I Can Do Hard Things

March 2023

Previous MonthRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesToby's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageWeek ViewYear View
Graph View
Next Month
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

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**

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

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.

Favorite Blogs:

Click to donate
to Ukraine's Armed Forces
Miles:This week: 16.75 Month: 26.75 Year: 1203.97
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
175.280.00175.28
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Pam's route - 32 degrees and very wet heavy snow.  Will it ever end?  It's been a few days since I've run outside and it felt somehwhat foreign.  My right hip flexor/glute is still bugging and I'm starting to get a bit nervous.  

TT:  1:02

AP:  10:17

HR:  156

PM:  TBT Class

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

MCT - 30 degrees - 3x1600 @ 7:34-8:15

I had a massage on my hip yesterday.  It is feeling way better.  She said my quad was SO tight.  I tried to make this a B+ workout to keep things in check.

TT:  55:09

AP:  9:10 (7:57, 7:53, 7:44)

HR:  166

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.000.005.00

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
17.000.0017.00

Manilla elementary - pondout/back on MCT - canyon road - round about - 100 E

This was hard.  I was alone, didn't fuel enough before or during the run and my legs felt SO heavy (so many hills today).  I stopped at mile 5 of the tempo to regroup and mentally pull myself together.  I'm almost out of self-discipline.  There is nothing glamourous about training for a marathon.

28 degrees and snowing.

10 WU - 6 mile tempo 8:30-9:00

TT:  2:43:47

AP:  9:37 (8:47, 8:51, 8:38, 8:33, 8:33, 8:39)

HR:  168

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.000.003.00

Out/Back from new entrance  - 28 degrees

TT:  32:24

HR:  137

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Pam's route to roundabout - 30 degrees

TT:  1:15:56

AP:  10:53

HR:  149

Lift legs at home

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.750.006.75

CRAZY windy - 39 degrees.  Drinking fountain sprints (with an extra .57 mile 1560 W add on).  I tried my best and didn't come close to hitting fast times.  Oh well....move on.  Effort was there.  Slept terrible.

TT:  1:01:20

AP:  9:05 (6:52, 6:30, 3:20, 3:25, 3:59)

HR:  170

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
3.250.003.25

Out/back new entrance - 28 degrees

TT:  33:47

AP:  11:15

HR:  133

Lift post run

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
18.000.0018.00

Run with Karen and Mark through Alpine...lots of climbin.  34 degrees - sunshine.  No tempo miles today.  I actually felt SO great and have no soreness.  I could've gone way faster.

 

TT:  3:07:42

AP:  10:25

HR:  155

PM:  TBT Class

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Out/back on 300 N - 37 degrees

TT:  45:36

AP:  11:22

HR:  134

Annie got her mission call today.

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Lift lower leg

Discovery Park to Evergreen Park - 45 degrees and pouring rain - hamstring pulling

4x800 @ 3:33-3:45 (7:49-8:15)???

TT:  1:08:42

AP:  9:40 (3:55, 3:49, 3:48, 3:45) (7:50, 7:43, 7:40, 7:27)

HR:  164

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Pam's workout - 27 degrees - hamstring very tight

TT:  55:44

AP:  9:18 (7:38, 7:08, 6:53) - PR on all segments

HR:  157

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

700 N-100E-300N - 28 degrees

Lift before run

TT:  44:37

AP:  10:54

HR:  143

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
15.000.0015.00

Ran with Karen/Mark on the MCT - 37 degrees with a little rain.  Not sure what my deal was, but I felt like crap.  My left hamstring was very tight and I just didn't feel good.

TT:  2:33:33

AP:  10:17

HR:  159

TBT Class

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
5.400.005.40

700N to 100 E/1120N to 300 N

TT:  58:40

AP:  10:41

HR:  161

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.200.009.20

N County - SR 92 - 100 E - 30 N - 43 degrees and pelting rain.

I was reading over my old MTC training plan and looking at the long run tempo runs.  I've been doing my current tempo runs too fast.  Goal was 9:00-9:20 for 5.5 miles.  I couldn't see the times on my watch since it was dark and all the times listed below are 100% by feel.  A small drop of confidence.

This run about broke me though.  Not because of the paces, but because of the weather.  Today was 100% self discipline and the rain/snow pelted my contacts and went up my nose.  This has been my hardest training cycle ever.

Got a 90 minute massage with Felisha.  Feeling the life come back into me again.

TT:  1:25:06

AP:  9:15 (8:56, 8:47, 8:45, 8:43, 8:36, 8:31 - tempo paces)

HR:  166

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

Pam's route- snowing like crazy.  Decided NOT to do the speed workout because the roads were too slick.

TT:  1:01:11

AP:  10:12

HR:  159

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

On home TM because it was crazy icy out.  We got another HUGE storm yesterday.

3x

Lift legs

.5 WU@ 10:00

.5 @8:00/8:00/7:53

.25RI

.5@8:00/8:00/7:53

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
20.480.0020.48

MTC with Karen/Mark - 27 degrees and very snowy.  I ran the first 12 with them and tried to tempo on the way back.  I couldn't go quite as fast as I wanted because of the snow, but the effort was there. Forgot to start my watch - off by .40

TT:  3:22:53

AP:  10:07 (9:34, 9:05, 9:03, 9:11, 9:29 (dip), 9:09, 9:22)

HR:  156

I actually felt really good.  My hammie held up, but right achilles was pulling.  This weather is the worst snow we've had in 40 years.

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
4.000.004.00

Run with Brittany H.  700 N - 100 E - 300 N - 30 degrees

TT:  42:46

AP:  10:13

HR:  147

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.200.009.20

43 degrees - N County - SR 92 - 100 East

5 mile tempo @ 9:00-9:20

TT:  1:27:17

AP:  9:29 (9:28, 8:44, 8:39, 8:36, 8:23)

HR:  165

I felt alright on the tempo.  My legs were tired....everything was tired.  I'm ready for a rest week.  Massage on legs yesterday.

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
7.000.007.00

Pam's route to round about - 36 degrees and snow - run with Heather.  I slept SO horrible last night.

TT:  1:08:31

AP:  9:50

HR:  168

Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
175.280.00175.28
Weight: 0.00
Debt Reduction Calculator
Featured Announcements
Lone Faithfuls
(need a comment):