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NSL 4th of July 5K

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Woods Cross,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 01, 2006



Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Current Running Life:
5k: 17:50 (2010 NSL)
10k: 38:20 (2007 Des News)
1/2 Marathon: 1:23:30 (2009 Provo Half)
Marathon: 2:53:46 (2007 St George)

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Daddy to 3 great kids - 16 year old son and 11 year old twin daughters

I do not know what tomorrow will bring but I do know it will start with a run.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Saucony Grid A2 Lifetime Miles: 125.40
GoRun2 Lifetime Miles: 53.70
Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Lifetime Miles: 442.70
Adrenaline 2014 Red (1) Lifetime Miles: 429.20
Race: NSL 4th of July 5K (3.1 Miles) 00:17:50, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
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Perfect morning for a race.  I wasn't sure if I was going to race until late last night.  Debated between running the Centerville 5K and the NSL 5K.  Opted for NSL because it is a flat course and I wanted to the opportunity to run a fast race.  The race goes through the Foxboro neighborhoods and is pancake flat.  I do not think I have ever run on this flat of a course.  Did I mention it was flat?  The temperature was perfect too.  The opportunity for a fast race was definitely there.  I just hoped my body would cooperate.  Warmed up by running the course.  Lined up and really couldn't see anybody that looked too fast other than a couple of high school kids.  We started and the usual rabbits took off.  I settled into 5th place but knew that 3 of the runners would soon drop off.  Two young guns who were breathing really heavy 1/2 mile into the race and a little kid with a cast on his arm.  Move by the 2 young guys but the little kid kept moving.  I couldn't get by him until after the first mile marker.  Was still holding pace at the half way mark but started to feel the fatigue. Convinced myself to just keep pushing.  Just before the 2 mile marker my shoe came untied.  I did not want to stop so I kept running and was not going to stop unless the shoe came off.  Kept pushing through the end and finished in 17:50.  Crushed my PR by over 30 seconds.  Very, very, very happy!

Saucony Grid A2 Miles: 6.40
From Kathie on Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 11:09:20 from

This is so cool! My son and I ran part of the Centerville 5k course on our run today I though I would see you but I am happy you chose the flat course and killed it!

From JD on Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 12:56:16 from

Congratulations on the PR! It was perfect weather this morning. I wondered if I'd see you at the Centerville race. The course there is not flat.

From Smooth on Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 13:24:17 from

YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS Andy on crushing the PR!!!! I love how you kept pushing unless the shoe came off! I'm glad the shoe didn't come off! YOU ARE AWESOME!!! WOW!!! SO SPEEEEEDY!!! One of these days, I need to watch you run! Sounds like a perfect day and race for ya! EXCELLENT JOB!!!!

Did you win $$$$ or some cool looking prize or did they feed you flat pancakes? :)

From allie on Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 15:24:39 from

great race! congrats on the big PR.

From jtshad on Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 15:58:53 from

Great job and nice PR! Have a great holiday!

From Teena Marie on Sat, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:34:36 from

Man alive!!!! Can't get this huge smile off of my face. That is AWESOME!!!! Seriously ... incredible race!!!!

Congrats on the HUGE PR!!!!

From Brent on Sun, Jul 04, 2010 at 10:15:47 from

Andy, 1,000 commando points for the PR and second place.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From timp on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 10:42:31 from

BIG congrats on the 30+ sec PR. Awesome job out there!

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