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Salt Lake City Track Club 15k

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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: 157.40 Year: 1342.40
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: 941.84
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: 1488.25
Sandals Lifetime Miles: 164.95
Ocean Blue Crocs Lifetime Miles: 80.75
Bike 2014 Lifetime Miles: 111.00
Saucony Trail Lifetime Miles: 127.20
Barefoot 2015 Lifetime Miles: 0.25
Soucony A6 Lifetime Miles: 649.05
Bike 2015 Lifetime Miles: 45.00
Altra One Lifetime Miles: 1880.56
Topo Lifetime Miles: 82.35
Altra One Orange Lifetime Miles: 1953.45
Total Distance
69.30
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 66.45
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles.  felt very strange, no rhythm, flow or strength.  weird feeling.  not unusual for a Monday.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 5.00
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Total Distance
14.75

4.65 am miles

10.1 pm miles.   what a difference a day makes.  good rhythm and strength tonight. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 14.75
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Total Distance
17.85

4.65 am miles

13.2 pm miles.  good miles today.  I might try this again tomorrow.  I'm good and beat up, another 17 mile day tomorrow should just about finish me off.  Love marathon training!

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 15.00
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Total Distance
17.75

4.65 am miles

13.1 pm miles.  so much for tapering.  I'm not going to come close to PR'ing the 15K Saturday so there is no point in sacrificing marathon training miles.  I still think I'll have an okay race but I'm more interested in PR'ing my marathon. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 17.75
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Total Distance
4.65

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 4.65
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Race: Salt Lake City Track Club 15k (9.3 Miles) 01:07:15, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
9.30

Today was a white out blizzard when I arrived a little after 9am.  No way was I going to warm up, I sat in the car until 2 minutes before the gun went off.  Once I took off I didn't think it would be too bad, but the wind was behind us, a very strong wind.  It wasn't as bad as It was at 9am but it was still pretty bad.  There was about two to three inches of snow on the road.  The first mile was 6:57, which I pretty much where I wanted to be.  After that, I missed all the mile markers.  Lots' of snow and poor visibility.  I know at the turn around I was 31:58 which means the wind was blowing me along at 6:52 pace.  

At about a mile and a half out, I caught up to Erich Kuster.  He's faster than I am but I figured I could hang with him today and hopefully we could work together on the way back into the strong headwind.  It worked, we traded on and off taking pulls.  I've never felt a bigger advantage drafting than I did today.  When I was tucked in behind Erich it was sunny, warm and easy.  I felt like I needed to push him in the back to move us along.  When we would switch, the reality of the blizzard would be back in my face and it felt like running up a steep hill.

About two thirds of the way back Erich said he would let me finish in front of him.  He felt like I did more pulling.  At one point he wanted to drop but I encouraged him to keep it up and tuck in behind.  That's probably when I did the longest pull.  I was feeling great but about 3/4th of a mile out I was spent and Erich was much stronger.  At the finish he gaped me by about 20 feet but he stopped short of the line and let me cross first.  We are close in age so he sacrificed the age group blue ribbon.  Thanks Erich, my first one in this series in 11 straight years.

It turns out I must have seen the 7 mile mark, I hit my watch 50:05  which was a 7:09.5 pace.  17:09 for the final 2.3 miles.  That would have been 7:27 pace.  I was dead tired.  This turned out to be one of the most fun races I've ever run.  Working with Erich battling the headwind, pulling and tucking for four and a half miles, the sense of comradery and teamwork in an individual sport made this race special.

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 9.30
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Total Distance
69.30
Saucony Kinvara Miles: 66.45
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