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Lake Sammamish Half Marathon

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Member Since:

Dec 30, 2007



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Running Accomplishments:

2019: 10:29 2 mile, 55:50 15K

Post Mayan Apocalypse PRs:

200 31.13 (2016, ATC all comers)

400 69.96 (2015, ATC all comers)

800 2:19 (2016, ATC all comers)

Mile 4:58 (2017, ATC all comers) 

3000 9:34 (2017, ATC all comers)

2mile 10:29 (2019, CNW Grand Prix)

5000 16:44.6 (2018, CNW all comers)

5k 16:50 (2018, Green Lake Gobble)

8k 27:42 (2018, Beat the Bridge)

10K 35:16 (2017, Eastside Beltline)

15K 55:10 (2018, Magnuson Park Memorial Day)

10-mile 60:29 (2017, Atlanta 10 mile)

HM 1:17:09 (2018, Redmond Half)

30K 2:01:56 (2014, Striders WRC 30K)

Mar 2:50:07 (2013, Sojo Marathon)


Fiddy "Classic" Accomplishments (before I forget)

2:03 800, 4:11 1500, 9:47 3200, 15:26 5000, 32:30 10000, 1:11:15 HM (unaided), 2:32 marathon (Boston)

Seattle Half Marathon '08-'11: 2nd (1:13), 4th (1:11), 5th (1:14), 2nd (1:13)

2nd MI half 2010 (1:11)

10th Seattle RNR 2009 (2:35)

97th Overall @ Boston 2010 (2:32)

2011 3rd Place @ Des News (2:35) and Top of Utah (2:33)

I once beat 14 year-old Connor Mantz (2011 Utah Valley Half 1:11) and 16 year-old Ben Saarel (2011 Flat as a pancake 16:23 in the f-ing snow)

2011 Salt Lake Half 1st place (1:14), Capitol Half 1st place (1:14), Provo City 4th place (1:16, unaided)

2011 Ragnar Ultra 1st place Wasatch Back Relay

7th place SLC half 2009 (1:11)

2009 Fremont 5k 16:00, 2010 Dart Challenge 16:05, 2011 Draper Days 16:02

2009 Running of the Leopards 15:03, aided

2009 Striders 10mile 1st place (58 mins)

2007 3rd place SCIAC 5k 15:26

2006 D3XC nationals, 184th (of 280)

Short-Term Running Goals:

CNW Winter 2 mile Grand Prix

12/1 Road Race #1 (10:31)

12/15 XC #1 (11:04)

1/5 Road Race #2 (10:29)

1/19 XC #2 + ML15K (double feature!)

2/2 Track Race

2/9 Love 'em or Leave 'em 5k

2/16 Road Race #3

3/2 Lake Sammamish Half Marathon

3/24 Mercer Island Half Marathon (Goal=sub 1:17)

Long-Term Running Goals:

get busy living or get busy dying


Crop rotation in the 14th century became considerably more widespread after John.



Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 23.40 Year: 692.40
Adizero Rocket Lifetime Miles: 323.35
Asics Hyperspeed Lifetime Miles: 369.13
Mizuno Waverider Lifetime Miles: 509.70
Adistar Ride Lifetime Miles: 520.40
Saucony Type A Lifetime Miles: 253.60
Adistar Rideb Lifetime Miles: 236.30
Waveriderb Lifetime Miles: 466.70
Nimbus Lifetime Miles: 570.30
WhiteHyperspeed Lifetime Miles: 268.50
RedFree Lifetime Miles: 405.55
Saucony Hattori Lifetime Miles: 46.10
NimbusFIRE Lifetime Miles: 260.50
WhiteHyper2 Lifetime Miles: 100.20
WaveriderC Lifetime Miles: 203.95
NimbusVampire Lifetime Miles: 357.50
CelticMirage Lifetime Miles: 312.00
NeonFree Lifetime Miles: 17.80
Nimbus FireB Lifetime Miles: 2.50
Nimbus FireC Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Race: Lake Sammamish Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:16:04
Total Distance

1:16:04, roughly a 1 minute post mayan apocalypse PR.

Good race, but what might have been if I hadn't gotten sick. Oh well.

Warmed up with Mark, Nick and Turner Wiley (who would win in 1:06). It was cold.

I had been thinking about starting off conservatively but I just decided YOLO, I'll just run with Mark and Nick until I can't anymore. I have been able to keep up with them fine on tempos so I thought I might be able to stick it.

Two factors working against me here:

1) Sick for a week.

2) Vapor flys/wheelie shoes/whatever they are. Mark and Nick busted them out for the race and I did not. Instead I opted to go with my GoSpeed 3s.Probably should have used the 4s or 5s. I've run a ton of good races in those shoes but after 9 months of running in more recent models I wasn't really used to them anymore. So I just felt clunky and now I have sore calves...

Even after one mile I was feeling uncomfortable staying with them. Had I been running by feel, I definitely would have been slower. So I was relieved to see us hit the first mile in 5:29. Mark assured me that they would settle into a slower pace. But it was obvious from the beginning that I was working much harder than them.

Just before 2 miles the trail made a sharp turn and a little gap formed. I couldn't even surge back up to them. My second mile was 5:40 already a couple seconds adrift. I fought hard trying to keep the cap constant for another mile (again 5:40) but they opened up another couple of meters. There was a pack of six of them in all and now I was by myself.

After that I just tried to stay positive. I was cold and felt clunky, but I was still on a good pace. I just had to keep my turnover going. Fortunately I got passed by another pack of three at about the half way mark. Which gave me a little bit of a boost.

Splits: 5:29, 40, 40, 45, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, 45, :35

Still sick as I write this one day later.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From allie on Wed, Mar 06, 2019 at 01:10:04 from

good one

From Rob Murphy on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 18:22:51 from

That's a fine time all things considered. Well done.

From Jason D on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 11:16:39 from

Nice work. Those times are coming back down.

From Tara on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 08:41:10 from

Also, I came here looking to see what shoes you wore. Iíve heard mixed reviews on the Vapor Flys, have you tried them before? Iíve used Sketcher Go2 back when and loved them but felt a little to unsupportive for the marathon distance.

From Tara on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 08:48:22 from

Somehow my earlier comment erased when I edited the shoe part. Anyway, nicely executed race. You always kill these things even when things arenít ideal.

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