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St George Half Marathon

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Member Since:

May 06, 2006



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2006 Ogden Marathon 4:19:33.

2006 St. George 4:05:31

2007 Riverwoods 1/2 Marathon 1:34:47

2007 Speedy Spaniard 10K 43:20

2007 Riverwoods 10 mile race 1:12:38

2008 St George Marathon 3:43:37 

2012 Spectrum 10K 43:54

2012 St. George Marathon 3:42:17 PR!

2014 St George Half  Marathon 1:40:34 C/PR

2019 American Fork Half Run Against Cancer 1:40:31 C/PR

2019 Nebo Half Marathon 1:38:09 2nd in my Age group 55-59.C/PR

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get more consistent like I was 5 to 6 years ago. 2020 I'd like to just run more overall.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay healthy and keep running until I'm really old, and maybe get a Boston Qualify.


I am Married and my wife Cindie and I have 5 kids. I am an insurance agent and have been for over 30 years.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 23.65 Month: 23.65 Year: 1359.23
Kayano 24 Sage Green Lifetime Miles: 118.79
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 135.41
Nimbus 19 Red & Blue Lifetime Miles: 154.65
Kayano 24 Blue & Yellow Lifetime Miles: 128.31
Nimbus 20 Boston Blue Lifetime Miles: 149.74
Nimbus 21 Blue Lifetime Miles: 183.80
Nimbus 21 Red Lifetime Miles: 160.84
Numbus 21 Yellow & Black Lifetime Miles: 248.15
Nimbus 21 Grey Lifetime Miles: 197.27
Kayano 26 Gray Lifetime Miles: 32.07
Nimbus 21 Bright Green Lifetime Miles: 133.16
Kayano 25 Grey & Black Lifetime Miles: 58.71
Nimbus 21 Lite Blue Lifetime Miles: 77.52
Race: St George Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:43:01, Place overall: 231, Place in age division: 23
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles

I'll give more details when I have time cuz we are checking out of our hotel to head home, but I was pleasantly surprised with the out come and my effort was strong with the limited training... The course was a lot better than last year, it was way tougher but I really enjoyed it for the most part. When I get home I'll give more details, and my time above is un-offical but my watch is usually pretty close. I just notice that according to my watch it was a 12 second course PR, wow:)

We finally made it home with it being a white-out from Beaver to Fillmore, but we made her. I just have to clearify my PR as this was a different course but a lot tougher than last and my time was a little better than last year, that was my PR... I felt really happy with everything mainly cuz the last few miles I was able to make those my fastest miles of the race, well fast for me anyway,  and that is not usually me... I'll take two things from the race and that is that maybe I am in better shape than I thought or maybe I just like running in the rain, I had my best Marathon in the Monsoon of 2008 at SG. I can't find any results yet so I don't know where I placed in my age division and such, but I will post my splits mainly for my reference. I really didn't warm up or anything so maybe that's a good thing for me;)

Mile 1 7:48


Mile 3 7:58

Mile 4 7:55 Still staying safe and conserve energy.

Mile 5 8:09 Start of the rollers

Mile 6 8:14 Taking it easy.

Mile 7 8:20 Big hill past the High School and I really backed off here for some reason.

Mile 8 7:36 Taking advantage of the downhill and trying to stay in rhythm.

Mile 9 8:01 I let this one get away from a bit wish I would have pushed a little harder here.

Mile 10 7:53 just trying to stay with it.

Mile 11 8:00 I stopped to get a drink here  towards the end of the mile and I don't know why.... Stupid...

Mile 12 7:38 feeling better and taking advantage of the slight downhill.

Mile 13 7:30 Can see the end and I am in a pretty good rhythm, see my wife and kids and get a boost of energy.

.10 I have nothing on this as my watch said the course was short, but I'm sure I lost reception  or something weird, but I did push strong on that last section:)

So, considering the conditions, which weren't to bad, and the hard course, I feel really positive about the effort and I hope I can keep up the training and get better.




See ya later.

Kayano 18 Silver & Red Miles: 13.10
From Tom on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 14:56:51 from

Nice job Clay! With all those hills and the rain/wind I doubt there were very many PRs today. Great job!

From Superfly on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 14:58:26 from

Good job man. Missed ya again. Drive safe!

From Clay on Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 20:59:21 from

Thanks guys! It was a fun race and the course was a lot better than last year I think.

From Brent on Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 23:20:25 from

Clay, 500 commando points for the course PR on a tougher course, your dediction to training has certainly paid off, sticking with it. Rain, wind, awkward turns in some places, not a PR course for sure.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Clay on Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 23:30:09 from

Thanks Brent! Your dedication inspires me, so thanks for what you do!

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