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AF 37th Ward 5K

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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

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


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: 


"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.

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: 6.00 Month: 125.00 Year: 1166.91
2014 - Minutes Lifetime Miles: 28605.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 343.00
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TT:  37:00

4 easy miles on the home TM.  

Before and after run:

lunge matrix

cross over drill

I'm ready for cooler weather!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 45.00
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1 mile before power pump

The power pump class is getting easier....it's still hard, but I'm more familiar with the different exercises. My arms are going to be sore tomorrow!!!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 70.00
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TT:  1:32

AP:  9:12

I had to get up early this morning to get my run in...ughhh!  10 easy miles on the home TM.  

2014 - Minutes Miles: 92.00
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TT:  1:32

AP:  9:12

Another early morning TM run at home.  Hip felt better.  We have our ward 5k tomorrow.  I'm trying to decide if I should race it OR run in with my son.  I really don't like 5k's and haven't run one in several years.  But it would be nice to get some speed in.  

Stretch and foam roll

2014 - Minutes Miles: 94.00
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Race: AF 37th Ward 5K (3.21 Miles) 00:24:42, Place overall: 1, Place in age division: 1
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2 mile warm up on home TM

3.21 miles

TT:  24:42

AP:  7:42

8:06, 7:27, 7:34, 1:33

I woke up my kids and headed over to the church for our annual rodeo.  There were 11 people at the 5k, so I thought I might have a chance of winning it this year....ha ha!  But they did change the course and we had to run up temple hill...ughh!

They shouted "go" and everyone took off.  A young man started off with a bolt up that darn hill.  But as soon as we turned the corner, he started to walk and I took off.  I enjoyed the downhill.  I was fearing the YM or Heather were going to be on my heels any minute, so I just kept going.  The last mile has some really ugly rollers.  I was totally in puke zone and was feeling frustrated when I passed the 3.1 mile and I will had a block and church parking lot to go.  

But I won and got in a good workout.  As soon as I got my pukes settled, I ran back and got my son.  He came in 4th overall and ran a wonderful race!!  GO Carter!!  My girls ran the 1K and Annie won, Georgia came in 3rd and I don't know about Abby.

Off to enjoy the rodeo!

2014 - Minutes Miles: 42.00
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2014 - Minutes Miles: 343.00
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