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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: 25.63 Month: 25.63 Year: 1372.44
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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Goal 15, oops went over :D>    Anyway ran ALL miles at the GYM in Lehi.  Last day of my free trial.  No treadmills available (four broken down) at 555am.  So I hit the indoor track.  Saw Bec, she let me know the outside track  x 8 =  1 mile.  Gross!!  Crowded on the track but doable.   Ran first mile 8:16.  Second mile 8:05.  Third 7:17.  Forth 7:03, last three miles in 22:20 so avg pace 7:26.  Avg for 7 miles =  7:34.  Heard Melanie cheering for me on my last lap.  Good timing.   She wasn't prepared for outdoor running so we hit the TMs.  Got a good one this week after initially starting out on one like last week, and this one happened to be tilting to the left.  Not good.  Glad another TM next to Mel opened up after .2 miles.  Ran 8.5 miles on the TM.  First 8 at avg pace of   7:39, last 1/2 mile cooldown at 9:05 pace.  All the TM miles at 1 % grade.  So loved the company again.  Much nicer in the gym this week.  NOT sweltering and my TM had a built in fan and I had a fan above me. Yay.  So total mileage a whopping 15.7 at avg pace of 7:39.  Whatever.  Not sure why.  Just cause.  I think my antidepressant dose in respect to mileage must be in the 65 to 72 mile range :D.    I feel good.  So far.  Slept well last night.  Work, of course, tonight.  I work every Monday night.

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Slept four hours from 730am to 1139am.  Yay.   Tried to go back to sleep.  Not happening.  Got up for my planned 10 miler, route undetermined until I am out the door.  Ran up 1100 north to canal and ran south for total of 45:03 minutes then turned around.  Not sure of pace or distance until I course tool.   I figured I was faster than 9s so 45 minutes would be safe to get 10 in.  Distance was 5.24 miles to turn around in 45:03  (8:35 pace, includes steep hill to canal, of course) and return time 42:23 (8:05 avg).   First mile 8:36, last mile 7:35.    Total distance 10.48 @ 8:20 pace.  Easy run but became "sleepy" on the way back. Stretched well outside.  Weather cool to non runners but I wore shorts and a two nylon shirts and head band pulled way up.  Removed goves after first mile.  Nice to see the sun for a run.   PS:   I signed up for the Squaw Peak 50 miler,  hopefully I get in.  It filled up in one day last year.   That day is today, Dec. 1st.  Barring a post office catostrophy,  I should make the list.  NO turning back now. 

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Last Wednesday's workout, 2nd edition.  I decided instead of two cool down miles on the TM, I would run 2 min recoveries after each mile at 8:34 pace since last week I had to hold to the rail a couple of times briefly.  Didn't have to hold this time but wanted too.  Tough workout.  I guess cause Monday's long run was done quicker than usual.  Made it though.  Ran slower to the gym than last week in 27:22 (3 miles).  Freezing out but totally warmed up significantly after the first mile.  No make shift leg warmers needed, just my 80s green sweats over my shorts (sorry Kim). Just did trotting pace which felt lovely.  Rude awakening on the TM.  The TMs at PG Rec are not high quality.  They are the same version of the lower models at Lehi.  And they have like ten of the same ones.  No option but to run the TM that you can feel the pounding.  Not good.  Ran on it last week so I'll stop complaining, but after Monday's workout on Lehi's upper model TM...I have been spoiled.  Kim's is the same way.   A lot lower impact.  Almost aided type feel.  Anyway....ran a two mile warmup eventually getting to 8:34 pace.  A little sore in the left knee from Monday's 56 lapper on the track.  No brainer there.  Ran 6:44 pace at first and quickly changed it up to 6:40.  Here are the splits:  6:40, 6:40, 6:35 (why, 6: 40 was nice ?), 6:35, 6:31.  At the end of each repeat I picked up the pace to the next level or two higher.  So the last mile I ended at the 6:11 pace for like 30seconds (that's all I could handle.  Mel you are too speedy for me girl!!).  Two minute recovery between at 8:34.  0% grade cause I was a wimp today.  Not a good day to die.  One mile cooldown at 8:34.  Ran home just as slow to the second on the way back and it was the more downhill direction.  I ran a few miles for Smooth.  She would be glad to know I didn't finish so strong today.  I was peetering home enjoying the fact that I was done and I deserve to run easy.  Sweat crystalizing of course so wore my wool-like 80s pullover for windchill control.  Total miles 15.  Work the next two nights.  Really plan to run 5 miles tomorrow.  Nothing Friday.   LONG run Saturday.   

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Slept from 8am to noon.  Wake up nauseated every time.  Just body not liking sleeping during morning.  So I drink a cold glass of water, it helps and gear up.  Actually look forward now to these runs.  High noon, sun out.  Freezing but that doesn't matter.  Wore shorts, , headband, gloves, nylon t-neck and my infamous SGM finisher shirt from 1995.  The one with the big sun on it.  Still love it.  Was going to do 5 but felt too good so kept going.  Thighs reddish but didn't bother me.  Ran easy which I didn't have much idea of feel.  When it is cold it is hard to tell.  My breathing was very un-labored and it was one of those runs you feel you could keep going and going so I kept adding on going in the the old town of PG on broken sidewalks etc...very enjoyable.  Course tooled route at 9.35 so pace 8:23.  Very easy.  Work tonight.  Off tomorrow (from running), do you think I could contain myself.  Gearing up for 20 on JRP Saturday.   Course tooled the run starting at Melanie's house.  Would be a very nice flattish course, brief hills around Thanksgiving Point and the turn around would be at just over the point of the mount (prison).  So hope it is not freeeeezzzzzing.  There is really no wind cover there.   OH well :D.  Must toughen up.

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A DAY OFF.  Slept 3 1/2 hours after my night shift.  Just hung out with my daughter Courtney.  She stayed home from school.  

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Chilly start at 5:38 am.   15 degrees.  Warming up slowly.  Ran 4.65 miles  (8:21 avg) around a loop by my house before driving to meet with Josse and JulieE at the Orem Soccer park.  First mile 8:45.  Last mile 7:40.  Feeling really good.   Second course started at Orem Soccer Park on the canal trail all the way to a bit past Canyon Rd.  Coursed tooled the distance at 15.48 miles.  Avg pace to turn around 8:12.  Avg pace on the way back 7:58.   Total average pace: 8:05 for 15:48.    Felt great the whole way.  Great conversation run with friends to pass the time away rather quickly.   Time 2:05:10.  Took one GU.   One banana before second course with some water.  Thanks Josse and Julie.  Another 70 mile week, feeling too good.  Don't know if I am going for 70 next week.  Why stop when I am on a roll?  I take every day as it comes.  You never know if plans will change due to something unforseen.  Happy Saturday.  Off to FESTIVAL of TREES.  Total mileage for this morning  20.13 (avg for runs together 8:09),  Yay!!

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