Utah Valley Half Marathon

Recent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesJeff L'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!



Member Since:

Jul 19, 2008



Goal Type:


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: 11.55 Month: 66.15 Year: 1768.60
Pegasus 33 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 593.45
Lunaracer (orange) Lifetime Miles: 377.50
Pegasus 34 White Lifetime Miles: 687.80
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 190.75
Pegasus 34 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 501.41
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 96.65
Hola Clifton 1 Lifetime Miles: 10.65
Race: Utah Valley Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:23:22, Place overall: 25
Total Distance

2015 Splits:  6:08, 6:01, 6:20, 6:17, 5:58, 6:03, 6:13, 6:12, 6:09, 7:23, 6:26, 6:26, 6:28, 1:15

2014 Splits:  6:09, 6:17, 6:42, 6:30, 6:08, 6:01, 6:10, 6:11, 6:10, 6:06, 6:16, 6:09, 6:21, 0:54

2013 Splits:  6:04, 6:18, 6:30, 6:16, 6:12, 6:11, 6:08, 6:08, 6:08, 6:15, 6:21, 6:12, 6:20, 0:59

Wasn’t quite sure what to expect at this race.  I’ve been putting some decent miles in over the last few months, but nothing really hard and sustained.  Basically, the race started and I found myself running with Jen Hughes.  We ran the first 10 miles together, and it was a big help.  Pretty early on we settled into a good rhythm and we would slowly gain and pass a few people.  There was a bigger group of about 6-7 that was about 20-30 seconds ahead and they slowly pulled further ahead of us throughout the race.  I felt really good on the downhill and struggled on the uphill.  As we came out of the canyon I held on pretty good until just after Will’s Pitstop and before the little climb by the golf course.  Stomach was bothering me and so I stopped at the Porto-john.  Probably lost about 1:30 on that mile and pretty much just lost all my rhythm after that. 

Overall, I ran a really good 9.5 miles and then gave in a bit.  Jen finished at 1:21:38.  Don’t know if I could have stayed with her the whole way, but I wish I would have felt good enough to try.  An okay race for me.

PM 4.35 on the TM


Lunaracer 3 (neon) Miles: 13.40Pegasus 31 (black) Miles: 4.35
From mikenelson on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 15:41:06 from

Nice job, Jeff!

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