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February 21, 2018

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Location:

American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 - 4:23:03 

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35**

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Time)

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Dogtown Half Marathon

2012 - 1:52:14

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Rex Lee 10K

2011 - 52:03

2012 - 52:23 

Pioneer Day 10K

2010 - 49:31** 

Goblin Valley 50K
 
2014 - 5:58
 
Antelope Island 50 Mile
2015 - 10:10:00

**Personal Best 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2016 Tentative Schedule

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston

Run a 100 mile race

Personal:

Married for 17 years. I have 12 year old triplets and a 8 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 

1.  

"Sooner or later the serious runner goes through a special, very personal experience that is unknown to most people.

Some call it euphoria. Others say it's a new kind of mystical experience that propels you into a elevated state of consciousness, a flash of joy.

A sense of floating as you run. This experience is unique to each of us, but when it happens, you break through a barrier that separates you from casual runners. Forever. And from that point on, there is no finish line. You run for your life. You begin to be addicted to what running gives you."  

~Nike Poster

2.           A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao-Tzu

You’ve no doubt heard this.  And you’ve probably recited it in your mind on a run or at the gym when you’re just beginning to get in shape.  You have a goal in sight and this quote brings you back to the current moment.

 

But the problem is that many runners forget all of the steps between the first one and the goal.  If your goal is to run under two hours for the half marathon then you need to be honest about all of the little steps to get to that goal.

 

…and what I’d rather see you do is to get the goal out of mind completely, but rather focus on the process, not the outcome. -Jay Johnson Process orientation, not outcome orientation.

 

You should have goals, but you should take it one step at a time.  And you should be honest about the fact that you don’t know how many steps it will take to get there. ~ Vernon Gambetta

 

3.  Human beings are made up of flesh, blood and a miracle fiber called COURAGE! ~ George Patton 

 

4.   Find the courage to be patient.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 24.00 Month: 168.00 Year: 355.55
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
28.000.0028.00

#1:  6.5 miles on MCT. TT:  1:04:39. AP:  9:57

#2:  3.5 miles on home TM. TT:  35:00. AP:  10:00

#3:  18 miles at Corner Canyon (Rachel and I found the Three Falls trail....so pretty).  TT:  4:29:37. AP:  14:59.  Elevation:  3606.  It was very muddy today and my feet feel very sore.  My legs actually felt very good....just sore feet.  Glad it's over.

100 mile training is NO JOKE.  I feel like I am always running, in running clothes or preparing to run.  I'm looking very ghetto.

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Comments
From allie on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 20:24:47 from 172.4.198.186

that's awesome, which 100 are you training for? alsp, a life spent in running clothes is a good life :) good luck with all the training and preparations...and the race, of course!

loving the triple run days. hi, MCT

From Toby on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 20:30:00 from 74.81.235.94

Thanks Allie! Buffalo 100. I'm not sure if I will even finish. But the A-goal is to finish with a smile....even if it is in last place :)

We'll see how it all plays out.

From allie on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 21:25:45 from 172.4.198.186

nice, so it's pretty soon! good luck and enjoy

From Tom Slick on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 23:36:32 from 66.87.126.105

Good luck Toby. PPPPPP! Iíve not done a 100 but if I can be on your support crew, count me in! Do you run with Smooth? I will be looking for your 100 race post. Oh by the way, when are you doing Boston?

From Toby on Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 12:13:20 from 74.81.235.94

Tom: Thank you! This has been a whole new experience for me. The only goal is to finish! I have a great set of crew and pacers to help me.

I do run with Smooth! Sheís so awesome!

I havenít qualified for Boston yet. Sigh..... Maybe someday!

From Tom Slick on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 21:30:59 from 66.87.126.105

Make Boston a goal and strive to attain it every day.

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