Emily's training blog

January 2024

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Location:

Taylorsville,UT,

Member Since:

Sep 17, 2007

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2 x Deseret News 10k winner

3 x All-American at BYU (back in the day)

10 x state champion in high school (way back in the day!)

3 x USA team member

Short-Term Running Goals:

I would like to run an Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon.

I would also like to run on one more international team before I pack it in!

 Stay healthy!  (My biggest challenge!)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run my whole life, and then live vicariously through my children. (just kidding) , but I do want to pass on a healthy lifestyle to them.

Help coach East High to a state championship. (hope it doesn't take a lifetime!)

Personal:

I've been running since I was nine.  I'm married to a fellow runner who inspires and supports me.  We have two children:  Cole (4) and Lily (18 mos.)  I help Bill Cobler coach cross country at East High School.

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Miles:This week: 38.80 Month: 83.80 Year: 420.90
NB 580 Lifetime Miles: 49.79
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
420.900.000.000.000.00420.90
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.600.000.000.000.006.60

First run of the new year!  Yay!  50 minute run.  Just trying to build endurance and consistency before I get involved in another play. 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.800.000.000.000.005.80

Helping Lily with her training a bit.  So, starting some baby workouts.  I did ten minutes extra on my warm up.  We did 15 minutes warm up with 4 x 20 second strides in the last mile.  Then, 3 x 2 minute fast/3 minute float.  Five minute cooldown.  Hitting around 6:20-6:30 pace.  Doesn't feel good.  I haven't moved hard in a long time. 

 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.300.000.000.000.006.30

First day back to work.  Earrrrrrllllyyyy run!  Ugh. 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.300.000.000.000.004.30

Shorter recovery run. It was a little slippery this morning.  10 days of consistent running. 80 to go until goal.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Gym day for longest run of the week.  Progression run with one minute pick ups thrown in.  Nothing too crazy.  Didn't feel like running in snow today

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Running got miserable.  Cold is fine.  Wind is not.  Did Lily's long run with her.  She is building slowly. 40 minutes last week. 42:30 this week.  Nasty head wind the last two miles.  But, she hung in there well.  5.5 miles.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.200.000.000.000.006.20

The weather is going to make the next few weeks a little rough.  It's cold!!

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Too cold outside for a workout.  On the treadmill.  2 miles easy (8-8:30)  2 miles medium (7:15-7:30).  Two miles hard. (6:45-7:00.). 1 mile cooldown 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

To slippery out.  Cross training morning. I can't handle the treadmill more than a couple days a week.  Just need to get through the next week or so and conditions should improve.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

Missed yesterday.  Weather was horrible.  Went in the afternoon today.  It wasn't too bad besides some slushy shoulders.  Hopefully I will get one more run before the next round of storms

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.600.000.000.000.005.60

45 easy with Lily.  It was so slippery.  I am a little short of what I wanted this week, but, it is still close to last week even with missing one day.  A few more crappy days to get through and then it looks better for awhile.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.500.000.000.000.007.50

Tried to run outside.  It was too slippery.  If I had waited one more hour it would probably have been just fine.  I went to the gym for a workout instead.  2 mile warm up.  3 x 3-2-1 minutes with 2 minute recoveries.  Started at 7:00 pace and ended at 6:15 pace.  Trying to ease back into some speed stuff. 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Cross trainer.  Hoping to get back outside tomorrow 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.200.000.000.000.008.20

Fell off the running wagon this week.  Struggled with sleep and slippery conditions.  But, got a nice longer run in this morning.  I will attempt to pick up the consistency next week.  6 miles with Lily and a couple more by myself.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Thought it would be nicer out.  But, it rained and then froze so it was slightly slippery the entire run.  And foggy and dark. So it was a slower shorter run.  I'm incredibly paranoid about falling 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.400.000.000.000.005.40

I'm struggling right now.  So much going on in life. It's been difficult to find the motivation to get consistent.  Here's to one more fresh start.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.200.000.000.000.006.20

Much nicer morning than the past week.  I hate March weather.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Didn't run last week on vacation.  4.5 miles plus core work and 3 x 15 push ups/tricep dips

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.200.000.000.000.005.20

Little more than yesterday.  5.2 and then 10 minute core workout for runners

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.400.000.000.000.005.40

Angry Achilles today.  Probably cross train tomorrow.  3 miles, followed by 5 laps of hard/easy.  Ten 100 meter strides total.  1.5 home.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.200.000.000.000.005.20

40 minute run.  Achilles felt better than yesterday.  Started to act up again in the last mile. But manageable.  It's just old scar tissue from years of running 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Nice morning.  Except for the wind.  Must be spring

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Lily needed a running partner.  We were both tired.  Jumping from running nothing to running every day was not the smartest on my part. Warmer than I am used to this morning 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.200.000.000.000.006.20

Only reason I didn't run yesterday is that I didn't want to run in the rain.  I was lazy.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
2.650.000.000.000.002.65

Haven't run in forever.  Life is stressful lately.  School is done this week and maybe I can take care of myself better.  20 minutes to start with

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
3.450.000.000.000.003.45

Planned on 25 minutes.  Turned into 27.  Cold this morning.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
3.800.000.000.000.003.80

30 minutes. It was windy.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.400.000.000.000.004.40

Goal was four miles but I misjudged the route a bit,so just a touch longer.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.300.000.000.000.005.30

40 minutes.  So nice not to have school!

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.600.000.000.000.004.60

Wheeler Farm loops with Cole and Lily.  Nice soft surface running 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.400.000.000.000.006.40

A little over the 45 minutes I planned. 2 x 5 minute pickups over the last two miles.  Steamy this morning 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.400.000.000.000.004.40

Shorter run on a nice cool morning 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.200.000.000.000.006.20

Another beautiful morning down on the river trail.  Passed my mileage goal for the week.  Running is easier when I don't have a million other things going on. It's nice to have some time for myself.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Nice "long run".  Now to go to Lily's track meet. 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Set a goal to hopefully help with my consistency.  500 miles by September 1.  Right now I have all the time in the world. August, life will get crazy again.  Started at Labor Day, so 39 miles in so far.  My stomach was sensitive this morning.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.300.000.000.000.005.30

Shorter 40 minute run.  Muggy, but gorgeous sunrise. 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

MOver 50 total miles toward my 500 mile goal.  Inching up the mileage.

 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.300.000.000.000.005.30

Tired legs today.  Working up to 8 for my long run this week

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.200.000.000.000.006.20

Little rainstorm for a few miles felt heavenly 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Early run before our usual busy day.  Feeling a bit more myself with regular running 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.400.000.000.000.006.40

I got really sick over the weekend so I have been out of commission.  Sucks to have a setback just when I was getting consistent.  Back at it. Found a new side road to extend one of my running routes.  That is always strangely exciting to a runner.  Onward to my first 100 miles of the summer

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.400.000.000.000.006.40

Hot and sweaty run this morning.  Already 76 degrees at 6:30

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.100.000.000.000.008.10

It was hot and miserable this morning.  Planned on nine. Stopped at 8

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.400.000.000.000.005.40

Easy 40 minutes.  Starting a strength program today.  Because I have no muscles anymore.  We'll see how it mixes with running.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.600.000.000.000.006.60

50 minute run with 8 x 1 minute pushes on treadmill followed by chest/triceps.  Just passed my first 100 miles of the summer.  Not bad except for the three days of being sick.  I would also like to be under 130 pounds by September.  Right now I'm hovering around 135.  I will weigh every 100 miles.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

A little longer today. It's so nice and cool this morning

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Lighter run.  I am tired. Back and bicep workout at gym.  It's long past time that I worked on my strength.  It's humbling.  I  working with a friend who lifts daily.  She is so strong.  Working towards a 9 mile long run this week.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.300.000.000.000.006.30

My arms hurt sooo bad.  I can't even fully straighten them out.  Running got all the blood flowing though and I felt better after my run.  9 miles is the goal tomorrow!  Working toward that double digit run!! 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Run with Tee and Becca. I was hit and tired.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Hot morning run followed by back and glutes at the gym.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.600.000.000.000.006.60

Warm run and then lifting chest and triceps. Embracing the soreness.

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.600.000.000.000.007.60

Indoor today.  It's hot.  Biceps/back day

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Planned to go long today, but didn't sleep well last night so kept it a bit shorter.  Muggy this morning!

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
9.200.000.000.000.009.20

Longer run.  Not quite to 10.  I am strapped for time this week.  Next week.  Then to gym for leg day.  Lots of quads.  Need to work hammies more. 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Soooo sore this morning.  Glad I just needed a short run.  Now to watch the rest of the family run Taylorsville Dayzz 5k. 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.400.000.000.000.007.40

Let's go July!  Goal for this week is 45 with a ten mile long run.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.700.000.000.000.007.70

Nice cool morning.  Felt good to be out running 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.600.000.000.000.006.60

Easy run then back and biceps at the gym.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Hit 200 summer miles today.  300 to go before September.  So nice and cool this morning. I could actually see my breath on the river trail

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.300.000.000.000.005.30

Wheeler Farm for some soft surface running.  Ran into an old friend on the trail. Saw a fox.  Lily came with me.  

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Finally hit a double digit run.  It was tough.  Trying to keep progressing.  Sore from shoulders and core work

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.400.000.000.000.007.40

Week 4 of a mileage build.  Probably do a cut back next week.  And then build to 50/week. 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

Had an insomnia night so missed running yesterday.  Still went to lift.  I planned on a cut back week next week.  Might have to be this week instead

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Getting steamy out there!

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Easy shorter run.  I have a very busy day today 

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
10.200.000.000.000.0010.20

75 minute run.  So hot!

Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
420.900.000.000.000.00420.90
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