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January 23, 2020

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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 promised today was a 'rest' day - at least from the pounding of running. 

Slept in since I was just going to the gym and that is always a nice treat! 

Lifetime does a spin class 9-10ish everyday except Wednesday - blech! Whatever. So, I decided to just go up and use the spin bike anyway since the ones on the cardio floor are those big seat, weirdo ones with no cages or clips. I knew I'd get a better workout on a spin bike.

I just let my music be the guide and when the rhythm would slow down I'd increase the hill so I still had to work as hard or harder. I think I had a better workout than I usually do in spin. Nice and sweaty! A full hour on the bike with lots of hills and some speed mixed in.

Then I transitioned quickly into my suit and out to the pool. I wanted to get a mile in before I had to get kiddos, so I jumped in and started off. I was so pleased that I'd done 12 laps in about 13-14 minutes that I chatted with the super/speedy swimmer next to me for a minute. All of a sudden I had chatted away my buffer time and had to get at it! Did 20 laps without stopping in about 23ish minutes. Total of 32 or one measly mile :)

Now was the QUICK transition training time! Getting out of the pool and trying to walk right after finishing laps is crazy...you feel kind of dizzy and your legs don't want to hold you up. But, I grabbed my stuff and bee-lined it to the locker room to throw on shirt and shorts and get to the daycare. Record time I'm sure :) I think I ended up being 3-5 minutes late, but no one said anything so I'm taking that as a good sign.

Nice to get a workout in and not have the pounding on the body. I think I may try to keep my Wednesdays and Fridays as x-training days with occasionally some lower mileage in there as well. Just feels good to change it up a little.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From The Quiet Pirate on Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 16:15:05 from

nice cross training day- your legs will be happy that they're getting a break from the pounding, even if they're screaming from the kicking.

From Rob on Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 16:21:55 from

Nice job, that's some pretty speedy swimming. Do you swim in the outside pool? It's always closed at 5:00am when I want to use it.

From RAD on Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 16:29:48 from

QP, I hope so...BBK's have some fun planned tomorrow :)

Rob, the guy next to me was doing nearly 2 laps to my one!! I thought I was going pretty fast... Yes, I like the outdoor pool! Indoor isn't too bad, but with the sun and clear, cool water I must go outside :)

From Lily on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 00:16:20 from

Swimming! What an excellent idea. I say do it Rach! :)

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