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Scandinavian Days 5K

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South Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 09, 2007



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




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.


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

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 60.85 Year: 970.21
Race: Scandinavian Days 5K (2.94 Miles) 00:18:52, Place overall: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance


I worked a lot of hours this week and didn’t get enough sleep so I wondered how I would do.  There were about 100+ people that ran the race.  I started off and was feeling good.  Weather was perfect.  Sunny and about 48’.  After a mile I was in 5th at two miles I was tied for 3rd.  2nd place was only about 20 yards ahead and 1st place was about 100 yards up.

I was really having a hard time fighting the guy on my shoulder that kept telling me to slow down.  He had some good arguments.  You’re old, your heart can’t take it, it hurts to much, what if you do try really hard and you still don't get 1st or 2nd place, etc...  With a half mile left there was a three way tie for 2nd place, that is when I finally got up the courage to push to the next pain level.  I dropped the runners with me only thinking of securing 2nd place but to my suprise I was catching on 1st place.  I passed him with about a block and a half and he didn't fight to stay with me.  

Mile times 6:36, 6:37, 5:40 (.94 coverts to 6:02)

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