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St George Half Marathon

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Location:

Spanish Fork,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 15, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

Lifetime PRs:

Marathon: 3:07:59 2013 Big Cottonwood Marathon 

1/2 Marathon: 1:24:30 2008 St. George Painters

10K: 38:39 2008 SLCTC

5K: 18:44 2009 Nestle Art City Days 

55-59 AD PRs:

1/2 Marathon:???

10K:???

5K:??? 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2023 plans: 

  • Work on core strength
  • Lose 5 lbs
  • Overcome lingering injuries
  • Have fun!

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Consistently place in the top 5 of my age division as long as my body will allow it.

Beat Terry Bean at any distance at least one time before I depart this earth.

Take care of mind and body so I can be in it for the long haul. Don't do STUPID THINGS!

Run until I'm 99 with Kim by my side and remember that EVERY RUN IS A GREAT RUN!

Peace of mind by striving to live like this

 

Personal:

I've been married to the lovely Kimberly for 36 years. We have 5 great kids and 5 great grandkids.

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Miles:This week: 8.00 Month: 90.50 Year: 498.70
Saucony Fastwitch #1 Lifetime Miles: 65.50
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #3 Lifetime Miles: 718.70
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #4 Lifetime Miles: 661.95
Asics Gel-Nimbus23 #5 Lifetime Miles: 288.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.0016.000.0035.00
Brooks Launch Miles: 9.00Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 5.00Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 15.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

Six boring treadmill miles.

Brooks Launch Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.003.000.006.00

Waited until early afternoon to run hoping it would warm up a bit. It did warm up a little but I was feeling sluggish.  Did every other mile at HMP to try to keep sharp for Saturday but I couldn't seem to ever get in any kind of groove.  Guess some days are just like that.

7:40/157

HMP miles were 6:47, 6:51, & 6:50 pace 

Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I was expecting it to be cold & snowy today so the mild temps with a bit of sun here & there was a nice surprise. Just did 5 easy and felt much better than yesterday.  Solo today as Kim is taking the day off to stop some early possible PF from going any further.

8:09/150 

Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 5.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.000.000.003.00

3 easy miles at work with 5 or 6 strides thrown in toward the end.  No watch today so not sure about pace. Hopefully I'm ready for the race Saturday.  Not quite sure what to expect as I've had some good training days but also some bad as well and I'm just not sure what type of day Saturday will be.  

I'm thinking I'll go pretty conservative on my goals: Gold - sub 1:30, Silver - sub 1:32:30, Bronze - sub 1:35.  Most likely I'll go out with the 1:30 pacers and just hold on as long as I can.  I'm contemplating racing without a watch. 

Brooks Launch Miles: 3.00
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Race: St George Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:32:33, Place overall: 88, Place in age division: 10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.000.0013.000.0015.00

Well not a gold medal race today.  But then again it was not a gold medal course (lots of hills) and not gold medal weather (rain, wind, similar to SGM 2008). 

Overall I'm happy with my race, although I wish I could have snuck under 1:32:30 to claim my silver goal instead of the bronze. But I suppose that is one drawback to not wearing a watch.

Yes I decided to run this race "naked" and see how things went.  Kind of weird and makes you kind of feel naked to not have Mr Garmin hanging on your wrist. But I kind of liked it for the most part, felt more in tune with my body signals.  But I wonder if I had known how close I was to 1:32:30 I could have shaved the few seconds.

Ran with Walter and the 1:30 pace group for about 4-5 miles until the worst of the hills began. Also much of the head wind in the middle miles. I'm a lousy uphill runner and I was feeling the hills/wind sap my strength so I decided to back off, keep the pacers in my sights, then see how I felt when the downhill came.

Problem was that many of the uphills seemed long and drawn out but the downhills all seemed to come short and too steep to take advantage of. So at any rate I watched the 1:30 pacers get too far ahead to catch and was kind of stuck in no-mans-land the last 4-5 miles and just had to gut it out mostly alone.  I did pass a few guys but also got passed by a few (mostly gals).

Does make you wonder how things would have gone if the weather was like Friday when it was absolutely beautiful & sunny. Oh well.... early in the year looking forward to some spring/summer races and getting a few sub 1:30's.

Kim had a blast pacing the 2:10 group. They had a pretty good sized group make it through to the end and many came up to Kim afterward expressing heartfelt thanks and gratitude.  I'm looking forward to doing the pace thing myself in a few races this year.

Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 15.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
19.000.0016.000.0035.00
Brooks Launch Miles: 9.00Asics DSTrainer #4 Miles: 6.00Asics DSTrainer #2 Miles: 5.00Asics DSTrainer #3 Miles: 15.00
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