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April 23, 2019

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Idaho Falls,ID,United States

Member Since:

Oct 15, 2016



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)

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: Ogden Marathon (May), Pocatello Marathon (August), Big Cottonwood Half (September)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finishing a marathon in under 3 hours. This is actually my goal in my upcoming marathon in May 2019 (Ogden).


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 on a blue moon I do 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: 16.00 Month: 200.07 Year: 949.99
Saucony Guide 10 Lifetime Miles: 504.85
ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Lifetime Miles: 157.15
Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Lifetime Miles: 266.09
Total Distance

Marathon-paced run all along the green belt and around the west side of town early this morning. Started with a 20 minute warmup, then did 14 miles, by feel, at marathon pace. Was very happy to be able to hold an average pace of 7:30/mile with a "reasonable marathon effort". I brought my HR monitor and my HR generally stayed in the low 150s, which is where I want to be. It didn't go over 160 for any single mile, and the highest was 157 on mile 11. The path I ran was by no means flat but it certainly was harder than what STG will be in 8 weeks. Last year I finished STG averaging a 7:20 pace. If this workout wasn't a fluke (I tend to agree with the philosophy that no single good workout is a "fluke"), then I think it is not unrealistic to try and set a PR at this upcoming race. In the last 6 months I didn't have any aspirations like this with all the setbacks I'd been facing. Now I think I may have a decent chance at coming back to my previous best level of fitness. I've learned a lot from my injuries and illnesses, now hopefully I can exercise and eat more correctly to improve for STG! Pretty excited!

17.25 in 2:11:47 (that was 14 marathon miles in 1:45:07 averaging 7:30.5 per mile)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 17.25
Weight: 0.00
From jtshad on Sat, Aug 11, 2018 at 17:38:36 from

Great workout, looking good for STG. Workouts like these are indicators of where you are and how your body is responding. Keep consistent and don't work to the point of injury and you are on a good track to a PR possible race.

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