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Monumental Marathon

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Member Since:

Mar 01, 2004



Goal Type:

World Class

Running Accomplishments:

PRs 15:34 5 K (loop course in Liberty Park), 1:08:21 (Top of Utah Half Marathon (downhill).

As a 14 year old in 2013: 4:31.58 1500. 9:35:32 3000m (Utah Youth boys state record). 17:01 5K (Draper Days). 1:15:21 half (Utah Valley (aided)).


Short-Term Running Goals:

Get the marathon under 2:20.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Make it to the Olympics in the marathon. Keep training throughout my life.


 I have five brothers and five sisters,
all younger. I'm currently studying applied mathematics at BYU (masters degree) and plan to get a PhD in applied mathematics. Not married (yet).

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 236.00
Crocs Lifetime Miles: 1237.31
Racing Flats Lifetime Miles: 251.40
Race: Monumental Marathon (26.219 Miles) 02:31:53, Place overall: 43
Total Distance

  First marathon since returning from the Ukraine in May, second lifetime marathon. My first half was 1:14:45, then I gradually faded and ran a 1:17:08. Definitely not a reflection of my half speed (1:08:21) but still a good PR (previous best was 2:35:45). The limiting factor was impact tolerance. My lower back and legs got pounded pretty hard. I could feel this from the start and so didn't pace it as aggresively (the plan was to go out at 1:12-1:13). I think this spared me a major blow-up and possibly a DNF.

  With the exception of the last six miles, I always had someone to run with, a really nice thing about this big of marathon. There was a bathroom stop during mile 11, which probably took 25 seconds, and a stop in mile 22 to take off my pants (I had shorts on underneath). It was very cold at the start, so I needed the pants. They were pretty tight-fitting, a purchase from Walmart the day before the race. I had forgotten my sweatpants at home. I think if I'd been wearing those, I wouldn't have needed to take them off.

  In any case, I'm grateful for the PR and the experience. Was definitely a lot less miserable than my first marathon. Need to figure out what to do about impact tolerance. 

  The next marathon will probably be Grandma's, but we'll see. For now, I need to recover.

From Glory in the long run on Sat, Dec 07, 2019 at 17:53:35 from

Did you wear Crocs? It might not hurt to use shoes.

But good wisdom on pacing yourself and PR. There's no doubt you have great potential.

By the way, this is Jesse, Nate Hornok's brother. We talked at a race in Ogden.

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