Sunday, April 22, 2012

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

Saturday was the Salt Lake City Half Marathon. I was up bright and early at 4:30 am. I headed to West Jordan to pick up my friend Traci, and then met Avry & Jason at Jason's house.

We rode tracks up to where the starting line was at the Olympic Bridge. To say I was nervous was an understatement. I wanted to finish in 2 hours and that put me at a 9:11 minute mile. I felt a lot more conditioned and ready for this half marathon, but I knew this would be a push. I was glad to have my friend Traci run it with me. We have become very good close friends being in ultrasound school together. She is a very avid runner and I knew she would push me which is exactly what I needed. The first two miles were 9:07 and 9:05. I was feeling really comfortable and we pushed it a bit more. The next few miles were 8:40 and 8:50. I was so surprised we were running this fast! I really started to feel it at about mile 11. At mile 12, there was an uphill part up state street.  It was hard because it was right at the end. I struggled at this part and it was our slowest mile, 9:43. When it was all said and done, we finished in 1:58.36!! This was such a huge stretch to run this fast and I couldn't be more proud!

My time stamp and where I placed.

Traci & me right after the race!

Getting a picture with Jason after the race.

The boys and Marshall cheered me in.  The boys were excited to see me, and excited to see the post race creamies (ice cream) that I had for them.

For some reason, I didn't get pictures with Avry when she came in. I'm looking for another half marathon to run this summer sometime to keep my conditioning up and of course will continue training for my marathon in September. It feels good to reach goals!!


Shaylen said...

Awesome goal achievement! :) What an awesome feeling. Congratulations!

Snedakers said...

Good job! Hilary is talking me in to running the Bountiful half in july, not sure if I want to run in Utah in JULY! We will see.

Ashley Hancock said...

Good Job!!! What an accomplishment!