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June 18, 2018

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Location:

St George,

Member Since:

Mar 10, 2009

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Best 10K:  2013 Spectrum 10K 40:34

Best Half Marathon:  2012 Dog Town 1:29:57

Best Marathon: 2013 St George 3:12:15

Best 50-miler 2012 8:36

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running!!!!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep Running!!!

Personal:

I am married with eight children.  All of them are ours. My wife is so awesome!

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 71.50 Year: 719.60
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.000.000.000.0011.00

Race Day!!!!  I signed up at the last minute for the Utah Summer Games Triathlon sprint.  Got up at 4:30 am to stretch, hydrate, and eat.  The race was held out at the Sand Hollow Reservoir.  The begining of the race was a little disorganized and the swim was a mass start.  What a mess that was with everyone going into the water at the same time.  We ahd about 250 start at that same time.  I went wide to avoid the hoard.

I finished the swim (16:11 min) and made it through transition in 1:55 minutes.  The bike was a very good day.  I did 14 miles in 39:06 minutes (1:08 transition).  That was then I realized I was in 5 th palce over-all.  The run was very slow but since I really had no one around me, I took it easy (23:45 min).  A few speedsters past me and I didn't try to catch them.  I finished 10th over-all and first in my division.  It was a very good race and nice to finish in the front for a change.

I think the only reason I got ahead was the everyone was jammed up in the swim and I went around the mess.  I swam a longer distance but I got through faster.

I went to In-N-Out and had a double double to celebrate.  Laid around the house for a few hours.  Bought some new running shoes, and then went to Mesquite to an all-you-can-eat sushi bar.  AHHHHH sweet sushi!!!!!

When I got back to St George I felt like I didn't do enough today, so I ran an easy hilly 8 miles at a 8:50 pace.  I was burping wasabi the whole run, but it was still worth it!

Comments
From eightkidmom on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:58:57 from 4.254.238.181

You're so modest. MAYBE the reason you came in ahead of everyone is because...YOU ROCK! :-)

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