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American Fork,UT,

Member Since:

Nov 27, 2009



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

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


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: 


"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.


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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It was an extremely emotional taxing weekend.  Plus the dog got up at 3:45am to go potty.  A few glute activation exercises.  Snowing and lots of new snow.  16 degrees.

13 miles with a 4 mile tempo @8:45.

TT:  2:03:30

AP:  9:41 (10:41, 10:36, 10:19, 10:15, 10:06, 10:08, 10:15, 9:46, 8:41, 8:47, 7:59, 7:50, 10:42). I was on the MTC and having a hard time gripping the asphalt.  I stopped after 2 miles.....reset and pep talk...decided to turn down Manilla Pond road in hopes of more grippiness.  I had a few stops during the first section (Carter called from the MTC...reschedule doctor's appointment).  My water and chews were frozen.  I'm feeling better about the 4 mile tempo and the last 2 miles were good.  Right quad sore during run and after run. 

HR:  165

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It was 6 degrees outside.  Our current hot water heater only makes luke warm water (we are getting a new one today), so I knew I couldn't warm up after my run.  TM it is.

3 sets of lunges - 2 mile recovery run X2

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Pam's route - 14 degrees, but sunny.  Right quad extremely tight.

TT:  54:02

AP:  10:48

HR:  146

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Carter kept calling from LA (enroute to Sydney then to Auckland) at 12:00/1:00am .  I was SO tired and didn't make it to the gym.  Glute activation exercises at home.

18 degrees - sunny - MCT

TT:  1:07:34

AP:  9:15

HR:  160

2 mile UP - 3 x 1600 @ 7:30-8:15 (My right quad is still very tight and my plan was to go conservative on these).

10:19, 9:51, 8:06, 7:50, 7:32, 10:04, 9:36

If I was a coach and my athlete ran these time, I would be mad :(. I should've slowed down and stuck to a slower pace given the condition of my quad.  I still have A LOT of training left to do.  Best not to be overcooked. 

Honestly, they didn't feel very hard though.

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In/out new entrance - recovery. 21 degrees

TT:  31:37

AP:  11:22

HR:  140

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