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Location:

Lehi,UT,

Member Since:

Jul 19, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

PRs

2015 St. George Marathon (2:44:11)

2014 Hobble Creek Half (1:17:18)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Goals

  • 5K - 16:59
  • 1/2 Marathon - Sub 1:17:00
  • Marathon - 2:45:00 

Miles:This week: 18.90 Month: 36.80 Year: 1406.45
Pegasus 34 White Lifetime Miles: 824.60
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 416.15
Pegasus 34 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 597.76
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 171.35
Hoka Clifton 1 Lifetime Miles: 575.85
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 266.00
Hoka Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 102.10
Pegasus Turbo 2 (green) Lifetime Miles: 10.50
Total Distance
174.50
Kinvara 2 Miles: 76.75Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 55.65Adizero Boston Miles: 13.00Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 5.70Mizuno Wave Creation 10 Miles: 14.70Kinvara Miles: 3.00Wave Rider 12 Miles: 6.70
Total Distance
9.15

9.15 in 1:08:55 (7:32).  Went out towards Saratoga and looped around on the JRP over to 700 S. and back home.  Good run.  Got into a good groove and felt pretty good.

Kinvara 2 Miles: 9.15
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5.00

5.0 in 38:55 with Mark in the afternoon up by Bear Lake.  

Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 5.00
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10.00

10.0 in 1:14:16 (7:26).  Started running right around 6:00 AM up at Bear Lake.  Beautiful run heading north for 5 miles and back.  Pushed the pace a bit today.

Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 10.00
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Total Distance
2.65

2.65 easy miles in the morning before leaving Bear Lake and heading straight to work.

Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 2.65
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9.00

9.0 in 1:11:55 (7:59).  Went up by the cemetery and then north by where we camped a few weeks ago.  Eventually made my way to 300 West and back home.

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Adizero Boston Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
18.10

18.10 in 2:16:35 (7:33).  Up and down Provo Canyon beginning by the movie theaters in the Riverwoods.  First 7 or so were with Mark.  Hit the turnaround point right around 1:13:00 and then just tried to keep things moving along well.  Overall a good run.  Probably will do nothing longer between now and DesNews.

Kinvara 2 Miles: 18.10
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Total Distance
9.00

9.0 in 1:11:23 (7:56).  Same route as last Friday, but in reverse.  Took it pretty easy.

Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 9.00
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Total Distance
7.70

AM 4 easy miles in Bozeman before going to the airport.

PM CF and then 3.70 slow miles on the JRP out by Saratoga. 

Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 3.70Adizero Boston Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
5.30

5.30 in 44:44.  Really slow run out towards my old church.  Kind of just wandered around. Got to bed way late, so was glad I got at least something in this morning.

CF 

Kinvara 2 Miles: 5.30
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Total Distance
11.00

8.0 no watch up 300 West and back with Mark.  Slow cause my body doesn't have much to give right now.

PM 3.0 easy.  A couple of easy 400s at 84 sec each. 

Mizuno Wave Creation 10 Miles: 8.00Kinvara Miles: 3.00
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7.00

7.0 no watch out towards Saratoga and back.  Hot out this morning.

Kinvara 2 Miles: 7.00
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Total Distance
16.00

16 in 2:03:40 (7:44).  Up and down Provo Canyon with Mark starting at 6:00.  Good run and now it's time to taper down a bit for DesNews.  I've been having some pretty good pain in the left knee and during the run today the right knee was bothersome.  Hopefully with the taper they will go away.

CF 

Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 16.00
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Total Distance
4.00

4.0 no watch out towards Saratoga and back. Slow and easy as I try to bring my legs back.

PM CF 

Kinvara 2 Miles: 4.00
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0.00

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Total Distance
5.00

5.0 no watch up Center and State and then back home.  

Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 5.00
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5.00

5.0 no watch, same route as yesterday.

PM CF 1 mile during the workout.

Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 1.00Kinvara 2 Miles: 5.00
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1.00

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Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 1.00
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Total Distance
8.00

8.0 in 1:00:50 (7:36).  Up 300 West and back.  Kept it pretty easy for the first 6 and then wanted the last two at or below marathon pace (6:46, 6:32).

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Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
2.00

Strides the last mile.

Kinvara 2 Miles: 2.00
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Race: Deseret News Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:00:26, Place overall: 18
Total Distance
26.20

This actually turned out to be a really good race for me and I'm pretty happy with the result, but I was so close to really coming in around 2:59:ish.....but as you'll see from the splits the wheels fell off around mile 24.5.  Up to that point, I really ran an almost perfect race for me for where I'm at right now.  But I am pleased with this effort and I think I made some good strides today.  Last year I ran this race in 3:05:48.  My PR is 2:59:42 at TOU last fall, so this is probably a better result than that and a PR effort.  This course is brutal.

Rob from the blog decided to run the race and asked if he could run with me.  He knew what I was shooting for, so I figured it would be good to run with him until either he or I started feeling bad/good and then I figured we would split.  We figured we would just try and hit 6:20s for the downhill first part and then go from there.

1 6:32  I find Rob at the beginning and we get going.  The first 5 miles flew by cause Rob and I were talking. It made the beginning of the race go by real quick, which was good.

2 6:16  12:48

3 6:12  19:01

4 6:31  25:33  These miles all felt real easy, but I can already feel the beating of my quads.

5&6 13:36  39:09  Rob and I split right around here as he decided to take it a bit easier on the uphill section.  

7 7:44  46:54  I was planning on this split being right around 7:45 and overall I'm pretty much right on pace with where I wanted to be up to this point.

8 7:13  54:07 I crest Little Mountain and begin the next steep downhill.  I really feel like the extreme downhill, followed by the good climb up Little Mtn, followed by the steep downhill of Little Mtn really just destroys me in this race.

9  6:32  1:00:39

10 6:51  1:07:30 I hit the switch back portion of the course, which I really enjoy.  Was hoping to come through mile 10 right around 1:27, so I was a bit slower than I wanted, but overall I'm still doing pretty good.  Legs feel pretty decent.  My whole plan for the rest of the canyon was just to clip off a bunch of miles around 6:30-6:40.

11 6:31  1:14:01

12 7:07  1:21:09  I have to stop and hit the bathroom during this mile.  I thought I was fast, but I think it cost me about 40-45 seconds.  This may have come back to haunt me at the end of the race, as far as getting in under 3 hours.

13 6:38  1:27:48 Half in just over 1:28:00  About a minute slower than I was hoping for, but I wasn't too worried.

14 6:38  1:34:26

15 6:35  1:41:02  Got into a really good groove the last couple of miles.  It seemed like I was always around other runners as well all throughout here, which helped keep me going.

16&17 13:48  1:54:50  Miles 17-21 (Wasatch and Foothill) is the part of the race that I had been focusing on.  It has destroyed me the other 3 times I've run this race.  I knew some of these miles were going to be slow, but I was determined to not walk....especially that last hill on Foothill right before mile 21.  I passed a couple of guys right around here and got passed by a kid without a shirt.  He was flying.

18 7:03  2:01:54

19 6:48  2:08:42

20 6:52  2:15:35

21 7:33  2:23:08  Last 4 miles were all solid splits for me and I did exactly what I wanted to here and I knew I was going to get some downhill on the next mile.  

22 6:34  2:29:43  Feeling good again.  Passed about 4-5 runners in here.  Also crossed paths with Josse, Michelle and I think Melody who all gave me some good encouragement.  I was very appreciative.  Funny how those little things really help you during the marathon.

23 6:52  2:36:36  I reached S. Temple and knew I was going to get some more downhill.  I caught up to the kid with no shirt who passed me earlier and he is not doing real good.  I tell him to come with me cause my legs are starting to wobble a bit and I'm looking for any help I can get.

24 6:54  2:43:30  Another good split for me, but I'm just holding on a bit now.  Break away from the kid I was with.  I only have to run 2.2 miles in 16:30.....shouldn't be too hard, right?

25 7:31  2:51:02  Round the corner off S. Temple after seeing some family and get the last bit of downhill.  As soon as I come off the hill around mile 24.5 I just give in and walk....which usually means my race is over and the death march begins.  Right before mile 25 the no shirt guy catches me and gets me to come with him.  I stay with him for a bit, and then I just can't anymore.  He ended up finished in 2:59:46.

26.2 9:24 (7:39 pace)  3:00:26  I run/walk from about 24.5 to the end. Glad to be done. 

Like I mentioned, I'm pretty happy with this race, but I was so close to pulling off something a bit better.  Rob came in not too much longer after me which is pretty good considering that he is battling injuries all the time and hasn't done much marathon specific training.  I'm encouraged with the result and this makes me want to train more/better so that I can get in to that 2:50 range.  Weather was perfect for me today.  There was cloud cover and a bit of rain that helped keep it relatively cool compared to prior years that I've run this race.

 

Kinvara 2 Miles: 26.20
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Total Distance
0.00

Didn't do anything yesterday or today related to exercise.  My legs are destroyed and I should probably do some type of active recovery, but I just don't feel good.

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0.00

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0.00

CF Can't wait to begin running again on Monday.

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Total Distance
6.70

6.70 in 60 min.  First run since the marathon.  I'm going to ease into things this week by running slow.

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Wave Rider 12 Miles: 6.70
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Total Distance
6.70

6.70 in 60 min.  Random route.  Actually ran a faster pace than yesterday, but I took several walking breaks.  Legs are sore.

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Mizuno Wave Creation 10 Miles: 6.70
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Total Distance
174.50
Kinvara 2 Miles: 76.75Nike Free 2 All Black Miles: 55.65Adizero Boston Miles: 13.00Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 5.70Mizuno Wave Creation 10 Miles: 14.70Kinvara Miles: 3.00Wave Rider 12 Miles: 6.70
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