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CHRC Turkey Trot

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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
Race: CHRC Turkey Trot (3.1 Miles) 00:38:02, Place overall: 465, Place in age division: 70
Total Distance

Wow, walking a race is SO SO different from running a race. I resisted every urge to run, especially downhill! However, I beat the OLDEST runner in the crowd and If I was 70 I would've taken 1st in my AG :) Small victories...small victories. 

I had a wonderful time and a good experience. I'm setting new walking PR's already! I got to hang out at Leslie's house before the race, Maureen 'ran' me in, I stayed for prizes...I just KNEW I was going to win this year - STINK! again nothing.... then went to Leslie's to say good bye and got SPOILED rotten with some amazing hot cider...SO yummy!! FUN FUN FUN all the way around. I had a really poor attitude starting this 'race' but am very glad I did it - I also learned some really interesting things about walking v. running! Walking up hill is great, I could push while all the walker/runners around me stopped to walk, but then on the downhill they'd all start running and pass me again.

I met a fellow "speed walker" and spoke to her a little. After the race she tracked me down and told me that I should join the "Wasatch Walkers" because I was so good at it! I couldn't help but laugh. I've been invited to join an 'elite' group on my first walking race...maybe I should switch sports! :) hehehehe

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 3.10
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From Smooth on Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 00:39:00 from

That's SO FUNNY!!! WAY to resist the temptation to run! VERY COOL speed walk there, Rachel! Hope you had a FANTASTIC Thanksgiving!

From DonGardinero on Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 01:13:59 from

Nice job, Rachel!!! That's awesome.

From Maurine/Tarzan on Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 09:49:12 from

I met some great walkers back when I didn't run much.

So glad you had a good time after all. It was great talking with you.

From Teena on Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 10:03:38 from

Nice job Rachel!!

You are elite!!! :)

From Shelly on Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 23:39:41 from

Awesome Job!? O.K. I haven't been following the blog for a while- where you walking with someone or is the ITB still giving you fits and you were giving it a break?

Congrats on your invite but you better not abandon the BBK's- I think with my new schedule I'm going to be able to come again.

From RAD on Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 12:52:09 from

Shelly, I've been benched by by doc for just over a week now. I'm expecting in June and it had something to do with something they saw on the sonogram; unfortunately, I wasn't paying enough attention until AFTER when she said not to run! I may get clearance to come back after my doc appt on Dec 1st, so I'm looking forward to that!

From cheryl on Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 14:08:01 from

I was wondering the same thing, why you weren't at the group this week and why you're walking a race. I too got benched from running with my last child. I walked a lot during that pregnancy, and really enjoyed it. It's best to err on the side of being overly cautious I think. Good luck!

From Brent on Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 14:10:28 from

Devine Miss M - I have a very good running friend who is also a speed walker, the speed walking has really helped her with leg turnover for running, she has won her running division at St.George twice. Basically, race walking rocks for increasing leg turnover. (by the way, two years ago she ran a 3:28 at 58 years old at St. george) So, hehehe, the laugh may be on someone else.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From RAD on Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 18:14:51 from

Cheryl, I'm whining about not running, but the sleeping in is dreamy!!

Brent, I hadn't ever heard about a relationship between the two. Now I'm even more motivated to keep up my speed walking!! Oh, and your comment the other day "Slacking in workouts translates into slacking when racing" has been on my mind a lot lately and it kept me moving during my turkey trot so THANKS for the motivation!

From Bec on Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 18:16:13 from

You WALKED a 5k? I just don't know how you did that! Good for you, I am proud of you. I am proud that you were trotting away in the form of walking even though you have been benched. I sure have missed your company on some of my runs :( I actually haven't been running too much lately either. It's good for the soul sister, good for the soul. You will be back determined and stronger after the little guy/gal is born.

From Shelly on Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 18:19:07 from

Congrats! That is so exciting. Keep up the walking and be sure to follow Doctors orders.

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