Race Recap: Provo City Half Marathon

Race Recap: Provo City Half Marathon
This past weekend was a race weekend in the Foulser/Krah household! OK, the weekend may be long gone at this point, but I still need to tell you about our half marathon.

While running isn’t the focus of this blog, it’s definitely part of my life. I selfishly like sharing these race recaps so that I can look back at them later. There’s nothing to remind me how painful a half marathon is like re-reading how I felt about it just after (OK, a few days after) finishing. I hope you’ll indulge me. After all, in my real life I have to balance out all that granola somehow.

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Race Recap: The Other Half 2013

Race Recap: The Other Half 2013

On Sunday I ran my second half marathon, The Other Half in Moab, UT. It was the same race I ran in 2012, but it felt a LOT different this time around.

2012: Walking. Blood blisters. Struggling to the finish.

2013: No walking. Enjoying even the hills. Finishing with a 7:40 mile. Woo hoo! I’m telling you this at the beginning so you can know how the story ends :)

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Time To Run 13.1

Time To Run 13.1

Told you I might sneak a fifth post in here this week! And for a change, it has nothing whatsoever to do with food. Instead, it’s about the half marathon I’m running this weekend!

Nate and I are driving down to Moab tomorrow morning with our friends Pete and Kate to run the Other Half. It will be my second time running this race – you can read last year’s recap here! – and I couldn’t be more excited!

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Race Recap: Crack of Dawn 8K

crack of dawn 8k

You know you’re a crazy person when you sign up for a race called “Crack of Dawn.”

Yet that’s exactly the race I found myself running this weekend: the Crack of Dawn 8K, an all-downhill road race starting at 6 AM.

I regretted this decision slightly when my alarm went off at 4:00 on Saturday morning.

Buuut it was all good after that. It depends on the day, of course, but I’m pretty good at early wake-ups. I brewed myself some French press coffee, laced up my sneaks, and even ran the dishwasher before leaving the house at 4:30. That’s true adulthood right there.

This race was in Millcreek Canyon in Salt Lake, home to one of my favorite running trails, Pipeline. But this wasn’t a trail race; it started at the top of the canyon road and ran all the way down, finishing in the parking lot at the bottom.

Downhill races seem to be big here in Utah, where we have lots of canyons that you can run down (or up!) for miles. They even have down-canyon marathons and half marathons! I’ve avoided them because they seem like a bad idea with my history of knee injury. But naturally, since I made it my goal not to injure myself this year, it seemed like a great time to try one out. Right. My friend Jacquey convinced me to sign up… but to be fair, it didn’t take too much convincing.

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Race for the Cure 5K

Race for the Cure 5K

photo credit Shawn Ryan

I have a little race recap for you today! It’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts – it’s been almost 100% recipes lately. Of course I love talking about food with you, but running also feels like a big part of my life in the brief seasons between hot and cold spells here in Utah. So if it’s OK with you, let’s briefly switch gears to fitness!

I actually feel a little silly posting a race recap about this totally casual charity “race.” Most of the participants were definitely there to show support for the cause, don their most obnoxious pink outfits (never have I seen so many hot pink tutus!), and walk or jog the course. My company was running a booth and had organized a team for the race. I wasn’t too involved in the fundraising side of things, but I did think it would be a good excuse to run my first 5K of the season.

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