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Pikes Peak Marathon 2009

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Location:

Salt Lake City,UT,United States

Member Since:

Sep 14, 2008

Gender:

Male

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

52 marathons, Overall winner 15 times, PR 2:20:25 at St. George 2013, Kona Ironman 2002, Zero DNF

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.2626.200.000.006.0035.46
Montrail Mountain Masochist Miles: 26.20Bike Miles: 72.16Elliptical Miles: 6.00Saucony ProGrid Omni 7 Miles: 3.26
Race: Pikes Peak Marathon 2009 (26.2 Miles) 04:22:13, Place overall: 10, Place in age division: 6
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
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My goal was to be within 45 mins. of Matt Carpenter. He beat me by 45:11..close enough. The guy is a freak of nature. He is 45 and dominates everyone. I think he beat me to the top by 36 mins and then he beat me by another 9 mins on his casual decent. What is crazy is that his ascent during the marathon was faster than any of the times in the ascent race on Saturday and the guy who won the ascent on Saturday is on the TEVA trail running team.

My other goal was to finish in the top 10, which I was able to accomplish, barely. I finished 10th overall which gets me an entry to next year's race, more trail shoes, and a cool plaque with a rock from the mountain. Something I wanted to avoid was crashing but unfortunately at about mile 19 after the really steep and rocky part I must have relaxed too much because I soon found myself sliding face first down the path.  Fortunately this time I only broke my watch and ran away with a few scraps and a bruised hip.

I was happy with my downhill time of 1:34 because it was competitive with everyone except Matt and #2.  Where I lost time was on the ascent.  I just haven't done enough hill and bike training to sufficiently build the quads and the altitude didn't help.  Apparently at that altitude there is 40% less oxygen then at sea level. I suspect Salt Lake has about 10% less (need to confirm that).  I think if I put in some 4 hr. hilly bike rides and ran more in the mountains around here I could take off at least 10 mins.  

The crash might have something to do with the garmin showing 25. Or maybe the garmin also didn't like the altitude and those huge steps at the top

Time   Distance   Split time   Elev. chg. Approx. Elev.
0:06:53 1 6:53 212 6712
0:17:48 2 10:55 679 7391
0:30:10 3 12:22 740 8131
0:42:26 4 12:15 665 8796
0:54:13 5 11:47 598 9394
1:03:53 6 9:39 360 9754
1:13:37 7 9:44 325 10079
1:26:21 8 12:44 603 10682
1:40:53 9 14:32 750 11432
1:57:19 10 16:25 765 12197
2:13:20 11 16:01 627 12824
2:30:19 12 16:58 724 13548
2:50:23 13 20:03 574 14122
3:00:58 14 10:35 -749 13373
3:09:16 15 8:18 -727 12646
3:18:11 16 8:54 -746 11900
3:26:28 17 8:17 -769 11131
3:34:19 18 7:50 -659 10472
3:41:24 19 7:04 -650 9822
3:48:34 20 7:10 -267 9555
3:54:55 21 6:21 -436 9119
4:02:16 22 7:20 -649 8470
4:09:28 23 7:12 -778 7692
4:16:40 24 7:12 -796 6896
4:22:00 25 5:19 -357 6539
4:22:52 25.06 0:51 8 6547

 

Montrail Mountain Masochist Miles: 26.20
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Stationary bike at the gym.  Felt good in the morning but very sore and tired in the afternoon.  

Bike Miles: 10.00
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Bike Miles: 10.16
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Bike Miles: 12.00
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Elliptical Miles: 6.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.260.000.000.000.003.26

I can run again.  Great.

Saucony ProGrid Omni 7 Miles: 3.26Bike Miles: 8.00
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Road to Little Dell over Little Mountain and back.  Some guy hopped on my wheel on the way up immigration and it took me about 10 mins to drop him.  I wasn't planning on having to work so hard but I guess I am glad I did.

1:50.  About 17.5 mph.

 

 

Bike Miles: 32.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.2626.200.000.006.0035.46
Montrail Mountain Masochist Miles: 26.20Bike Miles: 72.16Elliptical Miles: 6.00Saucony ProGrid Omni 7 Miles: 3.26
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