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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

Good restful weekend, and I was able to tolerate eating before exercising today which always helps! Went to the gym for step class and then ran 4 on the TM VERY slow afterward (like a 9:45 pace). Great company to keep my mind off the miles, so I got through them - one problem with running slower is that the miles really do go by slower!!

Resting and eating well today...then volleyball tonight!! :)

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 9.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 9.00Weight: 0.00
From Smooth on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 14:44:21 from

I like all those "rest" words there! The important thing is you're paying attention to your body and you're still exercising! GOOD GIRL!!!

From The Quiet Pirate on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 14:49:27 from

Just remember bach when you started, and 9:45 seemed like it was fast :-)

Not to sound like a cigarette commercial, but you've come a long way, lady.

From RAD on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 15:00:32 from

Smooth, thanks! sometimes it's a mental V physical fight. I'm trying to let the physical side win now - THAT is hard!

QP- yeah, I remember when I could barely do a 10mm on the TM! Now I feel like a slacker starting there and not 7mph. I certainly have come a long way! Now I simply hope that in 8 months I don't have to come all that way again!!

From The Quiet Pirate on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 15:09:59 from

If you do have to start over slowly, it's not the same. You'll pick it up again a lot faster than the first time.

From Kelli on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 15:12:39 from

We gotta run on different treadmills, I swear those ones LIE!

From Carolyn in Colorado on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 16:15:17 from

I'm glad you ate before exercising today. You really need to make sure you do that.

I get frustrated by the time it takes to run slowly too.

From Cal on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 17:06:41 from

i hate going slow on the TM for exactly the reason you mentioned.

Another good workout day. Good for you!

From Nancy on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 21:32:59 from

Great job Rachel. I still can't stand treadmills. Your slow is my fast now but as long as I can keep going I guess I can't complain.

From Leandra on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 22:55:08 from

I don't think you ever stop! Which is something to be proud of! Nice job pushing through those miles... I know what you mean about them dragging on when you go slower.

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