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Honolulu Marathon Clinic Prediction 10 mile Turkey Trot

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Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2007 St. George Marathon 2:32:06 (marathon PR)

2014 St. George Marathon 2:32:45 (close to old PR...7 years later!)

2014 Boston Marathon, 2:39:00, 298th OA, 8th AG, 1st Idahoan

2013 Lake Lowell Marathon, 2:48:34 (CR), 1st Overall (#6)

2012 Boston Marathon, 2:43:26 (HOT!!), 114th OA, 9th Master OA, 1st Idahoan

2010 B&A Trail Marathon (MD), 2:40:18, 1st Overall (#3)

2010 Mesa Falls Marathon, 2:48:55, 1st Overall (#4)

2009 Pocatello Marathon, 2:37:22, 1st Overall (#2)

2011 The M.A.D. Marathon, 2:55:14, 1st OA (training run) (#5)

2006 Teton Dam Marathon, 2:50:48 1st Overall (#1)

2015 Hood to Coast Relay (195 miles), 1st Masters Team (6th OA), 19:59:57, 6:03 avg pace for the team

2008 Ragner Relay Del Sol (182 mile relay) 1st place team 17:04:37, 5:38 pace avg for the team

Logged 24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep on running, enjoy it for the sake of running, relax and enjoy stress.

No racing, retired.


Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.

Support my wife's endeavor to do long distance road biking and her renewed interest in running! Keep biking more with her as cross training maybe do a Century ride.



Born in 1968.  I live in Idaho Falls, ID.  I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired.

Married for 25+ years with two children (19 and 16).

Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Be merciful to me, O Lord,
for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord,
for I give myself to you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,
so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord;
hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble,
and you will answer me.  - Psalm 86:1-7


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Race: Honolulu Marathon Clinic Prediction 10 mile Turkey Trot (10 Miles) 01:07:57
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Justin and I got up early and ran to the bandshell at the Kapiolani Park to register for the Honolulu Marathon Clinic Prediction Run 10 mile Turkey Trot.  It is a training run for the marathon.  $6 for a supported run..not bad.  Got our tongue depressors and put down 1:10 as we were planning on running together plus dealing with the heat and windy conditions.  Met a few nice folks waiting for the run to start.  No watches or GPS...idea is to gauge your pace and try to come in as close to your prediction as possible.  From what we heard, you need to be within 10 seconds to have a chance of winning.

We went out in the front group and did the loop around the park before heading up the crater road.  Still near the middle of the front pack but Justin's stomach was causing him to drop back from me.  As I was running up the hill I would look back to check on him and see if he was staying close.  After getting up on over the crater and starting our way up the back side we took off down towards the neighborhood on the back side towards Kahala.  I stopped and waited for Justin at the turn off from the crater road and ran with him for the next couple of miles trying to motivate him to dig deep.  His stomach was hurting so he said go.

I picked it up a bit at the halfway point (or where I thought it was).  I started to pick off the runners ahead as we made our way back to Kahala and up the crater.  It was getting warmer through here as the sun was coming out and shining brightly.  On the way back down towards Kapiolani Park I was really cruising and passing runners.  Along Kalakaua I kicked in and passed a few more to catch all the runners except for about 5 of them.  Ended up at 1:07:57 so a bit under the prediction.  I ran back to bring Justin in at 1:13.  He said he threw up a couple of times but still had a kick at the end. Proud of him and his effort.

We ran back to the hotel and rested before the Thanksgiving buffet and pool time.  Justin did not feel good all day.

Saucony Fastwitch 5 Red Miles: 13.00
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