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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: Share a Smile Triathalon (13.75 Miles) 01:13:14, Place overall: 4, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance

My second tri and a good time had by all! This was my daughter's first tri and she did AWESOME! I'm a bit of a proud mama today :) The alarm comes too early at 4:30 on a Saturday, but it was worth it to get a great transition spot and have time to hang around and talk out the race before hand.

They had the full distance racers go first and just had you line up at the pool by est swim time. I stayed in the middle of the pack between 8-9 minuters and I was spot on! 8:30 finish time for a 400M swim. I was passed a couple times and I passed a couple people, so it was near perfect. I liked that they spread you out almost a full pool length! Ran to the bike, hopped on and I was off (excellent T1 time, 4th fastest).

I wanted to really push myself on the bike this time. Last tri I was a little too comfortable and having too much 'wheee' time,  so I pushed and this was the perfect nearly flat course to do so. 2 loops of the  5 mile course, Down Center St in Orem to the Parkway trail then back up 800S (Will's pit stop/Costco street). The hill down was fun, but the hill back up was nasty. Only good thing was, it was short and over with quickly. Really overall a good flat course! I was only passed by one female, but I caught her less than 1/4 mile into the run and she was only about 90 seconds faster than me anyway. Plus, I still have my big ol' clunky Wal-Mart bike. Someday I'd like to see what I could do on a nice bike. But, like I told one guy who passed me (with praise for hittin' it hard on a mtn bike) "give my husband a raise and I'll get a nice bike!" Finish time was 37:16.5 (18mph) - good enough for 10 overall fastest bike time.

I don't know what happened on the run transition. I thought I went pretty quickly, but I was SO slow compared to many others (this will come back to bite me later). I think it has to do with the fact that I have to tighten and tie my laces (double knot of course). If I had the quick tight laces things might've gone better, well faster. I was off on the run and determined to run faster than the 3.2 on the last one. This meant my goal was to keep my paces under an 8mm. I knew I could do this, it wouldn't be hard. C'mon girl -- what'cha got?!? I was lovin' passing people on my first loop. I'd see the female out in front of me, reel her in and pass her. First mile split came in at 7:45. Okay, legs finally getting over jello stage - faster now. Next split was 7:25, nice! Just going up from here. Well, I must've topped out 3rd split was exactly the same (7:25) which makes me frustrated, because it was the downhill section. Not that there was much either way. It really was a pretty FLAT course! The second loop was hard, because by this time there were many others in front of me and it played head games as to whether or not they were really ahead of me or on their first loop. I just tried to stay strong and push ME. At least my last .25 split was better for my finishing touch: 6:49. Which gave me an AP of 7:28 and a total time of 24:21. Not a killer 5K time, but for jello legs after a bike it was all right.

So, I finished well and was excited to see 1st in AG and 2nd overall female. Woo hoo! I knew it was a smaller race, but it still felt good. Until I realized this was unlike a running race. Because we were so spread out in the beginning in the pool, someone 5 minutes behind you could really be in front of you. Craig had said Lauren started her run just a few minutes before I finished so I ran backwards on the course to find her and run her in. Such an amazing girl! When we'd practiced she would always whine and want/need to stop before even a 1/2 mile into the run. Well, when I saw her about 1/2 way through the 1.6 mile run she was running and going strong! She didn't stop the whole time. I ran her in and watched her finish, seriously proud mama!

So, we waited and waited for awards. I did get a nice massage which is always a good perk! Hubby and boys had come to watch and cheer us on so we played and ate a bit. When awards came I was announced as 2nd in my AG - well poo! But, the first place girl was only 10 seconds in front of me. Double poo! I figured at that point they had taken overall finishers out of the AG's so I wasn't going to be there. But, when they announced them the 1st place finisher in my AG was 3rd overall! So, if I had made that T2 time just a tad shorter or pushed the pace on the run just a bit more I could've done 1st in AG and 3rd overall - a double dip! DANG!! Oh well, that is how the cookie crumbles and teaches you to push harder even if they aren't in front of you next time. Here is the worst news about the whole 10 second thing. Where did I slack and let her beat me? Not the swim (1+ min faster), not the bike (1+ min faster), but the RUN! uugggghhh! I don't let triathletes beat me on the run. Her T2 and run time were the only ones faster than mine. That is what really frustrates me about it all. Oh well, like I said: next time I will see her 10 seconds in front of me and take her down! :)

Lauren's overall place was 8th in the Novice category (200M swim, 5 mile bike, 1.6 run). She was frustrated with her goggles and had to keep emptying out the water :( Her transition times were GREAT and her bike time was pretty good for a 10 year old on a mtn bike too. She made it up the hill without having to stop! Tough girl :) Her run? oh yeah, 5th overall! Gotta love that girl. Only thing that made me mad was they only did overall awards not AG awards in novice. I really wanted her to get a medal :( Kind of bummed about that and almost asked for one just because she was the youngest, but decided to let life be real and not coddle the kids. She said the swim was her favorite part, which doesn't surprise me. Too bad she did the best on the run :) Maybe I'll make a runner of her yet! Overall finish time: 58:13 - 8th overall. Only a 14 yr old and 16 yr old would've been in her AG and the 16 yr old finished a couple min in front of her and she beat the 14 yr old by 14 minutes. Yup, that's my girl :)

So, I do like triathalons, but so much goes into them and I'm just not ready to buy all the crap. It's fun and sometimes I think if I can do this well untrained, what could I do trained and on a good bike? Oh well, I'm happy running now and using biking and swimming for x-training. Especially when my foot is being a poo head! Overall a wonderful morning. I really couldn't have asked for more...except 10 seconds faster (grrr).

Cookie Monsters - Take 2 Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Brent on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 21:28:07 from

Devine Miss M - read every word of your race report, 500 commando points for the placing and fighting off those jello legs. Also, another 200 for getting your daughter out there, she will never forget it, good devine mama. Race organizers either give every kid a medal or only the top, weird. She is a hero in my book, 1,000 commando points for gutting out the bike and run. Your right about the expensive crap part, bikes and all the fixing are expensive. The problem you really need a top bike to compete in the bigger races.

Stay Kool, Mama and child, B of BS Rools out

From Toby on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 21:33:53 from

Hip hip hooray for you! Getting a road bike will definitely improve your biking time (you can rent tri-bikes)...so don't fret.

I'm SO impressed with your run...especially with it being last (we always do the reverse tri's). That was fast and strong! It is SO hard to know your competition with a staggered start!.

Most importantly, don't scrub your lower leg...keep the marking on it. Your badge of honor!

Big congratulations to little RAD!!!! You have every right to brag about that cute muffin!

Thank you again for your sweet cookie last night! That was so sweet of you to come all the way to AF and find me at the Hoedown (and NO I usually don't have on cowboy boots and a cowboy hat). It was divine! You are the BEST!

From allie on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 22:10:18 from

what a cool thing to do with your daughter. sounds like you both had a successful and fun morning. way to go, RAD and lauren!

From Smooth on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 22:47:14 from

I am with Toby...you did AWESOME! so PROUD of you and Lauren! WONDERFUL performance! Wish I could have been there to cheer on you two! You are ROCK STARS!!!

Thanks for coming all the way to Lehi to bring me the smart cookie...that is the sweetest thoughtful thing! Karen said thank you and she absolutely LOVES smart cookie! It is so yummy!

Hope you and your family celebrated big today!

From Carolyn in Colorado on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 23:15:27 from

Congratulations on a great finish. You are very competitive.

From Kelli on Sat, Aug 27, 2011 at 23:16:54 from

When we were texting I did not realize you had done this today---I thought you were talking about the last tri! Sorry for not even asking how you did, how rude am i?????

Great job, bummer about that 10 seconds!!! I am not sure if I would be a fast transitioner, it sounds tough.


From RAD on Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 02:20:41 from

Brent, I think this winter/spring if I can stash away a few pennies I may keep my eyes on KSL for a steal as bikers decide to go new for the spring. Thanks for your kind words! I really love doing a tri here and there. Helps me feel a little more well rounded, but I still love running. Lauren has just been on cloud nine and didn't want me to take off her body markings - proud mama and baby :)

Toby, you're not really a cowgirl? :) You looked very cute, so don't worry about it! Thanks to you for being an awesome running friend. They are truly the best. I left the markings on until I showered (which was 3PM - a crazy day!), but Lauren's sunk in darker - I think it will still be visible tomorrow at church.

Allie, thanks. It was fun, but the best part is knowing I beat you in the 5K today :) hehehe, I can only cheat to beat you! We had a great time and I think she wants to keep doing them - yay!

Smooth, Lauren and I went out for frozen yogurt afterward and didn't get home until 3 or 4ish in the afternoon. A wonderful celebration! Oh, and tell Karen (and you and Toby) you're welcome. It really was my pleasure!!

Carolyn, I'm a closet competitor :) I use people on the course to inspire me and the best thing is that I always dream big (like running faster than Allie big dreams) so, it helps me feel a little closer to that when I can push through and conquer a mind game.

Kelli, oh no worries! Seriously, it wasn't a big deal. I was more excited to hear about all you guys running TOU! You can not even imagine (nor simulate) what running less than a minute after jumping off your bike feels like. Crazy jello legs and you feel like you are going SO slow (because the bike was fast). I didn't ever get it running after spin class either - it's crazy weird!

From Walter on Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 17:12:55 from

wow you swam biked ran faster in a faster pace than myself just running! :)

From RAD on Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 23:36:12 from

Walter, yeah - exactly! I need a BIKE to keep up with you and can barely do it that way! :) You did an awesome job on the race. In my dreams I run as fast as Walter.

From bye-wing on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 03:04:14 from

Go RAD Go! and LL too! Sounds like such a fun day, I'm jealous I wasn't there with you.

From RAD on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 15:34:15 from

bye-wing, we shall have many races together soon! :) I think next year we need to do the half ironman :) Better start training!

From runningafterbabies on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 19:47:56 from

How did I not see you there? I didn't compete this year b/c of my marathon next saturday, but my son and husband did. Congrats on a solid job! Way to go Rach!

From Scott Wesemann on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 13:22:26 from

That's awesome! Congrats on your race and placing 2nd. If I didn't hate swimming so much I might try a tri one of these days. Ha.

From Chad on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 13:57:39 from

70 miler next year? That's awesome! Go for it.

From Rossy on Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 21:08:40 from

Great race tri-athletes RAD and Lauren! Just to be able to complete a tri of any distance is impressive to me, so awesome job RAD and Lauren! In the tri category, you now have two of them on me and your daughter has one up on me. Happy running, biking, and swimming to the both of you!

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