Provo River Half Marathon

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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: 24.50 Month: 147.35 Year: 147.35
Pegasus 34 White Lifetime Miles: 746.25
Kinvara 8 (blue/orange) Lifetime Miles: 201.40
Pegasus 34 Blue/gray Lifetime Miles: 516.86
Lunaracer 4 Lifetime Miles: 96.65
Hoka Clifton 1 Lifetime Miles: 108.70
Brooks Levitate Lifetime Miles: 35.35
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Mark and I did our standard route this morning starting from the house. We went 6.37 miles in 46:10, which is our fastest time on this route by about 1:30. It felt like we were going fast and it was a bit uncomfortable, but it felt good.

I did an additional 2.50 miles after stopping at the house for a second.

I will try and get in more miles at the beginning of the week and then drop off a bit towards the end so that I feel good for the 1/2 marathon on Saturday.

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Did 5.12 miles in 39:21.  Mark was with me until about 1.50 miles and then he turned off to head home cause he wasn't feeling good.  Several times throughout the run I would get to about 6:40-6:50 pace and hold it for a bit just so that I could feel the pace that I'm hoping to run this Saturday at the race.

Lifted weights for 45 minutes and then did 3 miles on the treadmill in right over 24 minutes.

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7.91 miles in 1:02:49.  I took things pretty easy as I have this constant fear that I'm not going to have any energy for the race this Saturday if over do it.  Still felt pretty good overall today.

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5.06 in 37:39. 

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3.02 in 23:13.  Feeling pretty good for tomorrow.  Hope it doesn't rain.

Race: Provo River Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:27:13, Place overall: 43, Place in age division: 5
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This is by far the best I've run in a race.  I felt good for a good majority of the race and was able to hold on for the last two miles.  The goal was to finish in 1:30.  My watch showed 1:27:13, but the race clock showed 1:26:43.  I'll stick with my watch time.

Miles 1-5: 6:16, 6:23, 6:35, 6:42, 6:59

So the plan was to find Josse at the beginning and try and run with her.  I knew she was planning on 1:30 or less.  I spotted her and a couple of other about a quarter of a mile into the race and caught up with them.  It was great to run with a group.  The first 4 miles flew right by and we were kicking along at a pretty good pace.  Honestly, our pace at the beginning gave me a lot of confidence for the rest of the race.

Miles 6-10: 6:45, 6:16, 6:04, 7:20, 6:23

Still feeling pretty good.  Don't know what the 7:20 mile was all about.  Perhaps the mile markers were off a bit.  At mile marker nine I took some Gu and stopped at the water station.  I was starting to feel pretty tired.

Miles 11-13.1: 6:37, 14:49

Mile 10-11 was rough.  There were some switchbacks and I was really feeling it pretty good.  I knew that if I just went at 8:00 for the last two miles that I would make the 1:30 mark.  Surprisingly, I was able to hold on a little better than I thought I would be able to.  I got passed in the last half mile by two people I beleive, but was able to pass a couple within the last mile.  I was very pleased with the way things went.  I had some serious doubts that I would be able to sustain a sub-7 minute pace throughout the race.  Hopefully I can cut some minutes off at Hobble Creek in a couple of weeks.


Lifted weights for 30 minutes in the evening and did the elliptical for 30 minutes.

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