Provo City Half

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Member Since:

Jul 19, 2008



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Running Accomplishments:


2015 St. George Marathon (2:44:11)

2014 Hobble Creek Half (1:17:18)

Short-Term Running Goals:


  • 5K - 16:59
  • 1/2 Marathon - Sub 1:17:00
  • Marathon - 2:45:00 

Miles:This week: 8.20 Month: 79.25 Year: 871.15
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 451.30
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 187.70
Hoka Clifton 1 Lifetime Miles: 600.15
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 443.75
Hoka Clifton 4 Lifetime Miles: 472.85
Pegasus Turbo 2 (green) Lifetime Miles: 315.80
Zoom Pegasus 35 Lifetime Miles: 515.55
Zoom Pegasus (gray) 36 Lifetime Miles: 396.15
Zoom Pegasus 35 (orange/red) Lifetime Miles: 156.35
Pegasus 34 (black) Lifetime Miles: 96.60
Zoom Pegasus 36 (dark Gray) Lifetime Miles: 102.00
Total Distance
Kinvara 2 Miles: 19.50Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 15.10Kinvara Miles: 6.10Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 2.50Adizero Boston Miles: 3.55Mizuno Wave Creation 10 Miles: 3.25
Total Distance

AM 8 in 1:06:10 (8:16).  Up 300 West and back.

PM 4 miles at about 8:11 pace in Reno, NV.  Actually found a good trail to run on by the hotel.

Kinvara 2 Miles: 4.00Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 8.00
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PM 6.10 in the early afternoon on the TM.

Kinvara Miles: 6.10
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AM 7.10 in 58:02 (8:10).  Up 300 W. and back.  Cold out.

Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 7.10
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AM 3.55 really slow miles around the neighborhood.  Really tired.

PM Crossfit.  150 kettlebell swings for time (53 lbs - 12:09).

Ran 2.5 easy miles on the TM. 

Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 2.50Adizero Boston Miles: 3.55
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AM 4 miles in 33:30.  Running the Provo City Half tomorrow. 1:2?:00?

Race: Provo City Half (13.1 Miles) 01:23:44, Place overall: 23, Place in age division: 3
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Uh, this was a rough race for me.  I was the roadkill for several people over the course of the last 5 miles or so and if the race was any longer a few more would have caught me.  On the bright side, this is about a minute faster than what I ran last year at this course and it was fun to get out and run a lot faster than I have been recently.  My plan was to go out at 6 min pace and hold it for as long as possible and then hopefully not fall to pieces.  Maybe a dumb plan, but I feel stuck in this rut of running half marathons in the 1:21:00-1:24:00 range and I want to get out of it.  So, I tried...


2-5:46 Found myself with James from the blog and one other guy.  Melody, Kassi, Scott and a few others were about 20 yards ahead of us.  I knew they were gunning for 1:20 or under so I figured I was in good shape.



5-5:52 Right around here I fell back from James and the other guy, and realize I probably need to get things down around to 6:15 or so pace if I want to keep going.  The distance to the group ahead was about the same as it had been.

6-6:45 I pulled off to the side of the trail here to pee and lost about 40 seconds, but mentally this killed me.  It's not so much that I needed to stop, it's just that my legs were already hurting a bit and it was easy to give in.

7-6:20 I was afraid I was not going to be able to get back on pace after the stop, but was surprised to see this split.  This split is all the result of having a girl catch me and running with her, and then Rachelle eventually caught us as well.  

8-6:38 Right after the 7 mile split I stopped again for a second.  Both girls are long gone now.

9-6:43 Stopping at aid stations.  Get passed again for the last time by a guy.






So, the first 5 miles were great and then things kind of fell apart.  Lots of factors I believe...Boston from a few weeks ago, 20 mile run from last Saturday, 2 weeks of increased mileage, the severe downhill for the first two miles, and just running faster than I probably should have for the first 5 miles of this race.  But those were the funnest miles of the race.  

I got two weeks until the Ogden marathon.  Probably dumb to run a marathon just 4-5 weeks after another one, but I think I will be okay and that I can run a good time at Ogden if I can rest up and get my legs back.  I'm targeting to run 2:55 there and hope to run it even, so putting together two halves at 1:27:30 doesn't seem too intimidating right now after running this race today.  We will see though.

PM 3.25 easy on the TM. 

Mizuno Wave Creation 10 Miles: 3.25Kinvara 2 Miles: 15.50
Total Distance
Kinvara 2 Miles: 19.50Fastwitch 5 (blue) Miles: 15.10Kinvara Miles: 6.10Nike Free ( Black & Red) Miles: 2.50Adizero Boston Miles: 3.55Mizuno Wave Creation 10 Miles: 3.25
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