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Pleasant Grove,UT,USA

Member Since:

Aug 04, 2008



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

PRs: Fleet Feet Turkey Trot 5k- 19:46;  St. George Marathon  3:07:11(2013-- coming back from the dead)  Utah Valley Marathon 2011- 3:09:13 : D  1st place Master Division, 7th Overall; Mt. Nebo 1/2 Marathon 2011- 1:19:35- 2nd Overall,  first master. Ogden Marathon 3:14  (2010); 10K 2011 Speedy Spaniard 40:47.  I have run 30 marathons: 13 St. George (1995, 2006-2017)  Utah Valley (2011, 2014), Eiluj (2011), Deseret News (2015, 3:40 pacer),  Ogden (2009, 2010), Boston (1996,2012,2014,2018)Top of Utah (1999, 2011 pacer), and SLC (2006,2015), Pocatello (3:40 pacer 2012),park city marathon 3:41:53 (2013), and Big Cottonwood 3:31:39 (2017)and three Ultras-Squaw Peak 51.25 miler 2010 in 12:05:27 (9th woman) and  Antelope Island  (32 miler) in  March, 2011 (4th overall in 5:10:25) and in 2009.


Short-Term Running Goals:

Family First.  Running Second.  Running Third.  Running Forth.  JUST KIDDING ; D

Long-Term Running Goals:

Marathon--  PR (3:06 or better)

10k--  PR (under 40:47)

5K-- PR (under 19:46)



Married to Troy since 1997.  We have three daughters- Courtney 19,  Brooke 17, and Amber 15 and one dog-Cocoa (14). Courtney is serving a LDS mission in England, Troy coaches Brooke's Premier 1 competition  team. Amber plays for Olympic Montreux Premier 1 soccer team.  I  work full time (26 years in June 2018) as a registered nurse. Currently working on mom/baby/level 2 nursery  at American Fork Hospital.  Our family loves to camp and go to Disneyland.  

Miles:This week: 68.40 Month: 235.47 Year: 1461.73
Brooks Pureflow Lifetime Miles: 309.19
Altras Zero Drop (lt. Blue) Lifetime Miles: 366.29
Mizuno Precision 11 (orange) Lifetime Miles: 610.05
Saucony Mirage 2 Grey Lifetime Miles: 223.70
Nike Pegasus Charc/lime Lifetime Miles: 487.77
Nike Pegasus Grey/blue Lifetime Miles: 428.92
Mizuno Precision Pink Lifetime Miles: 479.56
Nike Lunar Flyknits RED Lifetime Miles: 893.47
Nike Lunar Flyknits MULTI GREY Lifetime Miles: 369.20
Mizuno Sayanaras Lifetime Miles: 292.58
Asics Gel Lyte 33-2 (blue) Lifetime Miles: 163.09
Altra Intuition 1.5 Grey Lifetime Miles: 55.31
Altras Pink Intuition 1.5 Lifetime Miles: 79.00
Kinvara 5s Peach Lifetime Miles: 576.20
Kinvara 5s YELLOW Lifetime Miles: 346.56
Kinvara Blue/lime Lifetime Miles: 578.77
Kinvara 5s Green Lifetime Miles: 47.31
Kinvara 6 Turquoise Lifetime Miles: 531.20
Race: Saint George Marathon #13 (26.2 Miles) 03:35:37, Place in age division: 2
Slow milesFast milesTotal Distance

Nice drive down with Jane, Kim, Jenny, Angie, Julie E and Summer.    I was quietly pondering whether I could pull off the entire run.  So I was full of self doubt physically with the left hamstring and burning pelvic pain.  I scraped my left hamstring with the real deal tool onThursday hoping to waken it out of pain.  It was pretty bruised up with petechiae.  Bed by 1030 pm.  I awoke at 405am.  We picked up Melanie and Julie E at 435am and 440am.  Got on 5 am bus.  Race started late by 15 minutes.  Didn't bother me. Stood between 3:25 and 3:35 pacer.  In first mile I knew it was going to be tough.  Hamstring was very sore and at mile four I naturally picked it up and my hamstring zapped me into submission.  I thought for sure I would have to stop and get a ride back.  But i just ran at a cadence that my hamstring stayed calm and as I climbed veyo it calmed especially going slow.  My pelvis started to act up as soon as I began the descent at mile 15 so I just kept an even effort.  My hamstring could only handle a 7:40 pace or slower. Felt hopeful at mile 22 that  I could finish this.  I put ice in my shorts that some people were handing out hoping it would calm my pelvis/lower back but instead it felt like icing in the AF river--- firey ice pain then numbness.  So I retrieved all the pieces and tossed them aside.  I was on a roll at that point and that played a little with my mind but  only cost me 30 seconds.  As soon as my bum was no longer numb I picked it up again.  Never felt taxed aerobically. Felt easy.  So not very sore at all.  Just hamstring and left IT band. And my burning pelvis.  Weather was PERFECT.  So beautiful!!  Never hot.  The volunteers were incredible.  Thanked every aide stations for being here. They are so NICE!!   Here are splits:  

1:51:26 first half; 1:44:11 second half




9:00 (potty)




9:00 (veyo)




9:58 (2 minute potty stop avg pace went from 8:20 to 8:33)







8:27 (the hill at mile 19)








and 7:51 for 0.35 miles.    



Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 145.00
From Russ on Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 14:55:14 from

Nicely done! Lucky #13 SGM in the books. Way to persevere and run smart.

From Donald Davis on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 05:05:55 from

Great job! Glad it was not too taxing. The weather sure was great this year.

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