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Member Since:

Jan 01, 2009



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!


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
Total Distance

Met the BBK's in the soaking rain this morning - great 3 mi warm up, THEN the fun began! We did 2 5K tempo runs with a recovery between. The first one, I headed out challenging Walter to a 4 mm - hahaha, that lasted for about 20 feet, and I think I only hit a 6 mm in my 'sprint'!!! Either way it put me a few feet in front of the group. I was determined to stay in front of Julie, Michelle and Cheris behind me, then about a .25 later it was 'just don't let them out of your sight'. I finally re-caught them just as Dean and Michelle P caught up as well. They again took off, but I stayed 50 feet or so behind them. I had to talk myself into pushing more nearly every .10 for the last 1/2 or more. I almost caught Cheris as she broke off maybe 20 feet behind the group. I was pleased with my effort, but was in awe that those speedy people can talk and chat at that pace while I'm stalking them with my heaving breathing behind them :)  The second 5K I felt exhausted, but as I started I was able to pick it up. I again kept up with Michelle and group for the first mile and DIDNT let them gain on me on the hill (this again was a mental game I had to talk myself into doing!!). Then they slowed just a little and gave me the motivation to try and catch Michelle P and Nancy about 75 yds or so ahead. By the time we rounded the last turn to the park I was only 20 feet behind them, and then they noticed me and turned around to chat with me in - wondering if I was that close the whole time "no, you would've heard me breathing!" It was a great run and I felt good about it, because I kept pushing myself and I wouldn't let myself give up. I'm gonna need that mental toughness in about 5 weeks!!! (Ogden, my 1st full). Then I finished up the last 1.5 with Nancy so she could round out her miles - funny how we have to do that, crazy runners!

Went home SOAKING wet - I almost felt like I was running in saran wrap, because my clothes/rain jacket wouldn't breathe!! I think my husband was cussing my name all the way to work, because he had to sit in my puddle from me driving his car home :) My AP for the run was 8:17 - splits, 1-3(warm-up): 9:14, 8:28, 8:30  4-6 (first 5K): 8:01,7:23, 7:22  7-9 (2nd 5K): 8:27, 8:10, 7:40 10-12 (cool down): 8:32, 8:54, 9:00

Afterward I went to yoga and had a great stretch and am feeling great now!! Running is an amazing sport and I'm so happy for all the wonderful running/workout friends I've made. Thanks to you all for helping me and pushing me to always do my best, you all are to blame for my success :) 

Nike Miles: 11.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From Michelle N. on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 13:22:43 from

Great run today Rachel. You keep getting faster and faster! You will do so well at the Ogden Marathon.

From Kelli on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 13:25:48 from


From Bec on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 16:48:05 from

Look at those splits. Nice work today. AP of 8:17 is not bad at all. You will surprise at Ogden. I'm excited to see how welll you do at that race.

Kudos to you for going out in the rain. Are you sure that puddle on the seat was just from you being wet? JK

From Smooth on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 18:56:02 from

WOW, what a GREAT run you had. Racing 2 5Ks back to back in the rain. I LOVE your splits. You're an AWESOME athlete. You will do FANTASTIC at Ogden. I love your attitude! EXCELLENT in every way!!!

From RAD on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 19:53:27 from

Thanks all!! and Bec, it sure better only be from the rain! It was my back more than anything!!!

So, are we all coming on Saturday?? I'm looking forward to some fun times!

From Maurine/Tarzan on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 20:02:05 from

Wow - that sounds like a tough and amazing run. Great job. You will have to wait for an hour or so after Ogden and cheer me in.

From Brent on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 21:19:08 from

Running in the rain, without Gene, nice workout. Syvlie did her long run today, she says thanks for thinking of her. Hey, save something for the race next saturday, easy does it on the 12 mller.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Marion on Thu, Apr 09, 2009 at 22:41:20 from

You are AMAZING!! That is one heck of a run!! I am SO impressed! WAtch out Ogden!!!!!

From Nancy on Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:54:21 from

Great job Rachel. I won't see you on Tuesday. If I run I will run with my dauther and go slow.

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