Provo River 1/2

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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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AM 8.16 in 1:02:30.

I'm modifying the training schedule this week because of the Provo River 1/2 on Saturday.  I will break the runs up between the am and pm.  I think this will help my legs.  Legs were dead this morning for the first 5 miles, and then I started feeling better.

PM 5.82 in 48:16.  It was hot.

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AM 8.12 in 1:03:23.  Out towards Saratoga and back.

 PM 6.14 in around 48:00

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AM No running yet.  I hope to get in an easy, slow 5 miles tonight.

PM 5 miles on the TM.  Boooooring.

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6.71 slow and easy.  Not much in the legs right now.

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4.0 in about 32 minutes.  Easy and slow.

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Race: Provo River 1/2 (13.1 Miles) 01:24:18, Place overall: 20, Place in age division: 2
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Goals for the race: 

1:25 and run my own race (in control).  Hope and pray the achilles and feet come out of the race feeling ok.

It wouldn’t be the Provo River ½ if there wasn’t mass chaos and confusion at the start.  That being said, I always have really liked this race. 

Secretly, I was hoping I would be able to come in ahead of the first lady.  I believe I did so, but I had to hold her off at the end.  I had planned on trying to push it down South Fork pretty hard, and then try and hold 6:30 pace the rest of the way.  I wasn’t sure if the uphill section near Bridal Veil was going to be in play this year, but it was and I was fine with that. 

Met Tom Lee and talked with him for a second in the first few miles (if you’re reading this – nice job and I wish you were still blogging).  I ended up running a good portion of the race with Andy (from the blog).  I caught up to him around mile 5 and hung with him until about the 10 mile marker.  It really helps to run with people in a race.  There were certain sections where he carried me quite simply because I didn’t want to fall back.  Overall I felt pretty good.  Recently I’ve discovered that during these races I go in and out feeling bad.  It is just a matter of working through the bad times and then eventually I start to feel better.  Around mile 10, sunglasses guy caught up to Andy and I and started passing.  I started fading a bit and ended up running alone the rest of the way.  At the mile 11 water break I stopped for a bit, and really had to will myself to the finish for the last 2 miles.  I was surprised my splits were as good as they were for the last two. 

Overall, I was really happy with how consistent my splits were and this is certainly a good building block for the upcoming marathons.  I’m hoping I recover well from this and no pain/injuries linger.  Congrats to the other bloggers who ran so well.  I can’t believe how fast some of these people are.

Here are the splits:







7-6:39    Uphill

8-6:42    Uphill




12-6:48 holding on

13-6:45 holding on


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