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Salt Lake City Half Marathon

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

My slow and steady marathon progression:

  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2014 (4:24:34)
  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2015 (3:41:55)
  • St George Marathon 2016 (3:37:44)
  • Salt Lake City Marathon 2017 (3:28:49)
  • St George Marathon 2017 (3:11:52)

Half marathons:

  • Provo Haunted Half 2014 (1:40:31)
  • Utah Valley Half 2015 (1:34:30.1)
  • Inaugural Everglades Half 2016 (1:36:28)
  • Canyonlands Half 2017 (1:33:22)
  • Bryce Canyon Half 2017 (1:31:49)
  • Pocatello Half 2017 (1:32:04)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Running under 3:10 at Salt Lake City Marathon in April 2018

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours!

Personal:

Happily married with one kid. Chemical engineer. Although I've always maintained a healthy level of fitness, I didn't pick up running until junior year at BYU. Now I live in Idaho, where I leave for work at 5am and don't get home until 5:40pm. I try to get a short run in during lunch time at work and then a little something else after work. Some might call that a weekend warrior, but I make an honest effort during the week as well. Say hello!

Miles:This week: 49.98 Month: 146.22 Year: 1709.94
Skechers GOmeb Razor Lifetime Miles: 506.11
Skechers GOrun 5 Lifetime Miles: 623.56
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 177.80
Race: Salt Lake City Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:42:20, Place overall: 134, Place in age division: 25
Total Distance
15.00

Crappy race, but fun day. This was a disappointment, but I am glad I dealt with it well. I was super pumped after warm-up and when the race was about to start, and I felt great. I held my goal pace until mile 6-ish, and a pervading sick stomach feeling just wouldn't shake off. I felt myself starting to drag at that point, and I knew I was pushing myself too hard at that point to keep on a good pace. I decided to ease off and see if my stomach could figure itself out, and it never did! I suspect this race would've ended with fire and brimstone had I kept trying to keep a race pace. So yeah...from mile 7 to the end I gave a good jog. I felt a slight urge to pick up the pace when the 1:40 pacer and all his followers passed me, but just decided to roll into the finish line instead. Happy to say that I finished without too much stomach discomfort, and that I still haven't dropped out of or walked a half marathon. The rest of the day my stomach felt uneasy, and some of my family members who I've been hanging out with this weekend have bigger stomach issues currently, so I probably have something.

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 15.00
Comments
From jtshad on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 15:52:27 from 141.221.191.225

Glad you had fun, sorry about the stomach issues. Great job finishing, move on to the next challenge and try to see each race as a learning opportunity to see what can improve next time.

From Donald Davis on Tue, Apr 24, 2018 at 16:04:06 from 96.18.226.22

Thanks Jeff! The traveling races are definitely harder for race preparation the day before. I did not eat as well as I wanted to in the traveling days progressing up to race day. I think I'll try to do more local races!

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