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Location:

Holladay,UT,USA

Member Since:

Mar 29, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

2011 Salt Lake City Half  1:42  

2010 Buffalo Run 25 K  2:25  

2010 St George Marathon 3:48  

2011 Mid Mountain Trail Marathon 4:27 

2011 Squaw Peak 50 mile 14:00:49 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep going!

Personal:

married, 4 children

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 21.40 Year: 342.70
Saucony Peregrine 6 Lifetime Miles: 550.50
New Balance 1080 Lifetime Miles: 27.42
Saucony Peregrine 6 Blue Lifetime Miles: 349.31
Peregrine 8 Lifetime Miles: 146.10
Race: Salt Lake Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:42:46, Place overall: 439, Place in age division: 46
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.000.0017.00

Race today somewhat on spur of the moment, as one of my business partners was going to be out of town and said I could use his bib.  I was on call at the hospital until 7am so, wasnt totally sure if I was going to be called in or not until I left the car at about 6:55 in Ft Douglas and sauntered to the start line.  

Felt great overall today.  Sore adductors really didnt surface much until after the race.  Perfect temperature.  

1- 8:39 Just wanted to warm up a bit.  Goal for this day was to get some miles in gearing up for Squaw Peak and second to go faster if I could because this course is mostly downhill.

2-7   8:13, 7:43, 7:27, 7:49, 7:55, 7:39 Saw my sister in law somewhere in here cheering from the sideline and that gave me a bump.  Took a chocolate thunder gu at mile 7, Nasty but also lovely boost.

8,9  7:58, 7:35  Ran with a neighbor of mine for these two, then lost him when he stopped for some water.

10-13  7:59, 7:55, 8:18 (this State street hill is longer and steeper than I have ever thought before while driving it.) 7:18 last mile...really felt good here and pushed it hard to beat some dude that I just didnt want beating me, you know what I am talking about.

 Very happy with the time especially since my buddy didnt want a slow time with his name on it as he is faster than me in general. PR for me!

Ran/jogged/walked the 4 miles back up south temple to the car with a pit stop at the union bldg bathrooms at U of U. 

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 17.00
Comments
From Oreo on Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 16:11:07 from 174.27.190.58

Crazy fast miles this AM brotha... Nice. Glad I didn't run with you - you would'a smoked me! You and your damn Kinvara's... wahahahha.. Nice job!

From allie on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 01:37:05 from 174.23.241.50

way to go! awesome race and PR. i agree that the weather was just perfect for running today.

From Kelli on Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 14:33:33 from 71.219.97.85

PR and you were not even really trying??? NICE!! Glad to hear it went well. I do agree, that hill is harder than it looks!

From Bryce on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 23:57:08 from 76.27.58.194

Nice job out there G! That's the way to run'em, spur of the moment. Squaw is going to be a cruise.

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