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Ogden Half Marathon

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Member Since:

Mar 29, 2008



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:

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married, 4 children

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No miles today but 2 babies born.  8#8oz and 9#14oz.  Will try and run tomorrow

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Good run today.  First 3 miles relatively uphill on 39th south then over to Millcreek canyon road, then to 33rd.  1:11:49, avg 8:21.    I've been happy incorporating longer runs into the regimen.  Previous to last year I had never run more than 4 miles.  It's been an eye opener that my body and mind allow me to do this. 

Hey, if anyone is out there, how can I compress a photo to put it on the blog?

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Started running before 6am.  This is a miracle that hasn't happened in over a year.  I'm not sure if this is a good event yet or not.  Will see how the rest of the day goes.  Beats tossing and turning in bed though.  Just over 5 miles.  avg pace 8:13   (aided by 2 downhill miles).

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avg pace 8:28.  time 1:13:12  Nice run up 45th to Wasatch Blvd then around old mill.  The weird thing is I got very hungry about mile 6.  I dont think I have ever felt hungry before while running, usually just slightly nauseated.  But I wanted a sandwich.  Anyway, I stopped short of the 10 mile plan for lunch.  Next long run will be the Ogden half marathon.

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Good run post weekend call with little sleep. Time 34:34 avg 8:07. Again aided by a downhill 7:49 mile. Overall excited for the Ogden Half this weekend. I think the weather will be perfect. Maybe a little warm for the marathoners.

Race: Ogden Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:44:30, Place overall: 171, Place in age division: 25
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This was a great race, because it was a personal best in the half.  I finally passed the 1:50 mark.  Crushed this one with a 1:44.  I was really happy that I could average 7:55 per mile.  I didn't really beliveve I could do that.  Also, Huntsville is the hometown, and I was able to run with my good brothers. Brother Nicholas killed his first marthon in 3:30.  Congrats.


Miles 8:30, 8:15,7:57,7:56,7:23,7:53,7:49,7:36,7:34,7:22,7:46,8:10,8:12

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Stiff.  Sore. Painful.  But good to stretch the muscles post race.  Up all night on call, 3 babies born between midnight and 7 am.   Just 3.43 miles this am with avg 8.31.  What's the next race?  I am realizing I need something out there to look forward to and to motivate me to keep it going.

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Beautiful rainy cold day.  Felt good enough to do a bit longer run.  50:20 avg 8:19

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Lovely rainy memorial day morning.  I wasn't really feeling it because I stayed up to late last night watching a movie.  The Guardian, not great but my wife and daughter thought watching Aston Kutcher was nice.  Anyway,  the run was nice and cool.  4.38 miles, avg 8:13.  Made a push at the end but didn't really feel that hot.  Have a great day.

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was going to run today but unfortunately my 7 year old son fell at recess and broke his arm.  We spent the day at Primary Childrens hospital.  He is doing well.  But we are all bummed out.

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Morning run before work.  8:10 average.  Hobble Creek Half is closed.  I need another race to register for it looks like.  Any ideas for a half?

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Last night was a father son sleep over in the moutains around Park City.  Of course the night was filled with a disaterous "try to set up a tent" experience which I finally found the culprit was a broken bar to the maintent pole.  I was rescued from this by another who decided he wasn't sleeping over and I borrowed his tent.  Will slept well.  I slept well with a little help from my friends (Ambien and Ibuprofen).

Breakfast at the crack of dawn then it was a race to depart.  Also, felt the urge to run but the heat and breakfast of sausage, hash browns and eggs was kicking in at 1.5 with cramping results.  Anywas I limped 4 instead of the planned 6 and averaged 8:21

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