April 21, 2013

SLC Half Marathon

Start of the Race (Salt Lake Tribune)

Yesterday I ran the SLC Half-Marathon. It wasn't a great race for me by any means (I ran 1:07:39 for 3rd place), but it wasn't terrible either... and I looked really good in my new Saucony uniform! :-)

I posted my full race recap on my training log. Check it out here.

Next up for me is the County Music Half-Marathon (Rock 'n' Roll Nashville) this upcoming weekend.

Some more photos...

Another shot of the start (Deseret News)
Andrea's photos (she was riding in the pace car)...

April 13, 2013

Utah Spring Classic

Last night I ran a rust-buster 5000m at the Utah Spring Classic track meet. I'm in "buildup" mode and had done harder workouts three of the past four days, so my legs were flat and dead, but it was fun to get on the track. I ran 15:36 for 2nd (soooo... half-marathon pace!).

The track complex at the University of Utah is gorgeous. Andrea took some great photos...

April 1, 2013

Spring Conditions

Riding in the Orange Bubble chair at The Canyons

Its definitely starting to feel like spring. We spent the Easter weekend doing a variety of outdoor activities in the sunshine - skiing slush, driving range, football at the park. Andrea broke out her rollerblades to accompany me on a couple of runs.

My training has been progressing pretty well - I had a solid week with a 10 mile tempo, 6 x 3/4 mile reps, 20x200m, and a hilly 20 mile long run. Just laying the foundation for the rest of the spring. I'm planning on opening up the spring season with a 5000m "rust-buster" on the track (April 12) and then the SLC Half-Marathon (April 20).

South facing is melting out a little! :-)
Her first time swinging a golf club
Easter Football

Andrea shot some video/photos during my Easter Sunday track session to make sure my form was good