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Riverton Town Days 10K

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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
Race: Riverton Town Days 10K (6.2 Miles) 00:48:51, Place overall: 12, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance

Decided at about midnight to give it a go. I wish I would've been at group this week, because I would've come to help out with the volunteering early as well...I guess that's what I get for being lazy. Anyway, lots of people to chat with at the beginning and I got to start with Julie and Michelle which was GREAT because I had someone to chat with and pace with; however, at times they got too speedy for me and I had to drop back.

Leg pain was there, but minimal (2/10). It was a fun course with rolling hills and a few good uphills, I hate to admit it but I really am starting to like the short uphill pushes in races, because I feel strong to push up them - as long as I can get a break at the top :) I hit a GREAT stride around mile 3, it felt freeing, the pace felt good, I was able to push past people, and just hit a good groove (yes, still pain, but you get used to it after a while).

Then, my wheels finally fell off around mile 4.5 (top of Lover's Lane), the thigh pain moved down and surrounded my left knee. I was pushing the pace with 2 guys and I had finally pulled ahead on the hill, but after about another .25 fell off their pace as well. I think they finished a good minute or more ahead of me, I was just doing what I could - I didn't want to push any harder than I needed to. Only 2 other people passed me on this stretch, so my good groove was well spent :)

 AP: 7:55, splits: 7:44, 7:35, 7:50, 7:52, 8:14, 8:12, 8:13 (last .17 recorded on Garmin)

Saucony Miles: 6.20
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
From Carolyn in Colorado on Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 19:44:31 from

Congrats on 2nd in your age group!

How is your leg feeling now? I'm a little worried about you running with pain like that.

From RAD on Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 20:00:03 from

Leg is okay today, about the same its been all week. Hopefully I can get some GOOD answers tomorrow!! AM appt, YEA!

From leslie peterson on Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 20:16:06 from

2nd place!!! Nice job Rachel, and you did it on the spur of the moment! Good luck with that appt. tomorrow, I hope you can get this taken care of.

From Julie on Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 20:44:36 from

It was so fun to run with you. You did great. You have to best running form. You make it look so easy. Get that leg better. I hope to see you this week.

From Nancy on Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 20:52:17 from

Great Job Rachel. I've been having a hard time getting to your blog site. I keep putting you on as my favorite. I put you in as RAD and then when I finish you are not on my favorites. Then I just go to Kelli's site and find you from there, but now Kelli doesn't have favorites on her site. What is your blog name. Let me know what you find out about your leg pain.

From Kelli on Sun, Jul 05, 2009 at 21:25:07 from

That lover's lane is a KILLER!!! I hate it, hate it, hate it!

Great job on the back to back races. You are doing great, pain and all. Just make sure to take care of it, whatever it is!

I will see you at class tomorrow. I am so excited to finally get back to the gym. I bet it is going to kick my fanny!

From Bec on Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 01:26:35 from

Great race. Nice work pushing yourself, even though you didn't want to. Even without running, you still had such a great time! WAY TO GO!

From RAD on Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 01:30:55 from

Thanks Leslie! I'd been thinking about doing it for a while, but put it out of my head a while.

Julie, I had a great time as well! I wish I could've kept up your AWESOME pace...maybe someday.

Nancy, no worries! I posted on your site how to do it...if you have problems let me know.

Kelli, Lover's lane wasn't as bad as the S-curve! I was excited to see I was running down it and NOT up! I won't be at class tomorrow, my dr appt is at 9:15, so I'll miss gym classes all togehter, but it was worth it not to wait until Friday!

From Shelly on Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 03:10:22 from

Great race! I hope you figure out whats going on with your leg tomorrow. You better keep us posted.

From Brent on Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 13:02:02 from

Devine Miss M - 200 commando points for the second place finish. Marathoner mentality, strong, still a nice race on a challenging course. Lover's lane, S-Curve, it seems the run was on part of the same bike course I was on a couple of weeks ago. Hardware for 2nd place? prize?

Stay Kool, get healthy, B of BS Rools out

From LuzyLew on Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 16:32:40 from

What a fun "last minute" race! You did so great! I love the 4th of July. I don't think there is a funner way to spend the morning!

From Leandra on Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 17:29:38 from

Nice Race! And you did it with that pain too! That's crazy about your leg and them thinking it might be a stress fracture (I just read through your previous posts). I hope it clears up and feels better fast for you. Regardless, you had a a GREAT time on this race and a really good pace.

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