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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

Mojo is gone. My legs still feel heavy and getting up in the morning is less and less appealing every day. Even Saturday wanting to do my lake run SO bad, I contemplated just bagging it and sleeping in multiple times. I need to find a way to take a break...without taking a break.

I did the bike ride with the Triple Threats this morning (Nancy, you should come sometime! we meet at Herriman HS at 6AM). I rode down to the school, because I figured I could get down there in about as much time as it would take to load up the bike, drive the 3 miles, unload the bike and get ready. Good climb up Rose Canyon - you can see the car that pulled off the road and started the fire!! Crazy! I'm honestly impressed with the small burn area, it could've been SO much worse, but it was contained and stopped quickly.

At the top a couple girls had stopped to fix a bike and the ones with me weren't going to do the Bacchus loop on the way home. So, I rode back down about a mile, caught the girls and rode back up with them. I got the 3 tough hills twice! At the top there was a group of guys and turns out a few of them were from the BBK's. Fun little 'run into'. Down the canyon, then we'd decided to do the loop, so I waited for the ladies, and we turned left onto Bacchus. Then at the top (7300W) I waited again...for 10 minutes! No ladies. I finally figured they must've turned around thinking they didn't have time. So, I busted through the last little bit of the hill, and enjoyed the downhill back to the HS...and then home.

Once at home, I asked my daughter if she wanted to go for a bike/run to practice for her tri on Saturday. She agreed. I had her do 3 loops around the school (3 miles) while I ran a mile with Lucy and the jogging stroller. Then we met back at home and she ran a mile with me. I headed out with the stroller for one last mile, but when I got back I told my baby "time to go inside" he said, "no, again" and pointed down the street. Man, I created a monster in that kid, he'd have had me run 20 miles if it was up to him. So, I did one more to make it 4.

Somewhere after the first 300yds of my 3rd mile my garmin lost satellites...what?!?! so, I don't have the last 2 miles so I have no idea how fast I was going. Whatever, just a good shake out.

OEOHFPPE Miles: 4.00BIKE MILES Miles: 27.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Nancy on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 14:04:37 from

Sounds like a fun morning. I will come with you one of these days. Do you meet at Herriman High every day or just Monday's?

From Toby on Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 17:16:37 from

Way to get it done Rachel!! Can't wait to hear about #1's tri on Saturday!!!!

From Rachelle on Tue, Jul 03, 2012 at 10:13:23 from

I completely hear you on the bread without a break. haha! My body needs a break but my head is definitely not having it. Oh the madness running makes us.

Great workout Rachel!

From Bec on Wed, Jul 04, 2012 at 10:39:07 from

Another Tri? That is so awesome, hope Lauren does well. Baby Fart and your jogging stroller make me laugh. He was just enjoying the ride.

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