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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: 0.00 Year: 509.95
Saucony Peregrine 6 Lifetime Miles: 569.92
New Balance 1080 Lifetime Miles: 27.42
Saucony Peregrine 6 Blue Lifetime Miles: 561.44
Peregrine 8 Lifetime Miles: 323.00
Saucony Peregrine 2019 Lifetime Miles: 192.19
Brooks Cascade 14 Lifetime Miles: 80.55
Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:48:48, Place overall: 1569, Place in age division: 195
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
26.200.0026.20

Supposedly the hottest start temperature in the 34 year history of this marathon.  This was a hard race.  I finished and told my wife that I need to come up with a new hobby.  It was great to share the day though with my two brothers and 2 sister in laws who also ran the race.  Suffer together.  I was prepared for a cold start with sweatshirt, pullover, and a blanket.  Turns out didnt really need all that stuff, within a mile of the start you could tell it was going to be a hot one.  I really didnt have any goals except to beat 3:50 if I could and push the downhill parts.

Started out slower than I thought once I looked at the splits

9:02,8:58,8:28,8:29,8:23 needed to go to bathroom fairly badly but didnt want to wait in porta line so just held on, time wise I am still new to this marathon business and didnt even look at splits because I just wanted to run with a feeling like I could finish

8:18,7:45(downhill and pushing it to the portajohn),10:24(2 minutes of this in the commode, couldnt get the new roll of TP to unfurl, finally just ripped the roll in half pretty much to get on the road again), felt great on the hill

8:43,8:49,9:00,8:37,8:17 Finished half in like 1:54...was hoping to be faster but... Passed Oreo somewhere around 6 then he passed me then I lost him, so I wasnt sure if he was ahead or behind, turns out the blast furnance was cooking him and we caught up at the end (Hades)

8:42, 7:55,7:52,8:17,8:27,9:05,8:55 twenty miles done and I am really hurting, back, pelvis, ribcage, etc..also loved the Kinvaras but fourth toe on left foot starting to kill at this point.  Passed hairdog in here somewhere which made me keep going because I didnt want him sneaking up on me at the end.

8:22,9:11 saw the wife and kids here, I was going to say something witty, but couldnt think of anything or even energy to talk at this point.  I also grabbed a sponge they were handing out at the aid station but it turned out to be a banana.  haha..losing it

9:09,8:40,9:15,9:25...just shuffling in, looking down, hardly could focus, really almost more physical pain than I have ever been in for a sustained period of time that last hour...happy that I didnt give into walk, because the rational part of me was sceaming for the last hour to stop this insanity and go chill with a cold Mountain Dew...

This may be my last venture in the road marathon distance, but we'll see, at least today I think I will still want to run trails...thats better than yesterday when I was just laying there unable to move for several hours post race...however given the amount I run and train I was proud and happy to have stuck with it.  My dad just told me I should start swimming.Haha...but he's nuts, so...

Saucony Kinvara Miles: 26.20
Comments
From Lily on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 22:48:13 from 67.199.181.73

I am very impressed with your time. Super duper! I knew you'd do well.

From Oreo on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 22:51:53 from 174.27.138.215

Me too bro...proud of ya - the King 'o pain!! Nice man.. .seriously. great job. I gave into the walking reaper. So, kuddos and a half for staying constant. That's funny my dad told me to be a hunter.

From Kelli on Sun, Oct 03, 2010 at 23:00:52 from 71.219.65.246

You crack me up! way to stay strong and meet your goal. i hope all your hurting parts are feeling better very soon!

From Scott Wesemann on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 01:22:46 from 75.165.249.90

Hey man nice race. I think I remember you passing me if you were wearing red Kinvara's. Black shorts? I enjoyed the report.

From gdoc on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 11:23:14 from 98.202.195.25

Thanks for the Words...ya Scott that might have been me, black shorts, white top...you smoked me first half...I think I ended up doing 1:54 for both halfs funny enough

From Bryce on Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 23:03:23 from 67.186.213.216

Geeze, Way to tough through that and end up with a good time! I think you should get at least a 10 minute mulligan for the heat. Dood!

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