There have not been many race reports on here lately, so I thought I would post one. I ran the Bryce Canyon 1/2 last weekend with my sister and best friend. To be honest I really was not mentally or physically into it! I had been a single parent for a week, driven to St. George from Portland, and was so sleep deprived!!!! i figured i would just start and see what happened. I could not decide whether i should stick with my sister and friend or whether I should run and try to PR. I decided that I would start and if i was not feeling it I would stop and wait for them.
So with little sleep and a little worry about the high altitude I started the race. It was a really pretty run. I was really feeling the altitude around mile 7 as well as my quads after coming down some pretty steep hills. I decided to just power through and try and win some money. I ran down any woman in front of me hoping that I would be in the top 5 (if you are top 5 you win $$).
I really was trying to break 1:30 and came close but was happy to break my old PR of 1:35 with my new PR of 1:31:11. I thought maybe I had a chance of being top 5 but there are some really fast women out there!!! My time got me 11th place of the women. I was happy especially considering the altitude and my sleep deprivation.
If you get a chance to run this one, I recommend it!!