I run therefore, I am!

WRC 10 Miler

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesWalter's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewMonth View
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!


South Jordan,UT,United States

Member Since:

Feb 04, 2008



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

2010 Ogden Half Marathon 1st overall

2010 Bryce Canyon Half 2nd overall 1:12

2010 St. George Marathon 10th overall

2011 American Fork Half marathon 1st overall New PR 1:10:37

2012-Mt. Nebo Half 1:08:00





 2009 St. George Marathon 11th overall 2:31:43

2009 Ogden Marathon 4th place overall

2008 St. George Marathon 2:40:46 18th overall

2008 Tou Half 1:14:35 7th overall

2008 Bear Lake Half marathon 1st place Win. Set Course record.

2008 Provo river Half  PR 1:13:28

2008 Boston Marathon 2:49--Beat Lance Armstrong by 2 minutes.

2008 Ogden Marathon 10th overall.

Ragnar Relay Del Sol 2008--1st Place Team Overall. Set new course record! 17 hours 4 minutes 5.38 average pace per mile!

Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back 2008--2nd Place Team overall. 17 hours 54 minutes.

2007 Top of Utah 1/2 Marathon 1:14 4th overall

2007 Wasatch Back Relay 3rd team overall---Very Fun!

Boston, Rock & Roll Arizona, Carlsbad are my favorite marathons.

2007 St. George Marathon 2:40 with puking!39th overall





Short-Term Running Goals:

My short term goals are to stick to a good regime.

To bring my marathon pr down in mid 2:30's

World Championship Maters Marathon July 17, 2011

USATFLDR Competition Series: Stiders Half, Salt Lake Half, Hobblecreek Half, Heart of Holiday 5k, Running with Leopards 5k, Draper Days 5k, Minuteman 5k, Top of Utah Half.

Great Potato Half marathon--Boise

Running with Ed 41 mile relay. Team Probar

St. George Marathon 2011

Get Sponsors and make money in Masters.

Sponsors so far:

Probar, St. George Running Center



Long-Term Running Goals:

My long term goals are to beat sasha.

To get my marathon time to 2:20's



I have three girls-Sarah, Brooke, and Bailey and a baby boy born in Jan. 2010 named Boston. I own a Concrete Construction company called Quality Footings and Foundations. If any of my fellow bloggers are in need of concrete work just drop me a line or call 801-381-7089 I'll give you the friendly runner discount. Its hard work thats why between work and running I maintain my girlish figure! I own the American Flyers Race Pacers which is on Facebook to join. www.americanflyersracepacers.com 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Race: WRC 10 Miler (10 Miles) 00:59:34, Place overall: 2, Place in age division: 1
Running MilesSwimming YardsBike Miles

I took James (fiddy) up to the race this morning which was a mistake! haha just kiddin James. James, Jon, Matt and I did a 2 mile watrmup and I felt really good on the warmup which isnt normal. I started the race a bit fast I think but James, Paul Pilkington, Tim and I stayed together for the first mile. 5:55 with some up hill.  The second mile James took off and Paul went after him. Tim and I stayed together. 5:17 with steep downhill. The third mile I got into a comfortable pace and James and Paul were still pulling away. 5:43. The 4th mile is preping us for the big hill to come and I didnt want to push it just yet. 5:54 with some rollers. The 5th mile is what I so famously like to call the bastard! It brings grown men like myself to our knees! I decided to push it. I had a thought in my head to push up the hills and downhills hard and use the flats for a break. Yeah right there is no flat in this race. 6:29 all up hill! Mile 6 was more up hill and then gave us a downhill break and thats when I caught Paul Pilkington but he dropped out of the race there I guess.  He's a great strong runner! 6:29 less steepness in that mile, but I was tired.  Mile 7 Ohhh mile 7! Just when you thought the bastard at mile 5 grabbed hold of your soul and sucked the life out of you, mile 7 was worse. I felt like I was going to go upside down at some point because the hill went straight up and I thought backwards a bit. lol 7:02 very hard! Mile 8 I had James in my sight on the hill and was gaining on him and then he was solid gone becuase we then make a turn and run downhill. 5:12 and I felt great! Mile 9 had a little woopdie doo in it that just nipped at my calves a bit but a continuation of down hill. 5:38. Mile 10 This last mile is where you would like to cut the course so bad! You see the finish line in the parking lot as your running up a hill but they make you run around the block first up a pretty good incline and then it drops you about your last 1/3 mile into the parking lot. I did a 6:16 on the last mile and took 2nd overall and Hey, I beat Trevor! Holy crap! not to get a big head, but he told me I could brag about a Trevor defeat! haha Im kidding Trevor, I dont need a humility leason on the next race. Just let me bask in this for a few weeks. lol  It was a great day today. Im looking forward to the half marathon in a couple of weeks. This is Walter Brown------Good Day!

P S I forgot to mention I did a 4 mile cool down with the boys. Since im 10 years older than most of them I think I can get away with calling them the boys.


Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00
From Burt on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 13:52:08 from

Man, nice job! I was going to say you must've beat Trevor. From what I hear, that's worth bragging over. A little Jungle Book and Paul Harvey in this entry.

From walter on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 13:55:59 from

Haha I know, im working on my jungle language. Its a progress in work. Thanks Burt. This race put me into 2nd place overall for the series behind Trevor. Im interested to see how he runs the half marathon and 30k. He is an animal.

From Jon on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 14:05:13 from

Sweet race and a great time, Walter. You are running great right now. And your entry is hilarious.

From ArmyRunner on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 14:12:25 from

Great race Walter. I truly miss the seeing everyone out at the races. Hopefully later this year I will make it out to some where I can see everyone again.

From Superfly on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 14:25:44 from

Nice race Walter. Way to start off the year strong.

From Kelli on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 14:34:19 from

NICELY DONE MR WALTER (or should I call you "Mater Walter"???)

From josse on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 15:20:39 from

Nice job Walter!! You are running strong, I wish I was. But thats ok it is good to see some are.

From Marion on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 17:25:46 from

WOW! What a GREAT race :) I think it is Master Walter from now on ;)

From Michelle N. on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 17:41:15 from

Way to go! I can't believe you did that well after Thursdays run. I was dead today!

From Cheryl on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 21:31:44 from

Hey Walter, good job! Do you think all those hills we did this week helped you in the race? You'd better say yes!

From twinkies on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 23:04:16 from

Great race today. I like the way you describe those hills. Thanks for letting me hang with ya.

From Teena on Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 23:28:47 from

Man Alive Walter James!!

You kicked some major trash today!! Very impressive.

Hope you got some good food and rest afterwards.

Congrats on 1st in your division and 2nd overall!! Not too shabby!! :)

(Seriously, that is AWESOME!!)

From walter on Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 00:55:29 from

Jon, anything to help the comedic cause.

Ted, wow I miss seeing you out also! I hope your getting back on track.

Clyde, come run the half with us on the 4th!? huh? haha Ok Pappi!

K-dawg, thanks! Funny running into you at Chili's huh?

Josse, yeah what happened there? Are you healing up? Dont tell me your switching spots with Mckenzie.

Marion, I have yet to meet you! Did you know that!? Your have a positive influence on everyone! Exept for the wearing of pink on my behalf. haha Im sure youll get me one day! NOT!

Michelle, I was pretty tired after thursday and ran a 9 min. pace on friday for 7 miles. I think doing a recovery run helped me.

Cheryl, I durst not forget to comment on the hill workouts we have so menotonously done over the past month! I absolutely know they helped me out today!

Twinkies! It was fun seeing that damn shirt again! haha jk Its what makes you you right!?

Teena, lets light this candle! Its go time! I hope to hear your pitter patter of feet out on the trail! Good luck to you, be safe, be smart, youll kick some butt.

From cody on Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:01:47 from


Most impressive race! I wish I could've witnessed the victory over Trevor....sort of.. See you at the half.

From jtshad on Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 12:21:34 from

Congrats! What a solid race, you are running so well right now. Man, is there no way you can make Boston? It would be awesome to run together there!

From josse on Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 19:34:59 from

I am finely on the mend, and feeling like I can run again. I am not so focused on it right know. Planning on adding to the family, it was a done deal but know it's not. But that goes life and still trying.

From james on Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:21:01 from

Man Walter I thought you were Trevor when I looked back at 10K and it made me dig even deeper. I'm looking forward to some aided courses how about you?

From Kelli on Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 20:36:56 from

Walter, were you stalking me? Then you followed me to the movies, too. WEIRD!

From walter on Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 21:28:02 from

Cody, Im glad those hills are behind me!

Jeff, Im soo close to the race now. I actually asked my wife if she wanted to go with me by ourselves but I just cant make it happen. I even thought about get this, flying out on a red eye on Sunday and running the race and coming home monday night. haha I dont think so! Im sorry, Why dont you plan a Marine Corps marathon with me or another out of stater.

Josse! Good to hear from you! I have been out of the loop of who's who lately I just know I havnt seen your face on any of the running billboards. lol Im sorry to hear about your loss, and happy to see you keep your chin up and keep trying. God bless you and Ill see you on the trails.

James, I held this little secret too long, I was wanting to have you say the phrase "what is it you cant face?" I tried and probed you Saturday but couldnt get you to say it! I think i would have fallen over and choked on my Gatorade! Keep on keeping on!

Kelli, you have to wake up pretty early in the morning to catch me peeping in your window! haha "Emo Phillips quote" Im really not a perv. Well, Not a big one!

Add Your Comment.
  • Keep it family-safe. No vulgar or profane language. To discourage anonymous comments of cowardly nature, your IP address will be logged and posted next to your comment.
  • Do not respond to another person's comment out of context. If he made the original comment on another page/blog entry, go to that entry and respond there.
  • If all you want to do is contact the blogger and your comment is not connected with this entry and has no relevance to others, send a private message instead.
Only registered users with public blogs are allowed to post comments. Log in with your username and password or create an account and set up a blog.
Debt Reduction Calculator

Featured Announcements
Web fastrunningblog.com