Wow! I'm still on CLOUD 9!
I ran the Utah Valley Half Marathon on Saturday June 14th. I haven't ran an official half marathon for over a year, and I was so excited to see how all my training and preparation for my past full marathons would help me achieve a new PR (personal record) for a half marathon. My last fastest half marathon was in 2012 at the Mermaid Half in San Diego. My time was 1:51:00.
My goal for this race was 1:50:00. This meant I would need to run a 8:23 pace for the entire 13.1 miles. I trained with the Hanson's Half Marathon Method. With the support of my BRF (best running friends), I trained really hard for this race. I really felt prepared and ready to conquer this race.
I am so happy to say that I reached my goal! In fact I beat my goal! My official chip time was 1:47:44. I felt amazing during the last half of the race, and even better crossing that finish line! I felt strong and proud of myself!
Thank you Utah Valley Marathon and all the sponsors and volunteers for putting on an amazing race!
Now I'm off to train for another half, and another full marathon scheduled for this year!