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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: 0.00 Month: 43.80 Year: 1648.30
Pegasus 33 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 593.45
Lunaracer (orange) Lifetime Miles: 377.50
Pegasus 34 White Lifetime Miles: 654.70
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 180.60
Pegasus 34 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 438.00
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 94.65
Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:59:34, Place overall: 139, Place in age division: 26
Total Distance
26.20

Well, this race didn't go quite as I had planned, but oh well.  

5k  21:07

10K 41:02

Half 1:29.20

30k  2:05:26

Finish 2:59:34

My goal was to hit 2:55:00, and I thought I could do it pretty easily when I started comparing my training from last year to this year.  I was going to try and hit the half way mark at 1:29:30 and then negative split the course by a couple of  minutes.  This is my 6th St. George Marathon and I this is the only year (if I remember correctly) that I haven't run a negative split.  

It pretty much sprinkled on us the whole time we waited at the start line and up through around mile 11-13.  It wasn't too bad though and could have been much worse.  I don't think we saw the sun all day though.  I started off pretty easy and even though I didn't feel great, I still felt okay.  I was right on track with where I had planned to be up through the halfway point.  In fact, I was a little ahead of where I needed to be and took it a bit easier than normal after Veyo up to the halfway point.  Right around mile 14-15 I could feel my legs not doing real well.  They kind of just got worse and worse as time went one.  I was struggling more than I should have been as we made our way under the bridge and up the hill on mile 19.  After that, I really struggled.  Hit the bathroom at around 22.5 and ultimately got to a point where I just wanted to be done.  My legs were just really tight and got to the mode where they just couldn't keep up much of a pace.  I was so glad to be done.  

Overall, my takeaways are the following:  I do much better with my training when I run with people (I should have made more of an effort to run with Reed, Chad, etc.).  A lot of my training miles have been slower this year.  I need to run more miles at my race pace.  I needed more downhill training and pounding on my legs.  I need to get healthy.  My heels have been a big problem for the entire year.  I'll learn from this one and get better.  Time to try and get healthy now though.

7:00, 6:49, 6:29, 6:27, 6:37, 6:20, 6:18, 7:21, 7:10, 7:02, 7:24, 6:54, 6:41, 6:42, 6:26, 6:24, 6:39, 6:36, 7:05, 6:49, 6:39, 7:00, 7:48, 7:02, 7:03, 7:09, 1:43  

Lunaracer 4 Miles: 26.20
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