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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: 322.10
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
Total Distance
7.00

I kept waking up in a panic last night. I guess I was nervous about getting up in time for the ride at 5:30. The last time I woke it was 4:30, I had 10 more min to sleep...relax and wait for the beep. Well, I woke up at 5:29 - crap! I guess my body just needed the sleep. My friend called me at 10:40 last night as I was crawling into bed (see, I TRIED to get to bed early), just having a rough day - daughter's wedding and her father will probably pass today. She had a lot to talk about. 

The only good thing is that I knew the ladies were riding up Rose Canyon, so I got ready and left from my house and just rode up and down 6400W until they came by. Kind of nice not to have to drive anywhere :) Climbed Yellow Fork and I was the one in the back - okay, so the other ladies are crazy riders and really good, but still. The nice thing is they would wait for me, but I wouldn't need to stop so I didn't make their stops long. 

I truly believe the bike is the great equalizer. Old can compete with young and 'big' people have more weight to drag uphill, but on the downhill...we FLY! :) it all evens out in the end.

I ended up doing the Rose Canyon Climb, the climb up and over Kennecott, and then from the Rec center a gradual, but constant climb home. My mph were only 14.7, but we did just mosey on a few of the flats. Either way, it was fun stuff and I got 24 miles in without even having to drive anywhere and I slept in an extra hour!

The plan was to head right out for a 5-6 mile run, but my friend again called. Dad was rushed into emergency surgery. Anyway, after another listening session I finally got out (about an hour later) for my run.

During my time in the house my garmin said it had lost satellites, but I know it just automatically reconnects so I didn't think about it. If it shows you how much I look at my garmin, I didn't look to see where I was at until past mile 3. It never re-connected to satellites! I had no distance or speed...just time. crap. Well, I figured I would just run until about 54 min and hope I hit 6 miles. I had to keep winding through the neighborhood to get to 54 minutes. I finally stopped at 53:30 right at home and called it good. Pulled up map my run...I was at 6.83 miles. Whaaa?!? I don't believe it. This is a hard uphill run and there is no way I did it at 7:50 AP. Nope, don't believe it. Well, since I was so close to 7, I checked to see where map my run would hit 7 and I grabbed Lucy and ran the last .17 down the street, then walked home. Did that in 45 seconds which brings my TT: 54:15 and my AP: 7:45. Again...I don't believe it.

I know yesterday I talked about how much faster I feel like I've gotten and how even hard runs seem to be faster, but I just really don't believe this. I looked at the point where I read my 26 minutes on my watch and map my run says that is about mile 3.3 and not remembering seconds or knowing exactly where I looked, I'm guessing, but it says that was around an 8mm and I don't run that fast up that hill. I'm telling you! I've NEVER run that fast up that hill (except with Paul and Chad 6ish weeks ago, but we only did 1/2 of the hill). I just don't see it happening. So, I don't know what went wrong, or if I really did just run that fast, but I just don't believe it.

On a side note...for some awesome 'super girl' pics from Saturday - look HERE

Awesome Elixers Miles: 7.00BIKE MILES Miles: 24.10LUCY MILES Miles: 0.30
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Rachelle on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 11:23:49 from 159.212.71.69

Believe Rachel, believe!!! You did it! You have gotten way faster and if anything I think the watch slows you down. I know for a fact that my natural pace is faster without the watch. Infact I am so glad I am wearing the watch as I recover because what feels like "slow" is way faster naturally than what my slow was 6 months ago.

You are getting faster and your natural pace is getting quicker. Own it girl! Great job on the ride. Wow I would have died.

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