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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

Regular ol' loop on a regular ol' morning, except that it is freezing cold! UGGGHH! Where is the heat? It's only August :(

Garmin must not have been put away correctly yesterday, because it was dead this morning, so I have no pace to give. However, I felt pretty good on the run. Did a few fartleks on my mile flat stretch. I'd do two lamp post sprints, rest one. I've got the endurance back in my legs, I now need to work on the speed.

Felt strong on the hills, stronger than normal, but not fast. When I would feel my pace slowing I'd make a mental note and pick it up again. I'd like to say I was pulling around 9:20's on the hills, but who knows. It is about effort anyway, right?

Off to body-sculpt for my resistance and then I'll hit a few more on the TM at the gym.

***Got locked out at the gym. The scanner thing to open the door had fallen and the whole gaggle of us were waiting outside (and I guess some had been for over an hour) to have someone come open the door with keys. At least I wasn't late to class like I usually am :)

Class was good, and we just went a little longer to complete the full hour after we got inside. I hit the TM and decided to try a bit of speed work to switch things up a bit. However, as I got going I felt good about the paces and kept pushing the pace and length of the speed work, and sped up the pace of my recovery time. So here is what I did in my extra 30 Minutes:

5 min @ 9:30mm

2 min @ 8:00mm

5 min @ 9:22mm

3 min @ 7:53mm

5 min @ 9:13mm

4 min @ 7:47mm

4 min @ 9:05mm

2 min @ 7:30mm

This gave me a total of 3.5 miles for the 30 minutes which becomes an AP: 8:35 - not too shabby. The best thing was I felt good on the speedier parts. My breathing was under control and the minutes went by quickly. I think my legs just need to learn to feel speed again. I've gotten so used to listening to and not pushing my body (pregnancy forces you to), that my legs and body have just really forgotten what that extra gear is like. This gave me a bit of confidence for Onion Days, I'm still not sure I'll hit the paces and time I'd like, but it won't be as bad as I've thought it would be. ***

Mizuno Nirvana Miles: 3.50Mizuno Inspire - Oscar Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From Chad on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 10:48:15 from

It wasn't freezing this morning, it was nice!

From Burt on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:07:28 from

The heat is right here, baby!

From Calvin on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 13:31:18 from

Good running Rachel. Looks like fall weather might be here to stay.

Too bad about your Garmin. (maybe if you'd been charging the battery the right way all along this wouldn't have happened!)

From Toby on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 15:21:56 from

Don't be wishing that cooler weather away :) Hooray for a great workout! The speed will come!

From Kathie on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 15:32:01 from

I have not read your blog all summer, I love your new photo and it looks like your running is doing well to!

From Smooth on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 15:37:08 from

Rach ~ NICE run and workouts! It was PERFECT weather this morning! You don't need Garmin to tell you you're FAST and STRONG!

From Nancy on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 17:34:01 from

Great job on the workout. I thought to cool felt great.

From RAD on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 17:37:18 from

Chad, I'm a pansy and I HATE cold! After the avg temp drops below 75 for good I get cold and stay that way until April/May.

Burt, If I didn't love where I live so much I'd move down there for the weather!

Cal, you don't know how much I thought about our discussion on garmin charging during those 7 miles!! I guess techies don't know EVERYTHING! :)

Toby, I love heat - I'd rather be 10 degrees to hot than 1 degree too cold!

Kathie, thanks. It's been harder than I thought to come back, but thankfully it IS coming!

Smooth, I am fast...I am strong...I can run all day long! :) Oh, and it was too cold!! I was in long-sleeves, tights, ear warmers and I was still chilly. I'm NOT looking forward to winter! brrr!

From RAD on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 17:37:59 from

Nancy, you are definitely a cold weather gal! I still can't get over how you run in short sleeves in the dead of winter! I however, LOVE heat!

From Merri on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 18:05:15 from

Nice job Rachel! I don't like the cold weather either. So sad summer is almost gone. I don't know how you are doing this high miles already! I think I just must be a wuss or something. i can't get myself going and I feel like I have zero time :( Good job again!

From allie on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 18:56:39 from

brrr. i want the heat back as well. i bundled up like it was winter this morning.

great speedwork today! you are going to do great at onion days.

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