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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:

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MCT -- TT:  1:34:26  AP:  9:00  After the turn around point, I threw in some on/offs.  Around mile 9, I could feel my righ hammie cramp up again like I did on my last 18 miler  (on Wednesday, March 29). I stopped for a second, rubbed it out and started back slowly. 

It felt significantly better after March 29 and I've been consistent with the rehab.  I'm wondering if it has to do with my form and speed.  Will contiue to rehab.  Not frantic!

 

3x

bohemian

LLL

trx bridge to pull up

trx side plank

hammie rollout on ball

walking lunges

trx crunch

side to side lunge

bridge bosu

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45 minutes easy on the step mill

3x

trx single leg squat to Y

trx hammie

trx crunch

pushup on bosu

overhead press

butterfly

skull crusher

seated row

trx up/down on bosu

shoulder press with bicep curl

front raise

reverse fly

hammie curl on ball

leg press

hamtractor

ham curl machine

bicep curl with bar

cursy lunge

tricep with bar

calf raises

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5 very slow miles on the home TM to test out hammie....just ok.  TT:  48:00  AP:  9:36

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trx lunge

trx dead lift

Bosu up/down planks

push ups

heels on weights hammie

hammie roll outs

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Accupuncture on hamstrings

 

Shoulder 100's (I LOVE this workout!!!)

100x

seated shoulder press

front raise 

lateral raise

w's

bicep curl

 

between each exercise:  LLL, TRX crunch, hammie roll outs

 

45 minutes on step mill

hamtractor

leg press

hamstring curl

 

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  11 miles on the MCT--I listened to an awesome podcast with Jared Ward.  For the majority of his runs, he only uses a Timex watch.  If he needs to run slow he does without a GPS.  I was REALLY brave today and didn't wear a watch.  I focused on keeping my hamstrings happy.  My hammies are hurting in the spot where they took my ACL graft.....ughhhhh

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Squat

Lunge to squat

Fire hydrant 

Single leg squat to lunge

Side lunge

Hammie roll out

Push-up 

C's with TRX

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TT:  37:40  AP: 9:24

 

Silo Road--very slow and hamstring felt good.  Fast running is hard on my body.

Glute stuff

Hammie roll out

Heals on weights hammies

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