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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

I cannot move! I got up to get ready to go to the gym and do resistance and maybe a few miles or the bike, but I cannot move. Seriously, I'm walking like an 80 year old!!! And NOT an active one :) I've got another full day - Dr appt about removing my son's tonsils, shots for me, and standing at the Oquirrh Mtn temple all day volunteering outside. So, hopefully I'll be able to get my 16 in tomorrow, quicker than walking speed anyway :)

Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00Weight: 0.00
From Carolyn in Colorado on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 14:15:23 from

Good luck with your busy day. I hope you're able to move by tomorrow, but if you're not, I think you should scale back that expectation of 16 miles.

From RivertonPaul on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 16:48:20 from

Hope you feel better.

From Brent on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 17:27:13 from

Devine MiSS M - is it smarter to skip the long run tomoRRow if your not up for it? I have read a few articles, be flexible in scheduling key workouts, maybe delay for a couple of days? I have often moved speed and long runs a day or two when needed. I know your trOOper and diehard ruNNer, tough to mentaLLy make changes.

Stay KOOl and Healthy, B of BS ROOls out

From Bec on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 18:03:26 from

Maybe you should take an ice-bath... If not before the run, then for sure after! I am starting to take them mid-week as well. You had a crazy day yesterday, and it's no wonder why you are walking like a cripple. RnR baby, RnR! If you don't hit the road as hard as you would like to tomorrow, I am up for Monday wherever. Please take it easy, and listen to the body. I know that you are good about that.

From Teena on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 18:52:29 from

Hey Rachel ...

Hope you are walking a lot better by the time you read this. Take it easy tomorrow ... please.

From Nancy on Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 23:41:09 from

Rachel you need to take a break. You work out too much. You need a rest. I hope you enjoy volunteering at the temple open house. My daughter Leslie volunteered last week. I hope tomorrow when you wake up you feel like a 20 year old instead of 80.

From RAD on Sat, Aug 01, 2009 at 00:27:40 from

Thanks All! I am feeling a little better, it's just strange how you can run 40 - 50 miles a week and feel fine, but you do one thing different (a 5 mile hike with an extra 30-35 lbs) and you can't move the next morning!! Being on my feet and stretching out all day has helped - I think I'll try a little in the morning, it may be slow, but I think I'll do at least a little something- if for no other reason than to loosen it all up!!!

From Teena on Sat, Aug 01, 2009 at 00:30:28 from

Great news Rachel!!!

Btw, a 5 mile hike with 35 extra pounds sounds pretty intense to me!! :)

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