RACE #129: Run Elevated Half Marathon

I’ve been looking forward to this race for quite a while. Well, okay, maybe for the last three months. I wasn’t planning on racing this weekend because I needed to get a 20 mile training run in for my marathon and ultra training. I was reserving my goal half marathon race for the year for the Nebo Half which is happening this upcoming weekend. BUT — I do a little switcheroo, because I have a…

InstaReplay: Run Elevated Half Marathon

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…

InstaReplay: Timp Half

WOOWEE! What a race! I ran the Timp Half this morning down in American Fork. One of my favorite canyons and races — seriously. It’s hard to compete with AF Canyon in beauty and grandeur. Big Cottonwood Canyon is up there — but, AF Canyon is my favorite northern Utah canyon by a landslide (probably not the best use of words there, huh?). With this being my third race in the past week I didn’t…

Reshuffling my 2016 race schedule a tad …

Ugh. I’ve had to reshuffle a few of my races this year — again. I’m sad and happy about it. I’m sad, because I am going to have to drop the Nebo Half — my favorite race and goal race for the summer. But, I’m happy because I have a good excuse to miss it. No, I’m not getting married. But, I’ll be spending time with family in Idaho and Wyoming — specifically the South…

RACE #119: Ogden Half Marathon

I’m writing this recap with about 24 hours of retrospect about this race. And, I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I feel about it. It was wet. It was tough. It was painful. But, at the same time, it was exactly what I needed — emotionally, physically and to some extent — spiritually. It was a truly a test for the whole body. I’ve ran Ogden the past five years — and the…

Changes to my 2016 race schedule

As I have mentioned previously, recently I have had to drop one of my favorite races from my race schedule — the Vigor Big Cottonwood Half Marathon — on May 14th, because of a wedding. Not, just any wedding — but, my best friend’s wedding. A wedding in which I am the best man. I did entertain the thought of running beforehand and then rushing home to shower, get dressed and to the temple by…

RACE #117: March Madness Half Marathon

Running is so rewarding — it’s inspiring — it’s motivating — and, yet it’s hard. It’s easy to forget that. But, running in all it’s simpleness — is tough as — you know what. Sure, it would have helped if I went into the race fully trained. But, that wasn’t the goal. I mainly did it to get my race wiggles out and to use it to gauge where I’m at with my training. There…

My 2016 Race Schedule

As I plan for next year, I am trying to plan and be very deliberate — not just with life, but specifically with my running. I really want to run stronger and up my time goals. I also want to run a strong marathon in St. George next October. Not to exclude my goal of doing another ultra next fall. But, the goal really is to strengthen my foundation — specifically between January to June….