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Salmon Marathon

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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Jan 17, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

yearly mileage totals (actual running miles, not crosstraining etc)

2008 - 1,317

2009 - 2,654

2010 - 2,578

2011 - 2,618

2012 - 3,083 (ran everyday this year. PR's in half and full marathons, at age 48!)

2013 - 1,177

2014 - 1,716

2015 - 1,060

2016 - 951

2017 - 786

2018 - 1,058

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

reacquaint myself with my long lost running freak, and then proceed to get my running freak on

run faster

increase mileage in the Spring 

keep running

 

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

run

 

Personal:

born in 1964. married 22 years. one wife two dogs 

6 ft tall, nation wide

"Engaging in a little suffering — however self-imposed, arbitrary and contrived — before breakfast each morning tends to demand some humility and injects some marked relief into the rest of the day, making things sharper, more inspired, more immediately aware of the powerful presence of being. And that seems really worthwhile." A. Krupicka

 

 

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 38.00 Year: 38.00
Mt101 Lifetime Miles: 500.80
Mt101 The 2nd Lifetime Miles: 539.20
Green A5's Lifetime Miles: 149.50
MR00 Lifetime Miles: 158.70
Treadmillio Shoes Lifetime Miles: 570.00
Stillnotmads (2) Lifetime Miles: 500.50
Rednotevenmad2 Lifetime Miles: 275.00
Kinvara9 Lifetime Miles: 420.00
Kinvara9painted Lifetime Miles: 292.00
Graynine Lifetime Miles: 146.00
Vapor4's Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Kinvara5 Lifetime Miles: 52.00
Total Distance
237.60
Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 92.60Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 73.60Kinvara2 Miles: 37.20Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 22.40Hattori The 2nd Miles: 8.50Green A5's Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
11.00

11 miles - easy around layton before work. post rain/cool muggy temps.

WT 72 miles

two fity-one

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 11.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 8:47 avg. ran at noon. my SO had to go into layton so i hitched a ride with her and ran home via my usual commute route. all easy paces except miles 5, 7, & 9 @<GMP (8:09, 8:00, 7:47).

WT 74.5 miles 

two fifty-two

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
4.20

4.2 miles from home / fairground loop.

WT 68.7 miles

two fifty-three

Kinvara2 Miles: 4.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.00

6 miles around layton. 10 x 30 second hill reps on golden ave. chaotic drop zones around the schools.

WT 60.2 miles

two fifty-four

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
7.00

7 miles / 8:35 avg. rio grande - south.

miles 3 - 6 @ mp (8:07, 8:08, 8:11, 7:58)

happy to report that my goal mp on taper rested legs feels almost natural in effort.

WT 60.2 miles

two fifty-five

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 7.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles - around the hoods of layton utah.

WT 52.2 miles

two fifty-six

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
2.00

2 miles on location ~ salmon marathon tomorrow.

WT 50.2 miles

two fifty-seven

 

Kinvara2 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Race: Salmon Marathon (26.3 Miles) 03:40:50, Place overall: 25, Place in age division: 6
Total Distance
26.30

Awesome marathon for me. a 10 minute PR. but even better, i beat dubya by a solid four minutes. first time i've run a marathon without crashing. 26th mile was an 8:06. 

i had a really great time this weekend traveling and hanging out with friends - this was the best marathon experience i've had. everything went as close to perfect as one could expect. actually went to bed at 9:30 pm the night before the race. i woke up several times throughout the night, but felt rested when the alarm went off at 4:30. my morning routine went off without a hitch.  the bus ride pick up took place at our hotel so that was great. the temps on race day were ideal (45F at the start to mid 60's at the finish). the race was well organized and the finish line was fun with the live music, food and beverages, and the small crowd made for a relatively intimate marathon event. there were 95 marathon finishers and 52 half finishers. approximately 75 people cancelled due to the possibility of smoky conditions from to the summer wildfires in the area. fortunately the smoke wasn't an issue at all.

Lysa, Thayne, Stacie, Wendy (Thayne's wife), Erin (who was running her first marathon) and i hung out at the start,. it was great to be with friends at a race rather than alone like i usually am. the elevation at the start was around 4800+ ft. and the finish is 3,900+ ft. for about a 900 foot drop. the course starts off with a gentle downhill the first couple of miles, a nice way to start a long run. there were some easy rollers throughout and a couple of substantial climbs around mile 7-ish and 14. i don't mind hills, i feel like i climb well. the first 21 miles or so were on a rocky dirt road. the little rocks and washboard didn't bother me at all. there were a couple of quarter mile or so long asphalt stretches, and the last 5 miles or so were on asphalt. i hung out at the back of the crowd at the start, which is to say i was approximately 7.5 feet from the starting line (very small crowd!). passed several people in the first miles, then ran alone most of the rest. i didn't get passed by anyone. took my first water at mile 8, then at every aid station after - they were every 2 miles i think. i tried the Gu drink at one point but didn't like it. i ate half a banana at the 17 mile aid station. that's it for fuel and water during the race. the were several cattle guards along the way, and a plywood board was layed across these sections. so while i never looked behind me, i could hear two runners crossing the cattle guards about 10 seconds behind me for much of the first half of the run. it kept me moving. around mile 14 we hit the out and back which was about a mile and half each way. i was very surprised after the turn around to find that Thayne was only about a half mile behind me at this point. he was on pace to easily break 4 hours! i tried not to look shocked as we passed each other. it definitely put some extra pep in my step. around mile 21 i ran into Scott (Lysa's hubby, and an old friend of mine), who was running his first half marathon. i realized this was the perfect time to take a break before the final push to the finish. this was my slowest mile at 9:20, but the mental and physical break  no doubt helped me finish stronger than i otherwise would have. it was one of my favorite parts of the run. after leaving Scott, i realized that i was, in fact, getting tired. but i still hadn't crashed. after mile 23 i realized that there wasn't going to be a crash! i was so psyched. i slowed a little through mile 25 but was able to rally a little for the 26th mile. i do regret not breaking 3:40. (it would have been cool to have a 3:3x:xx PR), but it will just make the next PR that much sweeter.

really great that everyone in our group had a great day. Lysa PR'd and finished with Erin who completed her first marathon! Thayne obliterated his previous marathon best (run on this course) by 45? minutes!! Stacie didn't PR but was happy because she felt good throughout the run, AND she enhanced her promise of doing a handstand across the finish line by doing a cartwheel!! it was pretty cool. (she used to be a gymnast, it was a real graceful looking cartwheel). and Wendy, was in the process of annihilating  her previous best before she twisted her knee going over a cattle guard in the 21st mile. she walked into the finish in high spirits! Scott finished his first half marathon AND through a twist of fate typical with Scott he got 1st place in his age division! awesome stuff. we celebrated that night by the riverside with live music and the load of months of training and obsessing off our shoulders.

i feel like this is the first time i really put in some proper training for a marathon and the result is that it payed off! being able to actually "race" right up to the finish was so rewarding and made all the training worthwhile. i'm also encouraged because even during my higher mileage weeks i felt as though i could do more. so i look forward to the next marathon training cycle and pushing harder and seeing what i can do. my "minimal" taper worked out well. running consistently gives me a good fix on what works and what doesn't for me personally. i feel in tune with my running body, and current capability, and that lends a better focus to training effort.

splits:

1 - 8:16

2 - 8:17

3 - 8:05

4 - 8:15

5 - 8:04

6 - 8:07

7 - 8:31 (start of first substantial hill)

8 - 8:50 (hill)

9 - 7:42 (big downhill)

10- 8:32 (?)

11- 8:16

12- 8:27

13- 8:16

14- 8:52 (hill at the out and back section)

15- 8:50 (more hill, last quarter down)

16- 8:24

17- 7:56 (this was after i saw how close Thayne was)

18- 7:55 (still trying to get away from Thayne)

19- 8:26

20- 8:25

21- 9:20 (break time with Scott - salvation!)

22- 8:16

23- 8:50 (now i'm tired)

24- 8:46

25- 8:42

26- 8:06 (hardly comprehending that i feel good enough to do this!)

.3 @ 7:46 pace


WT 66.2 miles

two fifty-eight 

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 26.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(17)
Total Distance
2.00

2 miles of recovery touring the hoods around the hotel on a peaceful Salmon sunday morning.

WT 57.3 miles

two fifty-nine

Kinvara2 Miles: 2.00
Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
3.20

3.2 miles from work. nice and easy recovery run. i'll probably stick to 3-4 miles a day this week.

WT 56.5 miles

two sixty

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 3.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
4.30

4.3 miles from work - rio grande - north. lightly rained upon for most of the run. recovery is going well.

WT 54.8 miles

two sixty-one

Kinvara2 Miles: 4.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
6.40

6.4 miles from work. the combination of short recovery miles this week plus the nice cool temps this morning (51F) had me feeling great. my legs felt strong and fluid right out the door. still fatigued, so the mileage is going to stay low for now, but super psyched about how my body is responding to the marathon effort last  saturday. mile 6 @ 8:21.

WT 54.2 miles

two sixty-two

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 6.40
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles from work. rio grande - south. loving these cooler temps.

WT 52.2 miles

two sixty-three

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
4.50

4.5 miles - from work. traditional friday rest day pace. trying to keep the pattern of my runs the same. EPL was flickering on and off throughout the run. it was straight to the commode when i was done running.

WT 54.7 miles

two sixty-four

Hattori The 2nd Miles: 4.50
Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
12.00

12 miles / 8:34 avg. commute to work. what absolutely perfect weather for a run this morning.

today's run caps my first week of recovery after the marathon, and i feel really good about it. i wanted to run more miles earlier in the week but held back to be safe. today's run was meant as a gauge of how i'm doing, and it turns out i'm doing great! 12 miles at an 8:34 avg. is a good training run for me. although i could feel that i really wasn't ready for a longer run yet, i did feel plenty of strength and virtually no soreness in the legs. in fact, i experienced little to no soreness in my legs this week. i'm thinking that i could've/should've run a bit harder in the marathon last saturday, and what held me back was more mental than physical. still no regrets as it was an 10 minute PR and i felt pretty good throughout the whole race. i've learned a lot through this last training cycle and know i can be a stronger runner. my confidence has taken a leap throughout the process and hopefully i can turn that confidence into better training.

really excited for all the FRB'ers racing today - especially at TOU!

WT 40.4 miles

two sixty-five

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 12.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles from home / lagoon trail/farmington pond with Annie and Lysa. easy. easy like sunday morning.

WT 42.4 miles

two sixty-six

no run tonight. i'm still going to go easy for another week or so.

i did however download a FREE copy of "Running The Edge" by Goucher/Catalano on Amazon - i think they're giving it away today and tomorrow. sweet!

 

Kinvara2 Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
10.30

10.3 miles from work / rio grande - north / 9:02 avg.

WT 49.5 miles

two sixty-seven

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 10.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
6.50

6.5 miles / 8:23 avg. from work. tuesday is traditionally a workout day for me, but i'm still in marathon recovery mode so i just tried to keep things up tempo for this short run. saw a dude on a unicycle.

WT 51.7 miles

two sixty-eight

Kinvara2 Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
10.00

10 miles / 8:24 avg. from work / rio grande-south. marathon recovery day #11.

splits: 8:52, 8:49, 8:26, 7:51, 8:26, 8:19, 8:24, 8:26, 8:21, 8:11

WT 55.3 miles

two sixty-nine

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 10.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Total Distance
11.30

easy 8 / from work / 9:03 avg. last night i stubbed my pinky toe on an immovable kitchen appliance. this morning it was black and blue and a little swollen. i don't think it's broken, but it was very painful for the first 5 miles today, then the pain went away (endorphins?). it feels sore now. it's a disappointment, but feels like it will be easily manageable. hopefully just a couple of days of discomfort. i'm sure the running will only help to heal it faster.

pm - 3.3 miles at the nature center (pea gravel/boardwalk/lotsofnature)

WT 58.6 miles

two seventy

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 8.00Green A5's Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles - rio grande - south. rest day.

WT 59.1 miles

two seventy-one

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(3)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles - from work to the hs track and back. 

can you feel the love on the blog today?

WT 52.1 miles

two seventy-two

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
10.20

10.2 miles from home / big western loop. miles 8 & 9 involved huge, thick swarms of bugs. i was caked in bug when i got home.

WT 58.3 miles

two seventy-three

Kinvara2 Miles: 10.20
Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
6.50

6.5 miles from work. 12 x 30 second hill reps on golden ave.

WT 54.5 miles

two seventy-four

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 6.50
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
8.00

8 miles / 8:18 avg. from work, rio grande - south. light mist/rain for most of the run.

ran harder miles 3 - 6 (7:49, 7:49, 7:43, 7:53).

WT 56 miles

two seventy-five

Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 8.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Total Distance
8.30

easy 8(point 3) from work. 9:05 avg.

WT 54.1 miles

two seventy-six

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 8.30
Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
14.20

10.2 miles / 8:18 avg. from work/rio grande - north. felt good today. i've been sort of mentally burnt all week and struggling to get out the door, but each day i do, and i end up feeling much better. i was only going to go 6 - 8 miles today but i felt so good i wanted to take advantage of it. a 2:11 negative split!

splits: 8:35, 8:41, 8:33, 8:39, 8:05, 8:05, 7:58, 7:52, 8:15, 8:10, +.2@8:17.

pm - 4 easy miles on the cattle road with Loki and the sunset. lots of bugs marred an otherwise perfect evening run.

WT 57.2 miles

two seventy-seven

Kinvara2 Miles: 4.00Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 10.20
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Total Distance
5.00

5 miles from work.

WT 57.2 miles

two seventy-eight

Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 5.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Total Distance
12.40

12.4 miles from work. rio grande - north. 9:09 avg.

WT 64.6

two seventy-nine

Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 12.40
Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
4.00

4 miles / 7:47 avg. on the MFT. took a very leisurely morning, ran errands, THEN got out for a run around 1:30 pm. 

splits: 9:09, 7:35, 7:15, 7:08.

WT 58.4 miles

two eighty

Hattori The 2nd Miles: 4.00
Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Total Distance
237.60
Kinvara2 The 2nd Miles: 92.60Kinvara2 The 3rd Miles: 73.60Kinvara2 Miles: 37.20Mt101 The 2nd Miles: 22.40Hattori The 2nd Miles: 8.50Green A5's Miles: 3.30
Weight: 0.00
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