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Ogden Marathon 2019

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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 (left out Huntsville 2015):

  • 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)
  • St George Marathon 2018 (3:02:43)
  • Ogden Marathon 2019 (3:09:41)
  • Pocatello Marathon 2019 (3:08:10)

Half marathons (Missing several):

  • 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:

Learn how to continue running with an ever more packed schedule of other things.

Upcoming races: Big Cottonwood Half (September), Utah Valley Full (June 2020), Idaho Falls Half (July 2020)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours. This is actually my goal in my upcoming marathon in August 2019 (Pocatello). a 2020 marathon.

Personal:

Happily married with one kid. Chemical engineer, now studying statistics. 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 4:30am and don't get home until 5:30pm. I try to get a short run in before work and usually something during lunch. My focus in running is improving my marathon time, but I like to participate in all the races I can. I am a Honey Stinger Hive ambassador and hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon for the first time this August by completing a 2020 marathon in under 3 hours. Say hello!

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 190.43 Year: 2729.48
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 1149.55
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 478.36
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 809.20
Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Lifetime Miles: 120.06
Total Distance
251.74
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 87.63Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 114.52ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.19
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Total Distance
9.00

Treadmill workout before the bus.

0.75 mile warmup, 3x(2T with 2 minute recoveries), 1T with a 0.2 mile kick, 0.5 mile cooldown. Felt really good! (9 in 1:02:19)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 9.00
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. Internet was out this morning so no Netflix. Darn. (8 in 1:00:38)

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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy, finishing with 10 strides. (8 in 1:00:44)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
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15.00

Treadmill workout. 2WU,2x(2T,2minRec),2x(1T,1minRec),2E,8x(200mR,200mRec),2CD. Feeling really good about my upcoming race!

(15 in 1:49:02)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 15.00
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:00:49)

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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:01:40)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:01:50)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.00
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12.00

No going to the office today. My grandma is visiting for one day and I want to make the most of the time. Got up early and started to run outside, then got caught in the rain. Switched to the treadmill. (12 in 1:33:28)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.00
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:01:19)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
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13.31

Last long run before the Ogden marathon. Forecast for Ogden next Saturday isn't looking like I want it to :-/

(13.31 in 1:48:46)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 13.31
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Will be winding down all week. (8 in 1:02:12)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
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8.20

Small workout before the bus. Just enough to remember how to run fast. 1T, 2 minute recovery,1T, 2 minute recovery,1T, 0.2 kick. (8.2 in 1:00:13)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.20
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:02:47)

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.00
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5.39

Easy run to the river and back. (5.39 in 0:44:56)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 5.39
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Total Distance
3.68

Easy taper in Cottonwood Heights. (3.68 in 0:30:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 3.68
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Race: Ogden Marathon 2019 (26.219 Miles) 03:09:41, Place overall: 48, Place in age division: 9
Total Distance
26.22

Will write more later. This was a fun race and was exciting all the way through, even with poor weather for part of it! I felt like I did a pretty decent carb heavy diet starting Thursday at dinner time. Ate English muffins, oatmeal, bagels, etc. The last heavy protein I had was some baked chicken with spinach and mustard in a bagel sandwich. Seeing that the weather forecast for the race was bad, I went to Deseret Industries and got a cheap hoodie and gloves. Went to dinner with friends at Pig &a Jelly Jar, which was not a good place to go the night before a marathon. I just had a side waffle with fruit and syrup (and now I really want to go back to try the actual menu, because watching my wife eat chicken and biscuits was almost torture!). Waking up on race morning, I had a decent sized bowl of oatmeal with a large banana and peanut butter, almost exactly 3 hours before the race started. I was lucky that my bus was delayed for some reason and I didn't get off of it until 30 minutes before race start. It was sleeting at the start line and very foggy/cloudy (felt like western Oregon). I spent the next 25 minutes in line for a PoP. Changed out of my old shoes and socks with holes, drank a small electrolyte drink (Spark), and actually used the PoP as well. I wore my hoodie right up to the start line, then threw it next to a bunch of other abandoned clothes. Through most of the race I wore: baseball cap, tank, shorts, arm and leg sleeves, and gloves. That worked really well with the weather. I took off the gloves near the end. The weather got better later in the race, and the last 5 miles were really nice. I tried to keep my goal pace, but slowly lost it throughout the race. I definitely wasn't ready to break 3, but I have a little more time to prepare for my next marathon (Pocatello). It was a great race though. I pushed myself all the way through and had fun cheering others and doing my best. I also met Walter and learned how BQ certifications are done. Also, my 3 y/o was cheering "Go Daddy! Go Daddy!" at the end :-D

Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 26.22
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4.00

A nice wog this morning. Felt better the longer I was moving. (4 in 0:51:03)

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5.00

Wogging before the bus. (5 in 0:54:57)

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6.70

Wog then jog. (6.7 in 1:00:25)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.70
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7.30

Light jog the whole time. This week's recovery strategy worked really well! (7.3 in 1:00:44)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.30
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9.40

Treadmill before the bus. Feeling great. (7.4 in 1:00:47)

Another 2 miles at lunch time. Moreso, I went to the gym for some overdue strength training. (2 in 16:14)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 2.00
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12.20

90 minute run with light workout. 5x1mile at T pace. (12.2 in 1:30:35)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.20
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12.00

15 strides. (12 in 1:32:44)

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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. (8 in 1:02:59)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
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8.00

Treadmill before the bus. Easy. (8 in 1:02:37)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.00
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11.29

Treadmill before the bus. 7 strides, 6min, 6 strides, 6min, 6 strides, 6min, 7 strides. Nice way to shake the dust off without too much work. Next week I'll start some runs with harder paces. (8.1 in 1:00:44)

Light jaunt at lunch time. (3.19 in 0:26:26)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.19Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 8.10
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11.05

Easy 90 minutes along the Snake River. (11.5 in 1:30:00)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.05
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251.74
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 87.63Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 114.52ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.19
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