UTAH VALLEY HALF MARATHON
As I mentioned yesterday I wasn't sure if today would turn out well or not. I had a good tempo run Wednesday, but other than that had zero workouts since mid-May and was three weeks back from Ogden Marathon. I also wasn't sure if I could run a good half marathon off of marathon-specific training that I'd had done. I think today I learned that I may need a bit more time to recover after marathons now that I'm getting older; the legs just didn't have their normal power.
I went out behind Hales in second place and I figured I would try to run under 1:06 to get the $250 time bonus. I thought if I blew up I'd still take second place anyway. But I had underestimated Travis's fitness and once I faded at the end he reeled me in and crushed me in the last mile! I was on pace for 1:05:50 at the halfway point, and thought I had a chance, since the first half has all the uphills. But I started slowing quickly at mile 8 or 9 and then just held on the best I could.
Splits: 4:55, 10:09 (two miles), 5:07, 4:59, 5:01, 5:04, 4:56, 5:15, 5:11, 5:14, 5:16, 5:20, and 44 seconds for last tenth.