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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

Another early morning with BBK's. Those guys are tough and fast...they always are good about quickly putting me in my place when I think I'm doing well :)

3 mile warm-up which was much faster than I would've liked (8:52AP), then a 6 mile tempo. The turn around of the tempo was about a 1/2 mile away from  the start (like an 'open-jaw' route) and I was SO tempted to just run back to the church! Good thing Kelli was there to pull me back to reality.

I wanted to keep the tempo at MP, well hopeful MP, and see how things went. It's frustrating some times to hit those paces and know you can run a half at an AP faster than that! Those 6 tempo miles were harder than ANY of the DesNews miles that were much faster (of course, this was good rollers and not just downhill). I just don't get it sometimes. Goal was 8:10-8:20mm for the tempo and I hit them perfectly - or a little faster.

When I got back to the church I was exhausted and for one of the first times in my life wanted to puke. I knew it would make me feel better! But, I didn't. Puke pace for me should be MUCH faster than this!! I chatted with Nancy for a bit then did a mile-ish cool down just nice and easy around the 'hood.

AP: 8:34 splits: 9:20, 8:42, 8:30, *8:19, 8:00, 8:17, 8:00, 8:12, 8:16* 9:57  (the *to* is the tempo miles, thanks to Kelli I was able to hold on the last mile - I was done! Just 20.2 more of these and I'll hit my MP goal....HA!).

Now I'm off to yoga, and boy do I need it today! Can't wait!

Cookie Monsters - Take 2 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Chad on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 11:19:46 from

You probably just needed fuel, like a dozen donuts at the half way point. That would have helped you feel better.

From Carina on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 13:14:07 from

Way to go hitting that goal pace. I don't get sometimes why the same pace can seem easy, then the next time it's hard.

From RAD on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 15:47:17 from

Chad, you're probably right. Honestly I was queasy when I tried to force down a mini cliff bar on the way there and have been a little queasy since too. Eating isn't sitting well with me today - which probably isn't a bad thing since I'm trying to focus on losing my last 15 pounds to get to 'ideal' racing weight.

Carina, Sometimes I feel like I just have a whole different gear for races that I just can NOT access during training. I don't know why, but at least my legs will go fast at races...well for me :)

From Nancy on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 19:31:58 from

It was good to visit with you this morning.

From allie on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 23:12:05 from

great run today -- way to hit those splits during the tempo.

JRP long run -- sometime in the next few weeks? :)

From RAD on Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 13:21:17 from

Nancy, I think I saw Leslie this morning! (Fri) on the bike on 11800S. Always nice to visit!

Allie, I think I will be meeting down in Lehi this week. Did you want to do a 9800S JRP? I can totally arrange it :)

From allie on Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 14:54:50 from

i can't do it this weekend, but sometime in the next two weeks for sure! i think i can go up to 18 at this point...

From RAD on Fri, Aug 05, 2011 at 15:03:43 from

Okay, I'll hold you to it! :) I'll keep in touch.

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