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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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TT:  51:57. AP:  8:39. Out/back on MCT.  First 1.5 miles with Tim.  I realize that I have a warped sense of running right now.....but 6 miles was so short and fast.  I haven’t done a lot of fast lately.  I like Christmas Dots.

9:44, 9:04, 8:26, 8:23, 8:10, 8:03

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It snowed last night so the 10k time trial was on the TM.  

1 mile WU-9:31

6.2 miles-52:36

6.8 miles

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35 minutes easy on the step mill.  Gym was CRAZY busy.

3x

adductor/abductor

hamtractor

trx lunge

trx dead lift

trx row

trx c's

LLL

bohemian lunge

calf raises

plank

push up

shoe hammies

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6 miles on home TM—TT:  55:20 AP: 9:13

Got kids off to school 

8 miles at CC—TT: 1:32:56 AP: 11:37 Elevation: 1437  Ran the new loop I found last week.  It was COLD—19 degrees.  It took a few miles to be able to feel my feet.  I’ve been cold since.

 

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TT:  1:44:44 AP: 9:11

Lifted weights between kids going to school.  Ran with Karen.  Super fun to catch up and run by her house.

PM:  lots of walking at the Lower Lights Concert .  Hip flexor bugging :/

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TT:  2:23:21 AP:  9:33

Blah....good morning Monday :/. On the home TM because the air is so horrible.  And because I’m lazy.  Hip flexor is buggy.

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TT:  4:26:57 AP:  19:44 Elevation: 4192

Meet Rachel to do Grove-Baldy-Battle.  I knew my legs would be heavy.  They did alright the first few miles (to the bench miles were 20:00 and 22:29).  But once we started to climb Baldy, they got REALLY tired.  And heavy.  And I just wanted to be done.

But the view on the top of Baldy was gorgeous and out of the inversion.  I hate coming down Battle Creek.  Yuck!

I’m mentally glad to have that done.  I could run a marathon faster than I did today.  But it was perfect training for Buffalo—2 back to back long HARD runs.  And I’m still alive.

Strength training before

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TT:  1:43:27 AP: 9:24. On home TM.  Air is SO yucky.  5 minute pickups.

 

Grateful to have made it through another workout. Strength training and stretching after.  

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Lifting and yoga

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TT:  48:54 AP: 8:53

5x5min

.56(8:31)–.62 (8:14)–.61(8:15)–.64 (7:48)–.63 (7:55)

Felt surprisingly good.

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TT:  3:45 AP: 9:47. 

I decided to do this run on the home TM.  I wasn’t super excited about running in the dark and cold alone.  Then I would have had to do a full outfit change (from winter to shorts and a tank).  I guess I was just lazy.  Hip felt great once I warmed up.

Netflix binge watching.  

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Yoga and foam rolling 

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5.5 on home TM—TT:  53:00. AP: 9:38

Dropped kids off at school 

6.0 on SR 92 Lambert Park TT:  1:26:29. AP:  14:24 Elevation:1312

These were very ugly.  My feet were dragging and hitting rocks.  It was very windy.  My hip flexor was really bugging.  Ho hum.

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Strength training and stretching.  Hip flexor is on the naughty list.

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Lunge matrix—plank—squat warm up

Walk-jog-run-jog-walk

Hip felt ok.  I think it definitely helped to warm up.

Stretch/roll

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TT:  1:04:28. AP: 9:12 on the MCT. Icy. Meh.

 

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Glute warm up

Easy 3 miles on the home TM.  Hip felt way better after massage and acupuncture yesterday.  After lots of Dr Google research (hip surgery —psoas—hip flexor), I think I need to activate my psoas and glutes before I run.  Obviously strengthen them too.  Bodies are amazing in how they work, how everything is connected and how they can heal.

Skied all day at Snowbird.  So good for my hips.  But I’m a really slow skier.....I can keep up with the 4-5 year olds.

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TT:  1:39  AP:  9:26--MCT

9:57, 9:38, 9:27, 9:31, 9:31, 9:13, 9:16, 9:15, 9:21, 9:10, 4:37

It was very warm and I shed by jacket quickly (40's).  It's been awhile since I've run a straight 10 miles (not broken up between getting kids off to school) and doing it outside.  I'm very sore :/

Lots of foam rolling and stretching

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