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Snow Canyon 1/2 Marathon

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Location:

Tooele & Ivins,UT,USA

Member Since:

Oct 30, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

St. George Marathon 20-year Club (completed 24)

Boston Marathon 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017

Running for 35 years, logged 54,000 miles since 1982. 36 marathons.

Old Man PR's:

5K = 19:58 - July 4th Freedom Run 7/4/08

6K = 26:38 - Cold Turkey Rrrun, 11/23/06

10K = 43:00 - Deseret News, 7/24/08

1/2 Marathon = 1:32:54 - Hobble Creek, 8/23/08

Marathon = 3:23:13 - St. George, 10/4/08 (Boston Qualifier)

Boston Best: 3:35:07, 4/21/08 (Boston Qualifier)

Boston Worst:  DNF, 4/18/11 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Keep running!

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running for another 20 years.

Personal:

Married for 40 years to a wonderful and supportive wife. She's run 2 marathons herself in our earlier years so that helps.  4 boys, all married, and 8 grandchildren.  2 sons are runners. I celebrated 35 years of running madness, insanity, or at least OCD, on August 23rd, 2017. 

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Nike Free Lifetime Miles: 22.50
Saucony Peregrine Trail Lifetime Miles: 318.15
Asics 2000 Aqua #2 Lifetime Miles: 419.50
Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Lifetime Miles: 393.10
Asics 2000 Gray/Yellow Lifetime Miles: 610.30
Saucony Peregrine Trail #2 Lifetime Miles: 168.40
Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Lifetime Miles: 355.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
66.1050.02116.12
Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 97.50Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 11.10Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 4.00Nike Free Miles: 1.50
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.005.325.32

5.32 miles on the Stansbury Park flatland loop.  9:09 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 5.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.100.003.10

5:00 A.M. run.  Slow and sluggish 3 miles at 10:15 A.P.  Half asleep.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 3.10
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Race: Snow Canyon 1/2 Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:52:44, Place overall: 399, Place in age division: 5
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.0013.1013.10

Snow Canyon 1/2 Marathon. 1:52:44. 8:36 A.P. 5th of 24 in M60-64 Division.  200/443 Men's Race.  399/1313 Total field. 

What's hapenng with men's road racing in the 21st century?  According to the race results there were a total of 1313 finishers this year.  Only 443 of those were male runners. That's just 34%.  I know that women have been outnumbering the men for quite a while in the 1/2 marathon, and likely other distances, but is this ratio pretty typical for all 1/2 marathons right now?  Seems a bit more out of balance than ever.  Come on guys!

Women's racing is generally more exciting to watch however.  Many major marathons have closer and exciting finishes with the women's race than with the men.  It was great to see Shalane Fanagan put away the field in the final 5K yesterday at the NYC Marathon! 

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 13.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Stansbury Park flatlands.  6 miles at 9:46 A.P. Into the darkness. 

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 6.00
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4.000.004.00

4 miles on the Little Mountain trail from WigWam by the substation and over to the water tank and back.  EZ running.  Nice fall morning.  10:36 A.P.

Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
10.000.0010.00

10 miles easy with Rick on my old Magna Saturday morning route of 25 years ago.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 10.00
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4.000.004.00

4 miles on the Tooele west side loop.  9:32 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.00
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4.000.004.00

4 miles at noon in SLC on from the COB upt to Bonneville Loop west road and City Creek Canyon and back. 9:39 A.P. Clear and sunny day.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.00
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6.000.006.00

6 miles on the Bonneville Loop in City Creek Canyon and up 11th Avenue to "L" Street and back.  A slow 9:52 A.P. on a warm, but overcast and windy day before the incoming storm tomorrow.  Ran a couple of miles with a guy named Paul from Tucson AZ. Helped get me up the hill to the turn-around.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 6.00
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4.000.004.00

5:00 A.M. 4 miles at Vasa Gym.  Progression run on treadmill.  10:00 min. pace to 8:00 min pace.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 4.00
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10.000.0010.00

10 miles at 9:45 A.P. on the Pony Express Rd. with Rick.  5 miles out and back.  Cold, but clear and sunny morning.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 10.00
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0.004.004.00

4 miles at 9:16 A.P. on the West Sidel Loop around TATC to Utah Ave. and back.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

SLC - Bonneville Loop west side, City Creek Canyon & back on Canyon Rd./Memory Grove.

4.1 miles at 9:30 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.00
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Race: TRC Side Dish 10K Fun Run (6.4 Miles) 00:55:35
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
0.006.406.40

TRC Side Dish 10K Fun Run. Fund raiser for Tooele Food Bank.  100 runners, 900 lbs. of good.

Long course at 6.4 miles but a nice day for a run.  8:41 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 6.40
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Tooele Skyline Ave. to end of asphalt and back.  4 miles at 9:53 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 4.00
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0.0012.1012.10

Loop from Snow Canyon Parkway path to Half-way Wash and down to Dixie Drive, up to Sunset and west thru historic Santa Clara and back to Ivins.  12 miles, 9:28 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 12.00
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1.500.001.50

1.5 miles with my 9 yr. old black lab. Pretty slow, but he did great.

Nike Free Miles: 1.50
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
1.504.105.60

SLC. Luch run. COB north thru lower Captitol Hill district to Warm Springs Park and up Beck St. to Victory Rd and then up to the Capitol east side and back via Heber C. Kimball's grave (along with his cajillion wives).  Cool 42 degrees, but sunny.  9:39 A.P.

Tooele. Evening run with my black lab.  1.5 miles at 10:40 A.P. 

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.10
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0.005.005.00

Stansbury Park flatland loop.  5 miles in 45:32, 9:06 A.P.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 5.00
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4.000.004.00

4 miles at luch on the Bonneville Loop west, City Creek Canyon, and back via Memory Grove.  39:00, 9:30 A.P.  Clear and sunny day.  Upper 40's but felt warmer.

Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 4.00
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Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
66.1050.02116.12
Asics 2000 Aqua #4 Miles: 97.50Asics 2000 Aqua #3 Miles: 11.10Saucony Peregrine Trail Miles: 4.00Nike Free Miles: 1.50
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