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Member Since:

Jul 14, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records

  • 26.2----------2:58:45 09/15/2012 Top of Utah Marathon 
  • 13.1--------1:17:55 11/02/2013 Snow Canyon
  • 10k---------38:10  03/2013 Hale Freezes Over 10k
  • 5k----------18:48  09/2012 Spanish Fork 5k

Short-Term Running Goals:

My goal is to continue to enjoy running and maybe get faster a long the way!  :)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run until I am 100 years old!

Personal:

I decided to join to hold myself accountable for my training and because I love learning from others running experiences.  I just started running a little over a year ago and have a lot to learn.  I work fulltime as a Manager of Telecommunications for Intermountain Healthcare and go to school online through Weber State University.  If you want to know more check out my blog: www.runningfortrevor.blogspot.com

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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8 miles with 10x400's at 6:19ish pace.  Felt good for the first time this week.  I think that running up Payson canyon last saturday really took a toll on my body.  Overall AP for the run was 7:30.

10 minute cooldown on the elliptical. 

I skipped my lower body workout today since I'm running a marathon on Sunday.  I think that a lot of my soreness is also due to all of the lunges I did last Friday so I figured it was best to skip it.  Plus I'll use any excuse I can think of to not workout my lower body. ha ha

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30 minutes weights. 100 pushups, 80 sit-ups, 5 sets of 1 min planks,

20 minutes elliptical talking to Kira Bell.  Thanks for passing the time Kira. :)

6 miles on the treadmill, easy peasy.  I guess I'm ready to run a marathon on Sunday!!  Pacing my friend to a sub-4 marathon.  Any last minute pacing advice from the pros?  We are shooting for negative splits.  So starting at 9:05-9:10 pace for the first half and then 9:00-9:05 for the second half.

New Balance 950 Miles: 6.00
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Race: Las Vegas RnR Marathon (26.55 Miles) 04:05:57
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Ran with my bestest friend and helped pace her.  We were on track for sub-4 up until mile 20-21.  This race was absolutely CRAZY!!  Never ever run it unless you just want to run the half or enjoy large mass crowds.  The first 13 miles of the race were off the strip and full of gradual uphill/downhill.  It was boring but we paced really well.  We were so excited to get on the strip at the halfway point (1:59 at the half) but as soon as we hit the strip all hell broke lose.  There were 38,000 half marathoners and the last group 3:30 HMP had just been released.

Basically we spent 13 miles trying to pass walkers and make our way through the crowds.  I have never seen so much madness in my life.  It was like we were freaking cattle being herded down the strip.  All of the water stations were out of water and I had to pour water for us.  It truly was rediculous.  I had to run in front of Julia because there was no way we could run side by side with all of the crowd. 

Anyway I know I am being negative but with all that said she still set a 10 minute PR from SGM and ran a great race.  Very, very proud of her and glad I could be a part of it.

My garmin measured 26.55 and I'm pretty sure I worked harder running up on the sidewalk and pushing through walkers to make my way through the maze than I did running.  I am over it now because it was out of our control.  Just wouldn't ever do this race again.  All and all a great weekend with great friends.

My other friend Heather ran a 4:02 and set a 12 minute PR.  And my cousin totally rocked the half in 1:33.  He was the 400th finisher out of 38,000.  (he did not have to deal with the crazy mass of runners luckily)

I'm sure I'll do a better recap on my personnel blog so check back later if you want more details.  Or if you want to listen to me rant and rave more.  My throat is serious sore from screaming "Half marathoners to the right." 

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4 miles on the treadmill at the hotel gym

40 minutes weights.  They had tons of free weights which was really nice.

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Slept in and boy did that feel good.  Woke in time to get an hour of cardio in at the gym but my car wouldn't start.  bummer.  Got a call from work and spent 30 minutes resolving a work issue from home.  Finally was able to sneak 30 minutes of elliptical in at my clubhouse gym.

This is going to be an off week for me.  Lots going on at work and coming in early and getting off late.  Always weird to have to change your routine but it is only 1 week and it will soon be gone.

In other news conisdering I ran a marathon on Sunday I feel great.  I know that I easily could have ran a 50k (30 miles) on Sunday and it was a great indication that my fitness is very strong.  Maybe this little decrease in volume will be good for me and I will come back stronger.

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squeaked in 5 miles before getting to work at 5:55am!  Woo hoo glad to have some endorphins before an extremely long day.

Anyone else watch the Biggest Looser marathon last night?  It never ceases to inspire me.  Call me crazy but I truly feel like the marathon distance has changed my life!  4 marathons in one year after just starting to run in June 2010.  I think I am officially nuts but man I love it. :D

PM:  3 miles easy.  felt hard!

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25 minutes weights

20 minutes elliptical

5 treadmill miles, 40 minutes

New Balance 950 Miles: 5.00
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25 minutes weights

8 treadmill miles.  I sprinted out the last 400 of each mile at a 6:45ish pace.  I felt really good today for the first time post marathon.

I have officially gained 2lbs post marathon.  Please tell me this is normal?  ugh so frustrating!!

PM:  30 minutes elliptical

Mizuno Waves Pink Miles: 8.00
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11 miles in 1:27, 7:56 AP.  Every mile was barely under 8 except the first mile which was 8:24.  I felt pretty fatigued for this run and like I was going really slow.  I was shocked when I saw my pace when I was finished.  It felt much more like 8:30 miles the entire time.

Weather said 15 degrees when I started but it definitely didn't feel that cold.  I wore wool socks and feet never felt numb or cold which was nice.

Planks & pushups.

New Balance 950 Miles: 11.00
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5 miles running, 6 miles walking.  LOVE sundays at the track with my bestest friend Julia.  Such a gorgeous day in UT.

Pearl Izumi's Iso Shift Miles: 5.00
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20 minutes weights.  planks and pushups and worked biceps

8 treadmill miles.  Alternated the pace and incline simply because I was bored. 

New Balance 950 Miles: 8.00
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weights for 40 minutes.  worked shoulders, chest, & did sit-ups.

8 miles running.  bumped the incline up to 3% for the last .25 of each of the middle miles.  last mile was easy, I was spent!

Mizuno Waves Pink Miles: 8.00
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25 minutes weights - pushups (90 total), planks, worked triceps

20 minutes elliptical

6 miles on the treadmill - easy run, low incline, 8 something pace.

Pearl Izumi's Iso Shift Miles: 6.00
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successfully came up with an excuse to skip my leg workout for the 3rd week in a row. :D  Today's excuse was that my i-pod was dead and my bed was really comfy.

9 miles on the treadmill.  I attempted some speedwork but just wasn't really feeling it.  I ate like crud last night and my stomach was feeling it, ugh.  I just decided to slow it down and take it easy.  No reason to really push the pace during the winter "base building" phase.

Pearl Izumi's Iso Shift Miles: 9.00
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30 minutes weights

8 miles on the treadmill.  I attempted speedwork again since yesterdays attempt was an epic fail.  Today was much better.  I didn't push it too hard at all but my next race on the schedule is a 10k so I wanted to get some quick turnover going.

6x800 at 6:11-6:15 pace with equal recover

1x400 at 6:07 pace

1x200 at 5:58 pace

Overall AP was 7:25.  This was a good workout.  My only issue with speedworkk is that my hamstrings are always sore afterwards.  I think it is because I am lengthening my stride and I am wondering if this is normal?  Should my stride stay the same when I run faster or is it normal to lengthen the stride.

As I become a more experienced runner I am trying to pay more attention to my stride and form and this thought came up today. 

New Balance 950 Miles: 8.15
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Ran with my friend Julia this morning.  It was a great run.  I love laid back runs like this.  We ended up with a 8:59 AP!!  So proud of Julia.  She has improved so much and it is very exciting to see.

I always crave a diet coke after running in the cold.  Dang it I need to kick that habbit.  ha ha oh well!

Pearl Izumi's Iso Shift Miles: 10.40
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30 minutes weights.  biceps, pushups, planks, sit ups

12 miles on the treadmill.  I have today off of work so I decided to take advantage of the extra gym time.  I was also feeling pretty fresh since I took yesterday off of running completely.  I did 5x1 mile repeats.  The goal was sub-7 pace which is my 10k pace goal.

Fast miles were between 6:54-6:58 and slow miles were 8:00-8:06.  I felt really strong which was a great confidence boost.  Overall AP was 7:35.

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Whoa I did not want to wake up this morning.  I really wish I had two weeks off of work for the holidays.  It is so hard when I am staying out late playing with my family and then trying to function during the day. ha ha

20 minutes weights

7 treadmill miles.  55 minutes so 7:50ish pace. 

My family went to temple square last night with a bunch of extended family and my Mom accidently slammed our heavy jeep back door on my back.  It was a total accident but dang I am in pain.  I even shed a tear from pain for the first time in like 10 years. I have a very high pain tolerance but it really hurt and I am really hoping the pain goes away with a little ib profin and isn't anything major.

Mizuno Waves Pink Miles: 7.00
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25 minutes weights.  planks, pushups, and worked my chest.

8 miles on the treadmill.  Awesome hill workout today.  I started at 7.4 (8:06) and bumped the last 400 of each mile up to 4-4.5% incline on the treadmill.  I also bumped the speed up one notch with each mile.  Recovery periods were at 1% incline.  Total time was 62 minutes.

Asics Yellow Miles: 8.00
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just ran 9 miles.  I felt SO sluggish at first and the first mile was like 8:45 pace.  Finally snapped out of my funk and sped up a bit.  I sprinted out the last 400 of each mile at 5k pace to keep things interesting.

Anyone want to do a LR with me over the holiday? 

Asics Yellow Miles: 9.00
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14 miles on the treadmill.  I had a bad attitude going into this run but it didn't end up being to bad.  first 8 miles were at 8:00 pace 1% incline on the treadmill.  From mile 9-14 I bumped it up a notch each mile finishing with the last 4 miles at goal marathon pace (7:30).  I was tired by the end but I felt strong and in control the entire run.  Final time was 1:49, for a 7:50ish AP.

Did weights for a bit afterwards but was tired from the run so I called it a day.

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Ran in Huntington UT where the entire town is only 1 mile. ha ha I had to laugh when I started at the very end of the town and ran all the way to the other end and it was barely 1 mile.  I managed to run up and down some side roads and made a little adventure out of it.  It was a nice little run but man I am sure glad I don't live there and was only there to visit. :)

Pearl Izumi's Iso Shift Miles: 6.35
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Christmas morning run.  I was planning to run easy but getting chased by a dog in the second mile suddenly sparked a progressive run.  splits were 8:05, 7:43, 7:37, 7:33, 7:04.  I felt really good and it was so peaceful and relaxing to be out running on Christmas morning.  It was one of those runs that I felt like I could keep going forever but unfortuntely I had to work. 

Now I'm at work until 2pm.  Merry Christmas everyone!!  I hope Santa brought you everything you wanted. :D 

Asics Yellow Miles: 5.20
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25 minutes weights.  worked my biceps and then did my pushups.

9 miles on the treadmill.  I did 1 mile repeats.  the fast miles were sub-7 minute pace.  I felt pretty good and am really hoping I can hold a sub-7 minute pace for my 10k coming up.  I was definitely feeling all the junk I've been eating in my gut towards the end.  I need to get back on track with the healthy eating,

Asics Yellow Miles: 9.00
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Got going kind of late this morning.  Slept in, did some work from home and finally hit the road around 9am.  I was feeling tired and lazy but once I got going I felt better.  I wanted to run really easy since I had plenty of time and had done 2 harder workouts in a row.

My main goal for this run was just to run at a comfortable pace.  I am very guilty of running medium-hard all the time and I want to get more in tune with my natural pace.  Ended up with 12 miles in 1:37, 8:05 average pace.

Pearl Izumi's Iso Shift Miles: 12.00
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25 minues weights.  Worked chest and shoulders.

7 miles on the treadmill.  I did hill climbs today.  first .75 of each mile were at 1% incline and last .25 of each mile was at 4%.  These are hard!

Back to work today. ugh!

Mizuno Waves Pink Miles: 7.10
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20 minutes weights.  Finally worked my legs.  Walking lunges, and squats.  I am sore already.

8 miles on the treadmill.  I sprinted out the last .10 of each mile just to keep myself entertained.  Averaged an 8 minute pace for the run.

PM:  Loving the heat wave in UT.  2 mile easy run with the pup, 8:30 pace.  It felt great to be outside.

Asics Yellow Miles: 10.00
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25 minutes weights.  worked triceps and then did my pushups/planks

I had a big workout planned for today and I was nervous.  My legs were sore from lunges yesterday and I just wasn't sure if I could pull it off.  The plan was a 5 mile tempo run at sub-7 pace. (goal 10k pace)

Warm up was 1 mile at 8:12 pace and then I went right into the workout.  I started out a little slow with the first mile at 7:03 and then I bumped it up a notch for each mile after that.  Mile 2 was 6:58, mile 3 6:53, mile 4 6:53, mile 5 6:48.  2 mile cooldown at 8:20 pace.

I did end up dropping the incline all the way down to 0% on the treadmill by the last 2 miles at tempo but I still got through the workout and never stopped so I am calling it a success.

Okay so I was planning to head up north to run tomorrow but it is looking like it may not happen.  If anyone is interested in running 13-15 miles with me in Utah County in the morning please let me know.

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I woke up with an awful head cold this morning.  I have been around sick kids for the past two weeks and I think my luck has finally ran out.  I also yelled way too loud at my Dad's H.S. basketball game last night and had an awful sore throat.  I laid in bed for awhile and then checked the weather.  I should never check the weather because it just psychs me out.  It said 19mph winds and I was not up to fighting it so I dragged my lazy ass to the gym.

I planned for 13 miles but as soon as I got to the gym I knew it wasn't happening.  I felt weak and light headed.  I somehow found the strength to run 12 miles but it was not pretty.  I am stubborn and probably should have quit after like 4 but whatever I wanted at least 12 miles to ring in 2012!  Now I am sipping on diet coke and taking it easy hoping that whatever bug I have goes away soon.

Asics Yellow Miles: 12.00
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