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Member Since:

Mar 29, 2011



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

400m - ATC:  1:08   May '11

800m - ATC:  2:32   May '11

1600m - self-timed:  5:?? 

5k- Vinings Downhill 5k:  18:34  Sept, '11

10.k - Mardis Gras 10k:  39:15   Feb '12

Half - The Scream:  1:23:59  Jul '11

Marathon - Ridge to Bridge:  3:06:23   Oct '11

Completed 13 Marathons & 2 50k & 1 Century ride

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run injury free

Upcoming Races:

Sept. 14: - Erie Marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

Sprint down Boylston Street once per year

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Race: Big Cottonwood Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:04:59
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What an amazing scenic run down Cottonwood Canyon!  I signed up to attempt to go after a BQ, but after concerns of stress fracture earlier this year, I decided it was best I take the summer off from training, with just occassional liesure runs.  Therefor ... I came out here as more of a vacation, not concerned about my time.

While I was on pace for around a 3:45 at Mile 18 where the out & back on Wasatch Blvd starts, I made a conscientous decision to switch to a leisurely walk/run, so as not to destroy my body and help my recovery.  Glad I made this choice, as although obviously I have some soreness today, I am mobil and can better enjoy the next few days.

Hopefully with the arrival of Fall temps, I can enjoy getting back to a graduated training schedule and work towards some time goals ... instead of just signing up for marathons and completing them!  This is the 4th marathon I have completed since acheiving full remmission from blood cancer last June, just 15 months ago.

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