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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: 40.76 Year: 1261.24
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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Ran at 6:45 am knowing still like 7:45am so what should I wait for?  This time change thing gets me every time.  Basically it is about change because I end up complaining in the Spring too.  So which do I prefer?  Light in the morning of course!!!!!  So I ran another hilly run.  Like I said, difficult to get away from them unless I want to run on more congested streets.  No thanks.  So I ran up 1300 west with some twists and turns thru different neighborhoods then to the infamous Farm rd up to the fire station in Cedar Hills but turned left ( awesome tough but exhilarating uphill!!! Really builds a lot of strength).  Then to the Cedar Hills path going South to Deerfield Elem right then down thru some nice neighborhoods (rarely a car in sight) and to my 800 road (easy pace of 4:01).  Picked it up last mile but still felt pretty easy, muscles slightly tightening but heart loving it (7:27).  Then decided to do a cool down since reading the new Runner's World about cooling down.  So jogged real easy around the block.  Not counting that in my running time or distance total.  Total:  59:25.  Avg pace: 8:15. 

Hey, does anyone know where I can rent Spirit of the Marathon?  Or I guess buy it a good price?  I have not seen it yet and have checked Hollywood video and Blockbuster and they don't carry it.  Thanks for any help here.

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Ran a 3 by 3200 not intentionally but first one I ran so I could come back and wake my daughter at 715am (too busy to run later in the day).  Then second one while she got dressed. On Tuesdays and Thursdays she has school choir so she goes an hour early and I almost forgot as I was getting ready to run.  The third after I drove her to the school.  A thirty minute lapse here as my other kids were up and needed me.  Glad my husband was home so I took off for my third 3200.  It consists of running the back way to Manila Elementary followed by a completely different way back so it goes in a loop.  One mile both ways.  Pretty good loop.  Good hill both way.  Not too steep just right.  Not really racing them just at a feel good pace which I was glad averaged out at 8:08 for the six miles.  It is getting easier and easier going at a faster pace for my easy runs.  Yay!!!  Just got to keep it up as the weather is changing.  Brrr... it was chilling on my third two miler.. as the winds came a blowing.  Happy Voting!!!!

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So I am lying in bed thinking okay let's get going on a run it is 7am.  I answered myself with no let's wait til the kids are off to school so I put on my sweats  and peak out the window much to my surprise Voila!! a mega storm.  Ah No!! I am not ready for this kind of weather running.  Not gonna do it.  It wouldn't be prudent.  (Dana Carvey acting out George Bush).  Anyway..... I wait for a change in the weather pattern.  I may have to drag my husband to the PG Recreation Center and do a treadmill run.

So we made it to the Rec Center.  The weather was on and off flurries to big flakes... so forget outside running.  The treadmill speedwork was now on schedule cause if I am going to pay money to use it, it better be a good workout.  My husband ran the track for 50 cents while I paid the big $3 for the treadmill and darn it I forgot my ear phones.  Makes for a very dragged out focus on something to get me thru kind of workout.  Yuck!!    I ran a modified Allie workout.  She is way too in shape for me.  Wish I had a young bod.  It was 1x400 (6 min/mi), 1x 800 (6:18), 1 x 1600 (6:40), 1x 1600 (6:40), 1 x 800 (6:27) 1 x 400 (6:00).  All with 2 minute recovery at 8:45 to 9 minute pace.  First warmed up with 18 minutes at 845 pace then cooled down with 7 minutes of gradually taking the pace down from 9 minutes.  Glad that's over mainly because of the cleaners around me.  The fresh air outside felt awesome!!  Hope I don't get a headache later.  I usually do in this situation.  But I am hoping to be doing better these days. 

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Took my hubby out on a run.  How long he asked?  I said maybe 7, 8, or 9.  I logged it in the course tool (the run I visualized) and it came in just at 9 (redone more accurately after the run, 9.2).  Sorry hun. First mile slow and easy trying to warm up in this COLD weather (9:35). After that while going uphill, Troy's knee was bugging him and his chest from the kick to it in a soccer game four weeks ago.  So he kept telling me to slow down. We were probably at 8:45 to 9 in the middle.  I felt great so I was glad that he thought I was pushing him so I slowed for him.  I didn't want to leave him stranded.  But his advil kicked in the last three miles so he started pushing the pace.  We ran 7:37 our last mile (I have the mile marks to my home in all directions that lead to it).  The  1/2 mile before that I clocked us at 8:32 pace (my 800 road).  So average pace for total run (which route I loved!  up and around a park in Highland that is like abandoned by Lone Peak High School after passing the Tri City Golf Course- long up hill- like three and half miles).  Awesome.  Just felt great.  Besides the burning headache I had ALL night the cold weather kind of puts it in remission while I run.  Endorphins help too.  But it is still here as I type.  Burning down my neck and spine and my right eye twitch is back.  It is my lot I guess.  I try to find a cure but most days I say to myself just another marathon to get through.  You can do it.  Some times this mantra gets old and I lose my positive attitude.  So I am glad running can keep me in check most days.  Average Pace: 8:55.

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Easy run to and around Elementary school for three miles, stopped at school and helped in my daughter's second grade class.  Ran to home (another mile).  Total miles:4.4 in 38:19.  Average pace:  8:42.  Lovely easy run.  Gear up for 14 tomorrow. 

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Left at 630 am up since 2am on and off, mostly on.  Didn't feel tired either.  Felt like we pushed it yet the course tool says I ran only 13.7 in 1:59:45 (8:44 pace).  Last mile was even 7:51 and the pace checker half mile pace was 8:06.  Does anyone know how accurate the course tool is?  My butt didn't warm up the whole run but at least we all (Kim, Jane and I) wore black so the tiny bit of sun we did get near the end began to show some promise on our frozen bodies.  Glad its over.  BRRRrrrrrrr!!!!!!!  Now to get ready for two girls indoor soccer games and a BYU football game.  

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