Rob's Running Blog

December 11, 2018

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Member Since:

Feb 16, 2011



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

14 Marathons,
      2010, 2011 Boston Marathon
      Qualified for Boston 8 Times


                2012 TOU - 1:25:48
                2009 St George - 3:05:25
                2009 First Dam Run - 41:37

Long-Term Running Goals:

1.  Enjoy running 'til I drop dead - and put that off as long as possible.
2.  Don't get burn out :-)


I herniated/ruptured a disk (L4/L5) in my back in December, 2005.  I told my orthopedic surgeon I wanted to start running.  He said "You'll never run again.".  What a challenge!  So...I started running.

Since then I've lost about 50 pounds, ran 13 marathons and a number of other races. 

I am still a clydesdale runner (over 200 lbs), have a large frame, big bones, and not built like a runner at all.  I'm not fast.  I mostly run to have some time to myself and keep in shape.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 6.30 Month: 6.30 Year: 277.07
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

After watching the NCAA Cross Country, I'm motivated again to get into shape.  First run.  5.25 at an easy 8:45 pace.  Temperature around 35.  My neice also challenged me to get back into shape and run the St. George marathon next year.  Time to get in shape, loose the weight, and get healthy.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 245.00Calories: 0.00
From Connor Baller on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 19:01:04 from

You go Papa Mantz!

From Rob Mantz on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 13:34:48 from

Haha...thanks Connor. It will be good to get back into shape again.

Hope your recovery is going well, keep up the good work!

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