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West Jordan,Ut,USA

Member Since:

Jun 14, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

Started running Dec of 06

5k 20:00 Utah Human Race(08)

10k 41:09 Spectrum 10k (10)  40:31 DesNews 10k(10)

1/2 mary 1:30:36 Bryce Canyon Half(09)

Full 3:33:58 St George (09)

Finishing the Grand Slam 08 and 10

Finished my first sprint tri 1:23:30 (10)

Short-Term Running Goals:

2011 races...

May-  Ogden half (no goals)

Oct- SGM

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run Boston and do a Triathalon(did a tri)

Do a half Ironman and then a full


Married to MrsFit:) and trying to keep up with her. And have 3 girls.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Avi-Bolt 2 Lifetime Miles: 93.80
Foundation 8e Lifetime Miles: 316.95
Foundation 9a Lifetime Miles: 398.13
Foundation 10a Lifetime Miles: 125.53
Race: Legacy Duathlon (4 Miles) 01:29:53, Place overall: 13, Place in age division: 1
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles

This might be a bit long.  Since there is a few different parts to it.  So this is my 2nd one this year.  But you cant compare it to any of the other 2 that I have done.  Since the distances are different.  This one is a 2 mile run 20 bike then 2 run.  The distance on the run were off from the watch by about .17 or so.  And the bike was right on with a little more for the transitions.  The temps were perfect for the race.  And really wasn't any wind to speak of.  And there was 200 or so doing the dual.  And about 20 or so doing just the bike ride on the Legacy parkway.  Transition opened up at 7am to set up our area.  So we got there a bit early and got a great spot right by the start of the bike.  Set up and got ready.  I was able to get in a good 6-7 min warm up.

So starting the first run was interesting.  Since it is on a small trail.  They had people start off by there predicted finish time of the first 2 miles.  And would let people go every 2-3 secs.  Fastest going first.  So there was about 10-15 before me.  I was shooting for a 14min 2 miles.  So of course the first mile came in a bit fast.  And short for say with first mile at 6:45.  Slowed it down for the 2nd a bit more with a 6:57.  Yet there was still a ways to go to the transition area.  So for the first run I took and ran a 14:38.   Which was 14th overall and 3rd for my AG.

First transition was bad.  Did it in 1:15 which was 41 overall and 5th in my AG  ARGH!!  Not sure why it was so bad.  The guy that was 2nd in my AG did it in 23 secs.  And alot faster on both runs.  So changed and took to the bike.

The bike portion was a lot better once I got going.  Going to work on maybe having my shoes already on the bike maybe to save time.  But felt pretty good.  And wasn't alot of people out there really before me in the race.  Got passed by a few just before the turn around and none after that.  I passed a few people though from the earlier bike race.  Total distance on my bike was 20.34 miles 57:00 Avg speed 21.44 avg cadence was 73 and max speed of 26.17 miles.  And was 18th Overall and 1st for my AG and total time of 57:00.  The guy that had beat me in the transition and 2 runs was 4 mins behind me on the bike.

Transition 2 was even worse then the first one.  I think also with riding a tri bike.  I dont need the gloves and they slowed me down maybe some.  But need to work on this.  Ended up 46 overall and 8th in my AG with 1:25.  And again the guy battling me did it in 23 secs.  WOW!!

Run 2 is next to do and to my surprise I had no rubber legs going into the run.  For the mile of the bike I dropped the gear and spun out my legs as much as I could to flush out my legs.  And it worked great.  So took off running and restarted my lap to see when I came out of the transition my paces.  Caught a few people again on the run.  And the guy I passed during the first run.  Was right there in front of my for the 2nd.  And this time I passed him much sooner.  At about .6 or so into the run.  I was passed going the other way the winner of the race.  And everyone else behind him.  Where did all these people come from??  LOL So I was gaining on the guy with the Strider shirt on that I passed on the bike ride.  Which just happened to be the guy in my AG and took 2nd.  I was almost up to him at the turn around.  And he started to leave me on the 2nd mile in.  My first mile came in at a 7:00 pace.  And I was happy with the 2nd mile but could of drove it home harder with the Strider guy a bit ahead of me.  He finished a bit ahead of me but it wasn't enough with 7:21 the 2nd mile. And a 1:11 for the last .17 on the watch. I had gotten him by 4 mins on the bike and he only had me by 32 secs on the run.  Just enough to beat him on his Bday.  Since I chatted with him at the end of the race.  Crazy thing with all these transitions. And different parts.  So my 2nd run was 10th overall and 2nd in AG.  WOOT WOOT!!

So ended up taking 13th overall and 1st in my AG by 10 secs.  Next wouldnt be for 13 mins. I really learned a lot from this race.  First I need to work on my transitions.  I really lost a lot of time in these.  And so I have to really work on this.  Also the bag that I got to hold my gels in really did a number on my right leg.  The velcro tore it up a few times when it would hit my leg.  OUCH.  The gelling up and hydration that I did worked great.  And so I have not complaint there.  And the racing flats were awesome again.  My legs didn't feel heavy or anything.  Oh and the guy that was 10 secs behind me.  He ran a 2:54 Ogden marathon last year.  So I am feeling pretty good about being able to make up for it on the bike.  Who would of known it was going to be my strength.:)

Avi-Bolt 2 Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00
From Brent on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 17:55:05 from

Mark, the rest of your report did not post, wondered if you were doing the du. Nice two mile split, I will wait until the rest of the report. From your time, 23 and change mph on the bike, cranking them, great job. 300 commando points for the 1st in Div. placing.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Andy on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 18:08:24 from

Nice job Mark. I was on the trail this morning wondering when we were going to get run over by all cyclists. I think we just missed everyone by a few minutes.

From Mike Warren on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 18:13:56 from

Mark, great job! Man your a quick study. Congrats on the age division victory. You really have some serious talent.

From Huans32 on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 18:18:48 from

Brent- Sorry yeah, I was still working out all the details when you looked at it.:) There sure are a lot of stats in these things. I wanted to get them all down so I could just look here later.

Andy- Yeah to be honest I was looking for you the whole time I was on my bike. I was like is that Andy up there? LOL You must of just missed us though. Race started at 9am. It was crazy on the bike course passing the runners, bikers, strollers and walkers.

Mike- Working on it man. It was a fun time though. And my body feels really good after it.

From flatlander on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 18:19:28 from

Excellent job, can't believe you are faster on the bike than on foot, because you are a fast runner. You are going to be a serious triathlete.

From Huans32 on Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 18:32:25 from

Looking at everyone else that went before me too. From the first run to the 2nd run dropped over 1 min at least. Only a couple were able to maintain less then a min change between the 2. I just tried to run it like a half mary time wise. And if anything was left kick it up. Looks like it worked out good.:)

From Tom Slick on Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 15:10:39 from

Good job MarkO, way to get the race done. Congrats on the AG gold. Do you have another Duo next weekend?

From vinh on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 07:24:25 from

Congrats Mark! Great race! Next time you will nail those transitions!

From Calvin on Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 16:23:02 from

Sounds like a fun type of race Mark. Congrats on your Age Division 1st place, that's really great.

From MarcE on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 15:20:39 from

Way to go, MarkO!!!!! You and Kristi are really nailing these Du's! Thanks for the call Monday morning..really good to hear a friendly voicemail! :)

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