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New Years Half Marathon

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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
Race: New Years Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 02:26:47
Total Distance

I registered for this race to run with my friend Jocelyn. She had contacted me months ago wanting to train for and race this as her first half marathon. So, knowing I would have dead legs from Thursday, I told her I would run with her. She was intimidated, but I knew better than her that I was JUST fine going poky slow...for me. 

She plugged into music right away so I chatted with Laura Western, Skinner, Heather and Shaylee since we all started early and it was great! Just a wonderful little run with friends. 

I got chatting with Skinner and got way ahead of Jocelyn, but I would keep an eye on her and then stop every once in a while to walk and let her catch up. Around mile 6 I caught back to Shaylee and Skinner went with his wife. From there on out I chatted with Shaylee and then around mile 10 she started struggling, but Jocelyn just kept plowing ahead. She obviously didn't need the support I was giving to Shaylee, so I stayed with her and we were maybe 1min behind Jocelyn so I could watch her and catch her if she dropped back. 

I had a great chat with Shaylee and hopefully helped her realize she had the determination and strength to hit her goals, she just needs to believe it! 

We finished strong and Shaylee realized she set a PR. Celebration for the first timer as well as the PRer! Then I headed back out to pick up mom...Laura. Lisa was sick so I had to pick up the slack and run mom in :) I didn't have my garmin on, but I'm guessing I ran about another 1/2 mile or so. 

We all ate and chatted for quite some time and I loved seeing more friends! Running buddies are the best!

Certainly not a fast race for me, but sometimes races have greater purposes than PRs and fast miles.

New Orange Miles: 13.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Russ on Fri, Jan 09, 2015 at 10:21:26 from

Great perspective! I need that. I get too focused on my own goals and you gave me ideas of others I can support in future races. Thanks!

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