Monday, August 11, 2008
the Provo Trail Half Marathon
On Saturday K and I ran the 13.1 from the top of the road that takes you to Vivian park, through the provo trail, finishing at Riverwoods. Our goal was to not walk and we rocked. The start was rough. It was cold which I wasn't expecting. There were no toilets at the start and had to be bused up the canyon before we could use the porta potties. The trail was beautiful, nice and shady, and was diverse with downhill, uphill, and flat. I ran harder than I trained. My muscles are sore in a good way. Usually my goal is to get done and do the distance without really pushing myself. But, I shaved off some time per mile. K improved her time more than I did by keeping a good pace and not stopping like during the SL half. The last couple miles were killer. It was all mental to get it done from then on. Not having the mile markers played with my mind. I was so happy to see the finish line and booked it. Again, since we started dead last, we kept passing people, which helps in a twisted kind of way. They didn't have timing chips so the results will be skewed. We didn't start the race when the gun went off. We were stuck in line for the toilets.