Just 13 weeks until my marathon. I haven’t done a marathon in FOREVER (for some reason my body doesn’t always love running trillions of miles but I am feeling really good about doing this one in June).
Picture from 2010 when I ran the Utah Valley Marathon. Pre-blog days.
The Utah Valley Marathon (I have done the full and also the 1/2 a few times) is by far the prettiest race I have ever done. You run along the Provo River for the majority of the race and you will see waterfalls, a reservoir and my favorite canyon along the way. It has always been extremely organized, the course is fast and the temperatures during this time of year (it is on June 14th) are always perfect in the canyon (it is usually about 48 degrees at the race start and 60 degrees at the end).
I took this picture when I ran the 1/2 in 2012 (Brooke was with me because I was 7 months pregnant at the time).
Runner’s World Magazine even named the Utah Valley Marathon a Top 10 Marathon to run for 2014! PS it is a USATF certified course and also a Boston Qualifier.
You can see how crazy beautiful the course is here:
Now can you see why I chose this race for my key race this year! I feel like you should all make a runcation out of it and do it with me on June 14th.
Last week’s miles:
Monday– 30 minutes spinning and 8 miles of running @ 7:50 pace.
Tuesday– 8 miles with 14 x 1 minute pick-ups (pick-ups @ 6:00 pace and recoveries @ 8:00 pace).
Wednesday– 9 miles @ 8:13
Thursday– Pump and 1 mile on the treadmill.
Friday– 5 miles @ 7:56 .
Saturday– 20 miles with friends! 8:37 average pace. Felt great and after all of our talking about ultra’s during this run it kind of made me want to run an ultra.
Sunday– REST. REST. REST. REST.
What is your next race?
Who is running Utah Valley this year? Who has in the past?
What day was your rest day this week?