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New Years Revolution Run

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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
Race: New Years Revolution Run (32 Miles) 05:00:00, Place overall: 4
Total Distance
32.00

Well, not running for a couple weeks (pretty much) and heading out to conquer a 50K isn't advisable...all the time. Only when you're crazy...or bored :) 

I started this race hoping I could hit my 50K in the 5:00:00 and that my shin/calf wouldn't die on me. I accomplished one of those goals, well maybe both.

I had to limp myself into a run the first few miles and they were a lot slower than I would've liked, but at least I was running. The shin/calf eventually warmed up and then I was on my way. Still a TON slower than the people I would've liked to have been running with, but we all get left behind sometime. I wasn't the happiest about it, but luckily there was one person (Curtis) that was willing to take it a tad slower (we were hitting 8:30AP laps, so nothing horrible!) and chat with me and keep me company. During the 3rd hour he left to go bike for an hour with the goal of 13.1, 1 hr bike, 13.1 - and he hit it!! Anyway, from all those 5 million boxing classes my hammies and glutes were tight and screaming at me. I begged around and found someone willing to give me IB. Thanks Joshua! It kept the aches at bay so I could finish.

When Curtis came back the last 2 hours he was a little behind his laps and times. I told him to leave me and go get his goal. I love that about runners. We are willing to stick with friends even if it means we occassionally sacrifice our goals! I was SO grateful for his company. Otherwise I would've spent 5 hours solo...blech! I do this as a social run and it sucks when you don't get that. I did get a couple laps in with Rachelle and Kristen, so I guess I shouldn't complain too much. I guess I'm just disappointed in myself that I couldn't keep up and chat with all my peeps. 

I didn't plug into my music until the last 40 minutes, but it was a great change. Helped me push through those last few laps and get me closer to my goal. My shin was still feeling pretty good, even when I would stop and start again, which it usually would tighten up and I'd be hobbling again. It wasn't my shin making me hobble, but my hammies and glutes! I'd get them warmed up and not look too atrocious after a few steps. 

I finished my 5:00:00 with supposedly 109 laps, or that is what they recorded. I truly don't think that even with my couple stops I ran a 4:30:00 full. It just doesn't seem to add up! Some people had their laps right on to what they'd manually recorded and others were short 3-7 laps. Looking at the overall, I truly think that people were about 15-20 ahead of what the clock was giving them. I always seem to have issues with this race and lap counting. I should learn and count it myself! But, I always think "I'll trust them this year!" Especially since I took 4th by ONE lap! ONE! ugh. Anyway, bygones. 

So, since they'd only officially recorded 109 laps I went and ran 6 more after as they were cleaning up to hit my 115 laps and get to 32 miles. Okay, it is really like 31.6...but that is for the inside lane and I was always in lane 2 or 3, so I'm rounding up! 

A great race and good times with friends as always. I took home a case of bananas, a box of otter pops and a box of Gu. SCORE! Much better than some stupid trophy and a pair of Altras...right? ;(

New Orange Miles: 32.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Glory in the long run on Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 17:02:19 from 174.27.244.110

I imagine you have great purity of soul. Sweat, sustain, soul, suspend, surrender, stamina.

Anyway, inspiring.

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