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January 27, 2020

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Location:

Herriman,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

St George Marathon: 3:23:54 (10/6/12)

Half IM: 5:44:03 (8/25/12 - course was long!)

25K trail - Buffalo Run (16.5) 2:34:50

Half Marathon: American Fork - 1:30:44  6/23/12

Spectrum 10K 43:42   3/17/2012

Best 5K: Spanish Fork 21:55 05/30/09

Short-Term Running Goals:

Okay, so for 2013 I am going to have FUN! Not that running isn't always fun, but I had a wonderful breakthrough year last year and I want to play this year :) AND get faster! So, my first goal I'm going to put out there is my yearly mileage goal.
It is 2,186 miles from my driveway to my sister (QP's) driveway! I want to spend this year on a virtual trek cross country running those miles. So, that is how far I will run in 2013...from my house to QPs. It will take all year and yes, this is measured on Hwys so it isn't really exactly how I COULD run it, but good enough. 43 miles/week...totally doable, and a fun goal to track how far I've traveled as I go along. Who knows...maybe I'll even run PAST her house :)

I will do more trail runs, Boston, Pacing duties, another Half IM and some other tris. I'm excited for this next year and look forward to having fun with all of you out on the roads, and trails! Maybe bag a few peaks this year too!!

Long-Term Running Goals:


Big Dreams: 5K in 20:2X; 10K in 39:XX; Half in 1:29:XX; Full in 3:15:XX; complete the Rim2Rim2Rim run and not die; Comrades; Iron(wo)Man.

Run for the rest of my life!

Personal:

4 children: twelve, eight, five and baby Fartlek - 2 1/2. Wonderful supportive husband that lets me drag him and the family all over for race after race!

Finished 13 marathons and LOVE running that distance! I'm definitely hooked to the marathon monster and hope to constantly improve my endurance, speed and stay injury free!

I've also found a love of trail running! I hope to keep improving on this front.

After being injured with a broken foot at the first of 2012 I found a tri group and started training with them and am now loving tris! The half IM was harder than I'd ever imagined...and am ready to do it again. I'll earn my bike butt and someday have enough time to train for a full IM.

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
BIKE MILES Lifetime Miles: 1168.40
LUCY MILES Lifetime Miles: 25.25
Adidas Lifetime Miles: 319.66
Orange II Lifetime Miles: 390.41
Boston Mizuno Lifetime Miles: 568.97
Fargo Nikes Lifetime Miles: 500.03
BEANS Lifetime Miles: 755.00
Orange Bostons Lifetime Miles: 527.59
Solomon Trail Lifetime Miles: 363.98
PI Tri Shoes Lifetime Miles: 4.00
Boston Mizuno 10s Lifetime Miles: 140.75
New Orange Lifetime Miles: 157.05
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Didn't want to get up early, so I went to the gym. Haven't been there or taken biting Fartlek there for over 6  weeks!! It was nice to sleep in.

Spin class. Allison kicked my trash good. I stayed as long as I could to get over an hour of spin in. Probably a good 18ish miles worth. I had a nice big sweat puddle to mop up afterward - excellent!

Did a weight set afterward. Lots of stability stuff while doing arms, legs, shoulders etc. then did transverse abs, planks and side planks. Then a good stretch out. Oh, I also did a 2 min cardio burst (like a sprint) after 2 sets of groups of exercises. Probably 4 or 5 sprints.

I am resolving to not be a slug and not take this injury lying down. Honestly, ever since I got my BQ I've had a hard time staying motivated for anything. I need to realize I have a half IM coming up soon and I know I've got the running under me when my foot heals, but I need more bike. So, why not get it in now? c'mon Rachel. Chin up, stop eating yourself into a mind oblivion and having pity parties because you can't run. Get off your butt and just DO IT!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Carina on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 15:42:25 from 204.15.86.83

Hang in there Rachel, you are doing awesome! Maybe the injury is a blessing in disguise so you can do some awesome cross training and not get burned out from running. You are one strong chick, you will make it!!!

From Teena Marie on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 16:23:33 from 67.2.96.50

I saw this on Andrea's blog. Definitely worth reading. You will love it.

http://www.athleticsweekly.com/news/radcliffe-talks-of-olympic-heartbreak/

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