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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**

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

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 

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 

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 22 years. I have 17 year old triplets and a 14 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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JRP with Karen and Rachel.  Cooler, rainy and humid

TT:  2:38

AP:  9:54

HR:  161

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Walk with Lindsay F

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MCT Loop - cooler this morning 61 degrees!!

TT:  1:20:14

AP:  10:01

HR: 163

Ran into Tamrynn on the way home.  What a treat!

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Discovery Park to Evergreen Park - late start and it was 75 degrees

TT:  59:42

AP:  10:15

HR:  151

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Everflowing drinking fountain loop.  Cut loop short.  Crazy smokey outside and I should've run inside.  But it was 55 degrees.

TT:  1:43:55

AP:  10:17

HR:  151

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JRP with Rachel and Melissa.  Cooler, but smokey.  

TT:  2:56:37

AP:  9:48 (fastest long run yet)

HR:  160

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Pam's route - only 63 degrees - still smokey

I trip over our dog gate yesterday.  I had my hands full of stuff and landed right on my knee cap.  Ouch.  I felt really good after runnng 18 miles yesterday, but my knee was sore.

TT:  1:05

AP:  10:55

HR:  137

 

3x

TRX hamstring curls

Bohemian lunge

Side lunge with paper plate slide

banded clam shells

Tip toe walking

Elevated heel squat

DL

Calf raises TRX triceps

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Discovery Park to Evergreen Park with Melissa's street add on.  SO very tired this morning.  ITB bugging.  55 degrees!!

TT: 1:11

AP:  10:29

HR:  149

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JRP with Becky.  64 degrees.  ITB bugging.

TT:  2:02

AP:  10:13

HR:  161

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Running around the cross country meet

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JRP with Karen and Rachel.  Only 61 degrees!  I felt good even though ITB and calves were tight.

TT:  3:21

AP:  10:04

HR:  160

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Easy recovery on the MCT.  It was 54 degrees and rainy.  My favorite!!!!!!

TT:  1:23:18

AP:  10:29

HR:  149

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Out/back on N County.  Another cool morning - 54 degrees!  My favorite.

TT:  1:03:23

AP:  9:06 (10:21, 9:52, 9:28, 9:17, 8:29, 8:10, 7:43) - fastest run in a long time!!!

HR:  160

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MCT - 64 degrees - I saw EVERYONE out on the trail this morning!  I actually felt really good.

TT:  1:42

AP:  9:39 (10:41, 10:19, 10:25, 9:55, 9:41, 9:39, 9:32, 9:37, 8:38, 8:40, 5:09)

HR:  158

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West MCT

TT:  1:05

AP: 9:52

HR:  151

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Pam's Route - SO sore from class yesterday

TT:  1:00

AP:  10:16

HR:  148

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Pam's route

TT:  56:19

AP:  9:29

HR:  155

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MCT.  I saw everyone on the trail this morning!  It was good to see some friendly faces.  57 degrees.  I felt a little creaky after a down week.  Hamstring slightly pulling.

TT:  1:58

AP:  9:54

HR:  158

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