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August 19, 2018

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Location:

Pocatello,ID,USA

Member Since:

Sep 01, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Started running in 2001.  Have completed over 100 marathons and ultras since then. 

Marathon PR 2:56:04 (2005 St. George)

New PR 2:53:24 (2008 Tucson)

Finished 2nd Overall in 2005 Utah Grand Slam to Paul Peterson.  He beat me by 30 min in every race.

1/2 Marathon PR 1:23:56 (2008 Just Cuz Half Marathon)

Completed the Utah Grand Slam 10 consecutive years (2003-2012).  I don't know if anyone else has done that.

Short-Term Running Goals:

2018 Goals:

Just get back in shape after slacking hard in 2017.

I do half my running in Idaho and half in Utah due to my work.

Maybe run another marathon later in the year.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Maybe run a Marathon once in a while....but I am not in that competitive mode anymore.

Personal:

I'm in the 50-54 Age Group.....Yikes!

I have been married for over 30 years.  We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

 "Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far they can go"  T.S. Eliot

"Putting miles in your training log (blog) is like putting money in the bank.  You begin to draw interest on it immediately."  Hal Higdon

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 28.82 Year: 446.92
Brooks Ravenna Lifetime Miles: 20.35
Mizuno Wave Inspire (UT) Lifetime Miles: 215.63
Asics GT 2000 Lifetime Miles: 247.13
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
12.607.0019.60

I met Kory and Penny Parrish at Century HS and we drove to the start of the marathon course.  I knew I was going to be in trouble.  Here I was running with 2 people who have won the marathon here more than once.  We started out a bit faster than I wanted and Kory and Penny eventually pulled away from me around mile 10.

I ran my own pace to get my miles in and had a great morning.  It was 47 at the start and probably only 65 when we finished.  The Pocatello triathlon was going on so we saw lots of bikers on the last 2 miles to Century.

I ran 19.60 miles.

Brooks Defyance 4 Miles: 19.60
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