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Antelope Island Fall Classic 50K

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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 

2017. -4:01:17

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

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 Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

Antelope Island 50 Mile

2015 - 10:10:00

Antelope Island 100 Mile

2018 - 26:53

**Personal Best 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston

Personal:

Married for 18 years. I have 14 year old triplets and a 11 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: 32.75 Month: 74.75 Year: 1186.80
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Definitely an awkward running week. We are home from our cruise and I’m glad to be back! Herriman Transverse with Rachel and Kim today. It was hard but I didn’t feel like I was going to die.  I attribute that to being at a normal elevation.  My feet are sore from all the rocks.

TT:  4:20:54. AP:  18:39. Elevation: 3733=14 miles

TT:  45:05 AP:  9:05=Home TM before kids went to school

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Very dark and very early.  Slightly windy, but warm.  First 4 miles solo and last 3 miles with Tim.  My sore feet felt better the more I ran.  

TT:  1:11:55  AP:  10:16 (very tired and creaky)

after run 2x

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single leg squat to lunge

dead lift

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5 on home TM  TT:  45:00  AP:  9:00

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trx crunch

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lunge matrix

squat

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calf raises

hammie roll out on ball

push up

fire hydrant holds

paper plates

trx row

bicep curl to shoulder press

adductor/abductor

hamtractor

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Home TM. TT:  38:00. AP:  9:30

2x with Tim

TRX/Ball crunch 

 
Single leg bridge
 
60/60/60 plank—shoulder taps
 
Donkey kicks
 
Superman
 
KB pullover—feet on ground/lift feet/split feet
 
Clams 
 
Up/downs on Bosu
 
Monster walk
 
Bicycle
 
Side plank up/downs
 

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2 easy shake out miles on the home TM

2x with Tim

TRX/Ball crunch 

 
Single leg bridge
 
60/60/60 plank—shoulder taps
 
Donkey kicks
 
Superman
 
KB pullover—feet on ground/lift feet/split feet
 
Clams 
 
Up/downs on Bosu
 
Monster walk
 
Bicycle
 
Side plank up/downs
 

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Race: Antelope Island Fall Classic 50K (31 Miles) 06:14:23
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Per Garmin:  TT:  6:14:23  AP:  12:05  Elevation:  3188 feet (mile 30 was a 9:02)

I needed a "gut check" to see if my body could handle running the ultra distance.  I signed up a few weeks ago quietly to give it a shot.

The weather was beautiful all day!  Miles 1-15 involved most of the climbing the course.  I was familiar with the climbs for miles 1-7.  But there was a new beast that climbed miles 13-15.  It had a false summit and I was DYING when I got to the top of mile 15.  Thankfully, there was an aid station there and I had the most divine Coke (side note...the previous aid station was at mile 5.5.  Too long between aid stations).

The next several miles included several sharp rocky downhills.  I also struggled through these.  I am a VERY cautious downhill runner.  Physically, my hip flexors and ITB were bugging.  Mentally, I know my weaknesses are the ups and sharp downs.  I kept leap frogging with a young couple.  Just as I was about to catch them, they would take off.  It was never ending.

After the mile 20 aid station, I caught a second wind.  My aches and pains sub-sided (compliments of some Advil) and I was able to pick up the pace.  A lot.  I really started to pass people (including the young couple--finally!!!!!).  The more people I passed, the faster I got.  And my spirits were brightened.  

I took a short wrong turn right at the finish.  After my mistake, we still had a mile to go.  It kinda burst my bubble.  There is a very small hill that takes FOREVER and seems so huge.  The hill is only .2 miles long , but I HATE it.  

I feel really happy about my race--especially the last 10 miles.  I need to work on my uphill climbing (I think I will always be a cautious downhill runner).  I didn't run with anyone during this race and it was a bit lonely.  I had a great playlist though.  My feet are very sore and my ITB is still slightly bugging.

It's good to be done.

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TT:  48:25. AP:  9:40 on home TM.  I felt very creaky and full of cobwebs.  Calves are still tight and left hip flexor bugs when going uphill.

2x

Bohemian lunge

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Calf raises 

Pushups 

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Trx dead Lift

Trx side plank up downs 

Trx IYT

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front/lateral raise

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bosu push up

bohemian

dead lift

paperplates

LLL

trx crunch

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TT:  1:35. AP: 9:31. On home TM.  It was cold and raining out.  Everything is feeling pretty good after the 50k.  Legs just overall heavy,

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5 miles at the Cliff Lodge hotel fitness center.  Blah.

60 minutes of a really bad yoga class.

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TT: 2:49. AP: 9:23 

Early morning TM run.  My feet hurt. Finished with some fast pickups.  Blah.

Good morning Monday.

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TT:  1:14:00. AP 9:15

A very boring, uneventful turkey trot on my home TM.  Blah.

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TT:  2:08:42. AP:  9:11. First 4 miles with Tim on 300 N.  Rest on MCT.

It was so warm outside and very busy on the canal.  Sunshine felt good.  

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Finding the time to run wasn’t ideal. Better than nothing :/

MCT-silo road-pioneer house—5.3 miles TT:  50:21 AP: 9:30

Got my big kids off to school

TM run—7.5 miles TT:  1:11:00 AP:  9:28

Got my last kid off to elementary 

Corner Canyon—7.30 miles TT:  1:23:29 AP: 11:29 Elevation: 1155 feet

 

When I pulled into the CC parking lot, I recognized a few faces.  Tina and Amber.  We are FB/IG acquaintances.  I joined their group for a few miles.  My legs were tired, but I hung on just enough.  It was super fun to meet them and run a few miles together.  Hopefully we can do it again.

I don’t feel 100% hammered.

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Pine Hollow to Mutual Dell Overlook.

TT:  1:55:37. AP:  14:26. Vert :  1987

Tried to lift this morning, but the jr high school bus didn’t come.  So I brought a bunch of smelly jr high kids to school.  Only 1 set of lifting.

Tried to run more of the uphills, but wasn’t as successful as I hoped.  But the weather was gorgeous—28 degrees and sunny.  Everything feels good.

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