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Salt Lake City,UT,

Member Since:

Apr 19, 2009



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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.


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

Miles:This week: 40.22 Month: 109.51 Year: 2266.49
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Total Distance
Lime Green Crocs Miles: 23.25Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 26.20
Total Distance

4.65 miles, no watch.  After reading about Boston and the effect the heat had on everyone, I'm getting very concerned about the Salt Lake Marathon.  Saturday is supposed to 80°.

Lime Green Crocs Miles: 4.65
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Total Distance

4.65 am miles 41:18  8:53 ave pace 

4.65 pm miles 38:45 8:20 ave pace

Lime Green Crocs Miles: 9.30
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4.65 am miles 41:02  8:49 pace.

Lime Green Crocs Miles: 4.65
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4.65 miles.  Show time Saturday!

Lime Green Crocs Miles: 4.65
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Race: Salt Lake City Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:23:26, Place overall: 71, Place in age division: 13
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Race Division was 40-49  13 of 136,  71 of 985 overall 8 of 66 AG

1st half 1:39:24  2nd half 1:44:02  4:38 +split 

Strategy: Run no mile slower than 7:50 (except 25-26, nasty uphill kick) Stay between 7:48 - 7:35 if I feel good feel free to go 7:30, don't do the 1st half too fast, save some juice for the last 6, it's going to be hot.  I knew I could run slightly better than 3:25 (my BQ time), that was my minimum goal.  I felt I could beat it by at least a few minutes, really wanted, and half expected 3:20-3:21.  Hitting 3-high teens, 3:18-3:19 not totally out of the question.

Perfect morning, about 50°-52°  First half of the race was very cool and shady.  I happened to line up by the half marathon 7:37 pace group for the 1st 4 miles which is about want I wanted during the first few miles, I didn't want to start too fast and it looks like we both did, shame on the pacer and shame on me.  If I would have let him go, I would have though I wasn't runing 7:37 but he never adjusted his pace.  Maybe he told his group he was going to go out fast because it was down hill.  Oh well, I was still happy because this pace felt incredibly easy.

1 7:20

2 7:24

3 7:16

4 7:16

5 8:05  1st mile away from the "7:37 pacer" and into Sugarhouse Park, A little slow for what I wanted, I think I took the uphill a little to slowly.

6 7:01  Way overcompensated for a 8 minute'r

7 7:42

8 7:47

9 7:50

10 7:52

11 7:16

12 7:41

13 7:59  I was exactly 3 minutes ahead of a 3:25 finish and felt strong and powerful.  I was way happy and was having the race of my life.  I've run enough marathons to know that this feeling does not last but I felt confident in my abilities today but still concerned about the looming heat.

14 7:47

15 7:27

16 7:34

17 7:35

18 7:41

19 7:48  Getting ready to tell myself to throw the hammer down but the hammer is curiously heavy.  The "last 6" is hitting me harder than expected and catches me off guard.  The heat didn't help either, it's 

20 7:51  I'm happy to be still be following the "no slower than 7:50" rule but I know I can't keep it up.  

21 8:10  Now I'm focused on running each mile as fast as I can, knowing I'm chewing into the 3 and a half minute "buffer" I've built up trying to hit a low 3:20.

22 8:13  Still hanging on, knowing I have a good chance at surviving sub 3:25. 

23 8:07  Giving up about 15 seconds a mile is making me nervous but still feel incontrol.

24 8:06  Very happy to have maintained my "new" pace.

25 8:22  I knew I was going to give some time here, it's uphill, hard and hot.

26 8:40  Half of the this mile is the steepest of the uphill, but as soon as you crest South Temple you can see the finish line and it's a downhill sprint.

.2 1:31 (7:31) 

I'm happy with my time, I'm confident it's fast enough to get me into Boston.  I just need to decide if I want to spend the money to go.  There is no way to do this race on the cheep.  This race is a new PR for me, I'm happy about that but based on my 5-10 and 15K I should be faster in the marathon.  The predictor tables all show I should be 3:15.  This might be a good topic to put on the discussion board, it looks like I'm lacking something in my training. 

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 26.20
Total Distance
Lime Green Crocs Miles: 23.25Saucony Fastwitch 5 Miles: 26.20
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