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Zion Centennial 10K Fun Run

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Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Swiss Days(5k)--19:47.5

Zion Centennial Fun Run (10k)--42:19 

St. George Half Marathon--1:36:45.4 

St. George Marathon--3:22:29

Short-Term Running Goals:

I want to work on building up my base again and taking a crack at my 5k and 10k PRs.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to live. Live to run.



I'm married with 3 cuties and a buddy. When I don't run, I'm ornery.  So for their sake--It's all for them--I run.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 40.50 Year: 1756.00
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 202.00
Altra Torin 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 314.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 232.75
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 180.25
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 317.50
Nike Structure 20 Lifetime Miles: 335.50
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 151.00
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 233.75
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 189.75
Hoka Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 235.25
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 181.50
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 160.50
Books 2018 Lifetime Miles: 46.00
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 35.50
Brooks L3 Lifetime Miles: 227.00
Brooks Black Oct. 2018 Lifetime Miles: 224.50
Race: Zion Centennial 10K Fun Run (6.2 Miles) 00:42:19
Total Distance

am--7 The wif and I ran a little warm-up before the race and then listened to the Race Director crack a few jokes. My favorite was one about The National Parks Service guaranteeing a spot for every runner in the race in the next race, 100 years from now. The GPS didn't work super well in the canyon--this run went from Big Bend, down Zion Canyon, and finished at the end of Pa'rus trail. It was a steady down hill--400 ft. drop in elevation. I pushed and pushed and pushed, sticking in the top 10 throughout but running mostly by my lonesome. Just me and my mind. The legs felt great most of the way, but I was wheezing. The course was beautiful, the runners enjoyed themselves, and the breath was visible. Everything felt great until Pa'rus trail when the course went into the sun w/ some undulations. Nonetheless, the experience was positive. Everyone PRed. My overall pace was 6:47/mile. It's too bad this race isn't an annual event. 

Asics Gel Speedstar Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
From Burt on Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 17:48:42 from

Great job! With that time you should be able to break 20 in a 5k in no time.

From dave holt on Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 21:43:25 from

I bet it was beautiful - good job!

From Vis on Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 22:42:47 from

Dave--It was a joy running on the red roads.

From JamesH on Sat, Apr 18, 2009 at 23:07:50 from

Good job. Zions runs are always beautiful.

From christi on Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:42:45 from

Nice race! Agreed- it should be annual.

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