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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

Gotta get back on the bandwagon sometime! I've had a nice, yet crazy break for sometime now and I need to just get back at it. So, I ended up with a great excuse today.

QP wanted to do a JRP run down in Lehi with Smooth et all, so I made some calls and got it all arranged for 7AM. It was about 9PM last night my husband reminded me that he doesn't have a car so he'd be taking mine to work. Crap. Now what? No car and I won't be done with the run in time for him to get to work. Well, I always had my bike. I've always thought that riding down to Lehi, doing a run, then riding back would be awesome...so, now I "get" the opportunity.

I tried to leave an hour before to give myself enough time, but that didn't happen. I had 45 minutes. I figured it was mostly downhill with just Camp Williams on the climb, I could do this. Well, I didn't. I scared everyone because I was late and they'd already sent out a search party for my dead body :) It took me an hour...so I was 15 minutes late. 17.2 miles in just under an hour so I averaged 17.4 mph.

Changed my shoes and QP threw my bike on her car rack, because they had an open spot since MR was being water boy and biking while we ran. Then with Smooth, Wendy, Becca, QP and MR on the bike we were off. It is a darn good thing that Becca and I weren't left to our own devices and we stopped and re-grouped, we both were on a roll with speed. Dang. We didn't realize how fast we were running until we'd look at our watches and slow ourselves down. We did 4 out and back South on the JRP - great run!! I loved it (after my legs switched from bike to run). QP got some good pictures of treasures along the way - hopefully she'll post them soon.

AP: 8:26 splits: 9:15, 8:23, 7:56, 9:07, 8:58, 7:53, 8:13, 7:43 - see? you can totally tell when we'd regroup and run with everyone, then we'd just slowly take off and then tempo it on and then realize what we were doing and stop to regroup again.

After the run I got back on the bike with QP and MR and rode the trail North to Redwood, with the little extra side road that they've now added about 3/4 to a full mile of that goes north just before you hit the top parking lot. QP and MR turned and went back to the car and I rode home, but decided to ride the newly paved, but unopened Mtn View Corridor. They have the stretch from the end to Redwood poured cement now, except maybe 20 feet at Redwood and 50 feet at the connection point. So, I'd have to get off and walk my bike, but it was all good. I'm sure the construction workers thought I was crazy sauce! Rode the corridor to Providence (where it is opened) and then took off up to Emmeline, and down to the Cove then home. I had played stupid somewhere along the route and started when I was stopped and stopped when I was riding, so I don't know exact mileage, but using map my run to make up what I didn't record it looks to be about 16.5 miles. A good ride home! No average, since I messed it all up.

A great start to hopefully, a great week! Oh, and my longest ride to date...except it was in two parts instead of one.

BIKE MILES Miles: 33.70TTT #1 Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Rachelle on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:53:13 from

Holy crap you are amazing Rachel! You came back with a bang that is for sure. You are totally ready for the HIM!!

From RAD on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 12:25:48 from

Rachelle, the sad thing is the bike is 56 miles!!! then a half after that...crap, this isn't going to be easy.

From Toby on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 15:03:29 from

N.I.C.E!!!! I need to do 14 miles on Saturday and need to be home by 8:00am. Interested? I'm still way slower than you, so I won't be offended if it doesn't work out :)

From Smooth on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 15:31:55 from

YOU ARE SO CUTE!!! What an AWESOME run AFTER a LONG ride!!! AND an epic ride back UP to home!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! It was so fun to see you! You and Bec looked SO CUTE in your purple tops. You were breezing along like nothing! I think you will rock the HiM!!! :) :) :) Oh, I am jealous of all the races you have coming up! :)

From Nancy on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 22:30:00 from

Wow that is a lot of exercise. I got tired just reading about it.

From RAD on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 22:40:54 from

Toby, I promised Kelli a PC marathon tour on Saturday. You probably wouldn't have time to join us, but you are more than welcome to!! We're only doing 15 - at most.

Smooth, I had it handed to me today that I'm far from ready for this crazy IM!!! but, I will take the purple compliment :) thanks!

Nancy, I'm ceratinly tired today!!

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