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January 20, 2022

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2008
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Location:

Midvale,UT,United States

Member Since:

Feb 25, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

1:37 Half-marathon (Provo Canyon, 2007)

3:28 marathon (St. George, 2006)

50k+ (Moab Red Hot, 9hrs and some change -- yeah, I'm planning to train for this same ultra next year).

Short-Term Running Goals:

This season, I hope to break a 20-minute 5K.  I also hope to get a 1:30 half-marathon and a 3:20 marathon.  I'm hoping this is a successful season.  I train with a great team of running buddies.  Check out their blogs spots below.

Long-Term Running Goals:

I would like to qualify again for Boston and actually run it this time.  Craig, I'm counting on you to help me do that this year.  I've succeeded in encouraging my husband to run a full marathon with me -- now we just have to decide which one.  We both put in for St. George '08 and neither of us drew out.  Too bad! 

Personal:

I am married to the greatest guy (Johnny).  No kids for us yet.  Within the last year, Johnny has taken up an interest in running.  He runs with the whole team now.  We enjoy running together, with our golden retriever Murphy, and with our awesome team of the coolest running people out there. 

Favorite Blogs:

Russian champion tries Crocs, commits to racing a marathon in them

Nikolay Chavkin in the video below did 3x1000, first two in Adidas carbon-fiber models, the last one in Crocs. Surprised by the result (2:52, 2:52, 2:50) with the fastest interval done in Crocs, he committed to racing a marathon in Crocs if the video gets 42K likes and 195 comments (for 42 km 195 m, the marathon distance). Nikolay's current marathon PR is 2:14:00. The video was created by a Russian sporting goods store chain. Their moto is "more sports - brighter life", which we think is wonderful, and also deserves a Like. If you want to see a fast marathon in Crocs, go to the video and click the Like button. And make sure to share it with your friends.

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Monday night speedwork, woohoo!!!  What a nice evening for speed -- a little chill in the air but clear skies.  Although, I gotta admit that I was already tired even during the warm-up laps.  Let's see, who else showed up: Natalie, Jason, Tracy A., and Tracy C.  As a group, we decided to take it a little easy (thanks, guys, for not making me do 800s) so we would have some energy for our races this weekend. 

Instead, we decided to do some fun drills on the turf (skips and high-knees).  As silly as we probably looked, we really had fun!  We did 4 skips and 4 high-knees to the 50 yard line and then we started out workout.  That turf is so nice and cushy -- you can really catch some air when you're doing the skips! 

For the main workout, we decided that we would do 6x400s.  Natalie and I hung out together again and finished each of our 400s right around 1:36 (or was it 1:26? -- I can't remember).  Anyway, we felt sufficiently beat up when we were done so we knew we were working hard.  It's funny because when she showed up, I said "I'm glad you're here, otherwise I would have slacked off tonight."  She said the same.  We cooled down with another mile and called it a night.

Highlights of this workout: stretching on the turf, silly drills on the turf (I'm glad I'm at a point in my life where I really don't care if people think I look silly!), Natalie's cute, innocent remarks. 

 

Comments
From walter on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 16:21:34

Are we falling behind in our blogs? lol I have been trying to get out with you guys lately, and every sat. im tied up with something. Ill try to make it out on the weekdays.

From Andrea on Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 16:39:53

Hey, WB!! Yeah, I must confess that I'm slacking on my blog again (but I promise I'm keeping a log of all my miles). Thanks for reminding/nagging me! ;o)

Just come on out with us when you can -- I understand, Summertime is just busy. It's always great to see ya and I can't wait to hear some of your WBR stories.

P.S. Have you had any success with getting Misty or yourself into St. George?

From Walter on Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 19:02:50

Andrea, Good to talk to you and I have to tell you when I can figure out this photo thing on the computer, Im gonna dub my face on Johnny's and then put it on my site. I just have to be kissed by Andrea! lol I went to the doc and he told me I could play this by ear and see how it goes so im going to do provo river 1/2, Tou half, and then Tou full, and St. George. Then Ill get the two surgeries. Thats if it doesnt bother me so thats my plan and Im sticking to it. As far as Sat., Ill let you know and I actually got invited by chad and adam to do it so Ill let you know.

From walter on Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 00:30:15

Oh my gosh Andrea, how could you let yourself go like this? lol A lost sheep? I hope your not getting rubbed out of the club! lol Keep it up you great big silly! I want to do a long run with you guys but Im going up to Strawberry to a cabin this weekend. Maybe next weekend?

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