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Salt Lake City Half 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.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 698.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.750.0017.100.0044.85
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run, windy, temp 50'

Took it easy in hopes that my legs would feel good if I do a tempo run tomorrow. I always feel like I'm not getting a good workout and getting little benefit when I do 8 minute plus miles even though I know it is great exercise and lets me recover for the tempo and long runs.

Time 57:15, Mile avg. 8:11

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.003.000.008.00

Noon run, very windy, temp 50'

The wind was howling this morning so I decided to put off the run until lunch time hoping it would die down a little.  I hoped in vain.  I did a 3 mile tempo run one mile with the wind and 2 miles against the wind.  I got 5:59, 7:03, 6:51 for an avg. of 6:38.  Hopefully, the SLC half marathon this weekend doesn't have winds like that.

Time 57:48,  Mile avg. 7:13

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

Morning run, temp 30'

Snow on the grass but dry roads.  My legs were a little sore from yesterdays run, just how I like them to feel after a hard run.  Now I have a couple of days of easy running before the 1/2 marathon.

Time 55:06,  Mile avg. - 7:52

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.001.000.008.00

Noon run, sunny, temp. 48'

Nice day for a run.  Felt good running. I decided to do one fast mile at mile 7 at 5K speed.  I did it in 6:10.  If felt like I needed a little oil on my hips.  They seemed to be a little tight and wouldn't flow as nice as I'd like them to. 

Time 62:00,  Mile avg. - 7:45

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.500.000.000.001.50

Morning run, windy, Temp 45'

I took the day off from work and was going to do a few easy miles but I decided to run with my son Dallas.  My legs felt good and ready for tomorrows race.  We went to the Zoo with the 3 youngest kids that were off track. 

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Race: Salt Lake City Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:22:53, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.250.0013.100.0013.35

Race day! Windy, temp 55-60'

I rode to the race with a neighbor and arrived with just enough time to pack away my warmups and do a brief run and go to the starting line.  I saw Cal at the start, he looked ready for a good race.  I was hoping for 6:15 mile average and maybe a 1:21:59.  As I took off I felt good  but didn't feel energized enough.  Maybe I was still frustrated I couldn't run the full marathon due to foot problems last month. 

Mile1 6:05, Mile 2 6:21, Mile 3 6:43.  After less than a mile the outside of my shin on my left leg started to ache as if I've over used the muscle and it is fatiging.  I tried to run lighter and relax the muscle but it didn't help much.  After about 3 miles of this it finally started dieing down. 

Mile 4 5:49, Mile 5 6:13, Mile 6:6:28,  I was running good but I still didn't feel the race enough.

Mile 7 6:10,  Mile 8 6:09,  Mile 9 6:13,  Mile 10 6:33,  Mile 11 6:22,  Mile 12 6:35,  Mile 13 6:15.  (Avg mile pace 6:19) The raceing mental attitude finally kicked in at mile 7.   From mile 7 on nobody passed me and I passed several runners.  So I was pleased with the final effort but for some reason I felt like I didn't quite have as much energy as I thought I should.  Maybe I'm just getting old or I didn't sleep or eat right etc.....  Also, with about a mile left my left quad started trying to cramp up but it didn't lock up.  It is a little sore now but not to bad.

As soon as I got done with the race Taunia snatched me away and we went to Tanners track meet and then to Dallas's soccer game.  My stomach was uneasy for a few hours after the run but it got feeling better after a 1/2 hour nap.

Also, the finish was dumb. The 5 k walkers were taking 3/4th of the road at the gateway and they had a 1/4 of the road blocked of for the 1/2 marathoners.  There were so many 5Kers that you couldn't even get around after the race and the last strectch didn't feel like a real finish.  They should have started the 5K 1/2 hour earlier so they would be done for the half finish.  Also, my watch miles were sooner than the mile signs. My miles on my watch kept getting a little more distance before the next mile sign would come up. Either the race was a little on the long side or Garmin 205 isn't working right. I ended up with 13.2 miles. So maybe I need to add a few seconds to every mile above.

 Just found out I was 2 of 145 in age division missing 1st by 25 seconds and 20 of 1478 men I got chicked by one. 

 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.750.0017.100.0044.85
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