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Ogden Marathon 2012

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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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Cascadia 7 Miles: 30.95Brooks PureCadence Miles: 45.80
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Sweet upper Pipeline to Elbow fork.  So pretty out right now with the green really starting to blossom.  Slow and easy...

Cascadia 7 Miles: 6.14
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Ok...this one was a figurative butt kicker for me and a literal crotch destroyer for me...I must have been tired this morning when I put on the glide...because by mile 7 I knew I was in trouble.  "Crotch on fire" for those Hunger Games fans out there.

 Oreo is a tough dude and put the screws on for a round the dam (Pineview) run that always is a tough run for me because of the long straight aways and the seemingly gradual up and wind in the face.  I was tight and lagging on energy, but we conquered none the less.  This did not give me the psychological boost for the Marathon in two weeks that I was looking for.  Anyway... good times...Oreo thanks for the hosting and the Patience with my whining.

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 15.60
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Trail hike from burch hollow pipeline connection to burch hollow trail which is a steep mamma jamma.  Beautiful day...

Cascadia 7 Miles: 4.25
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Decided to visit old friend Little Cottonwood Canyon Quarry Trail.  Glad I did.  This is a sweet scenery, out and back with first half grinder and sweet back down.  The river is beautiful and full.  Scampered with one scrawny deer for a bit as well.  Went all the way to the Old Quarry bldg.

Cascadia 7 Miles: 6.50
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suckfest...even walked a half mile of this road misery...not sure why i feel made out of lead and engine dead...oh well...just need to find a good treat 

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 4.00
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Jaunt with my son at slow pace down LCC Quarry trail (and some up)

Cascadia 7 Miles: 3.00
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Race: Ogden Marathon 2012 (26.2 Miles) 04:01:00
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Great day overall.  I say this despite the fact that it was a complete beatdown physically and mentally the last four miles or so.  It has been a struggle for whatever reason this year to get enthused about long road running and this marathon...but was definitely cool to run with my brothers and the Huntsville valley is so beautiful.

I felt steady until mile 18 then the chains started falling off.  I started to feel underfueled and just plain fatigued so couldnt muster the mental juice to endure the pain of the consistent pace.  

splits first half...8:42, 8:44, 8:36, 8:37, 8:33, 8:28, 8:29, 8:47, 8:44, 8:34, 8:58, 8:37, 8:44...very consistent miles for a 1:52ish half which I thought was perfect.

 Second half 9:09, 9:09, 9:12, 8:42, 9:35, 9:24, 9:23, 8:53, 9:31, 9:02, 10:12 (ouch), 10:38 (double ouch), 12:01 (ah the blessed pain of it all)..

 And there it is folks...Props to Joshy and Oreo for a great races and kicking my trash and to Hairdog who I beat but I should because he doesnt even run.  Tough kid to finish this sucker. 

Brooks PureCadence Miles: 26.20
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Dirt to heal soul...Burch Hollow to Elbow fork and back.  Favorite part of Pipeline and it is at its most lush vegetation of the year likely.  Good stuff.

Cascadia 7 Miles: 6.06
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Pavement but in a trail like sort of way.  Was in the rain and no one out and went on some back roads mostly.... nice outing

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Very sweet trail run with Oreo up Wheelers to Art Nord and back.  So pretty up that canyon and green right now.  Felt good going up and Oreo pushed the pace coming back down...felt right

Cascadia 7 Miles: 5.00
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Cascadia 7 Miles: 30.95Brooks PureCadence Miles: 45.80
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