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Ultramarathons may be all the rage, but the marathon is not for the slothful

I finished my ninth full marathon!  My friends Launi and Jim have each completed over 100.  Neighbor Chuck has run more than 50.  So, in some circles, I am just a novice.

I've run the Honolulu Marathon twice, the Salt Lake City Marathon twice, and the Top of Utah (TOU) Marathon five times now.  This year was the 20th anniversary of the TOU Marathon, and its last running.  The TOU Marathon has been sold to another company, so it will be rebranded and probably rerouted.

I can't capture the whole marathon experience in a blog, but I do want to give the reader a taste of the last TOU Marathon.

Training:  Well, I'm not one for giving advice on training.  In fact, my running has gotten more erratic as I've expanded my training schedule to include more cycling, swimming, and weight-lifting.  Regardless, for this marathon my last week included a 20 mile run on Sunday, followed by 8 miles on Wednesday (split between a 5 mile slow run in the morning, and a 3 mile fast run in the af…