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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.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 121.00 Year: 843.31
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
21.503.5025.00
2014 - Minutes Miles: 258.00
Weight: 0.00
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.000.006.00

TT:  54:00

AP: 9:00

Easy recovery run on the home TM.  I was surprised at how good I felt this morning.  This is a lower mileage week.  

2x

walking lunges

single leg hamstring lift

squats

 side to side lunges

stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(2)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
6.501.508.00

2 mile warm up

400-1:35

400-1:34

800-3:27

400-1:32

400-1:34

I wasn't sure how today's speed session was going to turn out. It's been since 2012 since I've been on the track.  I was pleasantly surprised...I guess those hills have been working.  The ultimate goal is to hit 1:30 or below and I'm not that far off.  I thought I would hit the 1:40's.

On my first 400 some guy just started his speed workout and I jumped right in behind him.  Thanks dude.  I think that help me find my groove.  Speed work is still not pleasant, but I survived.

Cooled down until I hit 6 miles.

AM2: 

2 miles with the running camp kids.  Oh my hotness!!!!!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 80.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(1)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
9.002.0011.00

TT:  1:38:58

AP:  8:59

MCT

9:45, 9:38, 9:15, 9:33, 9:07, 9:04, 8:47, 9:00, 8:28, 8:12, 8:01

Dark o'clock run.  It took me awhile to find my mojo.  I started a new audiobook and it always takes me awhile to figure out all the characters!

So its been interesting this training cycle.  I've been doing more structured speedwork (track and hills).  But I feel like I'm getting slower on these longer runs.  Last training cycle, I would do MP/HMP miles during the run.  I could run this course in an 8:30's pace and today (and other days) I only squeaked out an 8:59 pace. Just when I think I have running figured out, it reminds me I know nothing!

This is my last run of the week.  Tim and I are heading to Trek for the remainder of the week.  I'm hoping for a small miracle that my running won't suffer.  I just hope it is not crazy hot!!  Tally HO!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 98.00
Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance
21.503.5025.00
2014 - Minutes Miles: 258.00
Weight: 0.00
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