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Southern Utah Half

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Location:

Salem,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 06, 2006

Gender:

Male

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.

Personal:

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: Southern Utah Half (13.1 Miles) 01:42:16, Place overall: 58, Place in age division: 3
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.109.000.000.000.0013.10

I will give a race report later. I felt really good through 9 miles but then the wheels just came off, and I don't know why. I was on track to get a sub 1:40 but my legs just gave out on me, I was able to still take 3rd in my age which made me feel a little better about the effort. It's a great race and a great course and I will do it again.

Details. Here are my splits.

1. 7:18 down hill and I was just getting loose.

2. 7:22 I decided to back off on this one, not to much though.

3. 7:14 this is really downhill but stayed controlled and easy.

4. 7:32 More flat with some rollers still feeling pretty good.

5. 7:28 still feeling good and just trying to stay smooth.

6. 7:41 I stopped here to take some GU and then get a drink.

7. 7:47 didn't feel real great on this one but I am still in it mentally even though I slowed down a little.

8. 7:36 Recovered a little here and I felt like I was back in a good flow.

9. 8:01 The wheels just came off and I don't know why, really lost it here.

10. 8:04 I'm just trying to work my way through the feeling in my legs and trying to hang on.

11. 8:33 wheels really coming off here and I almost started to cry, I'm sure there was some cussing involved.

12. 9:04 Feeling like I was going to have top walk but I told myself to just keep the legs a moving, feeling really disappointed.

13. 8:22 decided to try and just give it all I had and this mile was about all I had.

.10 sprinted the last little  bit here and hit a 7:19.

I don't know what happened on miles 9 through 13 but it felt like I hit the wall, that has never happened to me before on a half marathon but I guess theres a first time for everything... I the course was more downhill hill those first 4 miles and I don't know if maybe that kinda zapped my legs, don't really know. I was pretty disappointed after I finished but then after the results I found out that I took 3rd in my age so that was a big boost, if I run it next year I will make sure and get some downhill training in and be better prepared. Now its time to cut back a little little and then in a month or so start getting ready for St. George, I need to stay healthy so I can get to the starting line.

See ya later.

Kayano 20 Blue 214 Miles: 13.10
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