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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.

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2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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Quick miles before leaving for camp.  I'm going to be gald when it is over.

TT:  40:40

AP:  9:18 (9:53, 9:28, 9:05, 9:01, 8:34)

HR:  157

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Girls Camp

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Girls camp hangover.  MCT

TT:  1:06:48

AP:  9:36 (10:39, 9:57, 9:45, 9:38, 9:11, 9:01, 8:33)

HR:  160

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MCT - drinking fountain pushes, but I didn't time them

TT:  55:27

AP:  9:08 (10:12, 9:44, 8:57, 8:49, 8:39, 8:22)

HR:  164

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Ran with Iton Cowboy on Day 100!

TT:  3:45

AP:  13:56

HR:  144

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Easy on MCT

TT:  1:13

AP:  10:36 (10:57, 10:28, 10:35, 10:30, 10:32, 10:33, 9:26)

HR:  151

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Discovery Park to Evergreen Park with an add on

TT:  1:12:13

AP:  10:19 (10:32, 10:25, 10:24, 10:12, 10:14, 10:21, 9:59)

HR: 146

It was only 48 degrees this morning!!!  Easy run.

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Walk after garage sale

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West and east MCT to Manila Pond - down Pioneer House

Goal: 14 miles @ 10:31 with a 2 mile tempo @8:58

TT:  2:25

AP:  10:24 (10:57, 10:49, 10:47, 10:40, 10:47, 10:43, 10:47, 10:46, 10:40, 10:38, 10:41, 10:17 8:34, 8:20, 10:23)

HR:  155

I went super early to try and beat the heat.  I didn't hit the sun until the last 3 miles...yeah!  I actually felt super great on this run.  Going slower early on helped hit those tempo paces.

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TT:  37:12

HR:124

AP:  12:36

Walk/run outside

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Discovery to Evergreen with Melissa's street

TT:  1:13

AP: 10:27 (10:41, 10:36, 10:38, 10:19, 10:22, 10:16, 10:13)

HR:  150

63 degrees

TBT class

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Pam's route

TT:  1:02:23

AP:  10:23

HR:  156

Ran later than normal due to the post-rodeo tiredness.  HOT.  SO sore from lifting yesterday.

 

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The Iron Cowboy stopped me at a drinking fountain to say thanks for cheering him on during the Conquer 100.  Kinda awesome.  

 

 

MCT - drinking fountain pickups (did not time)

I saw my daughter's teammates on the trail.  They told me she had passed out before practice even started.  Yikes!  Still sore from Wednesday's lifting.

TT:  53:48

AP:  8:58 (10:14, 9:48, 6:14, 8:44, 8:35, 8:10)

HR:  164

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easy walk

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MCT west - out n back on Alpine Hwy - east

TT:  2:32:20

AP:  10:14 (11:11, 10:51, 10:51, 10:45, 10:41, 10:44, 10:37, 10:37, 10:24, 10:13, 9:31, 9:22, 8:55, 8:53, 8:42, 10:51

HR:  157

4.5 mile tempo at the end.  61 degrees.

 

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2 mile easy walk

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MCT

TT:  1:14

AP:  10:38 (11:01, 10:35, 10:43, 10:35, 10:38, 10:32, 10:08)

HR:  157

Cooler and overcast!  HR way too high for an easy run.

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Ran with the Utah Running Club this morning. It was raining and was humid.  We ran by Utah Lake.  Used today as a speed day.

TT:  55:12

AP:  9:00 (8:42, 9:06, 8:44, 9:06, 8:50, 9:14

HR:  164

 

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Discovery Park to Melissa's street (plus a short add on)

Crazy sore from yesterday's run.

TT:  55:30

AP:  11:06 (11:03, 10:46, 11:17, 10:41, 11:39)

HR:  147

3x

bohemian lunge

trx hamstrings

calf raises

LLL

15 down glute bridge

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3.5 mile walk

Feeling very tired and run down.  Switched to a walk.

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MCT

TT:  47:09

AP:  9:27 (10:26, 9:56, 9:31, 8:53, 8:19)

HR:  160

Dog was up all night.  We have family in town all week, so I switched to a rest week.

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Up Battle Creek with Chris and Lisa.

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MCT loop

TT:  50:14

AP:  10:06 (10:36, 10:15, 10:00, 9:50, 9:31)

HR:  156

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