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Virtual Ogden Half Marathon

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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

St George Half Marathon

2012 - 1:55:00

2013 - 2:03:00

2014 - 1:46:00

2015 - 1:48:00

Salt Lake City Full Marathon

2013 -  4:23:03 

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

2012 - 1:51:00

2014 - 1:44:01

Ogden Marathon

2012 - 3:58:35

2013 - 4:17:20

2014 - 4:02:51

2017 - 3:55:22**

Hobble Creek Half Marathon

2001 - 1:40:00**

2011 - 1:45:00

2012 - 1:43:00

2013 - 1:43:00 

American Fork Half Marathon

2013 - 1:48:24

2014- 1:53:23 (pacing Tim)

2017  - 1:47:54

Timp Half Marathon

2012 - 1:47:18 

Utah Valley Half Marathon 

2011 - 1:55:00 

Top of Utah Marathon

2014 - 4:09:27

Top of Utah Half Marathon

2010 - 1:48:20 

Goblin Valley 50K

2014 - 5:58

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 21 years. I have 16 year old triplets and a 13 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:

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.

Miles:This week: 16.00 Month: 16.00 Year: 879.31
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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133.803.00136.80
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MCT with Kellie and Collette

AP:  9:54

Sore from lifting yesterday 

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MCT

TT:  2:08

AP:  9:54 (10:18, 10:15, 10:12, 10:12, 10:06, 10:11, 10:01, 9:42, 9:42, 9:54, 9:30, 9:25, 9:05)

HR:  166

This felt very hard today.  Legs heavy from lifting.  Breathing labored.

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HR 103

Walk in home tm

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Melissa's route

TT:  47:39

AP:  10:37

HR: 152

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Pumpkin truck loop

TT:  36:44

AP:  9:10

HR:  162

Progression run.  Felt good!

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Race: Virtual Ogden Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 03:17:44
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I ran with the Iron Cowboy during his conquer 100 (day 67).  We walked 100%, but I kept my heart rate low and feel great.  Chatted with lots of out of town folks who came to do the full Ironman.  Great day!

TT: 3:17:44

AP:  15:06

HR:  117

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Walk/run

HR:  131

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Pam's route

TT:  50:00

AP:  9:40 (10:16, 10:10, 9:45, 9:11, 8:25)

HR:  167

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Walk/run

HR: 140

TT:  37:00

 

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4/30/21-46 5/14/21-54
7:28 (8:40) 7:10 (8:15)
7:19 (8:28) 7:04 (8:09)
   
3:45 (.46) (8:07) 3:42 (.46) (8:01)
3:38 (.45) (8:06) 3:39 (.45) (8:03)
1:59 (.26) (7:34) 2:00 (.27) (7:29)
HR: 168 HR: 167

 

Drinking fountain sprints

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Ran with Collette on the MCT.  Started at the PG bathroom

TT:  59:27

AP:  10:01 (9:35, 9:32, 10:18, 10:04, 10:25, 9:31)

HR:  165....too fast.  Legs felt extremely heavy.

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Discovery Park to Evergreen Park

TT: 1:02

AP:  10:30 (10:52, 10:29, 10:30, 10:33, 10:23, 10:11)

HR:  158 too high

TBT Class

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Wow!  I felt super strong today!  Hooray.  It was the state track meet.  My daughter ran the 3200 and she fell apart mentally.  Hard parenting.

Drinking Fountain Pushes

 

5/18/21 5/14/21 4/30/21
7:01 (8:07) 7:10 (8:15) 7:28 (8:40)
6:47 (7:49) 7:04 (8:09) 7:19 (8:28)
     
3:35 (.47) (7:42) 3:42 (.46) (8:01) 3:45 (.46) (8:07)
3:32 (.45) (7:53) 3:39 (.45) (8:03) 3:38 (.45) (8:06)
1:58 (.27) (7:22) 2:00 (.27) (7:29) 1:59 (.26) (7:34)
     
164 167 168
52 54 46

 

 

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TBT class

3 mile walk

HR:  117

 

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MCT to new entrance

TT:  56:37

AP:  9:56 (10:34, 10:16, 10:05, 9:54, 9:32, 8:54)

HR:  156

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Another walk with the Iron Cowboy.  There were a lot of big wigs and fast folks out tonight!

TT:  3:43

AP:  15:44

HR:  121

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Walk

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Out and back on the MCT

TT:  2:22:46

AP 10:13

HR:  167

I tried to go slow, but felt like I was putting forth WAY too much effort.  Calves tight.

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New entrance to Melissa's street to old entrance

TT: 42:33

AP:  11:57

HR:  142

Walk/run recovery.  Lifting at home

 

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Discovery Park to Evergreen Park with an add on to Melissa's street

TT:  1:12

AP: 10:21 (10:41, 10:23, 10:29, 10:20, 10:08, 10:12, 10:13)

HR: 158

Meh.....

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MCT

TT:  57:13

AP:  9:32 (10:!3, 9:59, 9:28, 9:16, 9:15, 8:59)

HR:  164

 

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Dog was up all night.  Carter woke up sick.  Just didn't have a run in me today.

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Discovery Park to Melissa's Street to Old entrance

TT:  43:55

AP:  9:59 (10:18, 9:49, 9:48, 10:12, 3:46)

HR:  160

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