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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

Haven't done REAL hills in a long time. Met the BBK's at Parkway Palisades for the hill death march. Easy 3 warm -up then 1 mile hill repeats. 1st warm-up, progressively push 2 and 3. Then a 2 mile hill tempo loop. I should've stayed for the last 1 mile hill repeat, but needed to get home to get Craig to work on time so he could get home on time to get stuff for trek done. I wanted to hit 10 today though so I did a quick loop around the park and by the time I was cooled down and ready to jump in the car and go the group was back - DANG! Normally I'd feel lucky, but I was just starting to feel it and ready to push the hills, should've stayed - live and learn :(

Went home, all the kiddos were still sleeping so I crashed for another hour, then woke up and hit the gym for the total body class (combo of weights and cardio). Good class, but I'd only eaten a nutri-grain bar before the run, and I was needing food badly. So I left before doing my PT stuff, came home and had my favorite protein shake, feeling much better now!

AP: 8:38 splits:  9:46, 9:19, 9:02, 9:12 (1st hill), 8:35, 8:17, 8:03, 8:18, 7:38, 8:07, 8:23 (cool-down).

Overall, splits look good - kept the hills progressivly faster and then the 2 mile tempo I was able to hit at 7:30 and 8:07 - pretty good in my book. Now, I'm off for the rest of the week to go be a ma to 10-12 teenagers on trek. Not much running, but a lot of walking pushing and pulling :)

I've gotten a couple good leads on PC - THANKS everyone!

Nike Miles: 3.00Mizuno Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 1.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From Carolyn in Colorado on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 14:56:17 from

Great workout today, Rachel! I need to hear more about how you make that protein shake.

Have a great time on trek, ma! Make the kids pull the cart.

From cheryl on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 15:48:53 from

Sounds like you guys had fun on the hills this morning. I was there in spirit. Have fun on your trek and hopefully see you when you get back.

From Smooth on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 16:54:57 from

EXCELLENT run with AWESOME hill repeats and GREAT tempo there!!! Have fun at trek. Did you get D.Gardiner's PM? Hope the PC leads fan out!

From RAD on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 18:58:13 from

Carolyn, I use the chocolate protein drink (pre-mixed in the 'boxes') frozen fruit, 1/2 C of milk, ice and a banana when I've got it. SOOO yummy! Perfect recovery drink.

Cheryl, I that was you dragging me up those hills! :)

Smooth, yes I did get his PM and THANK YOU!! Looks like I'll be running for him.

From DonGardinero on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 19:02:07 from

Glad I could help out with PC. Now I'll finally get a chance to see my wife finish a race AND see all the people come in for the marathon.

From Kelli on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 20:12:38 from

Nice run today!!! have fun on trek, hope you found some working clothes.

From Bec on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 20:56:44 from

I was proud of you on this run. You kept it real as you charged up and down the hills. I hope that this week treats you well, and you have some fun with those teenagers.

From Brent on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 21:40:24 from

Devine Miss M - nice hill workout, Cheryl the slave driver? I'm glad you have a couple of leads on PC, still checking with my loco guy.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Teena on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:44:59 from

Very nice workouts!!!

From Nancy on Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 18:46:55 from

I hope you have fun at Trek. I'm sure you'll get a good workout pulling the handcarts.

From Smooth on Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 22:39:54 from

Keep on trekin'!

From Merri on Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 10:34:05 from

hope youre having fun on the trek!!

From Bec on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 13:34:26 from

I miss you! When is RAD returning? I need to heat your stories about the trek. Are you up for a death run on Monday AND Tuesday? Let me know...

From RAD on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 23:32:34 from

Death run on Monday AND Tuesday?...Sounds like a challenge I'm willing to take on :)

Trek was fun...I'll blog more about it later!

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