and the next at mile 10)

Mile 6 - 6:25

Mile 7 - 6:26 (Seems we are missing Tom's target miles by a few seconds every mile.)

Mile 8 - 7:54

Mile 9 - 7:43

Mile 10 - 7:24 (ate other half of banana)

Mile 11 - 7:34 (saw Nathan, he passed us looking strong.  He said Paul was just behind him)

Mile 12 - 7:16

Mile 13 - 6:56 ( I was glad I was still feeling good at the half.  I new it wouldn't last but I was hoping it would)

Mile 14 - 7:03

Mile 15 - 6:35

Mile 16 - 6:28

Mile 17 - 7:11 (after the last 2 down hill miles my quads were complaining.  Giving me the early warning signs of cramping up.  I decide to let Tom go.  As I slowed a bit Tom didn't leave me fast enough. 

Mile 18 - 8:27 ( I took a bathroom break and walked a little, trying to get the quads to relax a bit.  I couldn't see Tom anymore.  Hoping he was cranking good)

Mile 19 - 8:01

Mile 20 - 7:35 ( Took a few 20 second walk breaks the rest of the way and ran easy hoping the legs wouldn't cramp up.  They were compaining but weren't grabbing yet.)

Mile 21 - 7:08

Mile 22 - 7:53 ( I thought finally by good buddy Tom was going to beat me in a race)

Mile 23 - 8:16 (another bathroom break)

Mile 24 - 7:35 (Started to think maybe my legs won't cramp up but I decided I'd wait until the last mile to really test them.)

Mile 25 - 7:28

Mile 26 - 6:46 (Just before I started the big push I saw Tom and Marci.  They were going slow and I thought my legs could hold out for a mile.  I passed them and wonder if Tom could push with me.  I had plenty of energy my legs we the ones that didn't want to run.  Tom didn't come along.  Unfortunatley, I took great delight in knowing that I was able to beat Tom.  Someday, I'll be more saintly and won't have such thoughts.)

Mile 26.2 - 1:50  (My calves started grabbing the last quarter mile.  They almost tripped me up, I looked behind me cause I had to slow down making sure Tom wasn't near.)  Yea!!  I finished!!  I still had plenty of energy, was smiling and happy, it was my legs that didn't like going 26 miles. 

I loved seeing Tom and Kim getting out of their Van and walking to the Condo.  Very slow and very sore looking.  They even went out of there way to take the elevator to the 2nd floor when the stairs were much closer.  Funny!!!

Kim did great for her 1st marathon with such adverse conditions before the race and during the race.

 

 

Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.000.000.004.00

Morning run, cloudy, temp. 40'

I took the first 3 miles easy but it didn't feel that good, then I decided to push the last mile at marathon pace.  The last mile was great, I started breathing harder, the endophines kicked in and I felt like a runner again, not a slow old man. 

My legs felt fine but not ready to do any high mileage runs yet.  Still need some more recovery time.

Time 31:12,  Mile avg. - 7:48

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.003.201.000.004.20

Noon run, sunny, temp 48'

Great day for a fast run.  Thought I'd see how the old legs were doing after the marathon.  Left shin started tightening up near the end.  Usually happens when I go to fast or I've done to many miles.

Mile 1) 6:34, 2) 6:46, 3) 6:09, 4) 6:40

Time 27:30,  Mile avg. - 6:33

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.500.000.000.002.50

Noon run, sunny, temp 65'

Tendon-bum-itis acting up a bit after Tuesdays fast run.  Better keep it easy for another week or two and do some streching.  Sitting all day at the office isn't good for the tendons.

Time 19:40,  Mile avg. - 7:53

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.200.000.000.004.20

Noon run, partly sunny, temp 68'

To much junk food and icecream and stress.  I didn't feel any energy flowing through my veins so I did the old man run and tried to enjoy going slow.

Time 33:13,  Mile avg. - 7:55

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.200.000.004.20

Noon run, sunny, temp 52'

Nice day for a run except that I played a little ward ball last night and it flared up my tendon-bum-its.  I was going to run sub 7 miles but the tendons didn't want me to.  Oh well, I should have enjoyed my youth more.

Time 30:00,  Mile avg. - 7:09

Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.004.200.000.004.20

Noon run, sunny, temp 64'

Nice day for a run. 

Time 28:38,  Mile avg. - 6:49

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Noon run, sunny, temp 62'

Kept it slow enough that the tendin-bum-itis wasn't strained to much. 

Time 45:49,  Mile avg. - 7:38

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
22.8043.201.000.0067.00
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