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St. George Marathon

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Location:

Ames,IA,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

3K: 8:58 Pocatello, ID 2003 (indoors at Idaho State)

5K: 14:55 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Law Day 5k)

10K: 29:33 Salt Lake City, UT 2010 (Des News 10k)

1/2 marathon: 1:06:59 Provo, UT 2010 (Utah Valley Half)

marathon: 2:21:59 St. George, UT 2009 (St. George Marathon)

Short-Term Running Goals:

To get running higher mileage more consistently without getting injured

Sub 2:19:00 marathon

Personal:

I used to run competitively, and maybe I will do so again someday.  Right now I am primarily running to try and get in better shape, and to maintain both physical and emotional health, but also for the simple joy that comes when I run.

I am also the proud daddy of five little ones.  I love the opportunity that I have to be a daddy, and my challenge is to balance my family responsibilities with work and running.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asics Speedstar Lifetime Miles: 2020.05
Asics Gel Ohana Racer Lifetime Miles: 2318.30
Adidas Adizero Lifetime Miles: 1364.30
Barefoot Lifetime Miles: 183.10
Nike Free 5.0 Lifetime Miles: 2221.85
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 790.15
Puma Faas 200 Lifetime Miles: 357.00
Puma Faas 250 Lifetime Miles: 460.60
Altra Adam Lifetime Miles: 1836.85
Baretrek Lifetime Miles: 290.15
Hoka Conquest Lifetime Miles: 41.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.7526.201.000.2555.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Surge - 610.3

Ohana Racer - 261.1

Speedstar - 423.05 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

I ran 6 miles with the team today. One of the guys wants to run a marathon in December and he is a Junior in High School. I don't really like the idea of it, but he says that his dad wants to run it with him. I just think he is too young. After finishing with the team I ran 4 more miles alone.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.750.001.000.256.00

I ran with the team again.  They were doing 800 and 400 repeats.  I ran a few of them with the team, but only ran 100m hard on each repeat.  I ran the 800 in 3:01 followed by 3x400 in 1:17, 1:23, 1:18.  After that I watched the rest of their repeats and then ran a little more to finish with 6 miles for the day.  My original plan was to run 8 miles, but I ran the repeats a little harder than I was planning, so I decided to cut back the mileage. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

I ran 6 miles with Sasha this morning in 53:59 (one second under 9:00 pace!).  I felt good, and I didn't feel too tired considering the early morning wake-up.  I am glad that I was able to keep it super easy given the taper, and the temptation to run faster because of the lower mileage and fresh legs.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

I ran this morning.  It was really easy, and I felt good.  My goal was not to beat the 8:00 guy.  I did not reach my goal as I stopped my watch at 31:59 after 4 miles.  This is because I did 2 accelerations to marathon pace during the last mile just to get my legs moving a little.  I am excited for St. George on Saturday.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.000.000.002.00

Just a couple miles easy before heading to St. George for the marathon tomorrow.

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Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:39:53, Place overall: 15
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.0026.200.000.0027.20

After running this race I have had the weirdest feelings.  I have been preparing for this race for so long, and running so many miles, yet at the end of things I probably did no better than last year and my time was worse.  Despite everything that happened I find myself thinking, 'oh well, better luck next time'.  I am not depressed or super disappointed at how poorly I finished.  I just know that I need to keep training and that hopefully with some more experience I will do better the next time around.  This is all in stark contrast to what I was feeling after the Autumn Classic just a month ago, when I was so disappointed that I skipped the rest of my run that day, and got somewhat emotional.  Maybe the fact that I had 6 miles during the race when I already knew my fate took away the disappointment to a degree, and helped me to see the brighter picture at the end.  Maybe just trying to finish the race, when my vision was somewhat blurry and I felt like I could barely run because of the pain tempered me.  I really do not know.  What I do know is that I gave my all, and I did my best.  The mistakes I made resulted in me hitting a giant brick wall 20 miles in and dropped me from 3rd place to 15th by the end, but I finished.  I'll do better next time.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.7526.201.000.2555.20
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