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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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MCT at MH with Heather's group.  28 degrees - lots of snow and ice on the ground.

TT:  1:44

AP:  10:33

HR:  152

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Lift

Discovery Park to Melissa's street - 37 degrees

TT:  54:45

AP:  10:56

HR:  146

My FIRST swim lesson with Shelby!

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Pam's route - 30 degrees.  Run with  Stephanie/Brittanie

TT:  56:24

AP:  9:18

HR:  170

swim by myself - 20 minutes

yoga at the rec center

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Lift weights at home.

Discovery Park - Melissa's street - 30 degrees and sunny!!!  I'm starting to get worried about my hip.  I've been doing PT for a month.  I made an appointment with the sports medicine doctor.

TT:  46:22

AP:  9:16 - 3x800 + 1x400 (3:50, 3:47, 3:36, 1:47) - these felt good.

HR:  162

PT - .75 mile run for a gait analysis.  Right hip has a hip drop.  Need to strengthen my abductor.  

Swim with Shelby.  Learned how to kick.  I had to stop and get a breather after every lap.  My shoulders are so sore!

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No County-Pumkpin Truck-new entrance-32 degrees

TT:  35:19

AP:  11:02

HR:  139

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AF Rec Center-extremely icy outside -hip VERY achy.  I made an appointment with sports medicine doctor

TT:  1:37

AP:  9:42

HR:  152

30 minute swim

yoga

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Ran after work - in/out new entrance 39 degrees

TT:  32:41

AP:  10:52

HR:  138

Lift lower legs

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Major panic moment with my hip.  It was aching SO badly.  "If I can't run, I'm not doing anything."  

Big adjustment at work on the hip.

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Pam's route to roundabout.  25 degrees and sunny.

TT: 1:07:40

AP:  9:59 (3.5 mile wu - 4x800 - 3:55, 3:41, 3:40, 3:32) - these are the fastest 800's I've run in ahwile.

HR:  155

Hip actually felt really great on my run.  I think lifting before help warm it up.  During PT afterwards, we lifted a lot too.  Felt really good today.

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Discovery Park - Melissa's street - 25 degrees

TT:  57:04

AP:  11:47

HR:  130

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MCT - Manilla Pond - 21 degrees

TT:  51:23

AP:  10:51

HR:  139

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Ran with Heather's group - Alpine loop - 21 degrees (got colder as the morning went on).  Hip felt great!

TT:  1:56:21

AP:  10:03

HR:144

Swim - 30 minutes

950 yards - 3:16

HR:  122

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700 N - jr high-100 E-300N-25 degrees

Glute activation before run

TT:  59:58

AP:  11:07

HR:135

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Pumpkin truck loop-37 degrees

TT:  40:58

AP:  10:54

HR: 139

PM:  lift heavy legs

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Drinking fountain sprints-43 degrees DARK.  Speed is hard to do in the dark

TT:  56:21

AP:  9:23 (6:41/6:35/3:24/3:20/1:55)

HR:  158

Legs heavy from lifting last night.

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Ran with Karen through Alpine-34 degrees

TT:  1:52:49

AP:  10:35

HR:  155

30 min swim post run

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TBT Christmas Charity Workout

Pumpkin truck loop - 36 degrees VERY windy

TT:  35:22

AP:  9:33 (pick ups down manilla pond road and into neighborhood)

HR: 150

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Lift for 35 minutes before run

Ran with Heather's group - 28 degrees

TT:  54:50

AP:  10:30

HR:  148

35 minute swim post run

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Dip Sea Hike in San Fransisco

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