Terry's Running Blog

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.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 60.85 Year: 970.21
Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:04:12, Place overall: 180, Place in age division: 14
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.200.000.0026.20

The anticipation of running the marathon is always alot of fun.  As usual, St. George put on another great marathon. 

Me and my family are lucky enough to be old highschool friends with the Lee's and they let us stay with them in their Pleastant Palms Condo (A great place for a family to stay in St. George). Tom even drove me, Kim and Jeff to catch the buses. 

As the weatherman had forecasted, it was a hot day for running a marathon.  Last year when I ran the UVM it was cold and rainy and I got a sub 3.  I do much better in cooler weather.  However, this year was the most miles I'd ever put into a marathon and I ran in the heat at lunch time a lot so I thought I may be able to get away from the cramping that I usually get when the temperatures get in the high 60's and 70's. 

I went out at a 2:52 pace which I thought I could get if I had a near perfect marathon.  I was running well and felt like I could do it the first half of the marathon but about that time I could tell my legs weren't feeling as fresh as I thought they should.  I was still pushing well but I was starting to guess that my legs weren't going to hold up.  I probably should have backed off the pace around my 14 or 15 but I just couldn't give up the goal when my legs were still putting out at goal pace.  I usually drank two glasses of Gatorade at each aid station and ate quite a few bananas and oranges slices but it didn't do the trick.  By mile 20 I knew my legs weren't going to make it and so after I was walking and jogging due to cramping.  At that time I shifted my goal to a sub 3, but I soon realized no matter how much I wanted a sub 3 my legs were going to tell me what to do and I couldn't command them.

I was a little disappointed that my training didn't stop the cramping but it was good to see how weather affects me and how I may need to shift my goal times.

2000 2001 2005 2008 2010 2011 2011
Miles Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual
1 6:21 6:45 7:02 7:06 8:08 6:45
2 6:27 6:39 7:11 6:59 7:30 6:41 13:26
3 6:04 6:16 7:00 6:42 7:34 6:24 19:50
4 6:04 6:16 7:01 6:33 7:15 6:07 25:57
5 6:02 6:14 7:16 6:47 7:38 6:24 32:21
6 6:02 6:13 7:22 6:25 7:11 6:06 38:27
7 6:30 6:52 7:10 6:26 7:19 6:16 44:43
8 6:50 7:17 8:00 7:54 8:32 7:13 51:56
9 6:52 7:21 7:45 7:43 7:52 6:58 58:54
10 6:30 6:45 7:45 7:24 7:40 6:58 65:52
11 7:14 7:40 8:06 7:34 7:51 7:04 72:56
12 6:28 6:39 7:23 7:16 7:36 6:57 79:53
13 6:48 7:02 7:33 6:56 7:24 6:28 86:21
14 6:18 6:37 6:58 7:03 7:30 6:42 93:03
15 6:20 6:29 6:50 6:35 7:12 6:18 99:21
16 5:58 6:16 7:00 6:28 7:23 6:06 105:27
17 6:11 7:18 6:56 7:11 7:11 6:22 111:49
18 6:26 6:27 7:21 8:27 7:35 7:07 118:56
19 7:04 7:40 8:51 8:01 7:53 7:11 126:07
20 6:02 7:10 7:27 7:35 8:02 7:18 133:25
21 6:00 7:01 7:54 7:08 7:14 7:05 140:30
22 6:15 7:04 8:15 7:53 7:45 8:13 148:43
23 6:16 7:54 7:33 8:16 7:24 8:28 157:11
24 6:03 11:21 7:33 7:35 7:00 7:46 164:57
25 6:11 15:38 8:34 7:28 7:22 8:54 173:51
26 6:22 11:12 6:35 6:46 7:21 8:32 182:23
26.2 1:15 2:20 1:30 1:50 1:46 1:49 184:12
2:46:53 3:18:20 3:15:49 3:09:58 3:18:08 3:04:12

 

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2000 2001 2005 2008 2010 2011 2011
Miles Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual Actual
1 6:21 6:45 7:02 7:06 8:08 6:45
2 6:27 6:39 7:11 6:59 7:30 6:41 13:26
3 6:04 6:16 7:00 6:42 7:34 6:24 19:50
4 6:04 6:16 7:01 6:33 7:15 6:07 25:57
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Comments
From MarkP on Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 00:09:52 from 97.117.127.158

I too am a cold weather runner. I used salt tablets for this race and it did the trick (I cramp up even during a hot 10K). Way to finish!

From jtshad on Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 09:08:13 from 69.20.183.178

It was a tough day out there again this year. Well run on a hot day.

It was nice meeting you in person, I hope to see you again soon in a future race.

From Tom on Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 10:30:55 from 67.199.180.90

Interesting to compare those splits over the years Terry. Makes this race look pretty good actually - that 2001 must be the one you were telling me about when you stood in the road for a few minutes.

Always great to have the Bean's stay with us. I look forward to many more marathon adventures for all of us in the years to come.

From Dave S on Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 12:26:51 from 4.254.223.108

Nice job in tough conditions. Looks like you were on track for a great time. I'm sure a cooler day would have made a huge difference. Nice meeting you again.

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