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Rex Lee Run 10K

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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**

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 

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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Miles:This week: 40.68 Month: 175.28 Year: 408.58
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Zero. Zilch. Natta.

I went to bed at 9:00pm Sunday night totally exhausted.  I didn't think twice about turning off my alarm as I knew it was a rest week.  Guess I needed a rest.  And I don't feel guilty about it.

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4:45am came early this morning!!  8 miles on the TM.  1:14:00.  I set the speed at 6.4 mph and left it.  Nice and easy today.  Just boring early morning TV.  This is my first weekday 8 miler.  I'm getting fancy!

My shins felt good during the run.  I didn't feel them at all.  Now that it is 9:00am, I still don't really feel them.  I'm wondering...I never feel them during the runs.  Do they do better the more I run (as in I didn't run yesterday and they were achy???)?  Are they just "growing pains" because I'm putting on more mileage (I only add 2 miles a week)?  I have one spot that is more achy than the rest of the shin...normal?

It is suppose to rain on Saturday morning during the Rex Lee run.  Awesome.


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Fire alarms went off again last night (it wasn't that long ago when we had the FD out because of the stupid alarms).  One of my daughters woke up screaming, "RUN to the neighbors driveway..RUN).  I pulled that darn thing out of the wall and quickly ushered everyone back to bed.  Stupid alarms.

Hubby was gone this morning so I had to run during while my daughter was at preschool.  I haven't run outside during a weekday forever.  I had speed scheduled for today and my feet felt very "floppy" trying to go fast.  

10 minutes warm up (a little over a mile - wanted to start on a even time)

5 mins hard (7:45-8:00mm...had to go up a big hill)/ 2 min easy

4 min hard (7:45ish)/ 2 min easy

3 min hard (7:30ish)/2 min easy

2 min hard

1 min hard (6:55 ish)/2 min easy

ran for awhile then 2 more 1min hard (6:35-6:40ish)

mile cool down

These felt very hard to me.  I was breathing very heavy and didn't feel recovered when the next one started.  I probably did them too hard (it is hard to figure out speeds on the road...much easier on the TM because it just makes you go!!!).  I had to stop a few times...lots of snot rockets today.  Darn allergies.

51:29 - 6 outside miles

AP:  8:35

9:26, 8:17, 8:15, 8:21, 8:20, 8:45

Rest tomorrow, 3 easy on Friday, race Saturday.  My goal for Saturday's race is to beat last year's time of 52:00 (for a 10k).


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I could really get use to this sleeping in business!

1.25 mile warm up

2 x .5 mile surge

.75 mile cool down

My legs felt a bit creaky the first little bit, but warmed up and felt fluid.  Off to the races tomorrow....hopefully the rain will hold off until 10:00am.

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Race: Rex Lee Run 10K (6.2 Miles) 52:23:00, Place in age division: 6
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We REALLY do have to write about THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY on this blog right?  Unfortunately, I have had a lot of the last two categories and not nearly enough of the first!

I had high (er) hopes for this race.  I've run a lot more miles in 2012 than I had a year ago and I was really hoping to break last year's time.  Every time, I want to "race", I always get let down. Maybe my expectations were just too high. Maybe I should just give up running and be a professional Jelly Bean eater.  Heaven knows I've eaten WAY too many Starburst Jelly Beans!

My husband's office sponsored a "team".  I was the only runner who didn't wear the "awesome" green/yellow shirt.  Maybe that is why I ran so horrible :)  There were only 3 of us who ran the 10K (me, hubby and some dude) - everyone else ran the 5K.  Next year I think I will run the 5K. 

I put last year's time in the ().

52:23 (52:03)

AP: 8:33 (8:24)

Mile 1:  8:30 (8:55) - I was breathing hard right from the start.  I knew I started out too fast and was already thinking I was going to blow up!  Gradual uphill.

Mile 2:  9:02 (9:07) - BIG BIG BIG LONG hill going up by the Provo Temple.  We ran by an old basement apartment we lived in during college.  Still breathing way too hard.

Mile 3:  8:02 (7:53) - Start of the down hill.  We hit a brick wall of wind.  I had to put my head down to help block flying debris.  I kept my eyes nearly shut because I had so much dust/dirt flying in my contacts.  I just couldn't get the momentum going down the hill.  Already started to feel pukey and I still had 3 miles to go.

Mile 4:  8:26 (8:03) - Stopped for water and walked for a few seconds.  SO pukey.

Mile 5: 8:35 (8:23) - Stopped at another water stop.  Just trying to hang.

Mile 6:  8:49 (8:26) - I entered the track and started to get dizzy.  I had to puke, but didn't want to in front of all my hubby's coworkers (that would be a bit embarrassing).  Slowed down to the walk/shuffle. 

56.87 (1:13)

After I stood there for a minute, I snuck out of the track and went to find Tim.  It wasn't his best race either.  I ran him in.  It was getting really cold and the wind was still blowing, so we took off.  No cool down run, no stretching.  Just pouting :)

Live and learn.  Moving on!

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