catherine's running efforts

June 18, 2021

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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 06, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

5K: 21:01, 9/11/2010

10K: 43:49, 7/24/2010

15K: 1:21:00, 5/22/2010

Half-marathon: 1:41:41, 8/28/2010

Short-Term Running Goals:

Now that I'm (almost for sure) done having all the babies, I'm working on building consistency and seeing how fast I can get in my old age. ;)

Long-Term Running Goals:

I'd like to be a healthy and relatively injury-free runner for the rest of my life.  

Personal:

I'm married to Eric (Faceless Ghost on the blog) and we have very active daughters and one dog. I have a PhD in sociology and demography, and I'm incredibly grateful to have work that is meaningful and that builds on my academic experience. I run because it makes me feel strong and it helps to keep the crazy away (there is a long history of abuse and mental illness in my extended family).

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Brooks Cascadia Lifetime Miles: 73.39
Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 372.79
Girly Altra Lifetime Miles: 366.08
Kinvara 3 Lifetime Miles: 175.92
NB Orange Lifetime Miles: 13.50
Total Distance
4.30

Before the babies I'd occasionally run with a group of faster women in Provo. It was intimidating - their pace was about a minute faster than my normal pace, and it was pretty easy for them. Running with them gave me confidence that I could get faster, though, and the harder workouts really did help.

So last week I asked to join a couple of the faster women in my neighborhood on their run this week. This morning I was able to hang with them for three miles before I lost the mental game. I'm a little bummed I bailed early, so hopefully this will motivate me to finish the run next week.

8:24, 7:46, 7:23, 8:58, 9:05 for the last

Weight: 107.20
Comments
From Toby on Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 21:03:20 from 74.81.235.94

Good grief lady.....those are some speedy times! Run with me and you'll feel like your speedy :/

Way to get out!

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