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Location:

Santa Clara,UT,

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

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.

 

Personal:

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: 133.50 Year: 1278.00
NB 790 (Feb. 2015) Lifetime Miles: 202.00
Altra Torin 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 311.75
Altra Lone Peak 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 228.00
NB 1400 Lifetime Miles: 180.25
Nike LunarEpic Lifetime Miles: 301.00
Nike Structure 20 Lifetime Miles: 321.50
Hoka Clayton Lifetime Miles: 145.50
Nike Lunar Epic Oct. 2017 Lifetime Miles: 184.75
Nike Vomero NXR '17 Lifetime Miles: 162.75
Hoka Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 180.75
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 139.25
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 143.00
Books 2018 Lifetime Miles: 35.00
INOV8 F-Lite 195 Lifetime Miles: 23.50
Brooks L3 Lifetime Miles: 219.50
Race: Provo Trail Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:46:48
Total Distance
13.50

Well, I signed up for this race last week because the XC girls were setting goals. I set a goal to run under 1:40:00 in this race. Well, that didn't happen. My stomach was sloshing and was about to explode w/ gas pains. It might have been the Indian food I ate the night before--It's a Utah valley tradition for my wife and me. 

Anyway, the race. I'm not sure how I felt about it. It's 1 of the first races I haven't hit a PR in a while. My stomach told me how things were going to be a few miles in. So I decided to just gut this 1 out. Here are some +s and -s fromt the race:

+) The course was beautiful. The new shoes worked well. It was fun to get out and run a race again and realize that it takes all shapes and sizes and speeds to make up a race. 13 miles seemed shorter for some reason, even w/ the struggle. The body doesn't ache much after the race probably because I wasn't able to push it. The weather was beautiful.

-) The gut. The fact that I really don't know where I'm at fitness-wise. Half marathons are proving to be my bogey race--I'm still not sure how to run a half. I know that I'm in for a pretty big PR at the distance but can't seem to line it up. Last thing. The race, for the most part, was a joke. (There was a big turn-out. Everyone seemed ignorant of the start time and starting line. There wasn't much of a chance to slip up through the masses in the pre-race confusion and because of this I found myself working hard to move past runners. 2 notable passes were the girls @ mile 3ish chatting about how fast a 9-minute mile is and @ mile 4ish the guy in Air Jordans, basketball shorts, and possibly a ciggy in his mouth.)

 In the end, a few miles were amassed and in there somewhere a few MP miles. Probably won't be running this again.

Brooks Ravenna Miles: 13.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments
From JamesH on Mon, Aug 09, 2010 at 13:09:11 from 74.211.22.194

It sucks that every race cant be a good one. Good job sticking it out though. I am always amazed at how many people run in basketball shorts. Crazy weirdos.

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