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Handcart Days Half Marathon (pacer)

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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: Handcart Days Half Marathon (pacer) (13.1 Miles) 01:44:52
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The South Davis Rec Center decided to add pacers to their half marathon at the last minute.   Becky was going to run with her friend and I had no running plans so we decided to help with the 1:45 and 2:00 spots.  The course is mostly flat with the exception of a couple of hills during the 8th mile and a slight elevation gain during the last mile.  This made the pacing a lot easier.  I was within a couple of seconds of my goal time at every mile.  I usually like to have a 20 second cushion so this made things a little stressful.  I had a decent sized group with me for the first 8 miles until we got to the top of Glover Lane.  A few runners dropped back and I just had 2 with me for the next 3 miles.  They eventually fell back but I was able to pick one up during the last mile.  I always feel bad when the runners drop off but understand that there is nothing that I can do about it.

Becky had a much more adventurous race.  At the 5 mile mark, she noticed a girl on the side of the road having an asthma attack.  Being a nurse, she felt obligated to stop and help her.  She gave her pacing sign to her friend and told her she would catch up.  She was able to call the girls mom and once a police officer stopped to help, she was on her way again.  She ran hard for the next 3 miles trying to make up the 5 minutes she lost.  Still crossed the line at exactly 2 hours.

Adrenaline 2014 Blue (1) Miles: 13.10
From Tara on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 14:43:56 from

Good job out there. Um, Becky is all sorts of amazing! Plus, she's ran 50 halfs since 2011..

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