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St. George 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 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: 22.30 Year: 790.40
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.8064.400.000.00121.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.001.000.000.002.00

Morning run, temp. 45'

All done running until Saturday.

Time 14:30,  Mile avg. - 7:15

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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:03:19, Place overall: 197, Place in age division: 20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

~~Had several good friends from my neighborhood running the SGM for the first time.  Some of us stayed with the Great Tom Lee at his Condos.  I think all but one of the friends got a marathon PR.
It was a great day for a race.  We had a tail wind for a while.  I thought I was maybe in just a little better shape than last year when I had a great race a went Sub 3.  But this year as the run started I just didn't have quit the overall good feeling as last year. I ran with Mike P. until Veyo and then he took off.  I was hoping he'd break 3 hours but he slowed down at the end also and missed it by 59 seconds. 
I got two minutes ahead of last years time by about mile 16 and I was hoping I could hold onto that time and coast in like last year but at mile 22 my left quad cramped up and forced me to take a 30 second walk break. At that point I knew sub 3 was not an option anymore.  I just tried to slow down enough so I wouldn't have to take many walk breaks.  I still had to take two more as my leg kept cramping up.  
My legs are recovering remarkably well as I write this on Sunday afternoon.  Maybe I was in better shape I just got some dumb legs that like to cramp up.  I drank at every aid station, I ate a little along the way and took 5 salt/running tablets. 
It was a great race.  SG did mess up on starting late this year by 15 minutes.  They loaded the buses to slow compared to prior years.

Couldn't get my spreadsheet to download into a good readable format that shows my last 8 years of running the SGM.

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Noon run, sunny, temp. 70'

Legs still have a few aches and pains but not to bad.

Time 30:32,  Mile avg. - 7:38

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Noon run, sunny, temp. 73'

Time 47:54,  Mile avg. - 7:59

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.301.000.000.008.30

Noon run, sunny, temp. 73'

The bum-itis is flaring up just a bit.

Time 62:30,  Mile avg. - 7:32

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.054.000.000.008.05

Noon run, to Herriman High and back, Sunny, temp. upper 60's

Camped out with the scouts last night eating hotdogs and junk food and not getting enough sleep.  Felt sluggish at first but then my body kicked in.

Time 58:04,    Mile avg. - 7:13

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.300.000.000.008.30

Noon run, sunny, temp. 60'

Time 66:10,  Mile avg. - 7:58

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Noon run, sunny, temp. 65'

Legs not fully recovered but getting close.

Time 31:32,  Mile avg. - 7:53

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.002.000.000.004.00

Noon run, partly sunny, temp. 63'

Last two miles at marathon pace which seemed to take to much effort.  Must not be fully recovered from the SGM.

Time 30:00,  Mile avg. - 7:30

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Race: SOJO Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:09:12, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

SOJO Marathon starts in Copperton and finishes at the Jordan River bottom by lifetime fitness. It drops just over 1000 feet in elevation more in the first half than second half.

Taunia drove me to the start line and I had 6-7 minutes to spare before the race started at 7:30am.  I wish I could always have the race only 15 minute drive from my home.  I did forget my watch.  The biggest reason I like my watch is to keep me from going out to fast.  My plan was to take it easy and run the first half in 93 minutes and hope I could get close to that on the second half.  I hit the first half in 91 which felt pretty easy but maybe just a hair to fast considering I just ran the SGM two weeks ago.  At mile 4 I asked a runner what the time was and on-line they have the half split and at mile 17 Taunia gave me my watch as I passed our home, so I do have a few splits.

Miles 1-4  6:49 Avg,  Miles 5-13.1  7:01 Avg,   Miles 13.2-16  7:48 Avg, 

Miles 17-26.2  7:21 Avg.

The race went well.  My stomach was felt just a little nausias on and off but not bad.  For some reason I started feeling pretty good around mile 15-16.  I was hopeful I could keep pushing all the way but a few  miles out I could tell my legs would cramp up if I kept up the speed.  I slowed a little and with one mile out I picked up the speed but then my legs told me no so I had to slow way down with very tight legs.  When I crossed the line my quad tightened up so I couldn't walk for about a minute until it relaxed.  

I got 1st in my AD by over 10 minutes and beat all the 40 and overs!

 

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

Noon run, sunny, temp. 55'

Now that I've signed up for a 50 miler next spring I thought I'd see what it would feel like to go at a 9-9:30 mile pace.  I couldn't do it.  I'm sure after 30-40 miles of running it will take a big effort.

Time 52:30,  Mile avg. - 8:45

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Noon run, sunny, temp. 60'

I'm blaming Paul T. for showing me the website on yesterdays comment.  The discussion talked about a cadence of 180 which I'm assuming means 180 steps a minute.  I decided to test mine today and I'm around 160.  When I tried to take shorter steps I still struggled to get into the 170's.  And I thought I'd really shortened my stride and changed from a heel strike to a flat foot strike.

Time 47:36,  Mile avg. - 7:56

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.150.000.000.007.15

Morning run, Temp. 58'

Time,  55:25,  Mile avg. - 7:45

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.004.000.000.005.00

Morning run, temp. 38'

Felt pretty good after taking 3 days off.

Time 35:55,  Mile avg. - 7;11

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
56.8064.400.000.00121.20
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