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October 20, 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)
  • 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.


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

2E,2x(3T,3minE),8x(200mR,200mRec),CD (13.6 in 1:38:22)

T=9mph, R=10mph, E=7.5mph, Rec=10mph

Second run in the new racing shoes and I love them. If they're this nice in two weeks then I will probably buy a couple more pairs. I was feeling really lame yesterday (sore and uncomfortable) and I was planning on scrapping this workout and running at a light pace on the treadmill in case my ankle gave me trouble. After a few minutes, I decided I felt okay enough to attempt the workout and it turned out to be a great experience!

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 13.60
Weight: 0.00
From Tom Slick on Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 16:11:59 from

Donald - Hey just a few days till the "Portneuf Health Partners Pocatello Marathon. Are you ready? Got any predictions? Good luck and get that "BQ" and bring it home!!!

From Donald on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 10:42:07 from

Hey Tom!

Sorry for the late response. I've been trying to find a time to respond. I'm excited for the race, and I think tapering is going well. So I think I'm ready. Race day will say whether that's the case or not though. My prediction is that I'll be able to get under 3:05 again. My A goal, however, is to get under 3:00, and that is what I need for a BQ. Here's to hoping! Are you excited for your upcoming marathon? You really pack in those long runs!

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