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Pleasant Grove,UT,USA

Member Since:

Aug 04, 2008



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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: 0.00 Month: 94.87 Year: 1141.83
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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So after my 430am wakeup yesterday and 18.6 miler/race, I got home showered, blogged, unpacked car from daddy daughter campout (hubby mowing lawn), fed kids lunch, went to see Harry Potter with 11 year old, then drove to Provo Kid to Kid to buy tap/ballet shoes.  Got home at 525pm, ate a wonderfully prepared dinner by Troy, dressed for work and clocked into work at 559pm for another all nighter.  Didn't get real tired until 200am.  Legs felt great all night.  Got home at 0700, slept from 740 am until 1040 when peaked at clock, fell asleep again until noon.  Got up ate cereal.  Checking for April's race report.  Not in yet.  Off to bed again.  This is a killer, no quality sleep week.  Mind over Matter I tell myself.  Work Mon, Wed, and Thursday nights.  So running will only be on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (way short) then Saturday.  No speed planned so I can recover and hopefully run well at Hobble.  Goal really only under 1:30.  Lately I just want marathon pace cause it is all about the big PR at SGM. 

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Out of the blue yesterday afternoon my left hip all the way to my foot acted up.  Mainly nerve pain, sciatica I guess.  Took ibuprofen and had hubby massage it. I am sure it is from poor recovery working all night after running long.  Neurons on fire I guess.  Slept fairly well last night.  Still sore in hip in am but started out real slow.  First mile 10:10.  Lovin' it.  Then eased into aerobic pace of 8:10 to 8:20.  Ran 7.81 miles more on canal and up to the top of 1100 north.  Pace varied to keep heartrate low at 145 to 150.  Last mile cooldown 8:17.  Hip really tight, spasms etc...  Oh well.  Will try to eat more nutritiously.  Kind of ate poorly at work.  7 rolls  (my coworker and I were having a contest) and 15-20 dark chocolate mini milky ways.  Not a good recovery meal.  Thank goodness my husband fed me well before I left.

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Nothing, just night shift recovery zombie mode.  Slept 4 1/2 hours.  Stayed up remainder of day until 1130 pm.  Got into a movie with Richard Gere in it.  Able to fall asleep fairly well.

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Ran a broken up run.  First ran 3.14 miles.  Warm up first two.  First mile 9:12.  Last mile 7:38, felt easy, yay.  Then took daughter to piano camp.  Ran from there to AF high school track .65miles away (this is all spur of the moment, nothing was planned out, I felt good so wanted to get in a easy track work out).  Ran 4 X 400 with recovery lap in between starting with slow lap.  Took it easy but a little weird running by the cheerleaders on the track (yes they were on the track except the inner lane, with four boys sitting on the grass watching in the inner field, whatever.  At first I thought they were helpers but no, they were salivating.  Of course me going around the track in front of their view distracted them slightly, some 40 year old with a lot of energy).  Splits, not all out just evenly paced, going by feel, not too exhaustion.  Felt good.  Not sure minus the spectators and the pom-poms on the course how much faster/slower  I would be.  1-  1:40   2   1:34  (felt easier than the first)  3-  1:33  4-  1:30   (ran 2:01 to 2:12 recovery laps in between).  Then decided to run 4x 200 with a half lap recovery.  1-  42   2- 40  3-  40   4-  39  (finally under 40).  Ran back to car and got other daughter to piano, drove other daughter home and ran a 1.15 cooldown.  Total mile 9.19.  I like this short version of track workout, I don't feel wasted but gives me an idea of speed pace. 

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Ran a wake up run as I worked last night and work tonight.  It was hot when I started at 420pm but there were clouds rolling in so I figured I may get a cooldown out there.  I did. But I started with a wet hat/head to help.  Stopped at Kim's to get my daughter's long lost lion she  got from Disneyland.  I snuggled with it for my last mile home.  Was very sleepy/tired on this run.  Ran 3.48 in 8:35 average pace.  A little under aerobic pace for me so glad I stayed within the zone.  Big run Friday am down Provo Canyon with Melanied and Kim for 18 to 20 miles  : D 

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No run, recovery from two  shifts in a row.  Slept until 2pm on and off.  Loving this cool August breezed with scattered thunderstorms. 

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I think running and my current schedule is wearing myself down.  After last week's 18.6 miler with the 13.1 tempo, I worked that night then three other nights, Wed and Thursday being the last two.  I try to run with friends at a time I used to but that is the time I am usually collasping and wishing for my bed (my shifts end at 630am).  Melanie, Kim and I had my husband drive us at 450am to Deer Creek Reservoir.  We found the trail but it only lasted  1.5 miles when a dog in the dark barked and woke his owners who yelled out "who's there?"  and then told us we were on private property.  The bike trail had abruptly ended and so we turned with a road that coincided, an old road, with only one house that we could see, just below the campground.  She was not happy and yelled for us to go back.  So we had to back track about 8 minutes and get back on the highway of all places.  Kim had her headlamp thankfully.  We went two miles then went down by the river and ran on the railroad tracks for just over two miles.  Fun footing. My legs were burning with fatigue, then my pelvis then my entire spine.  I was too tired and my muscles wouldn't respond.  My heartrate was low so I wasn't pushing it cardio-wise so I know it is due to sad sleep. I only slept one hour up for two then another 3 hours last night.  My body/mind is confused about when to fall asleep.  So I had to pay for it on this run.  Melanie and Kim were like energizer bunnies and I was feeling so depressed about my situation, everything below my waist just aching and I was getting a left-sided headache.  I kept my pace at 8:30 but just before getting out of the canyon I was able to pick it up despite the pain to 8:00 pace.  I passed Kim and Melanie who stopped to talk to some runners and I didn't even have the strength to stop.  I just kept going up 800 North and over to Orem Soccer Park and onto the Canal trail until 1100 north PG.  Mel and Kim caught up to me two miles from the mouth of the canyon and we ran the last 5 miles together at 7:43 to 8:12 pace.  Last mile 7:55 to Kim's car at Grove Crest Elementary.  Average pace for them 7:53.  My pace was probably 8:15 to 8:20.  The last five miles helped my average pace.  I so don't want to feel like that again soon.  Time for a long nap.  I feel sleepy. 

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