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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

As Boston nears I realize I've failed myself. I wanted to be faster. I wanted to be stronger, especially on hills. I wanted to hit a goal time, but goal pace seems to elude me. Unless I'm running downhill, which we all know is cheating. I guess that is just what I get for being a poor runner. Anyway, so I figured I'd try a few tempo miles today. Amy put together the route and I put together the workout.

1 mile warm-up (which was practically straight uphill...so I'm sure you can guess how that went...SLOW!)

6 mile tempo (1 mile downhill, 2 flatish/up; 3 downhill cruise - 7:28, 7:58, 7:52, 7:20, 7:17, 7:25)

1.6 cool down on the uphill back to Amy's house.

I tried to hit goal MP (7:30) for the tempo miles...ha! The flat/uphills killed me. I really want to figure this crap out. The 7:58 and 7:52 miles were SO hard, I had to hold back on the 3 downhill cruise miles to try and get them closer to 7:30. I was chatting and it was easy. What gives? Why do I suck SO bad on the uphill?!? I'm really frustrated with this right now.

It was a good run and I felt like the tempo run was a good solid effort to help lock in MP even if it wasn't spot on for a 7:30 every mile. I know the effort was more than there.

Came home, got ready for the day and went back to bed. Since Boston is so close I'm kind of avoid the Xtraining and weights. Not worth an injury right now.

AP: 8:02 splits: 9:35, 7:28, 7:58, 7:51, 7:20, 7:17, 7:24, 8:53, 8:38 (last .6)

Orange II Miles: 8.60
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Toby on Wed, Apr 02, 2014 at 21:05:24 from

7:30 is your MP???? Ack...I think I would go into cardiac arrest if I tried that! You've had such amazing improvements in your running over the last few years. It has been wonderful to watch!

Ps...I probably won't be talking much during Ogden...too much effort. :)

From Rachelle on Thu, Apr 03, 2014 at 11:08:04 from

Nice work lady! You ran a 7:50 AP yesterday....so you should not be dissapointed in this run at all.

I didn't realize you were running Boston this year. That is exciting.

Also I suck at running uphill too. I always have. I just cannot ever get my breathing to feel fluid running uphill so I just slow down. Julia always flys up the hills on our runs and then I just catch her on the downhill. ha! It's all good we can't be good at everything right. ;)

From Nancy on Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 06:57:40 from

I'm sorry you are frustrated with your training. I know how you feel. It doesn't matter what I do I still get slower and slower. You are a great runner and I'm sure you will do great in everything you do.

From RAD on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 at 15:30:26 from

Toby, I'll talk to you plenty during Ogden...no worries about that! 7:35 is my MP, not 7:30 that was just my goal :)

Rachelle, I just hate getting left behind on all the uphills! I feel like such a slacker when I do. I was looking at your training prior to your 3:20 at Boston...yeah, I don't think I'm going to make it! But, I'll try. Why not, right?!?

Nancy, thanks for your continued support!

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