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Ogden Marathon

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Location:

La Verkin,UT,USA

Member Since:

Feb 17, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Post College

10K- 33:49 (Enterprise 09')

Half Marathon-1:16:29- (Hobblecreek 06')

Marathon 2:44:59 (St. George 07')

Personal:

I live in La Verkin, Utah. My wife, Sunny and I have 3 boys and 1 special little girl
I teach 7th grade Utah History at Hurricane Intermediate School and Driver's Education at Millcreek High School.

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14.0026.200.002.000.0042.20
Blue Cumulus Miles: 3.00Speedstar Miles: 9.00Glycerin Miles: 4.00Yellow Speedstar Miles: 26.00
Weight: 148.20
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Easy 3 miles tonight, the weight bounced back up over the weekend, hopefully it will drop again mid-week in time for the marathon.  Either way I'm feeling pretty good, the plan is to just keep it easy this week and make sure the legs feel good for Saturday.  I'm thinking I don't want to go out any faster than 1:25 for the first half.  My training has been decent, but I don't want to die the second half, I would like to be able to hit some good miles coming down the canyon, I guess we'll just see what happens.

Blue Cumulus Miles: 3.00
Weight: 151.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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Busy night, got home late from Young Men's, then decided to do one last hard workout to wake up the legs for Ogden.  I did 3 miles easy up to the substation then did my 2 mile tempo run back to La Verkin then 1 easy mile cool-down.  This is the 4th time I've done this workout and also the fastest. 

1st mile- 5:21 and at times down around 4:45 pace

2nd mile- 5:31 also dropped the pace below 5 min a few times

Everything felt really good tonight, so I just decided to push it a little harder, now the rest of the week will be very, very easy.

March 30- 5:50, 5:53

April 13- 5:30, 5:34 

May 7- 5:50, 5:47

May 12- 5:21, 5:31 

Speedstar Miles: 6.00
Weight: 148.00
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3 miles easy with Sunny, ran almost to the bridge and back.  I'm getting excited for the marathon.  I feel like I'm ready, just want it to be a better experience than my last marathon.  I don't think it could be much worse than freezing rain and wind for 26 miles.  My plan is to try to be conservative the first half and then try to run even or negative split the second half.  Hopefully, I can meet up with some people and work together.

Speedstar Miles: 3.00
Weight: 147.00
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Easy 4 mile loop around La Verkin.  Ran down through Overlook Subdivision, also extended over past Daybreak Subdivision then back on Main, good loop.  I missed the club run, but knew I only wanted to go 4 miles and take it easy.  I'm ready for the road trip tomorrow and the marathon.  It will actually be nice to drive 4 hours and be somewhere besides St. George still.  This past month I have logged over 53 hours of driver's education, and put almost 2000 miles on the driver's education car, this has been on top of my regular teaching day and trying to get ready for this marathon.  All I know is come next Friday I'll be more than ready for summer break.

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Weight: 147.00
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No run today, drove up to Ogden with the Wildbull and got ready for the marathon

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Race: Ogden Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:53:56, Place overall: 13, Place in age division: 4
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0026.200.000.000.0026.20

Well, the Ogden Marathon was a pretty good experience for me overall. When I signed up for Ogden the main goal was just to get my year started off with some good training. For the most part my weekly mileage was decent and should help me be able to transition into a good summer of training. I knew going into Ogden that I wasn't in good enough shape for a PR, but I figured I could be in the 2:50 to 2:55 range, which turned out to be correct. For me I really have had to find a balance between training, work, family and church time this spring. I've been working lots of extra hours trying to raise as much money as I can so our family can do some fun things this summer. Anyway on to the race.

The goal was to go out no faster than 1:25 for the half, and then hope to pick it up on the downhill miles later in the race.

Got up to the start and sat around the fire for an hour. I really wish they would start this race at 6 or 6:30.

1-6:29 Holding back

2-6:28 Still holding back, Wildbull is running with me

3-6:27 Feeling good and running with James

4-6:18

5-6:25

6-6:30

7-6:27

8-6:24 Start running with a guy I think his name was Dave, he just bought a second home in Ivins. James picks up the pace a little on me, which was fine. I knew he was going to have a great race, he has been training really good so I was excited for him.

9-6:17

10-6:32

11-6:59 Had a bathroom break here cost me about 40 seconds

12-6:14 Passed Bill Cobler and Bill Mandler here I think

13-6:29

Half 1:25:04 right on pace

14-6:26

15-6:51 this is the mile with the hill, but I did ok on it.

16-6:22

17-6:30

18-6:39 Think to myself ok I'm ready to really pick it up, however the legs just weren't responding

19-6:19 Body was actually feeling pretty good at this point.

20-6:27 (2:09:42) Still on sub 2:50 pace, so feeling pretty good about that

21-6:31 Not hitting the fast miles like I was hoping to

22-6:36 I think I met up with Sasha here at the aid station. He made sure I got some power aid and dumped me with water

23-6:33 (2:29:23) Still working on that sub 2:50 pace, but I really starting to heat up

24-7:19 least favorite part of the course the bike path weaving in and out of half marathoners

25-7:49 Worst mile, but didn't lose it completely mentally which was good

26-7:18 Felt like I was trying to pick it up, but nothing was happening

.3 on my Garmin 2:06

I kept looking at my watch and figured I could probably pull off a sub 2:54 if I pushed hard to the finish.

I was very surprised when the announcer said I was 11th overall, I had no idea what place I was in, especially running the first half behind so many people. It turns out I was actually 13th overall, which is still fine.

I guess the most disappointing thing about my race aside from the last three miles, was the fact I placed 4th in my age group and awards only went 3 deep. When I ran St. George in 2006 division awards went 10 deep and I finished 11th in my age group. In 2007 in St. George they changed awards to like 8 deep and I finished 9th, so I guess I should have known that would be my luck today.

Anyway overall a good experience. Bill ran great on a bad foot. James had a great new PR as did Scott. Mike also ran very good for only training for a few weeks. I'm glad I did the marathon, but now I'm ready to mainly focus on training until St. George. I plan on doing some more shorter races between now and then to try to increase my speed.

Yellow Speedstar Miles: 26.00
Weight: 148.00
Comments(24)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
14.0026.200.002.000.0042.20
Blue Cumulus Miles: 3.00Speedstar Miles: 9.00Glycerin Miles: 4.00Yellow Speedstar Miles: 26.00
Weight: 148.20
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