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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

The real question is...did Smooth and I run the PC marathon, or just dance our way through? :)

A wonderful BBK morning. We went with a classic hill sprint/tempo workout this morning and I am almost ashamed to admit that I not only liked it, I think I missed it!

3 mile warm-up, regroup, 10 min warm-up 5 min easy then 5X of 30 sec on/30 off. Ran to the 'hill' track just South of Oquirrh Mtn Temple. Either way you run it, downhill at the beginning then uphill at the end. Recover and re-group. Yup, I still suck at hills! Besides the fact that I left my speed on the TM yesterday. We ran the track loop (.4 miles) I think 5 times then went back to the temple street.

There we did a 'dog mile' - fire hydrant to fire hydrant = 1 mile. All out, whatever you can do. I hit it in low 7's!! I was pushing myself and even passed a few people (yay! I wasn't last!), now that isn't to say they weren't taking it easy, but I did finish just behind a couple fast girls not going easy, so I felt good that I'd pushed hard.

Went back and did another track loop, then 3X approx 30 sec hill sprints with downhill recovery. When we were done with that, we were finally done! Finished up with 2.5 cool down miles to round out to an even 11. Becca and I were keeping a nice consistent pace :)

Good times, trying the Straussberg sock this week - still icing and rolling. Not as bad as I had anticipated today after the run.

AP: 8:48 splits: 9:44, 9:02, 8:40, 8:48, 8:35, 8:14, 7:18 (the last .10 ish of this mile was recovery, so most of it the 'dog mile' which means it was faster than a 7:18! Yipee!), 8:53 (hill sprints -blech), 9:12, 9:09, 9:10 (see - pretty consistent!)

It's nice to pile the miles the first of the week and be able to 'taper' to a long run :)

Cookie, Cookie Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
From Terri on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 20:04:36 from

Love your new picture. Your legs look like a gazelle!

From JulieC on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 23:26:37 from

love the new blog photo. Way too much fun running...wait that's impossible because running should be fun : D LOVIN' the hil/tempo fun too today!! Hope you can cancel that PT appt. Can't you get your hubby to deep massage it? or does that hurt too much?

From RAD on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 23:30:59 from

Terri, a nice plump and healthy gazelle ready to be taken down by the lions? :)

Julie, my husband is a wimp! He would massage it for 30 seconds then whine that his hands hurt. I did get a massage this afternoon and it is feeling better! The golf ball rolling, stretching and icing are helping. It feels a lot better than it has the past few days today.

From Carina on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 23:36:31 from

Nice workout!! I also like to do the hard stuff at the beginning of the week!!

From Chad on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 14:04:23 from

Nice times! You're going to do great at SGM.

From Bec on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 14:40:42 from

Great run today Rachel! You are getting faster!!!!! I love it! You will slam down a PR at SGM.

Stay healthy and motivated. It's all in the bag.

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