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Ogden Marathon

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Location:

Idaho Falls,ID,

Member Since:

Feb 07, 2010

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2012 City of Trees Half Marathon 1:53:59

2012 Boston Marathon  4:11:24

2011 Top of Utah Marathon 3:55:10 (PR)

2011 Firecracker 5k Run 23:31

2011 Coeur d' Alene Half - Marathon  1:51:08 (PR)

2010 Boise City of Tree's Half - Marathon 1:59:57

2010 San Diego Rock & Roll Marathon 5:37  (this is what happens when you're undertrained)

2009 Spud Day Half - Marathon 2:06

2009 Mesa Falls Half-Marathon  2:15

Local 10k's 2009 & 2010

Short-Term Running Goals:

It's been a challenging year so far since Boston 2011.  When I got home from Boston my world changed when I found out I had some pretty severe food allergies. Since being tested I have been focused on building my health back up which has been a long slow process. What a difference it's made and I feel extremely blessed. For years I knew something was wrong and it's amazing to finally know that food can actually be a persons medicine to live a healthy life. 

Long-Term Running Goals:

"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
- Steve Prefontaine

I'm hoping to start building more miles when I can and be injury free.  Maybe one of these days I'll be fast. Just for now I'm just very happy to be running.

Personal:

Happily married to Marlin Ordway. We've got 4 grown children between the two of us.  It's been fun watching them go through life - making mistakes and picking themselves back up.  I love seeming them happy and succeeding.

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Beautiful morning!  It's so great to see more people out early down at the river.

Lunch:  Stairmaster for 20 minutes.  Crosstrained with weights.

After work:  Went and tired out a place called Superfly.  Antigravity yoga.  Parts of it were good and there were parts I didn't like.  There was a time where we flipped over upside down and I that actually made me nauseous and dizzy.  I did not like it at all.  Glad I tried it but not quite sure I'd go back.

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6.25

Early run in the rain this morning.  Loved it.  But, could have done without the wind.   Love, love, love the rain!  Off to work!

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5.00

Not a fun run this morning. A friend asked to meet up with me at the river.  But, she didn't show up.  It was so windy!  Decided to quite at 5 miles.

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5.00

Ran at the river.

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5.00

River run.

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2.30

Easy run around the river.

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Race: Ogden Marathon (26.2 Miles) 04:30:43, Place overall: 1430, Place in age division: 610
Total Distance
26.20

After being signed up for the Ogden Marathon I wasn't sure if I was to actually run it. I hadn't done a ton of training and then a few weeks ago it looked like I had to work over the weekend.  About a week and a half ago a co-worker asked if she could switch me weekends. I couldn't beleive it!  Not only had I not been doing long runs, I had stopped worrying about running .  I didn't want to tell her no, because I want to switch her next month to go up for the Ultra in Salmon.  So, now I didn't have to work with not the best marathon training.  I decided to go ahead and run just to see how it'd go.  I heard a friend (Claudia) was running an easy pace so I talked to her about running with her.

I did not sleep at all the night before!  We were in the camp trailer.  Marlin had cancelled the room because I had decided not to run earlier.  I knew I was tired when we were up at the start hanging around the fire pits.

I didn't see Claudia when it was time to start.  I saw Karen Smith and knew she'd be pushing the pace, so I didn't want to run with her.  My goal was just to cover the course at an easy pace.  I did actually see someone else I knew (Idonna) just as the race was starting.  Long story short is we just ended up starting together and kept running.  I think it was around mile 8 we saw Claudia. I was so glad to see her!  All three of us girls ran together until around mile 18 or so.   My feet were killing me!!!  I've never had issues with my shoes or feet hurting.  Claudia was doing great so she kept alittle bit ahead every now and then.  After about mile 20 it was back to me and Idonna.  It was great running with her up until mile 25.  Her son was there to meet her and run in with her.  I was more than happy to cut back (plus, I was tired) so that they could have their time going in.  I stopped and walked for a titch. What a great thing for them to do together.  The only thing that mattered at that point for me was to finsh ahead of the 4:30 pacer. So, I was super shocked when I saw the pacer with a tenth of a mile to go.  As I looked over my right sholder, there he was, the pacer!  We crossed the finish line together.  Just disappointed we didn't make it under by 43 seconds.
So, even with the lack of training and not a very impressive time.  I was glad I ran.  After the race is when the real adventure happened.  After finishing I immediatly saw Marlin.  Then I ran into Karen, Scott, Idonna, Claudia and Cindy in the runners correl as I was leaving to go where Marlin was.  Once, I got done talking I found Marlin at the bag pickp.  I wanted some ibuprofen so we went over to the medical tent.  After Marlin got me some he was talking to someone else he knew.  I guess I started to look pale. He made me go into the medical tent.  Low and behold my blood pressure was down to 100/60.  I just hung around there alittle.  I knew I was alittle light headed, but didn't think I felt that bad.  I think it was just due to not drinking enough on the course and lack of sleep.   I sure slept good last night!!!

Results:

Overall: 1430 out of 2530
Women:  610 out of 1241
F 50-54:  22 out of 69
Age/Grade:   61.82% Place: 435
Finish:  4:30:43 Pace: 10:20
Tag Time: 4:30:43
Gun Time: 4:32:35

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I rode the bike at work today on lunch.  Felt good to stretch out my legs.  Overall they haven't been as sore as usual.  Something I realized was during the race on Saturday I never had that feeling of having to deep super deep to finish.  It was hard towards the end, but I didn't push myself like I have in other runs. 

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5.00

Five miles before work.

Lunch: Stair stepper and some weights at the gym at work.

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7.00

Seven miles in the morning. 

After running some errands I went for a bike ride with my sister, Kelly.  We left from Bill's Bike Shop and rode out to our parents.  15 miles.

Went on the ladies bike ride from Bill's.  17 miles.  Total bike miles today was 32 miles.

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6.00

Six miles around the river.  Legs were alittle tired from yesterday.  Now just have to work today and tomorrow then heading up to Island Park!

Lunch:  Rowing machine during lunch.

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7.00

Seven miles before heading up to Island Park. 

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Normal run. There's been alot going on so it's been hard to get more than 6 or 7 miles in the morning. 

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No early morning run.  I did workout on the stairstepper at lunch.  Some days it's tough.

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6.00

Six miles early around the river.  So windy!

Worked out at the gym durning lunch. 

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6.00

Six miles before work.

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