Dino Half Marathon

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Vernal,Ut,United States

Member Since:

Aug 29, 2015



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Freshmen Year-  When I started on Uintah I really didn't know how I would do. Ran a 5k or two and then just started running with the team. The older kids really liked me and called me the good freshmen. I then made varsity, which kinda ticked Nathan off but I was happy with it. Time trials I ran like 18 flat. Along with Mason,Connor, and other people. The first few races went really good then I went to the doctor and he told me to get fat because he thought I was too skinny so the second part of my season was pretty crappy. I didn't get to go to state and was ticked because Nathan beat me at region.


Sophomore Year- This was the year that I got that dark Cherokee blood running through me and then I decided to just haul butt the whole season because I was ticked at what happened to me freshman year. The first few meets of cross country and the whole season was great. I was able to go to state and got a low seventeen for 3 miles. And track went better too. Because normally I love cross country more than track. It was a pretty good year for this Cherokee kid. 


1600m: 5:08

3200m: 11:05

3 mile: 16:56

5k: 17:41

Half Marathon: 1:15:30

Marathon: 3:01:23

Plank PR: 20:04




Short-Term Running Goals:

Short term goals

Sub 3 hour marathon

Sub 17:00 5k

Qualify for the Boston Marathon 2020

PR in the mile

Long-Term Running Goals:

Long term goals

Run a 50 mile ultra race

Run in all of the World Marathon Majors

Sub 1:13 half

Sub 2:40 marathon

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 17.40 Month: 135.33 Year: 135.33
Race: Dino Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:19:51, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

RACE- Decided to finally run the Dino Half Marathon, because, even though I live in Vernal, I haven't ever ran the Dino. Got my packet, ate a good dinner, and made sure to get to bed early. Woke up at 4:30, and got to the bus pickup by 6. I am glad that I waited for one of the last buses to get to the starting line, because it was a little chilly up in the canyon. Half mile warmup with dynamics, and then we were off. I didn't really know exactly what I wanted, time-wise, for this race, but I just decided to go with whatever my body felt like doing. From the start of the race, two guys made a big surge to the front, and kept the lead. After about 3 miles in, I passed one of the front runners, putting me in third, which is the position I held for practically the rest of the race. I was really happy with how consistent my splits were throughout the race, because I didn't think that 6:00-6:05 miles were going to happen today. Both lungs and legs felt really good for practically the entire race, and I caught up with the guy who was in second place with about a mile to go. I then maintained my pace, and came in with a time of 1:19:51, which is my third sub 1:20 half. Overall a really good race put on by the Runtastic group, and after the race, I ran into Rob Murphy, who I didn't even realize was running the Dino Half. Really nice guy, and quite the fast runner for his age group. What I really love about running, is being able to be a part of a community, and having the opportunity to connect with runners from different backgrounds and talent levels. Overall a very fun race!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Calories: 0.00
From Rob Murphy on Sat, May 12, 2018 at 21:30:11 from

You were impressive out there today! Any plans to race in Salt Lake at all this summer?

From Kenny the Apache on Sun, May 13, 2018 at 11:37:51 from

Yeah, I am planning on racing the Murray Days 5k on the 4th of July, and possibly the Deseret News Half or 10k.

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