I won’t go into a full recap of my race considering I am working on a recap for tomorrow. But, I am happy with this race. Extremely happy. I was a minute off of my goal, but considering I was battling a cold the previous two weeks with minimal running — I feel confident that I am going in the right direction.
This is one of my favorite races, mainly because this is one of my favorite canyons. I know I say that a lot. But, when you live near so many beautiful canyons here in northern Utah — it’s hard to pick just one. Especially when each offers a beautiful scenery unique to itself. Utah — northern and southern — is full of beautiful canyons, period. One should feel lucky to be called a Utah runner.
Anyways — my race was one part of my 20 miles. Originally, I wanted to run my last 7 miles near the race in Sandy, but I had to scamper home. This worked out fine, because the whole point of breaking up the 20 miles with my race was because I wanted simulate fatigue. And, what better way to do that then to run 7 miles a few hours after a killer half marathon?
My legs hated me. But, that was the point.
I feel great about my race, I feel good about the 20 miles put in for the day and I feeling a lot stronger with this cold passing. Make sure to come back tomorrow for my race recap. There’s a lot more to my race. See you tomorrow …
SO CLOSE! Just 1:01 minute from my goal! It’s hard to feel disappointed, when I gave it everything out there today. Sure, I could have done a few things differently (namely taking pictures, HAH!). But, more than that it just makes me hungrier. The only way I should feel remotely disappointed is if I didn’t give it everything. And, today, I gave it everything … and I am proud of that. Plus this is a year best time. Very happy with that! #runelevatedhalf #race129 #running @fight4phat @joshruns180
SO CLOSE! I came in right at 2:31! Just a minute and one second from my goal! It’s hard to be disappointed, because I gave it EVERYTHING! This just makes me hungrier to put the work in and get stronger and faster. And, I will. My last shot at a sub-2:30 in 2016 will probably be at Snow Canyon in November, because I’m totally shifting gear to ultra training this upcoming month. But, we’ll see — next shot might be 2017? But, it will get done! #runelevatedhalf #race129 #running @joshruns180 @josherwalla
Well, I made a new friend today. And, after a kick butting half marathon and 7 more miles on the treadmill, I must be doing something, right? If my feet were any prettier I’d be worried I’m not marathon and ultra training right. #marathontraining #ultratraining #running #fitness #wellness #health #workout #20milerun #run @josherwalla @fight4phat @joshruns180
SO CLOSE! Just 1:01 minute from my goal! It’s hard to feel disappointed, when I gave it everything out there today. Sure, I could have done a few things differently (namely taking pictures, HAH! Well, and one pit stop). But, more than that it just makes me hungrier. Hungrier to meet that goal and others. The only way I should feel remotely disappointed is if I didn’t give it everything. And, today, I gave it everything … and I am proud of that. Plus 2:31:00.3 is a year best time for me. I’m very happy with that! #runelevatedhalf #race129 #running @fight4phat @joshruns180