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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: Deseret News 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:45:42, Place overall: 97, Place in age division: 10
Total Distance

Ahhh, early moring! I hate setting the alarm clock starting with a 3! However, things went very smoothly and kids got dropped off in the right places and bye-wing, her son and I got to the race on time and got to visit with Carolyn as well before the start! Perfect! Oh, and since Quiet Pirate was the only sibling missing, bye-wing and I made QP signs for our backs and pinned them on so she could be there too! I was a little concerned about the drag from the paper, but after threats of getting my pony tail cut off if I complained about it I shut up :)

The race was on! I really didn't think I would do much better than 47-48 minutes, the way my legs have been running lately that was an honest prediction. Barely under my 51 min from last year when I ran 4 weeks postpartum. 

The first mile was weaving all over tarnation trying to get around the walkers and joggers at the start. This is such a BIG race, but that is part of what makes it so fun too. I saw the mile 1 split at 7:12 and thought...all right, there was your speedy mile, now just try to hang on as best as you can for another 5.

The rest of the race was rather uneventful and I didn't stop at aid stations, just grabbed a cup of water, threw it in my mouth/face and hoped for the best :) Not pretty, but I don't profess to be so! I was encouraged when as I neared the finish I could still see a 46 on the clock! I knew I was over a minute back from the start, so I knew I'd done okay. Better than expected, and I felt exhausted. Now that it is all said and done with I think I could've run faster...but don't we always?!? I was about 90 seconds from a PR, so I blew all hope of that one, but like I said, I knew my body wasn't in that great of shape lately and I didn't really expect it. Honestly, I'm impressed with my legs for giving me a 45! I guess I need to pick up the pace on that speed work now...or just run it downhill :)

AP: 7:21 splits:  7;12, 6:55, 7:26, 7:16, 7:23, 7:51, 7:38 (last .21) I was impressed that my 2nd mile was the fastest and that NO miles were over 8! Even that last 1.2ish of uphill after the screaming downhill.

After I finished I ran back on the course and got to see Matt and chat about his race and then as I saw Carolyn coming in I ran with her in, walked back and ran in with bye-wing, then ran back on the course almost a mile to run my kids in who were doing the 5K with bye-wing's family and grandma. My 10 year old was out in front and I ran almost the last mile with her, and I must say for her first 5K she did AWESOME! She had to walk a bit, but we would go just the length of the intersection (white line to white line) and she would pick it back up again. I could tell from her face she was exhausted, but I just kept encouraging her! By the time we'd finished and I was ready to go back and grab my 7 yr old son, he was practically finished, so I cheered him on to a fast finish to just beat out his 'twin' cousin. Funny thing was that the 10K/Marathon finish line looked much more grand than the 5K finish, so he kept on running into the corral until we finally got him to come back. The last ones left were my 4 year old and baby Fartlek in the stroller with Grandma. I had to go back almost a 1/2 mile to pick them up and I got my 4 year old out of the stroller and he ran the whole way into the finish with me!! What a trooper! He got the most cheers and I had the biggest grin holding his hand and running with him :) I then turned back the 100 yards or so to grab baby and run him in...just like last year. Grandma sure was a trooper to push them most of the way! I got almost 3 miles in running back and forth - fastest (time flying by...not literally fastest) and happiest 3 miles I think I've ever had! Love those kids and all the work they put in!!

Then I made my kids stay and cheer in marathoners until about 4 hours. I did get to chat with James, Allie and Rossy after their finish, and rode the bus back (Tradition!) with JeffL, Kelli and Wendy (Kelli and Wendy got stuck with me and the kids cheering in finishers as well). Man those guys are fast and amazing!! I love cheering at the finish and watching the different athletes as they come in! SO inspiring!! Congrats to all who raced today, it was a perfectly lovely day to run with a few hundred of our closest running pals :)

Have to update just a bit. Saw results and I finished 10th in my AG!! I can't believe it! Top 100 in overall females and 10th in my cruddy age group. Nice! :) A PR would've gotten me 5th...but, bygones be bygones. Next year!

Cookie Monsters - Take 2 Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Smooth on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 17:53:10 from

I've been waiting and waiting for your report! Thank you for sharing your wonderful day! I am so bummed that I didn't go up and missed your perfect race day with the kids!

I am so proud of you and your munchkins!, CONGRATULATIONs on the great time! I could never ever run a 45 min 10K! You are an AWESOME running mama inspiring your kids and carry on the tradition with your sister and friends! :)

From allie on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 17:56:13 from

way to go, RAD! 45 min. is a great time. i loved seeing your stroller barreling towards us this morning :) it's always great to see you. you are so supportive to cheer on the other runners and run them in. congrats on another great race today.

From RAD on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 18:00:11 from

Smooth, I now wonder if I should've been a little better about tapering and not run 17 miles and swam a mile on Saturday...may have just hit that PR. Oh well, I wasn't mentally ready so I don't really regret it. It didn't seem quite right with out you there next to me cheering on finishers as well, but I guess I'll just have to make it right next year :)

Allie, thanks! I look at all the MARATHON times posted in race reports that their AP was much faster than my 10K time. HA. Someday...someday :) Oh, and what would I be if not menacing with a double jogger? :)

From Kelli on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 20:13:51 from

Nice job on the race, we had fun watching you do all of your running back and forth. We were joking about how many times you were going to FINISH the race before you were done with the day! Your kids did great, they were so cute!

From Brent on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 20:30:11 from

Devine Miss M - majic of race day, way to go. Your report makes me smile, those kids will all be runners some day, mom will see to that. I would say 100 commando points for snapping out of your fun and putting a solid effort in.

Stay Kool, B of bS Rools out

From catherine on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 20:40:28 from

*Awesome* job! I met your sister today and spent the rest of the race looking for more QP signs, but you were just too speedy! Hopefully I'll meet you at some other race sometime.

From Nancy on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 20:52:26 from

Wow that is a great time. Nice race. I really enjoyed your race report.

From catherine on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 21:55:28 from

And good job on the placings!

From Toby on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 22:24:27 from

Hooray for you Rachel! You totally deserve a great race and time! You've been working hard! Great job!

From Chad on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 01:03:43 from

You just have another gear when you race! You killed it. Congratulations.

From The Quiet Pirate on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 09:39:39 from

Fun race report and awesome that you ran in with your kids. You didn't mention going back to run grandma in?

Congrats on your great time.

From Merri on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 10:15:15 from

nice job Rachel! 10th in your ag is AWESOME!!!

From Calvin on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:21:41 from

Great running there Rachel! You did better than you thought you would, huh. Didn't i predict that? Great job!

From Lily on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 13:11:56 from

Nice going Rachel. :)

I want to run this next year!

From Teena Marie on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 21:20:17 from


Way to run, girly!!! :)

So happy for you. :) :) :)

From bye-wing on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 02:09:09 from

#10 -Way to go.

Now that it is all over, I guess I can say thanks for talking me into running the 10k. It probably wouldn't have been possible without your support. :)

Oh, and as for that pony tail of yours, you might need to cut it off for Saturday.

From Carolyn in Colorado on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 15:44:24 from

I couldn't believe the way you took off from that starting line. You were flying. You are a super fast runner.

Thanks for letting me tag along with your little sister act.

From glidergirl on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 18:22:20 from

Wow, what a great time!! Good job! :) :)

From RAD on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 19:47:30 from

Kelli, sometimes I think I need a permit for my parade of kids! That morning was no exception. I passed a family I knew growing up FIVE times running people in :)

Brent, I still think I could've done better. I hate how that works. I guess I just needed a race to kick myself into gear. See you Saturday!

Catherine, she told me and I was SO bummed! I kept looking for you, but never did see you. Should've hung out for the parade - I think I passed everyone about 5 times running back and forth!

Nancy, thanks! It was a fun family day.

Toby, thanks, I was just glad my legs actually remembered how to move faster than a 9mm! They certainly didn't remember how Saturday morning.

Chad, I think you're right. Well, that and the downhill - downhill always helps!

QP, Grandma had some awesome new shoes she'd bought - she just flew on in without anyone's help at all! :)

Merri, thanks. I think it's funny, because DesNews is SO big, but I think I placed about 10th in my AG at Payson last year too. You SoUtah county folks my age are just TOO fast! I'm glad they have the speedy spaniard to keep you out of SL for the race :)

Cal, all right, all right, yeah, I guess you did. Thanks for believing in me when I didn't even believe.

Lily, you would LOVE it! Such a speedy course it is crazy. Well, you just have to like downhill running.

Teena, I kept thinking of Spectrum and how much faster I was there! If I still had THAT speed in my legs I could've really torn things up here. Stupid injuries...stupid, stupid injuries!

bye-wing, what do you have against my pony tail? :) I'm glad you were able to meet and exceed your goals. That is one of my favorite things about running. You just catch that bug and then there is NO stopping it!

Carolyn, I felt like I had to push the first miles, because I KNEW that last one was uphill and I'd be dead -so I figured I'd get what speed I could at the start. It was GREAT to see you again! Now I think I'll have to come race with YOU sometime.

Brooke, it was a great time. Wish you were there to push me to a PR! Next year we'll have to make a date to smash our PRs together at the same race :)

From catherine on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 20:08:38 from

I should have stuck around more after. I was pretty tired and just wanted to go home, though. Ah well...next time for sure. :)

From Rossy on Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 19:08:55 from

A belated congrats on the 10k RAD! Love the race report and how you were able to get all of your kids past the finish line. This is what all the craziness of Pioneer Day is all about! Also, it was great to meet your family and your daughter looks like a future running star. Good luck and I'll be cheering you along in your Utah Grand Slam quest (I cannot imagine doing more than three marathons per year, so I'm impressed). Happy Running and now I need to read about your tri (a tri and a 10k in the same week, WOW!)!

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