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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: Day Break Tri sprint (15.5 Miles) 01:25:30
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles

Results have not been posted.  So will wait to say more about this race then.  I didn't drown in the swim.  And had some issues with my cleat on the bike right before the biggest climb.  And run went well.  Will post more after I see the results.  I am guessing around 1:30 TT or so.

Well they finally posted the results.  And they are messed up for a lot of people.  So not sure of my finish time.  But I have a good idea about where I was due to the guy I was running with the last bit of it.  So here is the report.

The swim for us started at 8:30 and my wave at 8:35 which was the 35 to 39 males.  So we were all going to finish around the same time.  We got set up to swim and had a meeting at 7:30 at the waters edge so with a full hr to stand there in our wetsuits.  It was a long wait looking out over the lake.  The weather was cooperating well and the water temp was around 58 degrees.  So I was glad I had a full wetsuit.  The Olympic race start at 8:00 and had a few waves also.  And we noticed one swimmer get so turned around that they actually made a full circle and was heading back towards the start.  Oh boy.  And then a few mins before we started also they brought out someone in a boat that was unconcious.  Not a good thing to see before entering the water.  I still felt pretty good about the swim after doing the open water swim clinic on Wen.  And had a strategy of just staying away from the crowds and just swimming my own race.  Which worked pretty good.  I tried to keep on line with the bouys and a lot of people would drift way off.  So it made it easy to swim away from people.  Still have a lot of room for improvement.  With working on sighting and only swimming freestyle half the swim.  Resting off and on.  When I would try to sight I would sometimes catch the nasty water in my mouth and just turn over and relax.  Then go again.  My TT was 18:35 so a minute slower then the the last race.  But this one was 750 swim instead of 400 and not in a pool.  TT 18:35

T1-  After getting out of the water my feet were frozen.  And I charged up the boat ramp and on to the transition area.  I got my wetsuit down around my waist with not much trouble.  So when I got to my bike in the middle of the transition I just sat down and striped it off.  I wasn't to worried about the time here.  Since I had to put on more gear.  And had trouble I noticed with having a wet body getting on socks and my shirt.  And took off on the bike.  I think this is where I loosened up my cleat on my left shoe running to mount my bike. TT 4:43

Bike-  The bike course is out and back.  With the out being uphill and back a fast down.  I was passing alot of people on the uphill.  And about 4 miles in when I hit U-111 realized my foot was moving around alot on my left foot.  I thought at first it was just numb feet but nope.  I was having some mechanical problems.  And with the 2 biggest hills coming up.  I just eased up a bit more.  And tried to find a good way to not move my foot around to much to loosen it any more to make me stop.  Made it to the turn around and tried to push it coming down.  And not loose my pedal or cleat.  Got passed a few times but was ok with it. TT 35:57

T2-  Quicker transition here.  Just drop off the bike change shoes and off I went.  Didn't see my wife and father coming in. 1:45

Run- This course they claim is great and wonderful.  Sure it was great to be able to see everyone else as you ran around the lake.  It was not a easy one with alot of ups and downs though.  And like 30 turns along the way.  Got past a few times by faster people doing there 2nd loop on the olympic course.  And was making up alot of ground on the people in my AG.  Kind of hooked up with another guy that was 30 on the run.  And we ran most of it together.  He pulled out just a little at the end.  And I figure I ran around a 7:54 pace is what they got me down for.  But there timing was off for me on the run and so I dont have a final time.  But figure around 24:30 or so.

Avi-Bolt 2 Miles: 3.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
From Maynard on Sun, May 30, 2010 at 21:12:55 from

My hats off to you Mark. Tri's scare me. You are the man!

From Burt on Sun, May 30, 2010 at 21:42:21 from

Nice job Mark. Did you ever hear about the guy they pulled out of the water? Is he all right?

From Huans32 on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 09:02:27 from

Maynard- Yeah it was scary. I am not going to lie to you about that. But I did it!! Oh yeah.

Burt- Not sure about the one they pulled out of the water. But the other lady that lady we know. I talked to her and she said she shouldnt have done it so close to the other race. And I think she being so small and thin froze. And she had a sleeveless wetsuit. That didnt help much.

From Brent on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:16:19 from

Mark - you lived to Tri again, nice race, sounds like a really learning experience, your report kinda scares me for open water. One question, did the wet suit help keep you legs up during the swim? It seems like the transistion is a real chore after the swim. Nice report and race, 200 commando points.

Stay Kool, B of bS Rools out

From Huans32 on Mon, May 31, 2010 at 13:23:05 from

Brent- Well let me tell you about the wetsuit. I love it. It keeps you warm all but your feet and hands. And the first bit with you face in the water do you feel cold. But once you start moving your fine. As for your legs up. Yep it does big time. Your right on top of the water and it does all but swim for you. They are really awesome really. So get a full body suit for sure. Nothing less then that if I was you. And you will enjoy the open water swim. I would say I am actually looking forward to my next swim in OW.

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