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Location:

Salt Lake City,UT,

Member Since:

Apr 19, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

25 Marathons PR 3:16:08 Ogden Marathon 2014

1st marathon DesNews 2003  4:19 

Freedom 5K July 4th, 2010 18:26 (aided)

Desert News 10K July 24th, 2010 39:11 (aided)

Boston Marathon 2011 3:32:58 

Boston Marathon 2014 3:18:45

Short-Term Running Goals:

Top non-elite Local

Long-Term Running Goals:

Working on 2017 goals, I'll get back to ya when I set them.

Personal:

51 years old, married, love long runs on the road.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 130.93 Year: 1905.37
Adidas Cobato Lifetime Miles: 376.77
Saucony A2 Lifetime Miles: 417.48
Blue Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1067.28
Barefoot 2010 Lifetime Miles: 61.00
Red Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1381.19
Black Water Clogs Lifetime Miles: 26.73
White Crocs Lifetime Miles: 964.51
Yellow Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1185.25
Asics 2130 #21 Lifetime Miles: 360.55
Trail Shoe Lifetime Miles: 145.25
Barefoot 2011 Lifetime Miles: 10.25
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 2936.63
Bike 2011 Lifetime Miles: 164.91
Saucony A5 II Lifetime Miles: 975.49
Saucony Fastwitch 5 Lifetime Miles: 1582.48
Lime Green Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1298.78
Bike 2012 Lifetime Miles: 92.40
Navy Baja Crocs Lifetime Miles: 566.20
Saucony A5 Lifetime Miles: 1498.90
Sandals Lifetime Miles: 164.95
Ocean Blue Crocs Lifetime Miles: 80.75
Bike 2014 Lifetime Miles: 111.00
Saucony Trail Lifetime Miles: 143.95
Barefoot 2015 Lifetime Miles: 0.25
Soucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 682.25
Bike 2015 Lifetime Miles: 45.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 2052.81
Topo Lifetime Miles: 82.35
Altra One Orange Lifetime Miles: 2152.40
Altra One Yellow Lifetime Miles: 1555.12
Altra One Black Lifetime Miles: 957.67
Bike 2018 Lifetime Miles: 928.41
Topo Yellow Lifetime Miles: 26.00
Bike 2018 Conti Lifetime Miles: 68.53
Total Distance
171.91
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 108.96Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 41.15Saucony A5 Miles: 21.80
Total Distance
9.30

4.65 am miles 37:41  8:06 ave pace.  I felt super good this morning, best I've felt in a long time.

4.65 pm miles 41:08  8:51 ave pace.   A little sluggish this afternoon, paying for feeling so good in the morning and running a little harder than usual.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30
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9.30

4.65 am miles  41:07  8:51 ave pace

4.65 pm miles 40:49  8:47 ave  pace

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30
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Total Distance
4.65

4.65 no watch  still feel beat up, I might take the weekend off.  Most likely Saturday at least.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.65
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4.65

4.65 miles 40:26  8:42 pace.  had a nice two days off of running, got a little yard work done saturday and sunday.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.65
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9.30

4.65 am miles  40:47  8:46 ave pace

4.65 pm miles 37:58  8:10 ave pace 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30
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9.30

4.65 am miles 40:20  8:40 ave pace

4.65 pm miles 38:45   8:20 ave pace 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30
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9.30

4.65 am miles  8:23 ave pace

4.65 pm miles  8:36 ave pace 

felt great in the morning, afternoon felt fragile. 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 9.30
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4.65

4.65 miles 39:39  8:32 ave pace

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.65
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4.65

39:17  8:27 ave pace.  93° today, record high.  Nice summer smells on the way home.  It won't last, steady decrease down to 69° for the high on Sunday.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.65
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Total Distance
9.30

4.65 am miles  40:09  8:38 ave pace

4.65 pm miles 38:08  8:12 ave 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30
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9.30

4.65 am miles 38:50 8:22 ave pace

4.65 pm miles 38:35   8:18 ave pace 

feeling recovered from the Salt Lake Marathon.  Just in time to run Ogden in a few days.   

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30
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9.30

4.65 am miles

4.65 pm miles 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30
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4.65

4.65 am miles

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.65
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Race: Ogden Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:17:10, Place overall: 128, Place in age division: 11
Total Distance
26.20

Very good day to race.  Love the cool rain, wind was not a factor.  My hands were too cold, had trouble grabbing water, peeling bananas and opening gel packs.  I was going to wear a loose rubber glove over my cotton gloves which probably would have been perfect but I forgot them.  I knew I was going to have hand trouble and I did.  This was frustrating but it is insignificant to my PR today.  I reduced my old PR by 2 minutes 56 seconds.  More than I hoped for.  I love it when this happens because there usually are no surprises when it comes to finish times and more often than not, disappointment.  Not today, I am SUPER HAPPY with how the race went today.  My goal was to improve last months PR at the Salt Lake marathon of 3:20:06.  My BQ is 3:25 and I wanted to hit one of the early registration windows which would be 3:20:00.  I did it and then some.

I wasn't sure what I could do today being that I just went all out a few days less than a month ago.  No way would I have ever set a goal of PR'ing by almost three minutes.

This begs the question, what if I hadn't raced Salt Lake?  Or, maybe it helped, making me stronger a month later?  I'll probably never know, too many variables at play, at least in my mind. But ... Fritz has won SL and Ogden back to back so something must be at play here.

I forgot to do this last year so I had to reinvent my morning routine for this race.  It worked.  Out of bed at 2am and out the door at 3:30.  Had plenty of time.  Parked on the other side of the bridge and walked 1.25 miles to the buses.  I enjoyed the walk there and back and completely avoided the traffic mess on 24th and Lincoln (I think).  Next time bring a mylar blanket, maybe a cushion.  Poncho should also be a staple even when it's not raining.  

My strategy for this race was to come out and run the first half at a 7:36 pace or maybe a tad better to put myself in position to hit sub 3:20.  Mission accomplished, 1:38:16 at the half.  This is about a minute and a half ahead of schedule.  The table is set, If I can stay sub 7:37 each mile I've got it in the bag.  I still felt like this was possible.

My next 4 miles began to worry me.  Mile 14 has most of the "big hill" and mile 15 has the remainder with a little downhill relief.  I went 7:43 and 7:51.  I knew I was going to give up a little time here so I wasn't worried.  The next two miles (16 & 17) were mostly downhill so I wanted to get back to those 7:30's and 7:25's.  Didn't happen.  I was very concerned here because I just couldn't do it, I went 7:42 & 7:42 again.  I was afraid I might be unraveling.  

Thank you Preston!  Why this? Why here, Why now?  In the field before the race Preston said to me "be confident, that's the coach in me talking to you".  I remembered that and I was not going to let my confidence be shaken.  Mile 18 to about 23 is a nice steep downhill and my legs were still strong.  I saw the sign just past the dam that said Ogden 8 miles.  I knew the terrain and I took control of my confidence.  Mile 18, 7:17.  YES!  Now I'm taking back chunks of time and I feel strong enough to keep hammering.  Mile 19, 7:33, still under my goal pace but I feel I can still go faster and pick up time.  Mile 20, 7:33 again.  Still happy, still very confident.  Mile 21, 7:28, lovin' the sub 7:30's, Mile 22, 7:14 ... YES.  Huge chunk right there!  Mile 23 7:18, now I'm thinking "wow, I may be able to get a few minutes under 3:20.  Stay focused, watch the foot strikes, don't slip, don't trip, don't slam into the chubby half marathon walkers hogging the road.  (very big pet peeve)  

I miss mile marker 24, oh know, I really need to know what's going on here.  I don't feel fast at all.  I'm hoping to be 15 minutes at mile 25, that would be ideal.  I was 15:16 so I averaged 7:38.  Very happy about that.  Hang on, don't blow up, don't trip.  Mile 26, 7:27.  I almost can't believe it, 10 seconds faster than goal pace.  The last .2 I know should only take 1:30 (that's a 7:30 pace, got that memorized).  I'm throwing down all I've got but it takes me 1:39, that's the equivalent of an 8:15 pace.  Good thing it was only .2 long.

1  7:02

2  8:01

3  7:18

4  7:28

5  7:31

6  7:26

7  7:28 

8  7:18

9  7:39

10  7:27

11  7:35

12  7:36

13  7:40

14  7:43

15  7:52

16  7:42

17  7:42

18  7:17

19  7:33

20  7:33

21  7:28

22  7:14

23  7:18

24  7:38

25  7:38

26  7:27

.2  1:39  (8:15 pace) 

1st half 1:38:16

2nd half 1:38:54 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 26.20
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Total Distance
5.65

4.65 am miles 39:12  8:26 ave pace

1 pm mile  

Feeling good, need to plan my next race. 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 5.65
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Total Distance
4.00

4 miles out and back from home 36:22  9:05 ave.  Full day of yardwork, bent over pulling weeds.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.00
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4.00

4 miles on the track 34:08  8:32 ave.  New Saucony A5s, they're as nice as I hoped.  I love these shoes.

Saucony A5 Miles: 4.00
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Total Distance
4.65

4.65 am miles 37:31  8:04 ave pace

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.65
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Total Distance
11.96

4.65 am miles 39:29  8:29 ave pace 

7.31 pm miles 8:59 ave pace

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 11.96
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Total Distance
11.80

5.15 am miles 44:51  8:43 ave pace

6.65 pm miles 58:23  8:47 ave pace, 2 miles on the track.  I really want to hit it hard but I still think I need to keep things cool for a while, Ogden marathon was less than two weeks ago.

Saucony A5 Miles: 11.80
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Total Distance
6.00

6 miles out and back from home.  Very tired, sore, never felt good at all during this run.  57:03  9:31 ave.  I thought I was rebounding well from the marathons but today it must have caught up with me.  I increased my mileage a little bit this week, maybe it was too soon.  I'm anxious to get back at it.  I feel like I'm getting soft.

Saucony A5 Miles: 6.00
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Total Distance
171.91
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 108.96Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 41.15Saucony A5 Miles: 21.80
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