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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: 14.00
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

Dang that time change!!! BBK's changed meeting time from 5:15 to 5:30. I woke up ready to go and be there at 5:15, but after brushing my teeth realized I could sleep for another 15 minutes! I momentarily thought about getting there early and do extra mileage, but sleep is the theme for the week :) Set my alarm for 15 more minutes, but it didn't go off!!! UUGGHHH!! Woke up at 5:30 and busted a move to get out of the house. As I was pulling onto the main roads out of the neighborhood I remembered I forgoten my 'running/pain log' for my PT appointment at 7AM...so more wasted time turning around. I got to the HS at 6:05 and missed the group...decided to warm up on the track assuming they were just out on a warm-up mile. After I had run 2 miles I figured that the track wasn't part of their workout today and I was all alone :( Did a few high knee/butt kicks to get ready and then did ONE 4-3-2-1 repeat. I did notice the first 400 was 1:31, which I was pleased with...didn't notice the other sprint splits. Just as I finished my 100 recovery the group wandered into the track - time for me to head off to the PT :(  AP: 8:24 splits: 9:01, 8:49, 7:42 (best 5:18), 7:48(.55 miles). I really felt cheated out of my workout and my group time today - stupid alarm clock and desire to sleep!!!

Got some new exercises for the ITB strenghtening (they're kind of fun and challenging!) and things are looking good...too bad this isn't something that can go away permanently! Strengthen and  stretch is the name of the game to avoid it!

Since I felt cheated on my workout, I've wanted to go on an afternoon run, but other obligations stop me from doing that...so I kicked my butt at the gym doing weights today. It's been a long time since I've done a TOUGH workout. Did a full body workout and included 10 min hard eliptical to warm up and 15 minutes walking at a 15% incline afterward. Stretched to cool down. I'll have to wipe myself out running hills tomorrow, so I don't feel like I'm not running this week! I'll say it one more time - stupid alarm clock and stupid desire to sleep!!!!

Saucony Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
From Leandra on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 16:01:28 from

Oh stupid ITB! I have issues with mine as well. I have mostly been working on strengthening my quads because i hear that helps and I'm always sure to stretch good. If you have any suggestions or things that work good for you I'd love to hear it!

From RAD on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 16:14:48 from

Leandra, my PT actually has me working on outer hip strength (side to side movements more than forward/back) also working on improving your form (pick up your heels in the back like there is a string from your butt to your ankle and it retracts with each stride), then stretching the ITB. I've really seen a lot of improvements in my ITB's tolerance since I've started doing these things. I would totally suggest going to a PT, I fought it hard for 6 months before going and now wish I would've gone sooner to get it right!

From Metcalf Running on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 17:03:56 from

Don't kick your self too hard, I'm sure you are still keeping your fitness up. Sometimes I think if we are needing sleep you should do it! Also it looks like you still got a workout in!

From RivertonPaul on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 18:03:06 from

I slept in. LOL.

From Kelli on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 20:07:22 from

Oh, that is a bummer! I did not even see you there, there were a lot of people on the track today,

What does your PT say about running hills? I know I am being the little mother here again, but it is the #1 cause of IT band pain and trouble (see this month's RW). The second I feel any pain in mine, NO HILLS. It did me in and I was out for a long time.

It does sound like yours is getting better. I know I ignored mine for so long I had to stop running for a bit, then I was super slow (and no hills) for at least 3 months before it finally felt good. again. Once again, I probably should have gone to a Dr at the first sign---not smart! I just want you to be careful and you are doing so much speed!!!

I have to miss the gym every day this week (and next Monday). I miss it!

From Smooth on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 21:47:08 from

Dumb alarm and ITB! Wow, lots of tips here on ITB, THANKS!

I agree with Lori. If given a choice between sleeping 30 min. more or run 3-4 miles more, take the extra sleep. Your body needs it and will thank you. You'll notice a difference in your run tomorrow. Besides, you had a SERIOUS workout in the gym.

From Brent on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 22:08:38 from

Devine Miss M - alarm clock challenged hey, the hills will be alive with Rad kicking them over the top.

Stay Kool, no coasting, B of BS rools out

From RAD on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 23:29:38 from

Lori, I guess I just feel cheated, because I LOVE group workouts...they really push me AND I slept in yesterday to be lazy. But I can't complain about sleeping either I guess :)

Paul, that was yesterday for me!

Kelli, no worries...you know you're my running mama!! I've been doing some good hills lately and the only time I've had issues so far with the ITB was 2 Saturdays ago. I'm actually feeling pretty good about it. I think I worked my butt off enough today to take an easy run tomorrow! I will miss you at the gym...I think Lisa felt really bad today because one other regular and I didn't come in. I'll have to try to make it Friday.

Thanks Smooth, I really should appreciate the extra sleep! That is my theme this week - fight the alarm clock!

Brent, I am alarm clock challenged! When I go on vacation I take my battery powered one, because I don't trust myself with any other one - too bad it stabbed me in the back today! I'll show it tomorrow :)

From Jody on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 23:35:25 from

Sorry we missed you today. You asked about the form changes I am trying to make. The biggest is I am trying not to supinate (roll my feet outwards) when I run and lengthen my stride. I have a massive list but one or two at a time. I have also added a 1/2 hour stretching routine every evening. Good luck!

From RAD on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 23:37:49 from

Stretching is so time consuming! I think its funny how a little change in form can make such a difference!! Thanks Jody...I need all the advice I can get.

From Jody on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 23:43:05 from

It is a lot of time but I have really gotten to love it. I am desperate enough to try anything right now. It will get better.

From RAD on Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 23:52:42 from

AMEN!!! That's exactly how I feel - I'd do anything...so I spend the time laying around stretching :) As long as the kids aren't climbing all over me it's nice!

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