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Phoenix Half Marathon

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Location:

North Ogden,UT,U.S.

Member Since:

May 23, 2010

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5K- 15:17, 10K- 31:05, 1/2- 1:06:47 Marathon- 2:23:29

3rd- Park City Marathon 2008

3rd and 4th Ogden Marathon 2010; 12'

5th, 3rd, and 7th- Utah Valley Marathon 2011;14'; 16'

9th, 3rd,11th, 8th, 5th, 8th St. George Marathon 2010, 11',13',14',15'16'

2nd- Deseret News Marathon 2015

1st- SandHollow Marathon- 2016 (CR***)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2017 POTENTIAL  RACE SCHEDULE

Phoenix Half Marathon- February 25th

 Maybe Southern Utah half in April

Ogden Half Marathon- May 20th

Bryce Canyon Half Marathon- July 8th

St. George Marathon- October 7th

Long-Term Running Goals:

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

                                                                          -Helen Keller

              

 

Personal:

Married to Nikki we have 4 children. Jaerdan, Korver, Grady and Lyla McKell

Graduated from Weber State with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Athletic Therapy.

 

Running for:

Skechers Performance

I train with Ogden Crew

 

 

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 307.18 Year: 707.43
GoMebs 2 Lifetime Miles: 197.46
GoMeb Speed2 Team Issue Lifetime Miles: 147.40
SKECHERS GOMeb Speed 3 Lifetime Miles: 246.10
SKECHERS GOmeb Speed 3 # 2 Lifetime Miles: 211.47
Skechers GoRun 2016 Lifetime Miles: 207.20
Skechers GORun 4 Bright Green Lifetime Miles: 247.68
GoMeb Speed 3 Boston Lifetime Miles: 227.24
GoMeb Speed 3 Boston 2 Lifetime Miles: 124.53
GoStrada 2 Lifetime Miles: 308.83
GOMeb RIO Lifetime Miles: 38.45
GoSpeed 2 USA Lifetime Miles: 138.12
HC Lifetime Miles: 220.10
GoRun Ultra Green Lifetime Miles: 235.87
NWH Lifetime Miles: 30.42
GORUN Reds Lifetime Miles: 161.44
ASB Lifetime Miles: 345.67
UA Orange Lifetime Miles: 45.11
Race: Phoenix Half Marathon (13.14 Miles) 01:09:43, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.900.0013.140.0016.04

2.90 mile warm

Race

Headed down to Phoenix with Ken and Riley to nail a rust buster race. Weather was ideal, 39 degrees with slight tailwind. 

Headed to the start line and saw some local Utahns. Sasha, Benjamin, Mike Hardy. Then right before the race got going Ben Bruce came strolling up to the line. Which was pretty cool too actually meet him for a second. 

Gun went off and a lot of guys shot out of the gait and found myself in 10th to 11th pace! I stayed pretty conservative and gradually built into the pace that I wanted to hit for the run. Mile 1 I came through around 5:14 which was right where I wanted to be. By mile 2 I caught Benjamin and he attached on to me for the mile. Around 3.5 he was still tucked behind me. So I turned and told him he is more than welcome to draft off of me but he better hop in front for a bit and return the favor for me. He took the lead for about a half mile and then faded and I didn't see him again. 

Mile 5 a guy from Colorado came up on me and we worked together until mile 8. He put in a little surge and I couldn't respond. Legs felt like they were getting tired so it seemed. Around mile 11 nothing really changed breathing and leg wise. I realized that I actually had some left in the tank.  Closed the last 2 mile in a 5:19; 5:13. Came through the finish in 6th place; 1:09:43; 5:19 avg/mile.

I am happy with the effort since I really didn't know what shape I was in. Also nice to see a sub 1:10 on an honest flat course. Really excited to start hitting the concrete phase of Half training and to improve upon this time. 

Congrats to Riley for hitting a PR. He is going to be a beast come April. Excited to see what he can do. 

Splits for race- 5:14; 5:11; 5:13; 5:16; 5:19; 5:15; 5:24; 5:22; 5:18; 5:24; 5:28; 5:19; 5:13.

 

GoMeb Speed 3 Boston 2 Miles: 16.05
Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.500.000.000.003.50

25 minutes on the TM at hotel. 

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.030.000.000.008.03

Easy miles with 5X30 second strides to shake the legs out.

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.110.000.000.0010.11

Easy miles with Dave and Riley from the Walmart in Layton.

Got a little dusting of snow at my place. I guess its the just the start. Weather stating that potentially 13 inches of snow by Monday. SOOOOO done with winter!

 

ASB Miles: 10.11
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.510.000.000.0010.51

Easy tready run. 7 miles in I did a 2 mile pickup at 5:13; 5:10 pace.

Excited to race this weekend. Put some of the winter mileage to the test.

 

 

GORUN Reds Miles: 10.51
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.010.000.000.0010.01

Pond run with Riley, Manny, Trace and Dave. 

ASB Miles: 10.01
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
45.060.0013.140.0058.20
ASB Miles: 20.12GORUN Reds Miles: 10.51GoMeb Speed 3 Boston 2 Miles: 16.05
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