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Member Since:

Feb 27, 2006



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

(2008) 5k Magna Classic (15:18)

(2007) Ogden Marathon (2:29:31)

(2007) St George Marathon (2:25:18)



Masters PRs:

17:09-2nd place Masters-

    Draper Days 5k (2013)


1:16:58-2nd place Masters-

    Utah Valley Half Marathon (2013)


Short-Term Running Goals:

Sub 2:40 at Deseret News Marathon. Never quite conquered that beast yet.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a good marathon again in the future.






Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 55.70 Year: 393.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1193.31
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1031.20
Saucony Fastwitch A-5 Lifetime Miles: 617.50
Skechers Go Run Lifetime Miles: 496.50
Saucony Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 816.50
Brooks T-7 (used) Lifetime Miles: 1113.00
Saucony Kinvara 4 Lifetime Miles: 542.50
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 922.90
Brooks T-7 Lifetime Miles: 1051.50
Saucony Fastwitch Blueberry Lime Squeeze ) Lifetime Miles: 788.00
Nike Pegasus Lifetime Miles: 1008.10
Reebok Running Shoe Lifetime Miles: 442.35
Under Armour Black Micro Lifetime Miles: 463.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Easy 4.5 miles 7th east. Hip and and back still bothersome but the pain subsides quite a bit after a good slow warm up and about 600 mg of IB. I am kind of unsure about even running this race.. The marathon can be a cruel mistress, revealing and attacking any weak spots that may present or lie underneath the surface.  However someone really went out of there way to help get me into this event and to which I have great amount of respect and grattitude for.  Add in the fact that I have to be to a physically active job afterwards, it makes for a really tough call. I have totally enjoyed this race in gthis past and would be totally bummed if I were to have to miss it:(      What to do...

Brooks T-7 Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Jake K on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 11:52:30 from

Try and make an objective decision, Steve. Do what is best for your running and health (longer-term). You have to be careful about running 26.2 on underlying injuries/problems - the marathon can bring those things to the surface in an ugly way. Or, sometimes it doesn't. There's no easy answer... whatever decision you make, be confident in it and don't second guess it.

From allie on Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:16:48 from

tough call -- and i'm sorry that you are in a position that you even have to make this decision.

as jake said -- small problems can get ugly quickly in the marathon...or you can make it through with no problems at all. you never know. i've experienced it both ways, and i will say the time where things got ugly was just not worth it. it was a risk and it didn't end well. i could feel that my insisting to run was a poor decision, but i ignored that. so as dumb as it sounds, follow your gut (heart? conscience? spirit? internal compass?)...i'm sure you'll make the right call.

From steve ash on Mon, May 19, 2014 at 08:04:41 from

Good advice on both sides. I made the best decision I could by compromising and then walking off the course when I realized this was only getting worse every mile. I don't think any permanent damage has been done though. It was definitely a tough call but I had to at least suit up and show up to know for sure..

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