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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
Total Distance
10.00

10 mile daybreak loop with the Herriman Highlands Group (yes, I've taken it upon myself to name the group. No one knows it yet, but me). Chad, Paul, George, Ronnie "Todd Newton" and myself. 

I was SO tired after 15 minutes of getting ready I still couldn't open my eyes all the way in the light, I almost fell asleep putting my shoes on as I sat on the floor and barely made it the 10 min. drive to the meeting point. I really need to get to bed earlier.

I could have stopped and fallen asleep on the side of the road at any point during this run and really wanted to run with my eyes CLOSED! :) I don't think I've ever really caught up from Saturday's 2:30 wake up call. Anyway, it was a bad run and I couldn't keep up with the group. Someone was always willing to hang back with me though, awesome groupies! Then the last 4-5 miles my stomach was cramping up on me. Blech. I just wanted it over with SO bad.

Finished up not loving the run this morning and dreaming of going home to sleep. Plan was to go do lap swimming this morning afterward until I had to pick up my work at 9:00, but I was just too tired. So, swim got knocked off the schedule today and I didn't get it in yesterday either. Maybe tonight...ha, famous last words.

AP: 8:25 splits: 8:35, 8:23, 8:15, 8:25, 8:53 (the hill mile, surprised it isn't a 10!), 8:45, 8:16, 8:15, 8:15, 8:09 - a little progressive finish. Nice.

I think what I need to realize is that somehow I've gotten faster these past few months. Since my recovery from my fracture things have just gone really well...and no aches/pains/injures to speak of (knock on wood)! I think this is a good sign and I hope I can keep getting crappy runs to clock in under 8:30! :)

Purple People Runners Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From allie on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 10:43:42 from 161.38.218.168

you have definitely made some big improvements in your fitness this year, and i know you're not done!

about wanting to fall asleep on your run -- that is how i feel every tuesday and thursday morning. i often think back on a run and can't remember if it was real or a dream. :)

From Rachelle on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 12:15:37 from 199.190.170.22

I agree that you have made HUGE improvements and it has been very exciting to see. When I first started following your blog I remember you being excited to hit sub-9 minute runs and now you are consistantly running low 8's even on recovery days.

Very, very big PR's coming your way Rachel!

From Toby on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 13:12:12 from 199.101.229.6

I've been totally MIA for the past few weeks. YOU are totally at a different level...not with the low-downs like me :) Maybe I can run with you on your cool downs!! Sounds like you really need to go to bed - DO IT!!!! What is your next race?

From Brent on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 21:25:47 from 66.7.127.67

Devine, read your race report, liked how you had fun, yes, you are in darn good shape.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From RAD on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 10:40:48 from 98.202.23.178

Allie, I'm glad to hear someone else feels the same way while they run! Sometimes those early morning runs really do become just a dream.

Rachelle, I hope I can keep this up! It is just crazy to me, sometimes I don't believe it :) I can't wait for some new PR's!

Toby, I would run with you ANY day! Seriously, you know I love to just enjoy a run - pace doesn't matter. Oh, and I almost got to bed last night...almost.

Brent, I am still struggling with the bike. I'm bummed that I can't pick it up more. I understand though that it is just like running...practice, practice. And I have to do it outside. Spin just isn't the same.

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