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Long-Term Running Goals:
Keep running until this old body says no, running for fun.
Born in 1968. I live in Idaho Falls, ID. I started running competitively in 2005 and ran my first marathon in 2005. Now retired from competitive racing.
Married for 26 years with two children (20 and 17).
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Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
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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
From Donald on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 15:22:16 from 188.8.131.52
I was snooping on your old Pocatello marathon race report from 2014. Got any tips for running the race? I ran the half in 2017 and I feel like I have a decent memory of what that was like. Is the first half all paved? Any tidbits of info would be helpful if you have the time.
Thanks in advance!
From jtshad on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 07:35:20 from 184.108.40.206
The first half is all paved and nearly all downhill and can be fast. The key to is work with the downhill and not burnout as you have to deal with the rollers in the second half. From 14-21 you have all the hills, just be patient. Go for even effort through here not even pacing. Once past Century HS you have the flat into the finish but it will start to get warmer and the fatigue will be setting in. Ensure to fuel and hydrate early and often. The toughest part for me is the miles 16-22 (rollers to Century) mentally and physically. Good luck.
From Donald on Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 10:48:27 from 220.127.116.11
Thanks for the help!
From Donald on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 07:53:59 from 18.104.22.168
As it is a smaller event, is it wise to carry some water through the first half of the marathon? I know it says there are aid stations. Have they been reliable in your experience?
From jtshad on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 09:05:11 from 22.214.171.124
No need to carry water, the stations are well supplied with water and aid. Check the website to see where they are giving out gels, etc. and then decide if you need to carry more. The last time I ran it I carried two extra gels in case I needed them between the aid stations.
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