Pacing & Racing

It’s been far too long since I’ve updated the blog.  I have really missed it and am hoping to get into some sort of routine with updating in the near future. 

The past few weeks have been chuck full of lots of fun and adventure!  I’ve been logging lots of miles, pacing races, and I even managed to set some new short distance race PR’s .  Life and running has been good and I have been thoroughly enjoying running higher mileage and being healthy and happy!

On August 25th I paced the TOU half marathon and had a great weekend spending time with my Dad & Grandma up in Cache county.

The next weekend September 1st I headed up to Pocetallo Idaho to pace the Pocatello half marathon.  It was such a fun weekend with amazing friends and I had an absolute blast getting to know new people and helping runners reach their goals.

On Labor Day I raced in the annual Payson Onion Days 10k.  This was my 3rd year participating in this event and it is definitely one of my favorite races.  I love small town races and the fact that this one runs on the roads I train on every single day makes it even that much more fun.  You can read my full race report here.  I finished the 10k in 39:53 which was a huge PR for me and I was very pleased with my time coming off of three of my highest mileage running weeks ever.

This past weekend September 8th I raced the Spanish Fork 5k.  This was a new race for me this year and I jumped in on it as a last tune up in prep for TOU marathon this weekend.  You can read the race recap.  I really surprised myself by running sub-19 and finishing in 18:48!

Next on the agenda is TOU marathon this weekend!  I have been anticpating and training for this race for 8 weeks and am starting to get excited.  I’ve been fortunate enough to make it through the marathon training cycle with minimal set backs and look forward to pushing myself hard and having fun this Saturday.

Thanks so much to everyone that continues to read this nonsense and support me along this crazy running journey.