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Location:

Portland,OR,

Member Since:

Nov 02, 2005

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 15:41-Portland Track Festival 2010

10K: 31:34-Linfield College (Track) 2012

10 Mile: 51:57-Pear Blossom 2009

1/2 Marathon: 1:10:42-Foot Traffic Flat 2010

Marathon: 2:29:35-Newport 2013

Short-Term Running Goals:

Next Race:

Run the Rock 50 - Nov

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sub 1:10 Half Marathon

Sub 2:30 Marathon

Miles:This week: 35.20 Month: 121.30 Year: 1929.80
Kivara Trail Lifetime Miles: 153.10
Lunar (red) Lifetime Miles: 424.90
Kinvara (white) Lifetime Miles: 526.50
Sketchers Lifetime Miles: 420.20
2018 Lifetime Miles: 697.70
Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 82.50
Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Lifetime Miles: 55.50
Kinvara (yellow/white) Lifetime Miles: 42.70
Hoka Speedgoat Lifetime Miles: 11.00
Race: St George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 02:54:13
Total Distance
28.20

Had a good time running the SG marathon. This was my first marathon in 2007 and every marathon since then I've 'raced.' Today was the first time I didn't race a marathon and just ran for fun. Took it very easy to the bottom of Veyo and maintained my pace up the hill to the volcano. I'm not going to lie...it was a strange feeling to be running slower than normal in a marathon and not racing, but I kept telling myself I have bigger goals next month and it wasn't worth going too hard today and feeling the effects for a week. Given the course layout, I naturally picked up the pace the last 10 miles and with 3 miles to go, I felt completely fresh so I picked up the pace and ran 6:06, 5:31, and 5:20 with the final .2 in 5:08/pace. It was fun to cruise and run quickly at the finish--totally different than the normal battle/struggle. 

I crossed the line, grabbed a drink, and then ran back up the course 1 mile to meet my buddy who was trying to BQ. We met at 25.2 and then I ran with him back to the finish. Pace was 7:30 on the 2 extra miles and my legs felt great. So...the day was a success. My legs feel great, my lungs feel strong, and I think with a few more weeks of training, I'll be ready for my first 50 mile race. 

I think I'll run Boston in 2020 as a 40 year old, then be done with road marathons(?). I'm enjoying the trails more and get a greater sense of accomplishment with ultra marathons than roads. Perhaps not. Either way, I'm done with the downhill road marathons of Utah.

Lunar (red) Miles: 28.20
Comments
From Jon on Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 20:15:35 from 96.33.86.208

I literally wrote a break up letter with road races and marathons in my last race report.

Make sure to take it easy this week. Even if you raced easy, your legs still have 26 miles of pounding in them. Better skip a few miles/runs rather than risk injury at this point.

From Little Bad Legs on Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 12:05:17 from 71.63.172.208

Thanks Jon. I thought I'd be able to run Monday no problem but was more sore than I expected. Feeling pretty good a week later so hopefully I can get a couple more weeks of solid training this month.

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