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November 13, 2019

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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 33 marathons: 15 St. George (1995, 2006-2019). 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 pacer (2017,2018)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:

2020 Marathon Madness

April  Salt Lake City Marathon April 18

May  Ogden Marathon  May 16

June Utah Valley Marathon  June 6 

July  Deseret News Marathon  July 24 

August  Top of Utah Aug 22 

September  Big Cottonwood  Sept 12 

October Saint George Marathon Oct 3  

November New York City Marathon  Nov 1


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 21,  Brooke 19, and Amber 16 and one dog-Cocoa (15). Troy works and cook lots of yummy dinners and desserts.  Courtney is back as of Aug 2019 from 18 months in England.  Now working as a CNA and going to BYU. Brooke graduated from PGHS IN MAY 2019. Attending UVU in Fall. Called to serve in the Michigan Landing LDS church mission. Leaves Jan22, 2020. Amber plays for Olympic Montreux Premier 1 soccer team.  And is a junior this Fall 2019. I  work full time (27 years in June 2019) as a registered nurse. Currently working in the special care nursery  at American Fork Hospital.  Our family loves to camp and go to Disneyland.  

Miles:This week: 6.00 Month: 46.76 Year: 1267.24
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
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okay so decided to run the time trial today instead of waiting a week from last one which would be tomorrow.  After realizing it was the benadryl taken every day last week after the swimmer's itch encounter that caused my significant joint pain in both my hope to hobble and last Fridays long run I am feeling more hopeful in my abilities.  Despite the nagging attachment to the achilles pain that is quite inflammatory in the right heel (new spot from where all the plantar fascitis was happening) i just put one foot in front of the other and got myself to pull through it mentally.  I got to the rec center at 7:50 after dropping off Courtney at school.  Started my first mile and was like so not feeling it with the right foot the perpetual issue.  I started at 1 mile at 8:57 and second mile made it two 8:41 pace after the first lap at 8:49.  1% incline.  So I then decided to do some 0.1 mile pick ups at 6:00 pace.  I ran five at 6:00 and four at 5:56.  Two at 5:52 and one at 5:49.  12 total with a 0.08 rest run in between at 8:41 pace.  I would wait for the tm to read 2.22 then up (or 2.42 etc)  pace to 10 mph and start the 0.1 miles at 2.24 to 2.34 then bring the pace down to 6.9 mph til tm read 2.42 and repeat going up in pace as mentioned earlier.  I was at 4 miles when I finished the 12th.  Got off TM and took a water break and prepared myself for the SW time trial.  I figured by running 10 to 10.3 mph earlier 9.2 start out would feel a heck of a lot easier only I had to hold it for three miles and increase my mile pace each mile. Moved incline down from 1% to 0.5% for the first two miles then 0% for last mile.  I just have to make that last mile feel easier so I don't lose it mentally.  I got on the TM ran 1 minute to get to 0.1 miles (so easy pace duh) then went right in to my time trial finishing 3.1 miles in 20:20.  Take a minute off that and that's 19:20 for the 3 miles.  6:26 ap.  So 6:35, 6:31 and 6:27 until last 0.14 where I picked up the pace to 6:00.  Strong finish and so glad I held it together.  Thought about quitting at mile two but talked myself out of it somehow.  Once I get to the mile to go I feel better but still doubt I can pick it up.  It was mostly my foot dictating my mind.  I felt an incredible sense of accomplishment.  Ran 1 mile cooldown at 8:48 ap.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 128.00
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