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Phoenix Half Marathon

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Member Since:

Mar 01, 2004



Goal Type:

World Class

Running Accomplishments:

PRs 14:47 5 K (Portland Twilight), 1:06:33 (Utah Valley Half Marathon (aided)).

As a 14 year old in 2013: 4:31.58 1500. 9:35:32 3000m (Utah Youth boys state record). 17:01 5K (Draper Days). 1:15:21 half (Utah Valley (aided)).


Short-Term Running Goals:

Get the marathon under 2:20.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Make it to the Olympics in the marathon. Keep training throughout my life.


 I have five brothers and five sisters,
all younger. I'm currently a PhD Student in the CSEM (computational science) program at UT Austin. Not married (yet). Running helps me balance out the sedentary lifestyle of a grad student ;-).  

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Race: Phoenix Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:15:27, Place overall: 11, Place in age division: 1
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I went out fast and crashed. My first 10K was in about 34:00, a PR. Around 4 miles, my right leg started to burn with each step -- a sign of low fuel. Around 5 or 6, both legs started hurting. I was determined to hang on with the guy I was tailing untill at least half-way through. Shortly after I passed then start of the 10K, I lost contact. Both legs were hurting as bad as they did in the last mile or two of Utah Valley. I essentially hit the marathon wall, running my last 10K at 6:04 pace. My time was 1:15:27, not as bad as it could have been. I think that I would have run 30-40 seconds faster had I taken in some Powerade and been a little mentally tougher. I had somewhat of a mental breakdown in the last 10K, but my crash was mostly physical. In the Utah Valley half, I hadn't taken in any fuel because I hadn't needed to. I naively assumed the same would be true for all half marathons. My fuel was so low that I got confused at several turns in the course and was yelled at by the traffic-directing volunteers. Needless to say, I needed fuel. This race was a learning experience for me and my Dad.

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