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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:

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8 miles with Kellie T. on the MCT at dark o'clock.  I felt super good and was able to keep up with her.  It was fun to catch up.  I turned 39 years old today.  Going to Swiss Days to eat tacos.

TT:  1:10:28  AP:  8:48

9:23, 9:19, 8:33, 8:45, 8:53, 8:32, 8:22, 8:33

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After a weekend of camping, I barely squeaked out 3 miles on the home TM at 4:30pm.  Ughhhhh

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3 shake out miles on 300 N.  Pioneer house sprint--3:29!!!!

TT:  25:46 AP:  8:48

Long stretch and yoga

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TT:  2:26:12  AP:  17:11 Elevation 2391

Alta to Brighton with Kelli, Melissa, Heidi, and Shaneil.  This is still a really hard course for me.....geesh!  I suck wind the entire way.  I'm not sure if it is because we start at 8600 feet and climb to 10, 200ft.  Ugh...it was hard and my legs were burning.  Hard on the ego.

 

3x

lunge matrix

squat

trx crunch

hammie roll out

LLL

trx up/downs on bosu

trx mountain climber

trx row

trx triceps

trx delts

bicep curl/shoulder press

front/lateral raise

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Lambs Canyon to Big Water  TT:  2:38  AP:  25:37

I was Kelli S.'s pacer for the Wasatch 100.  She was not feeling well when I picked her up at Lambs.  She was complaining of dizziness and vertigo.  When we started to climb, the dizziness got worse.  She was walking like a drunken sailor and I would have to pull her up by her pack.  When we got to Millcreek Canyon, we caught a ride to Big Water.  We took the shuttle to a grocery store.  I hope it wasn't my pacing that caused her a DNF.

I was hoping for a big mileage week, but my schedule kinda fell apart and I ended up with a lot more tapering.  I'm feeling very undertrained for SG right now.  Gotta pick up the pieces and move forward.

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16 miles TT:  2:38:37  AP:  9:48  (Manilla Elementary-silos-Canyon RD-golf course-water fountain-down Apline highway)  Tim ran the last 1.5 miles with me.

6 miles TT:  59:45  AP:  9:57 on home TM

WOWZER...that was hard.  Hard because I started at 4:00am.  Hard because it has been way too long since I've run long on a road.  Hard because I'm out of shape.  SG might be kinda ugly!

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45 minutes EASY on step mill.  Very sore from yesterday's run.

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trx row/bicep/tricep

lll

Foam roll and stretch

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Another hilly early morning.  Manilla Elementary--silo road-canyon road-golf course-SR92-100E)

TT:  1:58:42  AP:  9:37  

10:23, 10:06, 9:44, 10:25, 9:24, 9:10, 9:21, 9:11, 9:12, 9:24, 9:31, 9:23, 3:24

Legs still heavy from Monday.  Definitely cooler outside

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TT:  1:35. AP:  9:03. On home TM with 5 minute pick ups.  Hamstrings very very very tight.

I heard a knock at the door at 5:30am.  They kept knocking and knocking.  I finally got up and answered it.  Wrong house.  Grrrr

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TT: 44:40  AP:  8:35  MCT --silo road--pioneer house

9:37, 9:16, 8:24, 7:47, 3:34 **3:31** 2:29

43 degrees this morning=heavenly compared to the 70's I've been running in.  High hamstring still pulling.  Good run though.  

Last big week before SG.  Time to taper.

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TT:  1:57. AP: 9:22 On home TM.  Really tried to not hop off today.  Hamstring felt a little better.

Long stretch and foam roll 

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45 minutes easy on step mill

3x

lunge matrix

squat

trx crunch

calf raises

hammie roll out

push up

LLL

TRX back row

Lots and Lots and LOTS of foam rolling and stretching

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Pine Hollow--Ridge Trail with Kelli

TT:  2:33  AP: 17:01  Elevation:  2424

It was truly a beautiful day out.  The leaves have barely started to change colors.  We (more like, I ) was slow today.  I'm such a cautious trail runner.  And I was talking more which means less running.  Very fun, but I felt bad that I was so slow.

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TT:  2:10. AP: 9:17 on home TM

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2 mile walk around San Diego after the U2 concert.  Very tired

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TT:  44:00  AP:  8:48 on home TM.  5 minute pick ups

Everything felt good.

I turned our heat on in the house last night because it was in the 30's.  It ran ALL NIGHT LONG.  My house was 87 degrees this morning and I had 4 grumpy children.  Dumb.

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45 minutes medium effort on the stepmill

3x

TRX lunge/dead lift/core

TRX side plank/bridge to row/LLL

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Grove Creek to Battle Creek  TT:  2:47:17  AP:  20:47  Elevation  2679

Lots of laides this morning and a very easy pace.  The leaves weren't very colorful though.

Right quad is VERY sore and tight.  Chiro appointment tomorrow.  I always assume the worst (hoping it's not a SF)

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MCT-silo road-pioneer house

TT:  44:27. AP:  8:31--9:15, 8:48, 8:16, 8:09, 3:41 **3:36** 2:38

I was really huffing and puffing up temple hill this morning.  Quad is feeling better.  I've been stretching like a crazy person.

It was a perfect Utah fall day.  Cloudy and brisk with leaves on the ground.  Favorite kind of day!

 

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