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AF Canyon Half Marathon

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South Jordan,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 09, 2007



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:


All Time
2001 Provo River Half 1:18:25
2000 St. George Marathon 2:46:53
45-49 AD
2012 5K - Sandy July 4th 18:33

2011 10K - Des News 36:12,

2011 Provo River Half 1:22:10
2010 UVM 2:58:42

50-54 AD

2015 Scandinavian 10K 42:52,  2015 SLC Haunted 1/2 1:26:14, 2015 SGM 3:06:56




I've run 30 marathons.
Ran Boston in 2003

Short-Term Running Goals:


5/25/19 - Scandinavian Days 5K - 20:01

6/8/19 - CornerCanyon Half

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run to stay healthy and happy.


Married to a beautiful woman. We have 5 great kids.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 15.00 Month: 60.85 Year: 970.21
Race: AF Canyon Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:26:30, Place overall: 58, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Dennilynne convinced me to run the AF Canyon Run Against Cancer half marathon because there was Kneaders French toast at the finish.  Also the fact that I grew up in AF helped.  I ran on “Heidi’s Team”.

Mike and Dennilynne picked me up at 3:30AM.  Way to early.  Then we picked up Heidi and drove to AF.  We met up with Scott Johnson, his brother and Bother-in-law just before we got on the buses to take us to the start.

The race is 8 miles down hill in the canyon then 5 miles of near flat running to AF.  A nice part of the run is that the sun is only up for about 5% of the race.  As it starts at 6:00AM.

Miles 1-3, (6:29, 6:28, 6:35) The race started and I figured I’d have to hold back to not run a sub 6, because I like to run down hill and I’m in a race, but my body wasn’t ready to go yet, so I just ran how I felt.  I was thinking that this wouldn’t be to good of a race If my body didn’t start feeling better.

Miles 4-6, (6:10, 6:10, 6:01) My body finally decided it was warmed up and I felt like a runner!  These miles felt good because I felt like I was hold back a little to not go sub 6.

Miles 7-9, (6:22, 6:30, 7:10) on mile 8 my leg started tightening up in preparation for cramping latter on.  I wasn’t happy because this is a problem that I can’t ignore with 4-5 miles to go.  I had to let off the gas.

Miles 10-13, (7:27, 7:16, 7:21, 6:30) My leg was still a little tight on mile 10 and then it kind of lightened up for 11 and 12.  For the last mile I decided I could pick it up and run faster.  My leg did start tightening back up but it usually takes a few faster miles before my leg would cramp up all the way.  I passed a few people on the last mile which felt a lot better than being passed on slower miles. 

I ended up winning my 50-54 age division by 6 minutes which included 40 runners.  I was surprised.  I guess old people have a hard time running fast.    Nobody 50 and over beat me. 

From jtshad on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 at 10:29:18 from

Great race and congrats on the AG win!

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