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St George Marathon

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Member Since:

Dec 26, 2014



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

High School:

800- 2:08

1600- 4:41

3200- 10:09

3 Mile- 16:17

5000- 16:58 

10k- 37:14 (half marathon split)

Half Marathon-1:25:20

Post Mission:

Half Marathon- 1:25:52 (AF Half)

Full Marathon- 3:09:02 (St George)

Bench press- 255 lbs (lol)

Short-Term Running Goals:

2018 St. George Marathon

Marathon sub-3:00

Half Marathon sub 1:20

Make enough money to stay alive and try my best not to fail all of my classes.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Come to races as a competitor, stay strong and healthy, be as consistent as possible, keep improving.

Marathon sub-2:30

Half Marathon sub-1:07

Bench press- 350

Marry a smokin hot babe in the Copenhagen Denmark temple, have 8 kids, make an absurd amount of money, Become polynesian, make the cover of Men's Health magazine, win Mr. Olympia, break 200 mph in my Lamborghini, get featured on Jimmy Fallon, beat all of Ed Whitlock's age group world records, die in some spectacular manner, have Chadwick Boseman conduct my funeral in a Wakandan accent.



Matt Todd, @sirmatthewtodd on instagram or twitter.

I currently attend BYU majoring in pre-management. I have a girlfriend serving a mission in Columbia, SC. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (by choice), and I served in Calgary, Canada from June 2015 to June 2017.

I happen to be a gifted freestyle rapper, french toast eater, and armwrestler.



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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 509.19
Adidas Energy Boost 2 Lifetime Miles: 661.37
New Balance LD5000 Lifetime Miles: 20.05
Adidas Energy Boost 2 ESM Lifetime Miles: 374.53
Nike Pegasus 32 Lifetime Miles: 559.00
Nike Pegatron 35 Lifetime Miles: 260.77
Race: St George Marathon (26.219 Miles) 03:09:02, Place overall: 263, Place in age division: 15
Total Distance

Wow. I feel like I may have to amputate both my legs holy frick. I'm dead. I literally couldn't walk after I finished.

Play by play:

Got into the front right off the bat. ran the first mile in like 6:30 and I'm like "fetch, I haven't even ran a 6:30 in a training run the entirity of 2018." probably too fast, but my man Drake once said Yolo so I went with it. 3 miles were just under 21 and 10k was 42. I was just having a good ole time, but my legs started feeling it after the hill at mile 8.

I passed a ton of people up that hill. it was big. I felt a lot of lactic acid building in my quads though and knew I was probably going a bit too fast. I've only been running for 6 weeks, and 98% of that has been under 8 miles and slower than a 8:15 pace. My biggest drawback is my ego though, so I held a sub 7 pace until about mile 11. a big group came up behind me and I wanted to stay in front of them but the spirit whispered to me that it wasn't sustainable so I gave in and probably let 50 people pass me going through the first half.

Thankfully, I was saved by a clif energy shot with caffeine and hit a bit of a second wind. I took 3 miles to slowly eat it so my stomach wouldn't hurt, but that hit me and I dropped 3 or 4 6:30 miles back to back. Dope. I was back. I was hi-fiving kids, I was flexing at the spectators, I popped the shirt off, people were like "good work, you look great!" and I'm like "No you look great!" I was back.

I hit 20 miles at 2:20, maybe 2:21 but I felt like I was gonna die. last 6 were probably around 7:45 average. I don't think I hit an energy wall or ran out of glycogen per say (I carb loaded hard and my veins were flowing with at least .08% Gatorade), but my legs were finally spent. my form broke down, I sat down on my hips, hunched my shoulders, and slipped into heel striking. I felt like I was running on blocks of wood shaped like legs. If I'd tried to do a single squat, I'm confident that both legs would have snapped in half instantly. Nevertheless, I persevered. But my dreams of sub-3 disappeared, and slowly so did my dreams of sub-3:05. Church may be able to go sub 3, but I could not. I had everyone splash water at me as I ran passed, I let out a few mighty yells, but by mile 24, I was just praying for the finish line. I never stopped and I never walked, and by the end I even found it within me to sprint what I was sure was a 19.19 final 200 meters. However, after watching the video it surely was not and I looked like a 95 year old who got his walker taken away making  a valiant speed walk to escape the retirement home. But I finished.

All in all, it was a great experience and I want to use it as a foundation to build faster times on. I'm not at all satisfied with a 3:09 but it's honestly way faster than I thought I was capable of. good job to everyone else who ran and shout out to my homies D. Todd Christofferson and Dieter F. Uchtdorf for throwing down some fire talks today. if you don't know what I'm talking about, go to and look at general conference if you're into living a happier, more fulfilling life and such. peace.

Nike Pegatron 35 Miles: 26.22
From Sarah! on Sat, Oct 06, 2018 at 22:51:08 from

Hahaha oh my gosh this was so fun to read 😂

Nicely done! Iím impressed :) sounds like a great experience all in all, way to be!

From Jon on Sat, Oct 06, 2018 at 23:27:01 from

Sounds exactly right for the marathon.

Nice work. And enjoy walking down the stairs backwards for the next few days.

From Donald Davis on Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 06:18:23 from

Great job Matt, and yes, coming back to GC is the best marathon recovery option!

From Conner Mantz on Tue, Oct 09, 2018 at 11:39:03 from

Nice job Matt, I liked reading this. Hope to see you around campus one of these days.

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