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Seattle 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


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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
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Race: Seattle Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:13:09, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
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Up at 5am, drove to downtown and got the closest parking spot to the finish line. I couldn't go to the bathroom satisfactorily and I knew this would come back to bite me. It also didn't help that there were 4 starts and I was worried they were going to start without me. When the gun went off, I went immediately to the front. I didn't feel like I was going all that fast and I was confused. I missed the mile split but then had 10:24 at 2 miles. Oh...shoot. It was downhill by a bit, but that was too fast, way too fast. The bigger problem was that I couldn't just coast and let the pack catch up as, somehow, Steve Dekoker was only one step behind me. Then we headed up onto the I-90 express lanes hitting three miles in 15:53 (5:29) then 4 miles in 21:14 (5:21). I was really grinding the pace hoping to get a little gap. We left I-90 and went on to Lake Washington Boulevard and he got a gap and quickly pulled away. I slowed down a little and needed to recover. This was a flat mile and I did it in 5:37 (26:52 at 5 miles). I felt recovered at this point and did mile 6 in 5:30 (32:22 for 6 miles). I thought that I might be able to work back to him for a few moments, but I realized that I really needed to go the bathroom and this made it difficult for me to push it as hard as I possible could. This was made evident by a 5:44 mile 7 (38:07). The next mile had a short steep uphill that slowed me to a 6:10 mile (44:17). The course also starting having some corners in it and I lost sight of the leader. After a nice downhill, the course had a steady uphill. I thought that this would be a good section for me as I felt that it was a grade that I could easily handle. Reached nine miles in 49:56 (5:39). Going up the hill (Interlaken Blvd) people kept telling me that I was about 30seconds back even though I couldn't see him. Reached 10miles in 55:37 (5:40). At this point, I really had to go to the bathroom, but I was concerned that people were coming from behind. I knew I couldn't catch the person in front of me as I just couldn't lift the pace up even though I felt like I wasn't working that hard. It made me at least confident that I could run a full marathon under 2:30. Mile 11 was 5:42 (1:01:19). I had a little uphill left before a screeching downhill finish which I knew I wouldn't be able to take full advantage of. Did mile 12 in 5:40 (1:07:00) then the last 1.1 in 6:08 (5:34 pace).

Basically, I felt that the GI issues hurt me more than the fast start (as the start was downhill). But I kept a pretty even effort in the hill and had some pretty notable accomplishments. Went through 10K in 33:28 (extrapolation), only my second run under 34! Got to 8k in 26:42 which is one of my best times ever. Hit 12k in 41:12, a 1:14 PR from 1 year ago! Hit 15K in 51:38, a 2:16 PR from earlier this year. Hit 10miles in 55:37 (a 15second PR from college). And, of course, the half marathon itself was a 4:50 PR, but that was the first half of Boston.

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