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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: 11.55 Month: 66.15 Year: 1768.60
Pegasus 33 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 593.45
Lunaracer (orange) Lifetime Miles: 377.50
Pegasus 34 White Lifetime Miles: 687.80
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 190.75
Pegasus 34 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 501.41
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 96.65
Hola Clifton 1 Lifetime Miles: 10.65
Total Distance
37.95
Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 36.70Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 1.25
Total Distance
2.50

Took the subway down to watch the 5k race this morning, and then ran back to the hotel. Was right around 2.5 total.

Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 2.50
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Race: Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:06:05, Place overall: 3018, Place in age division: 1904
Total Distance
26.20

Luckily my bro and I had left the area before everything happened at the finish.  So scary. Hopefully others from the blog are okay.  I can't even imagine being down there when it happened.  Great, great race for me today for the shape that I'm in.

Sittiing at the airport the day after now.  This truly is the awesomest race and was the complete reverse of last year's suffer fest due to the heat.  My plan was to just go easy for the first half and not kill myself (I knew I wasn't in good enought shape to go all out) and then see where I was at time wise once I hit the half.  Started off very conservative in comparison to everyone around me, which I was fine with .  Started clipping off 7 min miles pretty consistently and that was pretty much the story of the race for me with the exception of a couple of places.  I stopped right around the 9 mile mark at an aid station to pick up a bandaid and then I stopped at the port-o-potty around mile 12 I beleive.  I probably lost about 30 seconds on each stop.  Just continued to plug away with the idea that I would try and relax once the Newton hills hit and then hopefully pick things up a bit after that.  My pace obviously slowed once the hills hit, but I wasn't struggling nearly as bad as everyone around me.  Felt pretty good once the hills were over and was able to pass tons and tons of people the last 4-5 miles.  I ran the whole way with the exception of the two stops mentioned above and really did well menally and physically throughout the race.  As I mentioned before, this was a good race for me for where I'm at right now.

The begining, Wellesley, and pretty much the remaining part of the race from mile 20 to the end are the awesomest running experiences ever.  It's so incredible and hard to explain if you've never experienced it, but it is why I want to keep coming back while I can.  I would love to be in great shape when I run this thing again, although the hills are pretty rough. 

Afterwards I meandered my way through the post-race stuff and got my bag. I probably left the area about 35-45 min after finishing with the intent of just meeting my brother back at the hotel since he was going to finish after me.  I think the bominb and everything must have happened while I was on the subway back to the hotel and my brother was just over by the medical tent went it happened, but we were both totally oblivious to what had happened until we got back to the hotel.  Pretty scary and surreal all at the same time.     

Here are my splits from the BAA.  I will add my splits from my watch later.

Split time of day time diff min/mile miles/h
5K 10:23:11AM     00:21:47    21:47       07:01 8.56
10K 10:44:58AM 00:43:34 21:47 07:01 8.56
15K 11:06:37AM 01:05:13 21:39 06:59 8.61
20K 11:28:49AM 01:27:25 22:12 07:09 8.40
HALF 11:33:33AM 01:32:09 04:44 06:57 8.64
25K 11:51:24AM 01:50:00 17:51 07:22 8.15
30K 12:13:40PM 02:12:16 22:16 07:10 8.37
35K 12:35:58PM 02:34:34 22:18 07:11 8.36
40K 12:57:59PM 02:56:35 22:01 07:05 8.47
Finish Net 01:07:29PM 03:06:05 09:30 06:59 8.61

Splits from my watch:

1-7:02

2-7:02

3-6:54 

4-6:50

5-7:02

6-6:56

7-6:57

8-6:55

9-6:53

10-7:03

11-7:01

12-7:12

13-6:56

14-7:00

15-7:03

16-7:34

17-7:10

18-7:14

19-7:00

20-7:04

21-7:26

22-6:51

23-7:06

24-7:02

25-6:58

26-6:53

0.2- 2:46 (my watch showed this as 0.42)

Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 26.20
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Total Distance
1.25

PM Crossfit: 5 rounds of 20 kettlebell swings and 400 meter run. Then Mark and I bench pressed for a bit.  Essentially jogged the 400 meters during the workout.    

Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 1.25
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Total Distance
8.00

AM 8 in 1:06:59 (8:22).  First run since the marathon.  Very slow and conservative, but it was great to get out.  Left at 5:30 and got sprinkled on a bit.  Headed up Center St. and over tot he road parallel to State St. until I hit the 4 mile mark and then came back the same way.  

Crossfit.  Did the warmup with the group and then did shoulder presses, dead lifts, and toes to bar.

 

Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 8.00
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Total Distance
37.95
Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 36.70Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 1.25
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