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Provo Halloween Half Marathon

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Pleasant Grove,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 19, 2010



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

3- 5k's (turkey run Orem, freedom festival)


Hobble Creek half marathon- 4 

Provo Canyon half marathon-2 (2010: 2:15:34)

Top of Utah marathon-1

2011 races:

Painter's Half: 02:15:00

Thanksgiving Point Half: 02:18:00

AF Memorial 10K: 

Hersey 5k: 

Utah Valley Half:

Timp Half:

Hobble Creek Half: 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2:00 half marathon


Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to be a strong runner


I have been married for almost 14 years to the best man in the whole world.  I have 5 awesome kids and am trying to "find joy in every journey."

I love to run because it involves only me and it challenges me.  It helps me feel good about myself. 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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Asics Gel-speedstar Lifetime Miles: 76.20
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Lifetime Miles: 216.98
Saucony Pro/grid Lite Lifetime Miles: 28.00
Race: Provo Halloween Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:59:30
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A PR for me and I am really happy about that!!

I was really cold but not as bad as i thought it would be.  We were able to get someone to drop us off at the start so we didn't have to wait up there for 2 hours before the race started.

We were concerned about the race starting on time because of the mess they had the day before but was glad it started right on time!!

My friend and I Jennie started in the first round of runners.  We started out strong and fast.  I think our average pace for the first 4 miles was 8:00.  We were really happy about that but I was somewhat concerned about what kind of toll the fast, steep, downhill was going to take on us.

I got to run with Rachel and Kelli and they didn't even know it ha ha, lol!  I was running and saw a lady that looked like Kelli.  I said out loud to my friend, "I think that is Kelli", funny thing is my friend had no idea who I'm talking about.  Well then another girl turns and say, "yes it is", she was wearing a pink wig but it looked a lot like Rachel, so i yelled her name and she turned. I yelled back and said who I was and she said hi but of course she being faster than I ran on ahead.  It was sure fun to see them though.

Once out of the canyon I started to get a little tired to I eat some food and drank and felt better.

We kept a great pace of around 8:30-9:00 once out of the canyon.

We got frustrated though because we missed some of the mile makers so it messed up my watch and it made it hard mentally.

Mile 10 sucked with that loop in the rocks and I kind of lost motivation, but my friend Jennie kept me going and we REALLY wanted to make it in 2hrs.

I did not like the finish line at all.  We turned onto the little path and it felt like forever to get to the finish.  

When all said and done we got a PR and I am really happy, I just wish I felt stronger at the end. 

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