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2008 Deseret News Marathon

Here's how I trained for the 2008 Deseret News Marathon. I was on vacation for a whole month before this race, so my training was a bit strange. Also, I was combatting plantar fasciitis, and caught a chest cold a few days beforehand. Anyway, my goal was to for sure beat my previous best (3:21) and hopefully finishing under 3 hours.

The race was quite difficult because it was quite downhill for the first 5 miles or so, which really kills your leg muscles. Then there's a big hill, and then more downhill. It was fun to run along the same route the pioneers used as they went into the Valley. I also qualified for the Boston marathon if I so choose to run it.

Note: The decimal places are seconds, not hundredths of minutes. It was too hard to figure out how to do seconds in Excel (of course, what do you expect from Microsoft products?). So, for example, if you see 20.50, that means 20 minutes and 50 seconds, and not 20 minutes and 30 seconds.

Date Description Time Notes
17-Mar 5 33.01
24-Mar 5 33.19
25-Mar 5 33.24
26-Mar 5 33.20 Water Tower
27-Mar 8 54.54
29-Mar 15 104.00 Pupukea
31-Mar 5 32.00
1-Apr 8 54.33
2-Apr Handball
7-Apr 5 33.50
8-Apr 5 32.48
9-Apr 4 26.44
10-Apr 5 32.20
12-Apr 2 13.00 North Stake Fun Run!
14-Apr 5 31.29
15-Apr 8 54.56
16-Apr Golf 56.00
19-Apr Laie Falls 68.15 24.59, 36.56
21-Apr 5 34.38 Water Tower
22-Apr 9 61.07
23-Apr 5 32.36
24-Apr 8 52.34
25-Apr 5 34.00 Water Tower
26-Apr Laie Falls 64.31 24.26, 36.18
28-Apr 5 31.49
29-Apr 5 33.32
30-Apr 5 32.52
1-May 10 68.00
2-May 5 32.44
3-May 16 110.00 Pupukea
10-May 3.1 17.42 Banana Man Chase!
12-May 5 32.45
13-May 10 69.46
14-May 5 34.00
15-May 9 59.44
16-May 5 34.01 Water Tower
17-May 18.8 129.37
19-May 6 40.33
20-May 10 71.00
23-May Golf 57.00
24-May 26.2 189.00
26-May 4.5 32.00 Went with Nan
30-May 5 33.43
31-May Summit 113.10 24.20, 36.10, 61
2-Jun 5 33.36
3-Jun 10 73.10
4-Jun 6 40.52
6-Jun 3 16.07 BYUH Fun Run. 1st Place
14-Jun 3.1 18.15 Patriot 5k
16-Jun 5 34.35
18-Jun 5 34.49
19-Jun 8 58.38
20-Jun 5 35.08
21-Jun 17 124.17
23-Jun Laie Falls 67.11
25-Jun 5.7 46.53 Colorado
26-Jun 7.2 55.06 Colorado
27-Jun 6.81 60.00 Silverton, CO-9500 ft elevation
30-Jun 5.5 40.56 Colorado
1-Jul 10.7 83.05 Colorado
2-Jul 6 46.15 Colorado
4-Jul 6 40.34 Utah
5-Jul 10.5 76.02 Utah
5-Jul 6 40.58 Utah
5-Jul 3.52 38.30 Utah
7-Jul 6 41.10 Utah
8-Jul 11 79.49 Utah
9-Jul 7 47.21 Idaho
10-Jul 12.01 83.52 Idaho
11-Jul 7 48.01 Idaho
12-Jul 20 138.21 Idaho
14-Jul 5 33.32 Idaho
15-Jul 13.1 91.40 Idaho
16-Jul 7.5 52.00 Idaho
17-Jul 9.51 73.36 Utah--hills
19-Jul 6 44.04 Utah
21-Jul 5 34.00 Idaho


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