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Top of Utah 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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7.00

Good run this morning in the AM.  Today is my dad's birthday so I wanted to make sure and get the run in because I knew after work we'd all be at mom and dad to eat dinner and cake!   After yesterdays event I've been extremely thankful to have his birthday.  He's feeling much better.  I wish we could figure out a way to stabilize his blood sugar.  Part of the problem is he is so active and likes to keep busy.  We can't expect him to just sit around, but, I wish it were easier to tell if he's over done it.  I wish I had an answer. What an emotion weekend.  There's been a ton to deal with between him and 9/11.  All I have to say is be greatful!

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Total Distance
7.00

7 miles around the river in the am.

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7.00

7 miles with intervals.

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5.00

Easy run today around the river.  Just 5 miles.  

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I started the day by going to my two neices school with my sister and dad.  It was Donuts with Dad day so since I had the day off I couldn't miss going.  After words my dad and I went to breakfast.  He's trying to eat better and more often.  Afterwords Marlin and I headed to Utah for TOU. Our hotel was in Tremonton so after checking in we headed for Layton. We took a wrong exit, but, that ended up being alright.  We got some tomatoes for canning. Once we got to Layton we found the expo, went to go eat and then the expo had started.  Marlin got me a bag and jacket.  When we got back to the hotel room  we got our things ready for the morning and off to bed.  I was glad to get to bed pretty early...around 9pm. 

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Race: Top of Utah Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:55:10, Place overall: 567
Total Distance
26.20

First off I have to say what a fun race this was.  I'm so glad I did not miss out. I was very hesitant because of my first attempt at a marathon in 2009.  All I will say about it was that it was a negative experience and has taken alot to get past it. It had been pretty frustrating. And, bottom line I was just mad at myself.  This race I had done so much more training and felt 'maybe, just maybe I can do this'. I had only told a couple of people that I was thinking about running it.  If it were not for great friends I do not think it would have happened.  

Marlin and I got up pretty early because we had to drive to Logan from Tremonton.  I wasn't thrilled to get up so early, but, it actually went by pretty quick.  Before I knew it we were on the bus headed to the start line.  Boy, did it seem like a long bus ride.  I was happy to see a big white tent set up for the runners.  I knew we had awhile to wait and it had been raining.  A few minutes before the race it really started to pour rain. Lots of thoughts going through my head at this point.  I tried not to get overwhelmed and reminded myself to have a good run.

I don't have a mile by mile report, but, I know I did what I had set out to do.  Stay around a 8:30 pace.  I knew I wanted to stay ahead of the 4:00 hour pacer and behind the 3:50 pacer.  There was a young kid I ended up running with alot of the way because he was wanting to stay ahead of the 4:00 pacer also.  I could not believe how fast the aid stations came up.  The race was flying by.  Before I  knew it we were at mile 10.  I was feeling great.  I know how I've felt in other races and this was a completely different experience.  Before I knew it we were half way and I was happy to see the time - around 1:55.   I was still on pace.  It had started to rain and I was loving it actually.  I loved meeting other runners along the way.   When we started to get around mile 16 I wondered if things would start to change for me, but, it was all still pretty good.  As we started to get into the residental area I was not sure what would happen.  I just kept focused and was happy I was keeping the same pace.  When we got around mile 19 & 20 I didn't expect the uphill quite yet.  I knew we only had around 6 more miles to go and really wanted to pull this race off under 4 hours.  Each mile that went by I was happy I was still feeling pretty strong overall.  I had met an older gentleman around mile 13 that had came up to me...as we ran together he said I was a strong runner.  I really enjoyed talking to him and thought about what he said towards the last few miles. I was happy to be at mile 23 and wondered if Marlin was finishing.  I could see other runners were slowing down, even walking, and knew I did not want to not get caught up with that.  It just drove me to focus more.  When we got down to the last mile I was getting ready for it to be over.  The last half mile is when my legs really started to feel it.  I was not going to let them shut down on me.  Once I passed the last corner and saw the Finish line the only thing I cared about was FINISHING!!!   I passed a few more people at the very end and was EXTREMELY happy to see Marlin right there at the end.  What am AMAZING experience and I LOVED every minutes of the race!!!!  What a experience to run 26.2 miles in the rain and hail. And I qualified for Boston 2013!!!!!!  

Finished 567 out of 1831 runners.

Women - age group (50-54), finished 6th out of 43 women

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