Philippians 4:13

St. George Marathon

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,USA

Member Since:

Apr 21, 2007

Gender:

Male

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 (Course Record), 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), Master's Course Record (still!)

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

50,000 lifetime miles from spring 2000 to October 2019.

Logged (on computer) 24,901 miles (circumference of the earth) in 2,889 days (11/29/12) http://jeff.fastrunningblog.com/blog-My-alarm-went-off-I-got-up-eventually-/11-29-2012.html

Short-Term Running Goals:

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

No racing, retired.

Long-Term Running Goals:

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

Personal:

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).

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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Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 142.75 Year: 2630.57
Runs With Moxie Lifetime Miles: 9044.91
Vibram Five Finger Bikila Lifetime Miles: 132.80
Saucony Xodus 2011 Lifetime Miles: 666.86
Altra Impulse Lifetime Miles: 999.69
Saucony Guide 8 Blue 2017 Lifetime Miles: 1086.76
Supernova Glide Green 2018 Lifetime Miles: 1180.07
Saucony Fastwitch White 2019 Lifetime Miles: 272.83
Saucony Guide Yellow 2019 Lifetime Miles: 307.50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
25.0027.220.000.0052.22
Runs With Moxie Miles: 17.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 12.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 10.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 30.20
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

5 miles with Moxie in 35:16 before church on a nice morning for a run. 

Kami returns from Arizona today...yeah!

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 5.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

4:30am...warmer morning (60 degrees), 7 mile progression run with Moxie.  Started off at 7:54 and progressed to just under 7:00 pace by the last mile to finish in 50:30.  Full on taper for the marathon on Saturday so this is my only run for the day.  I have a massage this afternoon to work out the last few kinks and aches. 

Runs With Moxie Miles: 7.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:30am...5 miles with Curt in 38:44 for a nice easy taper week run.  A bit sore after yesterday's massage but felt better by the end of the run.  Getting antsy for the race on Saturday.

Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 5.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

4:30am...5 miles with Moxie in 37 minutes on a nice morning.  Last 2 miles were 6:40-6:45 pace and felt very easy.  

Runs With Moxie Miles: 5.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 5.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

No run today, my traditional day off before a marathon.  A travel day with the family spending the afternoon in Zion National Park...beautiful!

Got to St. George and got to the condo.  Took the kids to swim with the Clarke's in the evening before bed.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.001.000.000.004.00

Slept in and went out for a run about 7:15.  4 miles in 29:25, 1 mile at MP in numerous pick ups up to a 0.25M stretch.  About 0.5M with Tom then chatted afterwards while stretching.  

Getting antsy for the race.  A day in the warmth...expo, pool, dino museum, etc.

Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 4.00
Comments(1)
Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:38:54, Place overall: 19, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.0026.220.000.0026.22

Got up at 3:30am and was out the door with Tom, Kim and Terry to get to the buses by 4:45. I had my traditional breakfast (Poptarts, banana) and some PowerBar Ironman Peform drink.  Met up with Clyde, Dave, Logan, Steve, James, Mike, etc. for the ride to the start.  Chatted with Bill Mandler in the elite area, then got in the corral and met up with the guys including Walter and Ben with whom I was going to run with to try and hit 2:30 or less.

Started off in a large group and ran the first 7 miles with the guys (Clyde, Dave, Walter, Ben, Joe, Justin, Tyler and myself and another 1 or 2 guys).  Running up Vejo, Walter and I hung back and ran a slightly slower pace and let the group go hoping to make up the time on the downhill.  By the top of Vejo, we were about 15 seconds back.  I had placed PowerBar Gels and PowerBar Ironman Perform sports drink out on the elite tables and they really helped today with my energy level and the heat.

At mile 10, my insides really started to tumble and I had to stop at mile 12 for a pee break and in the the port-o-potty at mile 13 for about 1 minute.  Walter had put some distance on me and a few others had gone by, but I started to feel better and picked up the pace.  I was running better but so was everyone else and I was not making up any distance.  I knew now that sub 2:30 was gone, but still had hopes for faster than last year.

Around mile 18 I started to catch back up with some of the others but a couple of guys caught me as well.  I passed Joe and Walter at mile 22 and was running ok, but not at the pace I needed to hit 2:30-2:34 range.  Coming into town, I passed 2 more guys then caught and dropped a guy at mile 25.5 (I have learned that you hammer by them so they are not tempted to go with you) and ran home into the finish just behind another guy (Ryan Jonson) at 2:38:54.  

My splits this year were either pretty much on the mark or about 30 seconds slower than I needed to hit my "A" goal.  Overall I am not really happy with the time as the weather wasn't as hot overall as last year (but it was the hottest starting temp in race history), but also can take the time considering the lack of good quality training this summer due to other life priorities (family, camping, work, etc.). 

It was really good to see all the guys and gals and hang out for a while.  I stuck around for a massage and some of the awards ceremony, then went back to the condo for about 3 hours at the pool with the kids (talked to Tom and Terry and another master's runner acquaintance named Kerry Green).

Another decent run, at least it was the fastest for this year and lower than my average for 26 lifetime marathons.  Heading home tomorrow, hoping my hips, ankle and foot start feeling better.

Here are my splits from the 3 years I have run this race:

2007 actuals

2010 actuals

2011 actuals

1-  6:00

5:44

5:49

2-  6:05

5:50

5:53

3-  5:42

5:32

5:41

4-  5:37

5:30

5:24

5-  5:47

5:38

5:45

6-  5:32

5:23

5:25

7-  5:29

5:19

5:30

8-  6:35

6:32

6:36

9-  6:20

6:23

6:24

10-  6:16

6:15

6:17

11-  6:33

6:30

6:41

12-  6:10

6:01

6:40

13-  5:51

5:48

7:05

14-  5:47

5:52

5:57

15-  5:27

5:26

5:34

16-  5:14

5:22

5:30

17-  5:30

5:46

5:56

18-  5:31

5:49

5:57

19-  5:56

6:14

6:29

20-  5:42

6:01

6:07

21-  5:21

5:39

5:55

22-  5:51

6:11

6:17

23-  5:31

5:52

6:02

24-  5:27

5:52

6:06

25-  5:44

6:08

6:15

26-  5:54

6:21

6:13

0.2- 1:17

1:14

1:26

2:32:09

2:34:12

2:38:54



Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 26.20
Comments(29)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
25.0027.220.000.0052.22
Runs With Moxie Miles: 17.00TSD-5 4-11 Miles: 12.00Saucony Mirage 1 2011 Miles: 10.00Saucony Tangent 3 2011 Miles: 30.20
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