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Painter's Half

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Pleasant Grove,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 19, 2010



Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

3- 5k's (turkey run Orem, freedom festival)


Hobble Creek half marathon- 4 

Provo Canyon half marathon-2 (2010: 2:15:34)

Top of Utah marathon-1

2011 races:

Painter's Half: 02:15:00

Thanksgiving Point Half: 02:18:00

AF Memorial 10K: 

Hersey 5k: 

Utah Valley Half:

Timp Half:

Hobble Creek Half: 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2:00 half marathon


Long-Term Running Goals:

I want to be a strong runner


I have been married for almost 14 years to the best man in the whole world.  I have 5 awesome kids and am trying to "find joy in every journey."

I love to run because it involves only me and it challenges me.  It helps me feel good about myself. 

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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Asics Gel-speedstar Lifetime Miles: 76.20
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Lifetime Miles: 216.98
Saucony Pro/grid Lite Lifetime Miles: 28.00
Total Distance
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 14.75
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Race: Painter's Half (31.1 Miles) 00:02:17
Total Distance

Ok Kelli, here it is:

 So I haven't been on for a long time.  Life had gotten really busy and I had to let some things go.  I have been running, but I haven't been posting my runs.

 This last weekend I ran the Painter's half marathon!  It was awesome!  I felt really good.  I ran with a really awesome friend who helped me stay focused on having a fun time and she helped me push myself.

I did like the course but I felt really bad for the fast runners who had to dodge all the people and even at some point they had to slow down because people are too dumb to figure out that the finishers are coming and so you need to GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!  

Mentally it was really hard to pass the finish line and loop around again.  If they could change that it would make the race 100% awesome!

At the start of the race I was having a really hard time getting into it mentally.  It took me 3 miles to get out of my funk.  We didn't have any cool watches to keep tack of our pace so I don't know 100%, but for the first 6 miles we were right around 9:30-9:40.  I am really happy with that.  Of course the last 3-4 miles I think I was around 10:30.  Not too happy about that!!  I am hoping for my next race I can keep it more consistent.

Overall I am every happy and had an awesome time!  

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 13.10
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
1.65 not far at all!!  I was ready to do 5 today and my tummy did not want me to!!!  I had a very angry tummy!

I am hoping that tomorrow will be better.  I am planning on doing a class and so we will see if I can get a run in tomorrow.  I may skip the class to run.

My next race in going to be the Thanksgiving Point half marathon @ the end of April.  My goal is to shave a few minutes off my last race.

So to all you really awesome runners....I need some speed training help.  I have no idea how to do it and need advice!!!  Or even better, if anyone wants to run with me to show me how I am down with that as well.  I know that I at least need to up my amount of running in a week to way more!!!  My goal: by the end of this summer I want to run a 2 hr. half marathon!  Here's to kicking some butt!!! 

Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 1.65
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
Total Distance
Nike Air Pegasus 27 Miles: 14.75
Weight: 0.00Calories: 0.00
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