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St. George Marathon

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Location:

Salem,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 06, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2006 Ogden Marathon 4:19:33.

2006 St. George 4:05:31

2007 Riverwoods 1/2 Marathon 1:34:47

2007 Speedy Spaniard 10K 43:20

2007 Riverwoods 10 mile race 1:12:38

2008 St George Marathon 3:43:37 

2012 Spectrum 10K 43:54

2012 St. George Marathon 3:42:17 PR!

2014 St George Half  Marathon 1:40:34 C/PR

2019 American Fork Half Run Against Cancer 1:40:31 C/PR

2019 Nebo Half Marathon 1:38:09 2nd in my Age group 55-59.C/PR

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get more consistent like I was 5 to 6 years ago. 2020 I'd like to just run more overall.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe get a Boston Qualify.

Personal:

I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have been for over 30 years.

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Miles:This week: 26.67 Month: 50.32 Year: 1385.90
Kayano 24 Sage Green Lifetime Miles: 118.79
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 135.41
Nimbus 19 Red & Blue Lifetime Miles: 154.65
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 128.31
Nimbus 20 Boston Blue Lifetime Miles: 149.74
Nimbus 21 Blue Lifetime Miles: 183.80
Nimbus 21 Red Lifetime Miles: 160.84
Numbus 21 Yellow & Black Lifetime Miles: 248.15
Nimbus 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 197.27
Kayano 26 Gray Lifetime Miles: 40.20
Nimbus 21 Bright Green Lifetime Miles: 139.40
Kayano 25 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 58.71
Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Lifetime Miles: 83.67
Nimbus 22 Blue Lifetime Miles: 6.15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.2620.000.000.000.0036.26
Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 3.15Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 3.45Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 3.46
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.150.000.000.000.003.15

I ran out past the old barn on canal road towards Payson, just easy and trying to loosen the old legs up, they were a little stiff but on the way back they felt pretty good... My average pace was 8:40 with a total time of 26:56, I will run a couple more times this week before I head down to St. George and then its game on! I hope I am able to reach my goals, I wish it would cool down but I don't think its going to happen, so I'll just have to buck up and get her done.

See ya Tomorrow.

Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 3.15
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.450.000.000.000.003.45

Another easy run out to the T and back. Average pace was 8:32 with a total time of 29:29. It looks like it will cool down about 10 degrees before the weekend so that is good news, every little bit helps.

See ya tomorrow.

Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 3.45
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.461.000.000.000.003.46

I ran out to the T again past the Stake Center for one last run before I head down to St. George. I did one MP mile just to see how it felt and it felt good , not labored at all. May the good Lord be with us all this weekend and good luck to all the runners! My average pace was 8:18 with a total time of 28:42.

See ya Saturday.

Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 3.46
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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:42:55, Place overall: 1356, Place in age division: 124
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.2019.000.000.000.0026.20

I didn't have a good day today... I was right on course through my 30K to Boston Qualify but then my legs hit the wall and I was done. Disappointed but anytime you finish a marathon you should feel good about yourself. I felt like I was right in here but it I just didn't have it for some reason. I look back at my training and I got a little lazy the last 4 weeks and I didn't get in enough long runs I think, I had the 1 20 miler but then after that I didn't get anymore  other than a 15 and then a 10 miler and that was 5 weeks out, so I might have peeked a little soon. I don't know if I'm going to do anymore of these but I'm sure I will change my mind, I feel like I have it in me for a 3:30 marathon but then I think maybe I'm just to old... I will post splits tomorrow.

See ya Later.

Mile Splits

1. 7:26 a little fast on this one but I was just trying to get loose and didn't realize I was going to fast.

2. 8:00 this was perfect pace and I was getting in a pretty good groove.

3. 7:36 a little fast again but wasn't working hard at all and some downhill on this mile.

4. 7:51 better and more relaxed.

5. 8:00 Feeling good.

6. 7:48 just cruising along.

7. 7:49 feeling good and preparing myself mentally for the uphill coming.

8. 8:48 Veyo, just tried to take it easy here and felt okay.

9. 8:14 dammeron valley. this is always a hard stretch for me but the plan was I had bailed some hay so to speak on the early miles so I could take it easy through here.

10. 8:17 feeling okay and just getting through it.

11. 8:28 stopped for some water here.

12. 8:05 feeling better and cresting the hill.

13.1 7:47 feeling okay and I hit the half in 1:45:00. perfect.

14. 8:12 I felt tired here for some reason and mentally slowed down.

15. 7:55 Back on track.

16. 7:47 Using the downhill.

17. 7:51 Still hanging in.

18. 8:20 Starting to hit the wall and I know theres nothing I can do about it :(

19. 9:09 Crash!

20. 9:19 Crashing harder!

21. 8:33 Tried to pick it up here but my legs are not having it.

22. 9:38 Feeling pretty bad here because I know I'm done.

23. 9:40 Crash!

24. 9:19 Just trying to get it done.

25. 10:02 Really pissed and I am questioning why I do these Damn things!

26. 10:04 Read mile 25 caption.:)

.2  2:46 I was barley moving here but I was running, my wife said she could see that I was struggling because usually I'm really strong at the end. Not this year.

3:42:55...  Disappointed no doubt but I think the last month of training I was a little lazy with my long runs and that is the reason for the crash... Plus, life intruded with soccer games on Saturdays and it messed up my training schedule some, so no BQ this year and I missed a PR by a minute or so which I didn't care to much about because the BQ was what I wanted anything after that really didn't matter to me.  I don't know where I go from here if I continue to try or just stop doing marathons all together, I did sign up for the runners series again just to give me options and I'm running the Snow Canyon Half in November...  I did make it with no injuries this time so I think the formula I used worked for me but I have to be able to get more long runs in those last 2 months because those are critical for those last 8 miles of the marathon.

Taking some time of and get the stiffness out and then I will continue pursuing my goal of 1500 miles by the end of this year.

Later

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.2620.000.000.000.0036.26
Nimbus 17 Blue Miles: 3.15Kayano 22 Blue Miles: 3.45Nimbus 17 Red & Gray Miles: 3.46
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