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Pocatello 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 (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
326.54
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 115.29ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 80.79Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 62.02Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 6.60
Weight: 148.24
Total Distance
20.31

Early morning run in Bremerton, Washington. (4.62 in 0:39:43)

Awesome run exploring Bremerton today. I'm not used to running in this heat, so I was surprised how well the run went. Didn't have any specific goal, except to get in some good mileage. (15.69 in 2:06:39)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 20.31
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Total Distance
6.00

Got a sore spot on my ankle now. No bueno, I probably overdid it. (6 in 0:53:48)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 6.00
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
9.66

Ankle is feeling better. I was really worried because yesterday was a full day of walking in safety shoes for work. Seems like with light running it is okay. (9.66 in 1:24:36)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 9.66
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
13.20

Easy on my standard 3:30am greenbelt path in the morning. Felt meh. (8.05 in 1:06:33)

Very nice easy run with Jack at lunch time. It was pretty warm, but it wasn't bad with the very slight breeze and being distracted by conversation. Felt better than this morning. (5.15 in 0:44:42)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.15
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
13.28

Easy run on the greenbelt. A little better than yesterday. (8.05 in 1:06:12)

Easy lunch run. Felt warmer today than yesterday. I was wanting to do a workout tomorrow morning, but I think I'll give my ankle a break until the weekend. (5.23 in 0:45:07)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.23
Weight: 147.00
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Total Distance
15.38

Some fast splits, but otherwise very relaxed effort. My stomach felt like it was set with concrete for most of the run... Not sure how else to describe it but it wasn't nice. (10.16 in 1:23:13)

Easy run at lunch time. The heat was uncomfortable today, but I felt like my body got into sync by the end of my run, because it became progressively easier to maintain an easy pace, and the heat stopped bothering me as much. (5.22 in 0:44:10)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 10.16ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.22
Weight: 147.00
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Total Distance
13.22

Greenbelt before the bus. (8.06 in 1:07:20)

Lunch time run at work. (5.16 in 0:43:01)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 8.06ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.16
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
11.50

Very easy treadmill run with a fast finish. Tomorrow will be my longest run for marathon raining. (11.5 in 1:31:40)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 11.50
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
22.20

Well this went as well as I'd hoped. In the past I've gone for 3 hours. I definitely felt fine enough to go another 15 minutes, but the ankle started feeling slightly off. It might've been nothing but there was no reason to risk it. I got what I needed, which is to wrap my mind around the marathon distance before I start winding down to race day. I am pretty excited for the big day!

(22.2 in 2:45:03)

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 22.20
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
12.37

I didn't realize how sore I was until I tried to run this morning. Oof! It felt really good after a few minutes of sticking with it though and I'm glad I did it. (7.13 in 1:01:06)

Easy lunch run. Good loosening exercise. (5.24 in 0:44:37)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.13ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.24
Weight: 149.00
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Total Distance
12.70

Easy treadmill run before the bus. (7.5 in 1:00:00)

Easy lunch run. (5.2 in 0:43:32)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.20
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
12.74

Easy treadmill run. (7.5 in 1:00:00)

Easy lunch run. (5.24 in 0:42:11)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.50ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.24
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
12.43

Treadmill before the bus. 13 strides. (7.3 in 0:56:03)

Easy lunch run. (5.13 in 0:41:54)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 7.30ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 5.13
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
11.91

Easy treadmill run. (6.8 in 0:54:24)

Easy lunch time run. Even more sore than usual. Not sure about my workout tomorrow. (5.11 in 0:43:51)

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Total Distance
13.60

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
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Total Distance
11.51

Easy treadmill before the bus. (6.65 in 0:53:12)

Easy lunch time miles. (4.86 in 0:42:07)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.86
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
10.87

Easy treadmill run. (6 in 0:48:00)

Easy lunch miles. (4.87 in 0:42:06)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.87
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
13.10

13 strides on the treadmill. Half marathon while finishing The Expanse Season 3. An underappreciated show for space nerds! (13.1 in 1:41:44)

Anybody else notice that Garmin has a manual entry option for "Hang Glide" and "Wing Suit"?

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.07

Easy morning. (5.16 in 0:43:49)

First cloudy and windy day in a long time out here in the desert. Very nice. (4.91 in 0:41:40)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.91
Weight: 149.00
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Total Distance
9.57

Getting up later each day, and I love it. (4.88 in 0:40:44)

Very easy lunch time run. (4.69 in 0:39:57)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.69
Weight: 149.00
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Total Distance
12.00

Last longish run. Did 8 strides at the very end at a pretty hard effort. Excited for next Saturday! (12 in 1:33:51)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 12.00
Weight: 149.00
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Total Distance
10.10

Small workout. 3x(1T,2min). Feeling more pre-race jitters than I'm used to. Thinking this will be more of a B+ race for me. (6.6 in 0:52:23)

Quick run on the treadmill at work. I almost didn't have any time to run today, and squeezed a small 25 minute window a little after noon. 2x(1T,2min). (3.5 in 0:25:00)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.50Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 6.60
Weight: 147.00
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Total Distance
8.08

Easy short morning run. (3.64 in 0:31:19)

Easy lunch run. (4.44 in 0:37:43)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.44
Weight: 148.00
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Total Distance
6.71

Short morning run. (2.57 in 0:21:59)

Easy lunch run. (4.14 in 0:34:43)

Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 2.57ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.14
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.24

No morning run, set my alarm for 5AM and almost slept all the way (woke up at 4:52AM).

Lunch run. Hustled at 3/2 breathing for the majority of it. A good effort to hear myself breathing, but nothing too exciting. (4.24 in 0:33:44)
 

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 4.24
Weight: 149.00
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Total Distance
3.57

Easy lunch time run. (3.57 in 0:31:25)

ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 3.57
Weight: 150.00
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Race: Pocatello Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:08:10, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
26.22

True chip time was 3:08:10. At about mile 8, I knew that I wasn't getting anywhere near sub-3. BUT this was a great race for me. Well before the halfway point, I felt myself fading. Even though I knew I wasn't getting my goal, I decided early to give this race my very best. I gave 100% and feel really good about it. The neatest thing is that around mile 19, it paid off that I kept pushing, as I passed a few people that had passed me when I was fading earlier. I'm not sure why, but I definitely got a second wind about 75% through the race and kept it until the end. If think I ran a really good race and there's not much I could've done differently during the race. After finishing, my fatigue hit me like a train and I had nothing left, not even for a really short and slow cool down (I tried). Something I can improve in the long term: get back to 140 lbs. I think that's the biggest difference between my performance today and my PR at STG last year when I was 10+ pounds lighter.

Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 26.22
Weight: 0.00
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Total Distance
326.54
Saucony Guide 10 Miles: 115.29ASICS GEL-Contend 4 Miles: 80.79Saucony Guide ISO (Pair 2) Miles: 62.02Saucony Guide ISO White Noise Miles: 6.60
Weight: 148.24
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