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Location:

American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon

2011 - 4:11:52 

2017. -4:01:17

2021 - 4:03:05

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

2023 - 3:57:09

Utah Valley Marathon

2019 - 4:05:37 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Mt Charleston Marathon

2019 - 4:05:33

West Mountain Marathon

2015 - 4:42:34

 

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

2022-  1:42:45**

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

2022 - 1:48:53

Ogden Half Marathn

2024 - 1:48:58 - 3rd place in AG

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

2018 - 1:48:12

2019 - 1:47:50

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

2022 - 1:49:40 (AF Cancer course)

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

The Haunted Half Provo

2018 - 1:51:28

 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

Red Mountain 55K

2018 - 7:31:37

Antelope Island Fall Classic 50K

2017 - 6:14:23

Antelope Island 50 Mile

2015 - 10:10:00

Antelope Island 100 Mile

2018 - 26:53

 

 

**Personal Best 

 

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

To qualify for Boston

Personal:

Married for 23 years. I have 18 year old triplets and a 15 year old. I love to sew, garden, and run!

Favorite Running Quotes: 

1.  

"Sooner or later the serious runner goes through a special, very personal experience that is unknown to most people.

Some call it euphoria. Others say it's a new kind of mystical experience that propels you into a elevated state of consciousness, a flash of joy.

A sense of floating as you run. This experience is unique to each of us, but when it happens, you break through a barrier that separates you from casual runners. Forever. And from that point on, there is no finish line. You run for your life. You begin to be addicted to what running gives you."  

~Nike Poster

2.           A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao-Tzu

You’ve no doubt heard this.  And you’ve probably recited it in your mind on a run or at the gym when you’re just beginning to get in shape.  You have a goal in sight and this quote brings you back to the current moment.

 

But the problem is that many runners forget all of the steps between the first one and the goal.  If your goal is to run under two hours for the half marathon then you need to be honest about all of the little steps to get to that goal.

 

…and what I’d rather see you do is to get the goal out of mind completely, but rather focus on the process, not the outcome. -Jay Johnson Process orientation, not outcome orientation.

 

You should have goals, but you should take it one step at a time.  And you should be honest about the fact that you don’t know how many steps it will take to get there. ~ Vernon Gambetta

 

3.  Human beings are made up of flesh, blood and a miracle fiber called COURAGE! ~ George Patton 

 

4.   Find the courage to be patient.

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Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 692.04
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Flew home from Oakland today.  700 N-100E-300N-32 degrees and sunny

TT:  42:49

AP:  10:04

HR:  144

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Ran with Brittanie - Pam's route - 21 degrees

TT:  56:13

AP:  9:23

HR: 163

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Discovery Park - Evergreen Park - 25 degrees and sunny

TT:  1:01:29

AP:  9:28 (4x1200 - 5:52-7:50/5:48-7:45/5:42-7:36/5:43-7:39)-.25RI

HR:  162

Swim:  30:56 - 1350 yards - HR:  120

PM:  TBT Class

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Super icy outside - it must be bad if I'm choosing to run on the TM :)

TT:  1:37//AP:9:42//HR:  150---hamstring pulling-post run lift

2 mile wu @ 10:10 (5.9)
2 mile @ 9:31 (6.3)
1 mile @ 10:10 (5.9)
2 mile @ 9:20 (9:22-6.4//9:13-6.5)
1 mile@ 10:10 (5.9)
1.5 mile @ 8.57 (6.7)
.5 mile walk

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Work was crazy stressful and I didn't sleep at all.  Ran after work.  It was cold, but the sun was shining-30 degrees.

TT:  41:53

AP:  10:36

HR:  142
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700 N-100 E-300 N - 18 degrees

TT:  1:07

AP:  10:34

HR:  146

PM :  Swim

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Pam's route-21 degrees

1:06:19

10:59

145

lift in the evening 

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1 mile wu@6.3
2 mile@6.3-6.4
1 mile
2 mile@6.4-6.5
.5
.5 mile@8:06

HR:  148

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Out/back in MCT-lots of snow-27 degrees

TT:  1:11:33

AP:  10:16

HR:  151

Lift post run

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Pam's route with Heather-34 degrees-very icy

TT:  1:19:34

AP:  11:10

HR:  153

Burn bootcamp

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Up/down N County after work-27 degrees and SUNNY 

TT:  1:04:22

AP:  9:11 (tempo miles in way down-9:18, 8:39, 8:18, 7:47)

HR:  154

Post run swim-long course

1100 yards

HR: 119

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Run/walk in home TM-another snowy day.  My hip has been hurting since my snowy Monday run.  I need to stop running in the snow/ice.

Felt tired today.  Pilates day

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Discovery Park - Melissa's street - 27 degrees-no snow

TT:  51:09

AP:  10:39

HR:  142

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Ran with Run Squad - 27 degrees cloudy-no snow

TT:  1:36

AP:  9:37 (we walked part of a mile, but the rest were in the low 9:00's)

HR:  166

I actually felt very strong despite the faster pace.  Hip still achy...too much sitting.

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700 N-100 E-300 N-32 degrees

TT:  45:49

AP:  10:51

HR:  135

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Pumpkin truck loop-34 degrees

TT:  38:19

AP:  10:15

HR: 141

TBT Class

 

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Discovery to Evergreen - 36 degrees

TT:  1:04:41

AP:  9:46 -6x800 (3:49, 3:49, 3:45, 3:42, 3:42, 3:46)-RI .25.  Legs felt like trash after lifting heavy last night.

HR:  158

Swimming with Shelby

ozone injection in the hip

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Out/back out of new entrance-34 degrees

TT:  30:21

AP:  11:00 

HR:  140

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Run down Suncrest with the group - 28 degrees

TT:  1:12:45 - soooo manu walk breaks!!

AP:  9:22

HR:  151

Long course swim:  1250 yd - 34:16 HR:124 - I did an out/back onm the long course.  I had to stop half way through for a second to catch my breath

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Left on the MCT - 27 degrees - I start working with Coach Mel on Feb 1.  I'm nervous.

TT:  1:14:08

AP:  10:34

HR:  146

Swim - 1850 yds - 36 minutes - HR 117 - longest swim yet

PM:  TBT Class

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Drinking foutnain sprints - 28 degrees - dark - Ozone injection

TBT Class

TT:  58:08

AP:  9:43

HR:  155

 

 

  1/30/24 12/20/23 3/10/23
DF #1 to DF #2 (red sign to rock pile) (.87) 6:44 (.86) (7:50) 6:41 (.86) (7:46) 6:52 (.86) (7:52)
DF #2 to DF #1 (.87) 6:34 (.86) (7:32) 6:35 (.86) (7:21) 6:30 (.86) (7:32)
       
Murdock Dr to Pumpkin Truck Light (.47) 3:23 (.46) (7:19) 3:24 (.46) (7:21) 3:20 (.46) (7:14)
Fire Hydrant to Temple Light (.45) 3:20 (.46) (7:20) 3:20 (.45) (7:22) 3:25 (.45) (7:32)
Heather's House to Church Street (.27) 1:55 (.27) (7:01) 1:55 (.27) (7:11)  
700 N to 1560 W (.57)     3:59 (.57) (6:58)
       
HR 155 158 170
Temperature 28 43 39
       
  5:44am dark 5:56 am dark Crazy windy

 

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Pam's route - 28 degrees

TT:  1:07

AP:  11:18

HR:  136

Swim:  1850 yds - 36 minutes

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