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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
Total Distance

Ahhh, what a beautiful morning! I was tired, but once I got going with the wonderful, amazing and pleasant company along for the run, I forgot all about being tired. Maybe having a nap on that skateboard that was tied to Smooth's waist for a few miles helped too. 

Smooth, Annette, Karen, Dr Smith and David came along. Dr Smith (The dentist Annette works with as a hygenist) and David saw us as we were just leaving the parking lot. We invited them to come along with us. Small world - they live in Smooth and Karen's neighborhood...so basically everyone had a connection to them but me. Well, except that I'm related to Annette. Does that count? :)

We had a wonderfully pleasant run chatting back and forth about different topics to the lake and back. At Willow park on the return Smooth and I took a side trip to throw away trash in a dumpster and ended up a little bit behind the others. So, when we got back just shy of 14 miles (all the others wanted for the day) they went ahead to just finish up and Smooth and I grabbed a drink with Karen then headed off for our last 5ish miles. When we passed them on their way back we tried to convince them to go a few more, but only David took the bait. Brave man! Furthest he has ever run. Both the boys are training for their first full down in SGM.

Karen, Smooth and I wound our way around the construction and went North. It has been SO long since I've been North, I really miss that trail. I'm glad I got to do a little bit of it today. I was ready to be done around 15 miles, when we were done at 18 it took me a while to figure out we weren't just at 17! I could've gone for 20, but I stopped - sticking with the plan and trying not to get injured.

We had a nice 1/4ish mile walk back to the cars and that always helps my legs recover better! We stretched and chatted like stink bugs (with our butts in the air to get the hammy's good) and then took off for home. PERFECT long run morning!

AP: 9:16 splits: 9:35, 9:31, 8:46, 8:58, 8:55, 9:04, 9:28, 9:18, 9:04, 9:04, 9:13, 9:06, 9:18, 9:32, 9:26, 9:31, 9:37, 9:27. So, the AP wasn't the greatest and we slowed at the end, but the fact that I felt good means more to me than pace right now! There were some splits in the 8's :)

On the way home I got to thinking about a tri later this month I was thinking about doing with my daughter. Since I was feeling so good, I called her and asked if she wanted to do a bike/run practice with me. She was ready when I got home! Off we went...1.5 on the bike to get Lucy out a bit, then 5 miles (what she will do at the tri) on the bike (total of 6.5), then we ran 1 mile (she will do 1.7). It was slow and she was whiny, but I tried to encourage her through it. She finished almost happy and I think now feels pretty accomplished. I loved spending some time with her out there on the road. I only have 8-10ish years left until she leaves me for good...gotta make the best of it!!!

So, I really ran 19 miles today, but I'm not counting the last one with Lauren. It was just too fun to count :) Next week we're going to try the full 1.7!!

Cookie Monsters - Take 2 Miles: 19.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Nancy on Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 17:42:22 from

Nice run. I'm glad you could go with some nice friends and that you could come home and do more with your daughter.

From Smooth on Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 17:43:06 from

Thanks for the wonderful morning! I would've run 2 more to make 20 with ya, but I am glad you saved that extra mile with Lauren! That 19th mile is too precious! :)

yep, remember a daughter is a daughter for life...a son is a son till he gets a wife! You and I are lucky...we both have ONE precious daughter! :).

From Smooth on Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 17:44:32 from

Thanks for the wonderful morning! I would've run 2 more to make 20 with ya, but I am glad you saved that extra mile with Lauren! That 19th mile is too precious! :)

yep, remember a daughter is a daughter for life...a son is a son till he gets a wife! You and I are lucky...we both have ONE precious daughter! :).

Oh next time I am tying a skateboard to your waist while I nap! :)

From Julie on Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 18:53:08 from

We missed you today, but I'm glad you had a great run with some great company. I hear you on enjoying the time with your daughter. My one and only little girl leaves me in just a couple of weeks. It makes me sad just thinking about it.

From Carina on Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 19:03:19 from

What a great long run. I love good friends and good conversation to make the miles go by fast. And what a cute mom! You're setting such a great example for your kids :)

From Toby on Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 19:17:59 from

Great long run Rachel! That is SO great to run with your daughter! Hooray for you!

From The Quiet Pirate on Sat, Aug 06, 2011 at 23:01:37 from

Great blog report today. Your run was great, and your time with Lauren is so amazing. I'm glad you've got this tri to work toward together. How wonderful that she's interested in it with you.

From Teena Marie on Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 13:08:48 from


From Tom Slick on Sun, Aug 07, 2011 at 18:48:15 from

looks like the AP was great for a long run.....keep up the great training. PLAN YOUR RACE, RACE YOUR PLAN. Here comes Park City, remember its just a long trainingrun for the fall classic SGM. Way to stay injury free!

From Chad on Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 10:53:58 from

It sounds like I missed a fun morning.

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