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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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left leg so tight and painful.  bruising noted behind knee above and below due to hamstring.  Then didn't run rest of week as it didn't really let up until Thursday and I worked all shift.  But letting up is all it did.  not cured.  seeing chiropracter tomorrow to do the usual adjustment I need when this happens, stretch table, laser and ultrasound to SI joint and pirifomris areas of left side.  Tomorrow meaning monday October 2nd.  Did not run all week except Sept 30, Saturday.

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Everyone met at Art Dye-- jane, kim, angie, marissa, jenny and summer.  Didn't know that just asked late last night what everyone was running.  I have been chomping at the bit to be in ready shape to try leg and back out.  I believe it is piriformis/disc lower back radiating to left hamstring and lower side of left calf.  The disc has probably stopped pushing on the nerve as the pain is lessened.  Possible IT band as well.  Anyway they all got a ride up  AF canyon at two miles from top.  I ran from where are cars were parked.  I met up with Angie and Jenny (they ran up only 1) at my mile 7 exactly. Stopped and chatted for a few minutes then I got to the calves less than a half mile later.  Looked for some water at the fountain but they turned it off.  so I decided to stretch and see if  Isaw Jane and Kim as they were doing six of theirs at race pace.  I think Jane's race pace is 6:25.  YUP she is going to be super fast!! she is amazing.  Kim is dealing with similar pains to me so I struggling to be where she wants but will probabably get sub 3 anyway.  I started to run up from caves and got to 7.75 when I saw Jane but she was not stopping we talked as she flew by.  Didn't want to slow her down.  Then Kim was like 90 seconds later and I turned as she sped by.  After 7.75 miles of uphill it was interesting to turn and go down.  First mile was 6:52, then 6:49 then we stopped at 0.75 of next mile, don't know pace but when we started up again at an easy pace when it got to a mile it was 6:57 so if I had not slowed (that was the end of their six miles at race pace) with them it would have been my fastest mile.  The stop however made my hamstring pain loom over me.  I didn't want to rock the boat.  One false move and I would be back to square one.  So I had to let them go while I walked it out and massaged if for a bit.  I was able to jog in just fine.  It really was a nice run and beautiful weather.  Paces-- 9:14, 9:03, 8:42, 8:37, 8:53, 9:03, 9:28, 8:39 (up 0.75 down 0.25), 6:52, 6:49, 6:57 (jogged 1/4 mile), 7:50, 8:12, 7:53 and last 0.36 at 7:33.  Pretty much ran this by myself but had some encouragement and interaction.  Stopped thrice on way up (bathroom by golf course for water, then jenny and angie talk, and waiting at timp caves trail head) and twice on way down-- mouth of canyon where kim and jane finished their fast 6 miles and when I had to walk for a  few minutes and massage my  leg nd piriformis.  Really just going to have to try my best at saint george.  not sure 3:20 still in the stars.  as of last week I honestly could not have run a marathon any of those days I didn't run.  so glad it is mellowing out.  one week to go.  Plan 1:45 first half then see how I feel.  

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