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Thelma and Louise Half Marathon

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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.

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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
163.34
Orange II Miles: 78.40BIKE MILES Miles: 35.00BEANS Miles: 41.00Boston Mizuno 10s Miles: 53.15Orange Bostons Miles: 21.04Solomon Trail Miles: 10.50
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0.00

Too tired and sore and unmotivated. Nada.

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10.15

I'd like to say things felt good, but they didn't. Very sore and tired and I think everything has finally caught up to me. I have Moab to pace at 1:45 this weekend, so I'm not going to push the envelope.

AP: 8:33 splits: 8:26, 8:22, 9:40, 9:52, 8:24, 8:44, 7:54, 7:56, 7:50, 8:18, 8:38 (last .15)

Orange II Miles: 10.15
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What does a broken, achy runner do when they need a recovery? Bike of course! I biked from my house to Mtn View, out to Porter Rockwell, all the way North to 5400S and then back home along the Corridor. My garmin died at mile 27, so I don't know for sure how long the ride was, but I'm guessing around 35, because it died just in front of the Oracle data center my hubby used to work at and he said it was 8 miles from home. average speed was 17.3 up to that point, which was good considering all the hills were done and the wind was finally at my back as well.

When I stopped, I stopped because there was another biker on the side of the trail finishing up a tire change. I asked if she needed anything and she said she was good to go and was heading up Butterfield. She looked like a killer biker and I was worried about keeping up with her, but we hit a good rhythm riding next to each other and chatting. She bikes the canyon pretty much every day and invited me to come along with her anytime. Score! We exchanged phone numbers just as I took off home, because she had no more tubes left and had a small hole in her tire from the metal piece that popped the tube. I told her I'd be home and willing to help her if she needed anything on her ride...including a ride home :)

A good, strong ride! Felt good to get out, which I don't say very often on the bike!

BIKE MILES Miles: 35.00BEANS Miles: 35.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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4.25

Legs are still no bueno. I need sleep and recovery! Anyway, I bailed on the full Shaggy Mountain run, because I wasn't into a date run :) Chad was the only taker. So, I ran 2 miles back on the course and met him and ran the last two back in with him. Easy day, back to sleep. Ugh. I need my legs to come back to me!

AP: 8:44 splits: 10:24 (don't judge me! :P), 9:54, 7:31, 7:29, 7:14 (last .25)

Orange II Miles: 4.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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So...I was going to run a few miles with Amy this AM nice and easy before Moab tomorrow, but I had a change in plans around 8PM. Craig left for China this morning, so I should've known something fun was going to happen!

I went to the temple sealing of a great family in our ward and they had a reception at the church pavillion afterward so I took the kids as we headed out to go to the library and the grocery store for some non-spicy toothpaste for David. HA! Adam started crying and after a minute when he didn't stop I went over to see what the matter was. Ummm....his forearm was bent! I knew from the first look that his arm was broken and that I had a long night ahead of me.

A couple of brothers at the reception helped give Adam a blessing, Lauren took the other 2 boys home and I headed up to Primary Childrens. Adam fell asleep in the car. Luckily, I had the stroller in the car, because I'd met Smooth for a nice walk in S Jordan while Larry was in dialysis. We spent the rest of the night in the hospital. A very long night including x-rays, waiting, sedation, meds, loopy little boy ON meds, manual reset of the bones in his arm, soft casting, waiting for recovery, getting meds and finally heading home. I did stop at the store on the way home at 4:00 in order to get the all important non-spicy toothpaste so that David would brush his teeth.

Needless to say, going to bed at 5AM isn't normal for me. Sometimes I wake up at 5 to run, sometimes I go to bed at 5AM! So, I slept, got boys off to school (thankfully Lauren's last day was yesterday!) and went back to bed until I HAD to wake up to get packed and ready to drive to Moab. I was able to arrange it so that Lauren came with me and could watch Adam while I ran. I also drove JaNae and Kimberly. It was a fun ride down and they were both very accomodating to the ornery little boy with the broken arm!

I ended up sleeping on the floor with Adam and gave Lauren my spot in a bed, because I didn't want him to wake up in pain and bother anyone in the room. Not ideal, but it was better than cancelling on the pace job or having Adam at someone else's house!

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Race: Thelma and Louise Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:44:36
Total Distance
13.70

I love this race! I really love it! Odd circumstances led to Kimberly and JaNae actually NOT pacing the race, but they were good sports about it and just went on a trail run near the start while we paced. I was more than a little bummed to not only be pacing alone, but to feel like the two people helping to pay me for gas really didn't need to be there. Anyway...

Adam and Lauren were good and asleep when we left and I'd left some $ for Lauren to get muffins for the two of them in the morning. I am SO grateful for that amazing girl. SO grateful! We got to the race start, got our signs and lined up to get things going. Their start is always fun and it didn't disappoint! We were off. I felt really bad the first mile-ish, because there was a girl that was obviously hanging with me and she started asking me questions before I could really breathe! I almost wanted to hand the pace sign to her :) it just took me a bit to fall into a rhythm.

Mile markers were on (except one) and the out was beautiful, temps were perfect, drummers were awesome and the people around me were doing great and we were having a good race! At the turn around I only had 2 ladies left with me and the one that had been chatting since the beginning I asked her how she was doing and suggested, due to her response, she take a gu. Only problem is the next station had one, but she dropped it and she had to stop. I lost my last lady. The other one had gone just a bit ahead.

I was lonely and alone, but seeing all my peeps coming the other way kept my mind on the game and I also saw Steph! I knew earlier she'd talked about coming with a friend to help her do her first half, but hadn't heard she was for sure doing it. I wanted to turn and run with her right there! But, I kept going.

Mile 10ish I caught up to one girl and ran with her for a bit, encouraging and hopefully helping her, but she stopped to drink at the aid-station and I knew I was pretty close to pace and didn't have time. I didn't pass anyone else the rest of the race and I loved that as the fastest pacer as I came in the announcer said "wow! right on time. what a great pacer!" I took a nice little bow as I ran in :) it was incredible! Finished just about 20 seconds early, just perfect! I was glad that as crappy as my legs and week had been that I was able to make it and make it look easy :) at least I hope I do!

We got back to the hotel, cleaned up and headed home. Adam was good on the drive home and I had just an incredible experience with JaNae and Kimberly! I seriously love long drives with good friends. I could do them all the time!!! Good excuse to chat away.

We got home and had a bapstism to get to and after that I was just wiped out. So were my boys who had stayed with a neighbor and stayed up ALL night! So, we had an early bed time so that we all didn't fall asleep or rip each other's heads off at church the next day :)

Boston Mizuno 10s Miles: 13.70
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6.00

A nice little 6 mile loop with Amy. Her hubby is off this week for their house closing and moving :(

I really, really, really hate to see her go! It was nice to sleep in a little bit this morning and to have a good run with her!

AP: 8:21 splits: 9:13, 7:50, 8:36, 8:29, 8:29, 7:33

Oh, I almost forgot! This was Operation Puppy Rescue! Along Main St this little puppy slid under a fence and started running after us! I didn't notice or pay any attention, but Amy did and this little puppy almost got run over by a Comcast truck. If we weren't in the road I doubt he would've seen it. So, we stopped and picked it up and took it home. Problem? It ran right back under the fence to be with us. I tried a couple tricks, but nothing worked. The mom was stitting on the porch just watching and wouldn't come get her puppy. I was a little frustrated, but we didn't want this little guy run over! So, at 6:15 in the morning we knocked on the door. The owner came to the door naked! hello?!? YIKES! Luckily I was distracted and I saw skin, but just skin...nothing more. Tender mercies. She grabbed a blanket and then got the puppy. When I ran by a few days later there were items placed at the bottom of the fence to keep puppy inside. I'm glad they actually cared.

Orange II Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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10.15

Not my best run, but I got it done. My legs felt a little better today, but certainly not my gut! I don't know if it was what I ate or just coincidence, but my gut was not happy with me this morning. I made the group stop 3 times for my stomach to settle down, and then I finally rushed down to Holiday to use the bathroom. Dang it. I don't know if this has ever happened before. At least it helped me keep my pace quick because I wanted it over with!!

This was our last Tuesday Ten with Amy. I was happy that she finally joined us for the full loop. Even if I was a pansy with my gut being tied in knots.

AP: 8:08 splits: 8:54, 8;14, 9;11, 9:30, 7:48, 8:10, 7;49, 7:23, 6:55 (had to get to the bathroom!), 7:30, 7:56 (last .15)

Orange II Miles: 10.15
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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0.00

A little gun shy with running after yesterday and I was tired. I was going to meet Amy and Danielle in the morning for an easy 6, but I just couldn't get up. Lazy. I ended up doing nothing :(

trying to rationalize tapering for UVM pacing on Saturday.

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3.10

Run for Dov!

I'm taking this tapering thing seriously :) Paul had posted about this run to benefit a stage IV cancer fighter Dov. I was going to sponsor him to wear his Chemo Cupid outfit, but I decided it would be a fun run for the kids to join me on at Sugarhouse and my sister bye-wing thought she might do it too. It was only $50 for a family of 5 to register, so we all got in and during the run I pushed Adam (with his newly casted arm! thank goodness we're finally in a hard cast!) and let David and Nathan set the running pace. I was impressed they did such a good job on the hills. I did let them cut one little finger of the run off, but overall they did great! They got a ton of glowsticks at the end as well, so they were more than happy. I liked all the watermelon and took a bunch of rinds back for the chickens :) They also gave us a free watermelon to take home because they had extras. Trader Joes was also a sponsor and so between that and the snow cones the kids were in 7th heaven! We didn't win any raffle prizes, but it was good. All good!

A great cause, good people and it was fun to hang with Paul and Tiff then bye-wing for the evening. Got Chinese take out and spent way too long visiting with bye-wing afterward. Going to bed at midnight the night of your last day of school isn't a bad thing, right?

TT: 35:56 splits: 12:06, 12:05, 10:35, 11:35 (last .1) obviously there was more than a little walking in there :)

Orange II Miles: 3.10
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working the taper for UVM. Pacing the fastest full I've ever paced. It will be a PR for the UVM course and a BQ as well. I'll get my BQ shirt at UVM! Dang it, do you know how long I've pined after one of those shirts?!? I'm ready to go get one. I feel so blessed I'm able to do this and although I'm a little nervous, I know it is definitely within my capacity to pace a BQ time for myself. Go get 'em girl!

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Race: Utah Valley Marathon (26.219 Miles) 04:10:50
Total Distance
26.45

Ugh...Epic fail.

All was right with the world, until I woke up. I just slept longer than I should've. Didn't have time to really get things "moving" plus it was 3AM. Who wakes up that early?!? Anyway, left later than planned and realized that I'd forgotten my AD at home. No worries, I'd have time at the top to get business done. I didn't have time to turn around or stop. We'd be pushing getting on the last bus at 4:15 at the rate I was going!! Chad and I ended up running to the buses, in a nice stiff headwind that worried me, and got on the bus parked at the end of the line of buses. I got on the last bus. At least I got on one :) I thought Lowell would be proud of me. Until he said there was only one bus waiting when he got there 10 minutes later! My first failure of the day :)

At the top everything was going well, got to chat with people, found Jonathan (who I was pacing with and I was excited to show him my stuff and what a good pacer I was!) and we all got chatting and settled. I had gotten things moving, but was worried about my gut still so I asked if anyone had AD...nope. Shoot. Oh well, I've never had a problem before so just bank on that!

Got started and got to say good luck to Rachelle and Josie at the front then made my way back to my rightful place in the crowd. Soon, we were off. Things were great and besides the spray paint on the road (rather mean and vulgar to the runners), everything was perfect! Then, mile 5 came. I knew I'd need to use the bathroom. So, I raced ahead so I wouldn't have to push to catch up. I passed Paul pacing 3:35 and freaked them all out :) it was fun. Then I got out of the pop just as Jonathan was passing. Perfect. I hoped that was the end of it, but it turned out to be just the beginning.

The rollers shortly after gave me a little trouble, but that is to be expected on my no-good-hills legs. Mile 9 I took my gu to put back the energy and enjoy the donwhill for a bit. By mile 10 my gut had come back to haunt me. I knew this was going to be a struggle, but I'd never failed at pacing before. I was going to do this!!! Mental game - ON!

We crossed the half way just under 1:49 which was perfect for our pacing. Our purple shirt runners were ahead and for a moment Jonathan and I were alone. I told him my gut wasn't happy. It was going to be a barf or a pants issue, but it was not happy. I told him I would hang on and definitely do my best. Mile 15 I had to stop again. Ugh! I was NOT happy, but knew this was over. We still had a minute in the bank and I still had hope this would take care of it and I could get back on pace, but I knew chances were slim.

It ended up that from there until mile 21ish I couldn't run more than 1/4-1/2 mile without having my gut just cramp up on me and forcing me to walk. I was miserable. Absolutely miserable. Add to that the humiliation of people asking me what pace I was doing! Ugh! Why does this course beat me so much?!? I started thinking about what had gone wrong and what I'd done wrong. I couldn't figure it out. Then I remembered Tuesday's run. It started about the same time and felt the same way, but I was done at 10 and didn't have another 16+ to go! In the end I figured it was just something going wrong in my gut. I needed to figure this out. Maybe I was sick or it was something else, but I knew my body wasn't happy.

Andrea Bird ran with me a bit, Maynard passed me and we had much the same conversation he'd had, but with Toby, at Ogden. The 3:55 pacers blew past me and the 4:00 pacers passed while I was in the pop at mile 20...again. After that I ran into Corey and Dave and a couple others that I would continue to leap-frog until the end. Around mile 22 I finally felt like I could start giving back to the people around me. I was off pace, but still had my pacer shirt on and needed to represent. I gave out all my electrolytes and Ibuprofen. Trying to pass on kindness that had been shown to me throughout the years. I gave out cheers and encouragement and tried to get people to pick up and run with me when I could. I caught up to one of the purple girls who had been taken out by her ITB and we discussed that for a while. Then, surprise of all surprises...mile 23...Lowell came up behind me! You know you're having a bad day when your 72 year old "running dad" catches up to you!! I'd promised I'd come back and run him in with Smooth so as I whined about not wanting to run, he shouted "a promise is a promise!" He was right. I needed to give back again. It was my time to pace him in. I had some great experiences and chats those last few miles with fellow runners, Lowell, the race director and Smooth. Chad even came back to make sure I wasn't dead :) We finished together and despite my failure of pacing I was just happy to finish.

I'm really confliced about this one. I wanted that 3:40 so badly and I don't think it is beyond my capability, but I feel like an utter failure and that running just isn't my thing. I'm so emotionally drained over this one. It really hurts to think about it and put it all out there. I don't fail. I always make sure my pacing is within my capacity. Did I get too big of a head? Was it just a bad day? Do I need to re-evaluate myself? Ugh. This has really set me and my motivation back quite a bit emotionally. I'm feeling more than a little lost in the running world now :/

Boston Mizuno 10s Miles: 26.45
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Total Distance
4.50

Nice recovery run with Kelli. It is nice to have someone that likes to sleep in like I do and run later :) We did a pretty flat loop and stopped at 4.5, because neither of us wanted to run loops around the park to get to 5 miles. Yes, I was lazy and tired. Trying to recover my legs.

AP: 8:25 splits: 8:54, 8:21, 8:15, 8:20, 8:08 (last 1/2)

Orange Bostons Miles: 4.50
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10.00

Kelli and I decided to go for another sleep in run :) with the weather being nice and cool in the mornings we've just been spoiled rotten! The rain made things almost cold this morning, but other than the North headwind almost freezing my fingers off I had a great run and once we turn with the wind to our backs it was almost pleasant. Kelli gave me some rice and steel cut oats to make this yummy breakfast rice/oatmeal. Oh my wonderful! I've been eating it ever since. YUM!

AP: 8:29 splits: 8:39, 8:30, 8:32, 8:47, 8;45, 8:25, 9:09, 8:18, 7:45, 8:03

almost felt good after the run. But then the cold shakes came on. Dang it. I thought it was supposed to be summer! I guess I shouldn't complain about shaking after a noon run in June :)

Orange II Miles: 10.00
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10.00

Lauren has been taking care of my brother in laws puppy that lives a couple miles away. So, this morning I needed a run (Kelli was out, she'd gotten up early to spin) and so I had Lauren ride her bike and I ran down to their house with her. It is a lot harder trying to keep up with a bike!!! Luckily my legs were almost feeling good again. Plus, a dowhill start always helps. Afterward I decided to just do the Herriman Half course, but cut it short to the middle school and home. As I was along Butterfield Park Way there were about 10 big black trash bags blowing along the street, so I stopped and started picking them up. I'm sure they fell off some landscaping truck, but I was close to the Herriman City Parks office, so I made a side trip down there to drop off the bags. I couldn't find anyone to give them to, so I put them in a bucket near one of the office doors. Then I ran back out to finish my run, but I noticed that I was going to be near 10 miles by the time I would get home. So I took one extra uphill loop to make sure I got to 10 miles. Lauren seemed to have a good time biking with me and although she was going slower I think she appreciated the time in the saddle. My last mile of downhill was a nice push. Maybe my legs will come back sometime soon...

AP: 8:08 splits: 8:05, 7:45, 7:43, 7:56, 8:25, 8:31, 8:48, 8:52, 8:21, 6:56

Orange II Miles: 10.00
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8.25

Dave, Jerry and I hit Shaggy Mountain this morning. On our way up we ran into JoLynn and a few other girls that she was running with. It was good to see some others out this morning. I gave them a word of warning about the Nazis in Hi-Country and we went on our way. Always good company and chatting with Jerry and Dave. Jerry flew up the last mother hill! He is really hitting some good uphill pushes and I'm impressed by his hard training. I hope he is able to stay injury free this time. Didn't get caught in Hi-Country...full safe passage :)

AP: 8:31 splits: 8:55, 9:12, 9:39, 9:16, 7:53, 8:34, 7:14, 7;43, 7:19 (last .25)

Orange Bostons Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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0.00

I can't find anything I did this day...I feel like I should've done something, but I don't know what I did and there isn't anything on my garmin. Hmmm.

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Race: Butterfield Brawl 10K (6.214 Miles) 00:57:20, Place overall: 3, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
10.50

I was one of the few people not at AF half this morning. I stayed local because of price and it is Baby Fartlek's birthday tomorrow so we are celebrating today. Plus, it has been a long time since I've done a Herriman town days race. I love the new trail races they are doing, so I felt good supporting them.

Lowell and his nephew Dana met me at the park. I ran 1.2 over there and my legs sure were feeling heavy and certainly not ready to race! But, it was a trail run which means I can walk uphill, right? :) The race director had us walk over about 1/2 mile to where the trail started, I thought we'd run this as part of the course, but I was pleased we didn't.

Before I knew it the race was on. Just a small group of maybe 50-70 people and I was near the front, but quickly quite a few women passed me on the initial uphill. I wasn't surprised, but just thought "well, you know you suck at this running thing, so just do the best you can. That is all you can ask." I tried to stay strong and run even when I felt like I couldn't or didn't want to. I did eventually start passing a few women before the top of the peak, but then on the downhill I started taking even more.

The course went up to the top of the knoll, over to the reservoir and then back up and over. An out and back which makes seeing where you are in a race pretty easy. I started counting the women after the first one I saw. I was in 3rd place and the 4th place lady was about .1-.2 behind me. I knew she'd catch me again on the uphill, but I figured if I could keep her close I knew I'd blow by her on the downhill. Plan worked! It was hard and she really pushed/dragged me up that second climb, but I was grateful for it. I knew I probably wouldn't catch the 2 ladies out front, but at least I could take top 3. With crappy unrested legs I felt okay with that.

The dowhill flew by and I did catch a guy or two, but no women. There is one little uphill on the downhill stretch and I was determined to run it all. It wasn't easy, but I mentally overcame the push and didn't stop running. My finishing time seemed really slow, but I swear I was pushing myself! Lots of falls on the trail and I was just glad I didn't have those to contend with.

Lowell, Dana and I and many others chatted away until the awards ceremony and I thought they were doing top 3 overall, but only did first place :/ So, I got second in my AG. Oh well. Still a good placing for 3rd overall. I just need a few more miles to take down the other ladies!

Afterward my family came and we all enjoyed the hot parade and kids got lots of candy. I then went out for a little more heat training and ran to Kristy's house to let Ryker out. He'd literally dug into her scriptures. He was awfully bored! I hope he didn't ruin anything else. I then ran home, went to flag football games and finally got a shower! Then to dinner, the movies and fun for Adam's birthday!

AP: 9:23 splits: 11:07, 10:27, 7:36, 11:02, 9:16, 7:11, 5:58 (last .2)

1.20 to the park: 8:10 AP

3.2 to Kristy's and home: 8:46 AP - it was hot at 12:30...and windy.

Solomon Trail Miles: 10.50
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Total Distance
7.25

I liked the 10K course so much from Saturday I decided to do it again! My friend Sara invited me to go paddle boarding with her and so I decided to run to her house and then she would drive us to the lake at Daybreak. It was a perfect breeze-less morning!

I worked hard to get up and over the trail, but still ended up walking a little bit. Slowly, but surely made it over the knoll and then back down. Wound my way through the trails and streets of East Herriman and Riverton down to her home in Monarch Meadows. Ended up with 7.25 miles.

AP: 9:20 splits: 9:03, 10:37, 12:34, 9:37, 8:19, 7:38, 7:44, 8:20 - downhill paces were decent at least :)

Then I spent 90 minutes on the lake paddle boarding. It is SO fun!!! I wish I could do it every day.

Orange II Miles: 7.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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8.54

I didn't get to do the Tuesday Ten with the Newtons, because no one was going...except Chad. I chose to not do a date run and Chad did also. I slept in and did a nice heat training run starting at 10AM. I thought I'd run up to Yellowfork Canyon and then just go along the trail until I felt like turning around. As I was running up Rose Crest Road I decided to try the upper Shaggy Mountain Loop and come back down on Mountain Top Road and see how far it was so that we could run it as an alternative to the nazis loop in hi-country. It worked out to a good 8.5 miler. It was 85 degrees when I got home, but I ran it all without walking the hills! I was SO proud of myself. Slower than molases, but I did it. I did make a stop as I turned onto the dirt road and then half way up to the peak (the last driveway) I stopped and my mom called, so I got a few minutes rest there to get me up to the peak. This is the first time I've ran it all and not walked any. I am determined to conquer my bad hill running! The way down was fun and I took a little backway home that gave me even more downhill. Nice! Heat training...check.

AP: 9:26 splits: 9:26, 10:14, 10:23, 11:14, 8:23, 9:51, 8:15, 8:05, 7:56 (last .5)

Orange Bostons Miles: 8.54
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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9.00

Kimberly asked for company on the Urban Trail Loop and since I'm a sucker for company I agreed :) We met with Lloyd, His wife and Christine. I got to tell some fun running stories that Lloyd hadn't heard before, since I haven't run with him before, and Christine and Lloyd's wife ran together. We looped back to check in on the ladies a couple times, but the second time it looked like they cut back early and went straight down 10400S. So we just went ahead. They've started developing more and more of our little secret trail. It is sad to see it go, but I understand Urban spread. Maybe now we will find more running friends on the loop!

When we got back to the cars Lloyd's wife was there, but not Christine. We found out we'd missed her and she'd followed us alone. I felt so bad for leaving her alone!! I would've gladly run a little slower with her, but we thought she'd cut it short. So, I ran back on the course and ran in with her. We then had an amazing little chat afterward. I love my running friends!!

AP: 8:33 splits: 9:06, 9:03, 8:29, 7:59, 8:21, 8:29, 8:21, 8:31, 8:33

I then came home and rode bikes with Lauren down to the rec center. Swam a mile in approx 40 min working on my form (this time included breaks), and then biked home. It was fun to get a full workout in and hang out with my girl for a little bit.

BEANS Miles: 6.00Orange II Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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8.50

A re-run of my Tuesday run - trying out the upper Shaggy Mountain loop. Mike and Chad were able to make the Newtons run, despite they both had Ragnar this weekend. It was a nice run and knowing that Tuesday I did this loop without stopping when it was hot, I was going to get through it again!

We did stop at the Shaggy Mountain turn off, but then after that I ran all the way to the peak without stopping...no phone calls! :) I will slowly get this hill thing through my head and be able to run hills! I may always be horribly slow, but I'm going to keep working on it. A good goal for me to push toward right now.

I haven't downloaded Garmin data yet, but I know my AP was around 8:50 which was significantly faster than Tuesday. Good news for me!

Orange II Miles: 8.50
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Race: Provo Midnight Half Marathon (13.109 Miles) 01:58:57, Place overall: 8, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
13.00

I'm not sure if I like these night runs or not. My gut is just not used to night running. This was my homage to Ragnar...that I'm not a big fan of.

I stopped eating by 3:30, but my gut still just didn't feel settled. I was supposed to pace 1:45, but I was grateful when Doug showed up and he seemed excited and willing to switch the 1:45 for the 2:00. This was a last minute and only 4 person pacing job. Only a few of us weren't out at ragnar. Then there were also only a handful of people running. Even at 2:00 I was alone most of the time. Except when I decided to run racers paces to stay and chat with them. I was a little a head of time on my way out, but was able to slow down and make enough water stops to be only 40 seconds ahead at mile 10. I kept 9:15 average until the last mile when I met a guy running his first half marathon. I knew I had time to kill and he didn't want me to pass him, so I stayed and talked him through the finish until we could see the arch and I sent him sprinting ahead. He was SO happy to have me helping him through that last mile he needed to take a picture with me :) Then he ended up placing 3rd in his AG! What an awesome start to a great running career. I hope he continues on, despite the baby coming in 2 months.

Another girl that I spent the majority of the time with was from San Antonio and I loved chatting with her and dreaming that she was Becca :) She is training for the Orphan Hope marathon this year that Becca BQ'd at last year! Such a small world. She was fun to run with and wish she could've kept up. I think I ran from mile 4-10 with her. Then she asked "Are you speeding up or am I slowing down?" I told her I was keeping a good 9:15-9:20 pace and that she might be having a hard time because of her AF half last week. She wasn't too far behind me at the end.

The race was about .15 short, so I finished a minute early, which means I was about right on time. Can't help a short course that doesn't have mile markers! I also had about 20-30 seconds ahead of that, but on an accurate course that isn't a big deal. I was SO happy that I didn't do the 1:45, 2:00 felt nice and easy and my gut didn't rebel too much, but the legs were a little heavy. Tender mercies! Thanks Doug!! 

It was a little creepy running in the dark and alone along the path where you hear about so many people being attacked. I wish there would've been more people racing, but with Ragnar it just wasn't meant to be. If you run this race remember your head lamp!! Lots of tree roots and the turn around is easy to miss and then you'll literally run off the edge of the path if you can't see. Glow sticks just don't do much for you as far as lighting the path!! I told everyone on the out and back to turn at the cone. I hope people believed me and no one got hurt.

Kimberly and I had a great ride down and back, despite getting home at 2:00 :) Including a stop at Krispy Kreme so my kids would love me when they woke up in the morning...and leave me alone when they got hungry! It was weird sleeping in and not running Saturday morning. Really weird. I was going to run a few miles with Cheri at Liberty Park, but she cancelled her 100 mile training run there. So I just hung out with the family.

Boston Mizuno 10s Miles: 13.00
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0.00

running a midnight race Friday night makes Saturday morning runs difficult! So, I slept and took a rest "day" - 36 hours with Sunday :)

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Total Distance
163.34
Orange II Miles: 78.40BIKE MILES Miles: 35.00BEANS Miles: 41.00Boston Mizuno 10s Miles: 53.15Orange Bostons Miles: 21.04Solomon Trail Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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