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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.

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: 15.40 Month: 27.40 Year: 1221.75
NB 580 Lifetime Miles: 49.79
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
65.660.000.000.000.0065.66
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.100.000.000.000.008.10

Easy 8.1 running with my buddy Katja at the gym. Katja told me that I am a "progressive Mormon " I'm not really sure what that means exactly. If it means that I am against being exclusive and judgmental, then yes. I might just be.

Sorry, for the religion post. I just spent the rest of the run thinking about what that meant, and if that's really how I would describe myself. Interesting perspective from a running buddy.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
13.400.000.000.000.0013.40

I warmed up 15 minutes and ran 3 x 3 miles with .5 mile recovery in between. I eased into it and tried to run faster each set.

Set 1: 18:23

Set 2: 17:55

Set 3: 17:38

I did this workout last year before St. George at the same point in training. I ran 18:35, 18:08, 17:46. So, I am at least at the same fitness level as St. George.

I felt great today. It's nice that my legs don't feel ready to fall off.

10 minute cooldown.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Easy afternoon run. I missed my morning shakeout run. It makes a difference. My legs were pretty tired from yesterday. Have I mentioned how awesome my in lawsare to watch my kids while I train? I really couldn't do this without them.

7:23 average.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
10.160.000.000.000.0010.16

Early morning run through the neighborhood. It's my criterion course. Also known as, "Stay where the street lamps are." It was a little chilly, but not terrible. I really enjoyed myself. It's so peaceful when you're the only one out on the streets. Except, I did see a 12 year old boy from my neighborhood riding his skateboard around at about 5:45. Kind of strange.

Slowly, but surely my legs are coming back. 7:27 average

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
9.000.000.000.000.009.00

Not the world's best workout today. I forget how sluggish you can feel during a taper. I mostly blame it on not being mentally engaged in the workout.

I warmed up two miles and then ran 4 x 200. I decided on 1000 meter repeats between 3:30 and 3:35. I wasn't sure how many I would do, but thought 8 was a good number. See? Wishy washy today. I ran four in 3:32, 3:31, 3:31, 3:32. My hipatarted to tighten, so I switched to miles, thinking a little slower pace would help. I ran 1 mile in 5:52. I kind of felt shot, so I packed it in. I need to remember to stay focused during the taper. I really want the marathon to get here. I'm kind of tired of training for it.

I expected my times to come out faster, but I think my body is really dialed in to marathon effort. This wasn't a terrible workout. I needed to keep my hrad in it better.

Tuesday's 3 x3 mile was a much better workout than today. I kind of just struggled overall today.

2 mile cooldown.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
17.000.000.000.000.0017.00

Tough windy run today. I ran temple loop really early this morning. I like the rollers on this route. I was running into the wind, rolling up for ten, and then picked up the last seven when the wind was at my back. It came out like this:

7:30, 7:22, 7:16, 7:25, 7:07, 7:22, 7:20, 7:23, 7:20, 7:20, 6:29, 6:23, 6:25, 6:25, 6:25,(I'm proud of this mile. It's all uphill.) 6:00, 6:01.

6:55 average.

I don't know if I am really in sub 2:43 shape. I know I'm in good shape. We will find out in two weeks. I will have to tuck into the pace group and see what I can do.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
65.660.000.000.000.0065.66
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