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Location:

Kalaheo,HI,USA

Member Since:

Oct 20, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

High School

  • 800M = 2:00
  • 1600M = 4:30
  • 3200 M = 9:50
  • 5K = 16:20

College

  • Can't remember, didn't run for the college.

Post College

  • 10K = 36:30
  • 8 miles - 46:11

Short-Term Running Goals:

  • 5k = <17 min
  • 10K = <36 min

Upcoming race schedule

Long-Term Running Goals:

Keep running, maybe an Ironman someday?

Personal:

I live in Kauai, Hawaii with my wife and 3 kids.  I ran x-country and track in high school. I had too much fun in college and never tried out for the teams. I graduated from BYU Provo.

My wife's blog is http://hulagirlclark.blogspot.com

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 5.00 Month: 87.50 Year: 931.60
Asics Nimbus 17 Lifetime Miles: 464.15
Race: Great Aloha Run, Honolulu, HI (8.15 Miles) 00:50:12, Place overall: 46, Place in age division: 6
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.600.008.150.009.75

Well I flew over to Oahu last night for the race this morning; I barely made my flight.  I was acutally in a hurry for a lot in the past 24 hours except for my race which wasn't very fast.  I was dirving to the finish line (this is a one-way race, no loop) this morning at around 5:25 AM when I could see my destination, Aloha stadium. From that point it took 1 hour and 10 minutes to get to the parking lot.  The race started at 7 and I was just entering the lot at 6:36 with about 10,000 other people. I was really really blessed because at the last second the guard started letting a few cars in a different entry. I got in and parked quickly. I then sprinted to catch probably the last bus to the starting line. At about 6:50AM the bus dropped us off about 1/2 mile or a little more from the starting line. I had to sprint to the start to find 20,000 people squished together. I hopped a few fences and ran from the volunteers to squueze myself into the top 200 or so. I tried squuezing threw until I got 15 yards from the start when a overweight guy wouldn't let me buy because he wanted to get to the start himself.

The story goes on and on but I need to start summing it up. The first mile was 5:40. I trained for sub 5:20 start. It went downhill from there; not the race route but my hopes of finishing at 5:40-5:45 miles.  I have been battling a cold for 1-1/2 weeks but kept trying to mentally trick myslef into thinking I didn't have a cold. Well it turns out I do have a cold.  The race was terrible.  I have never been so weak and my legs were like jello.  Oh well.  There isn't a lot of competition on Kauai in races so I was really hoping to see what I could do with competition but I guess I'll have to find another race.

Asic Speedsters Miles: 9.75
Comments
From Marathon Dreamer on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 08:33:21 from 200.52.168.4

Great job!!! What a beautiful place to run!!!

From Huans32 on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 08:47:07 from 138.64.8.52

Wow great report. What a huge showing for a 8 miler. And in the top 50. Cant complain about that.

From Burt on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 11:05:05 from 206.19.214.144

Nice job even with a cold. Tell those Hawaiians not to eat so much.

From Jon on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 23:28:53 from 75.169.140.185

Sorry the race didn't go as well as you hoped or planned. Sometimes that just happens, especially when sickness is rearing its head. Top 50 in a race that big is still something to be proud of. Nice job.

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