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2018 Red Mountain 30k

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Location:

Washington,UT,USA

Member Since:

Dec 03, 2007

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

2:41:20 St George Marathon (2015)

1:14:38 Snow Canyon 1/2 (2010)

34:49 Spectrum 10k (2010)

Short-Term Running Goals:

2:3x Marathon, 1:12 Half and shave a few min off the 10k.

Long-Term Running Goals:

 Keep enjoying running and improving.

 

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 436.20
Hitogami 2b Lifetime Miles: 159.70
Hitogami 3 Lifetime Miles: 57.43
Launch3 A Lifetime Miles: 460.69
Launch4 Blue Lifetime Miles: 462.42
Launch4 Red Lifetime Miles: 458.75
Launch4 Blue#2 Lifetime Miles: 387.85
Adidas Boston Lifetime Miles: 59.53
Launch4 Black Lifetime Miles: 192.64
Sense Pro 2 Lifetime Miles: 21.00
Race: 2018 Red Mountain 30k (19 Miles) 02:25:37, Place overall: 6, Place in age division: 1
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles
19.000.000.00

Havent had been running very well for the last 10 months. No energy in the body, legs constantly tired, gaining weight all kinds of stuff like that. Ran a unremarkable New York in November and had no plans or goals  after that. Wanted to rest and see if that helped so I took a few months off. Felt ok the first few weeks but then the same stuff came into play again. Doctors are no help so I just decided to try and gut it out and hope things would change. Even started lifting a little bit of weight to try and gain back some strength. So all this leads to a couple of days before the race feeling like I would enjoy racing even if I wasnt in great shape. So on a few weeks of very low mile training and having not run further than 9 miles in four months I signed up for the 30k. Glad I did. It was a LOT of work and I had to really keep focused but I was able to run a time I am happy with for this stage in the fight. The legs didnt want to give any speed after the first 6 miles but they never stopped working even though they were really shot. Maybe there is hope. 

Launch4 Black Miles: 19.00
Comments
From Josh Decker on Sat, Mar 03, 2018 at 14:04:28 from 24.49.99.135

Good race James! I'll be there next year!

From Holt on Sun, Mar 04, 2018 at 21:10:38 from 71.37.85.99

That wasn’t bad at all!

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