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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 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
38.5036.207.500.5082.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Morning run, temp. 38'

Time 32:24,  Mile avg. 8:06

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.003.001.000.006.00

Morning run, temp 34'

Time 45:24,  mile avg. 7:34

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.000.000.001.00

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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:25:49, Place overall: 660, Place in age division: 41
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

It was a great day for a marathon.  Cool temperatures at the start (low to mid 40's) and probably low 60's when I finished. 

This year I got way out of shape over the winter and never did the training to get back into the shape I like need to get to so I have a chance of a sub 3.  I was surprised at how slow it took me to get back in any kind of shape in my older age.  So I knew going into the marathon that it would be slower one.  I thought I had a 5% chance of getting a 3:15 if everything went perfect, about a 7:26 pace.  Of course it didn't go perfect.

As usual I rode over to the start with Great Tom and Kim Lee.  It was Kim's 10th SGM and all in a row.  I tried to find some South Jordan friends at the start but didn't ever bump into them. 

When the gun finally went off I was feeling good.  I tried to keep the pace slow and easy. 

First 7 miles (7:40, 7:28, 7:05, 7:03, 7:15, 6:55, 7:07)  7:13 avg.

Next 6 miles (9:25 pit stop, 7:54, 7:57, 8:16, 7:54, 7:30) 8:27 avg.   At 13.1 I was at a 7:41 avg.  This is usually the time to hit some fast miles, but I could tell my legs were not ready for 13.1 more of fast miles. 

Next 7 miles (7:49, 7:22, 8:02, 7:46, 8:09, 8:42, 8:17)  When I was at about 15.5 miles my right lower calf started getting tight and soon after a felt a few tugs on the left quad.  I have a problem with cramping and it would get bad if I didn't back off to 8 minute miles.  I took a few walk breaks during this period to keep my legs cramp free.

Last 6.2 miles (8:04, 8:08, 8:11, 7:47, 8:03, 8:13, 1:45)  Next time I run the SGM I need to respect the distance and train so I can take advantage of all the down hill the last 6 miles.  I definitely got passed much more that I was passing the last 6 miles. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.004.001.500.005.50

morning run, temp. 37'

Took the whole week off after the SGM.  Ready to go!

Time 37:24,  mile avg. 6:48

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.003.000.000.004.00

Evening run in Vernal, temp. 55'

Time 28:56,  mile avg. 7:14

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Morning run, windy, temp. 58'

Time 31:36,  mile avg. 7:54

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.005.000.0010.00

ran 5 miles then made it to the start of the Sojo half and ran 2.5 with the racers and turned of and went home.  My last three miles were in 19:40.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

time 30:10,  Mile avg. 7:33

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.500.50

ran with scouts.  Half in 2:40

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

time 32:24

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

morning run

Time 32:24,  Mile avg. 8:06

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.500.000.000.005.50

Morning run

Time 41:15,  Mile avg. 7:30

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Morning run

Time 29:45,  Mile avg. 7:26

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
38.5036.207.500.5082.70
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