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St. George Marathon 2018

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Location:

Riverton,UT,

Member Since:

Jun 19, 2006

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Short-Term Running Goals:

 2017 Running Goals:

Get knee healthy and back to decent running form

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a sub-2:25 Marathon

Win a Marathon

Compete in an Ironman before I am 50 years old

 

Personal:

I have a wonderful wife and little boy and we live in Riverton/Herriman Utah. I am a school teacher, Athletic Director, and coach cross country and track at Herriman High. 

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 878.10
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 66.60
Brooks Pure Grit Lifetime Miles: 146.10
Hoka Tracer Lifetime Miles: 28.50
Hoka Speed Instinct Trail Lifetime Miles: 138.90
Saucony Triumph Iso 3 Blue/Gray Lifetime Miles: 428.70
Saucony Freedom Iso Lifetime Miles: 59.20
Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Lifetime Miles: 382.30
Nike Pegasus 34 Shield Blue Lifetime Miles: 162.40
Saucony Triumph ISO 4 (Gry/Blk) Lifetime Miles: 126.00
Saucony Kinvara 8 Lifetime Miles: 41.20
Brooks Glycerin 16 Grey Lifetime Miles: 39.50
Nike Pegasus 33 Red Lifetime Miles: 129.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
45.5032.201.000.000.0078.70
Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 33.50Saucony Freedom Iso Miles: 5.00Saucony Kinvara 8 Miles: 26.20Saucony Triumph ISO 4 (Gry/Blk) Miles: 10.00Brooks Glycerin 16 Grey Miles: 4.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ran on the grass in the sun and rain at Butterfield Park.  Legs are still sore, but the run wasn't bad.  Nice weather!  Kids did mile repeats.  7:29 ave

Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.001.000.000.005.00

Loop from Rosecrest around the Cove Pond in the rain.  Ran down Butterfield Parkway at 5:40 pace.  6:51 ave.  Calves still tight from Saturday.

Saucony Freedom Iso Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Ran 4 miles out to Fort Herriman and back in the rain while the kids were doing hills.  7:19 ave

Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 4.00
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Race: St. George Marathon 2018 (26.2 Miles) 02:48:33, Place overall: 54, Place in age division: 10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0026.200.000.000.0026.20

Maybe I didn't taper enough for this one, because the legs were tired very early on in the marathon.  

The day started off rainy and stayed that way for me most of the day.  I got to the park to board the bus at 4:50 and waited at the front of the line until 5:30 for a bus to come.  I knew there was no way we would start on time at that point.

When I got to the start I found Chris and hung out with him and some others in the elite chute.  It was cold and damp, but not as cold as last year.  We started 20-25 minutes late and I left the gloves on to start.  I kept them on for about 14 miles.

Started out at about 6:20 pace, and might have taken it down to 6:12ish by Veyo, but then back to 6:30s by half way.  Legs, especially calves were shot after Veyo, so I was worried about hanging on after that.  

It drizzled on me for most of the marathon, so I was pretty wet at times and my feet were yet at 3 miles.  I struggled with feeling decent throughout, lack of training and racing was catching up to me. 

The legs did hold up,but barely.  I could feel cramping coming on at 22, so I took some cramping meds.  I missed my first drink at 12.5 and that might have been part of it.  I was able to hang on, but not able to blow by anyone or even race anyone at the end.  This one was good to get done.  I decided after my body was so shot at the end for a while that maybe I should actually train next time.  I was hoping for a better time since I felt like I was in better shape than last year, but I will take the 2:48 per how I felt.

Saucony Kinvara 8 Miles: 26.20
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Easy run on the grass at Monarch.  Started to feel like I was getting sick, but the run felt nice.  Nice weather after 2 weeks of rain and cold.  8:01 ave

Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.001.000.000.000.003.00

Afternoon loop from home by myself.  Needed to get out and run again and work out some of the junk in the body.  6:08 last mile.  Kind of felt out of shape, but ran decent pace.  6:58 ave

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 (Gry/Blk) Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.003.000.000.000.007.00

Cool morning run out to Cove Pond and back.  Last 3 miles were 6:35, 6:31, and 5:55 last 3 miles.  6:56 ave.  Beautiful morning run!  Coughed a bunch of junk out and felt better after.

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 (Gry/Blk) Miles: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Ran a loop from the Weston Inn passed the old Island house in Logan, through River Heights,up Cliffside,and down Center back to the hotel.  It was 30 degrees even though it was nice later, glad I had a few warm clothes.  7:10 ave.  Nice to run in Logan, I always loved this area.

Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Ran from the hotle up Blvd and on the canal trail to the end.  Came back on canyon road.  Another cold morning at 31 degrees!  The run was good, other than I am starting to have SI issues and bugged a bit during the run.   7:30 ave

Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.001.000.000.000.008.00

Chilly morning for a nice day.  Had morning practice at Monarch since there was no school today.  Went up the trail, Mirabella to Main, 6400 W to Butterfield, down Crown to Rosecrest, Shaggy to the trail, and back to Monarch.  The kids went 10 to the Cove Pond and back, but my hip isn't 100% yet, so I went a different way back.  Last 3 miles were sub 7:00 with a6:22 last mile. felt good to run again!  7:08 ave

Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 8.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.001.000.000.000.004.00

Late morning run.  A little progression from 7:42 to 5:58.  6:56 ave

Brooks Glycerin 16 Grey Miles: 4.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Halloween Run.  Went shorter with Greg, we came back to Monarch through the Towne Center.  7:34 ave

Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 3.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
45.5032.201.000.000.0078.70
Saucony Triumph Iso 3 LR GRY/BLK Miles: 33.50Saucony Freedom Iso Miles: 5.00Saucony Kinvara 8 Miles: 26.20Saucony Triumph ISO 4 (Gry/Blk) Miles: 10.00Brooks Glycerin 16 Grey Miles: 4.00
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