This was my first half marathon and it went pretty well. I hurt my foot in a race about a month before this one, and so I took it easy at the beginning to make sure my foot was going to be okay. It was and I was able to pick up the pace steadily throughout the race. I started out at around 8 minute miles and by slowly increasing my speed ended at 7 minute miles. The course was a nice run out to Utah Lake and back and the organizers (run13) made it enjoyable with food and a bouncy tent for Theodore. Here's some videos of the finish and post race commentary.