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Location:

Farmington,NM,USA

Member Since:

Apr 09, 2010

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Ran track and cross country for Utah State. Ran a 4:40 in the 1500. 17:55 in the 5000 m.

2005 Top of utah marathon 3:23                                 

2006 Ogden marathon 3:14:45                                   

2010 Top of Utah marathon 3:03:15

2002 Spanish Fork half  1:28 

2011 Moab half 1:26:17 

2011 Utah Valley marathon 3:01:07

2011 St George Marathon 2:50:26

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a couple of half and full marathons. Would love to run a 2:45 marathon.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Marathon olympic trials in the next 4 years 

Personal:

Married with three kids

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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Saucony Kinvara Lifetime Miles: 33.00
Brooks Lifetime Miles: 25.00
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Race: St. george half (13.1 Miles) 01:21:10, Place overall: 1
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Goal going into today was to run this half at my goal marathon pace for Boston which is 6:12-6:13 pace.. (I am trying to qualify for the olympic trials and this is the pace I need...)

Anyway, I was nervous going into this race because the most I had done at mp was 6 miles. I decided to start slightly conservatively and see if I could run a 1:21:30 or better..

Woke up to a perfect day.. 40 degrees with sun shining and no wind! Best conditions! I've never ran this race so I didn't know what to expect except that its a loop that starts and finishes at the same place. After warming up for a mile or so the race started and I felt great, tried to hold back a little.. After the first mile or 2 I was the first girl but Jen Hughes was only a couple seconds back and she stayed that way until mile 5 where I pulled away going up the hill. Anyway, took me 3 or 4 miles and then I just got in a rythm. There were two boys in blue that I was trying to pace with- I don't think they liked me running by them and they took off after about 2 miles of running with them. This race winds through a neighborhood and has a number of turns first couple miles-not bad though. Lots of little rollers here and there-but nothing big until you hit mile 5-7 and its slight uphill the whole time! (Felt like I was prepared for the hill considering the hills I have to run every day here in Farmington) Anyway, my pace slowed, but I knew it would.. At the top of the hill around mile 7 or 8 I was slightly behind 6:12 pace but I knew I had a good 1.5 or so of great downhill to make up some of the time lost. At this point there was absolutely no one around me to pace with. There was a girl on an eliptigo that was leading me though and I kept telling myself to work on getting her.. So it helped make the pace seem easier to have her right in front of me. The next mile was straight downhill (hurt your legs downhill) and after that you head on a bike trail for a couple miles before finishing at the dixie center. I started getting tired around mile 10 or so, but kept telling myself I was almost done and to hold onto the pace.. I was so happy to see the finish line and got a little emotional when I crossed in 1:21:10. 6:11 ap. The emotions came because I doubted my ability going in to this race and I surprised myself and was able to pull it off and feel great doing it.. It made me realize that maybe it really is possible to qualify for the trials.. I know I have a lot of work to do still-but this race made me realize I am stronger mentally and physically than I think. So glad I did it to give me some confidence! Up next Boston!!

Splits were 6:09, 6:16, 6:13, 6:00, 6:06, 6:25, 6:32, 5:54, 6:05, 6:09, 6:21, 6:08, 6:13..

 

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Comments
From Rachelle on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 10:08:06 from 159.212.71.17

Fantastic Christi! You are well on your way to OTQ.:) My friend Jen told me she met you and that you are racing Boston. I'm so excited for you!

From Burt on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 11:34:47 from 174.17.89.12

You won!!

From Tara on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:06:48 from 70.208.17.85

Not surprised! If you'd pushed past mp effort you would have gone under an hour, probably.

From Tara on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 15:56:37 from 174.52.171.162

SOOOOOO when are you going to start training again!?

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