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Boston Marathon

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Boston,MA,United States

Member Since:

Dec 09, 2013



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

I wasn't a big fan of running during my first two decades of life unless I was chasing a ball, puck, frizbee, etc. I started running at the end of 2008 after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uruguay for two years. Here is a list of my race results to date:

- Provo Canyon Half Marathon 2009: 1:29:41 (49th overall)

- Utah Valley Marathon 2011: 3:14:03 (85th overall)

- Bigfoot 50K(Midway, UT) Snowshoe Race 2012: 6:33:39 (1st overall)

- Thanksgiving Point Half Marathon 2012: 1:25:06 (9th overall)

- Dances with Dirt 50 miler (Hell, MI): DNF after 43 miles (IT band issue)

- Freedom 4 Miler (Lewis Center, OH) 2013: 23:09 (8th overall)

- Worthington Industries 5K 2013: 17:18 (1st overall)

- Columbus Turkey Trot 2013: 28:47 (23rd overall)

- Orange Out the Door 5K 2014: 16:43 (6th overall)

- Capital City Half Marathon 2014 (Columbus): 1:19:53 (20ish overall)

- Deseret News Classic Marathon 2015 (Salt Lake City): 2:56:12 (6th overall)

- New Haven 5K Road Race 2016: 16:29 (12th overall)

- Boston Marathon 2016: 3:17:14 (I totally melted and walked a bunch the last few miles)

- Utah Valley Marathon 2016 (Provo, UT): 2:58:56 (19th overall)

- Harvard Running Club Indoor Invitational (1 mile): 4:44

- Boston Marathon 2017: 2:49:36

Number of miles run:

- 2011: 927

- 2012: 1,142 (I didn't run from mid-September through the end of the year due to injury--IT band)

- 2013: 1,408 (I didn't run from January through March due to IT band issues)

- 2014: 2,014

- 2015: 1,705

- 2016: 2,049

Short-Term Running Goals:

1 mile: 4:40

5K: 16:00

1/2 Marathon: 1:17:00

Marathon: 2:45:00

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy, no injuries!


My wife and I have three children and live in Dallas, TX.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 74.50 Year: 472.50
Brooks Cascadia 7 Lifetime Miles: 405.30
Nike Lunartempo 2 Black Lifetime Miles: 532.20
Saucony ISO Zealot Lifetime Miles: 750.60
Nike Lunartempo 2 Lifetime Miles: 755.90
New Balance Vazee Rush Lifetime Miles: 490.70
Saucony ISO Zealot 2 Lifetime Miles: 276.00
Race: Boston Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:49:36, Place overall: 556, Place in age division: 418
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Temps in the mid 70's, direct sunlight, and a bit of a tail wind. I wore my heart rate monitor because I doubted my ability to judge my effort without it. I don't think I did a single training run in temps warmer than 55 degrees. Monitoring my heart rate periodically seemed to really help me. I'm totally thrilled with the outcome, especially on a warm day. My halfway split was 1:24:57. I ran pretty even pace and finished with a slightly faster second half.

It was a blast to see so many friends along the course. I don't feel like I could have gone any faster. The sun took everything out of me. I took liquids at every mile except for mile 25. After finishing I got an awesome massage and walked home along the Charles River. It was a beautiful day for spectating. I can go up and down stairs just fine and actually feel pretty good. No injuries or joint soreness, just some sore muscles.

I did well with nutrition before the race, eating pancakes, bagels, a cliff bar, banana, etc. I must have had 2K calories before the gun went off.

Boston is a great race!

Nike Lunartempo 2 Miles: 34.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 146.00
From jtshad on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 07:16:49 from

Congrats on a great race!

From Derunzo on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 07:19:17 from

Wow! You crushed it on a tough day. I was at the mile 19 hill before Heartbreak and there was a ton of carnage out there.

From Ryan Hansen on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 16:27:10 from

Thanks! I felt like I was melting in the heat, but feel blessed to have made it through pretty well.

From jtshad on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 16:32:01 from

It can be brutal...I ran it in 2012 when the starting temp was 85 degrees and they first offered a deferment due to the heat. Great job persevering!

From allie on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 20:24:02 from

great result -- congrats

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