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St George Marathon

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2018
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Member Since:

Jan 04, 2018

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2:38 in the St. George marathon

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a sub 2:30 marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Become a lifelong runner, and eventually a xc coach

Personal:

I'm a student at BYU, I love being active and living life to the fullest

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 44.65 Year: 1860.00
Adidas Zero Lifetime Miles: 247.90
Aasics GT 2000 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 503.20
Solstice Lifetime Miles: 23.40
Duo Lifetime Miles: 87.00
IQ Lifetime Miles: 121.65
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 83.40
Escalante Racer Lifetime Miles: 51.65
Torin 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 84.60
King MT 1.5 Lifetime Miles: 22.80
Timp Trail Lifetime Miles: 77.20
Vanish Lifetime Miles: 23.85
Instinct 4.5 Lifetime Miles: 67.10
One 2.5 Lifetime Miles: 102.90
Duo (sample) Lifetime Miles: 41.00
Olympus 3.0 Lifetime Miles: 8.00
Escalante Racer (Chicago) Lifetime Miles: 34.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
18.4526.2044.65
Instinct 4.5 Miles: 6.25IQ Miles: 4.00Torin 3.5 Miles: 3.00Escalante Racer (Chicago) Miles: 26.20
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.250.006.25

Nice little run in the afternoon

Instinct 4.5 Miles: 6.25
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.200.005.20

I did 8x400m progressions on the track, good stuff! Nice last little push before the race. The cold is going away and I'm feeling pretty good. 

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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Beautiful 4 mile run with my man Sam. Great discussion, talking about dating, school, garbage trucks, the marathon, ignoring construction workers, running over cars and all the good things in life

IQ Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Nice easy 3 mile run today. Very relaxed. I'm excited, and nervous and anxious for this race. I think it's going to be great. Last run before the race

Torin 3.5 Miles: 3.00
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Race: St George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:35:48, Place overall: 17, Place in age division: 3
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0026.2026.20

It was a rainy day, nice and drizzly for the start. I felt pretty good at the top, although maybe a little more tired than I would have liked. Regardless, I went out nice and chill, and was just a little bit behind my planned pace at the half. I went through at about 1:16:40 or so, and I was hoping to go through at 1:16 low. Unfortunately there was a headwind from about miles 6 or 7 until about mile 21 or 22. I was able to be on pace to get my time of sub 2:30 through mile 20, but the headwind had taken its toll, and my legs were so beat and tired. It was such a strange sensation, never before have my legs felt so physically exhausted. At some point, I'm not sure where exactly, I just let out a physical groan, which was a first for me. Anyway, at that point it was all I could do to hang on to sub 7 pace, and then for the last couple miles, even that was a stretch. I was so glad to see Matt Thatcher, Scott Sandberg, Coach Fielding and a few others to keep me going all the way to the end. 

I was glad to finish the race, and glad to get a new pr. It was hard though, not to have achieved my goal. I had worked so long to acheive that goal, basically about a year. After the race, I think my emotions were really close to the surface, and some tears were shed, I'm not sure why, it's really hard to explain the feeling I had afterwards. This has been really the first occasion that I haven't acheived a running goal that I've set. 

I'm not sure when, but I'll be back to run a sub 2:30 marathon someday. A couple of things I want to do differently is get a pair of the nike 4%, and do some more strenth training, I think that might help my legs hang in there a little be longer. 

Lots of learning, and an overall good experience, certianly a race for the books.

Escalante Racer (Chicago) Miles: 26.20
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
18.4526.2044.65
Instinct 4.5 Miles: 6.25IQ Miles: 4.00Torin 3.5 Miles: 3.00Escalante Racer (Chicago) Miles: 26.20
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