One of the challenges I have faced in the marathon is feeling very poorly at the end of the race. It’s often the same thing, where we run our best race, sprint in at the end, and then stop cold. I end up being faint immediately after, and apparently others have noticed this happening to me.
At the Park City marathon one year, this happened once again. This time I ended up being helped over to the medical tent. When I went in, the doctor looked at me and said “I think I recognize you”. Laying down on the bed they had there, I remember overhearing my son talking to someone. “Yea, this happens to him all the time. I’m his son, and I will stay with him”. It always passes, then I feel better and walk out under my own steam.
As I walked out the entrance, the doctor said “See you next year”.
Frank has run 103 marathons and 3 ultras. He considers any exercise that is not running to be a waste of time. His running music of choice is Nightwish, though he is also a huge fan of Cher. Frank currently lives with his wife in West Jordan, Utah.
Race Directors Note: Frank is a good personal friend that I have known for many years. We currently run together on a weekly basis, and I have run several marathons with him. Through these many interactions I have heard many of the stories that we are sharing on this blog, and I thought it was about time for the rest of the world to hear them. So I hope you all enjoy Fridays with Frank.