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Snow Canyon Half Marathon

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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: Snow Canyon Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:39:57, Place overall: 137, Place in age division: 9
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.5013.100.000.000.0013.60

So I was a little worried coming into this Half as my legs have never really recovered from the marathon a month ago and I just haven't felt real good running as of late. I felt pretty good the first miles and then right when my watch was turning over the first mile my darn calf just siezed up and I stopped for about 30 or 40 seconds, then I just said well you just have to do your best and run through it. I started running with the 1:40 pace group, they passed me by and then the 1:45 pace group passed me and I was like what to do... So I just started to run and it loosened up as I hit the downhill portions and I was able to catch the 1:45 group, as we dropped into snow canyon I just started to use the downhill and was feeling better, I didn't think I could catch the 1:40 group but I just stayed with it. Then after the 12th mile I turned to head for the home stretch and there was the 1:40 group and it gave me a burst of energy and I flew right by them with about .25 to go and I just sprinted to the finish. I really am proud of myself  that I stayed with it and ran smart on the downhill and didn't over do it and I was able to get the sub 1:40, just barley, but I got it. Considering how I have felt the last month I'll take it, legs felt pretty darn good the whole way. Splits are below.

1. 7:29 Feeling pretty good.

2. 8:03 Stopped for a minute with my calf.

3. 7:11 Just tryinf to hang in there and using the downhill.

4. 7:15 feeling better.

5. 7:21 Trying to slow down a bit and not over do it.

6. 7:23 Doing good.

7. 7:39 Stopped for a drink here.

8. 7:57 Struggling just a  bit but hanging in there.

9. 7:30 Feeling better.

10. 7:29 Still hanging in there.

11. 7:55 A little uphill here so slowed down.

12. 7:41 I saw the 1:40 group so just trying catch them.

13. 7:38 Passing them and feeling good.

.10 1:23 Giving it everything I can.

I'm pretty happy with this and I hope I can get back to being more consistant with my running, my calf is a litle sore so I might need to take a few days off to get it healed up.

 

See ya Monday.

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