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Wheeler Farm 5K Puppy Run

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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: Wheeler Farm 5K Puppy Run (3.1 Miles) 00:23:36, Place overall: 50, Place in age division: 5
Total Distance

Ran a segmented run today to get all the miles in. It was rough waking up early after a late night last night, but it was the most fun I'd had in a LONG time! Thanks Luz for having the birthday, Michelle for hosting and to everyone there for a fun time and AMAZING food!

My 10 mile run this morning turned into 11 by mistake, but it turned out well in the end. Just did a loop here at home and hit some nice Herriman hills, running around home could really help my endurance and speed if I wasn't such a pansy and did it more often!

In my numbers I'm trying something new. I want to record and track my heart rate as well as my AP and splits, so enjoy the numbers if you do...if not, feel free to skip and ignore!

AP: 9:05 (150) splits: 10:04 (148), 8:31 (146), 8:35 (143), 9:00 (146), 9:05(149), 8:57 (153), 8:53 (149), 9:40 (154), 9:35 (155), 9:25 (153), 8:15 (153) - what is interesting to me here is that my HR goes up during the hill miles. I have a much slower pace, but my heart is working a lot harder to maintain a slower pace. Well, except the last mile which I pushed to finish the last .5 that was flat. hmmmm.....

Got home and got the family and Lucy (my puppy) loaded up and ready for Wheeler Farm. I got to see Leslie as soon as I got there, which I was very happy about, because I had left her number at home! Got to the start and was a little bummed when the race all of a sudden started and I couldn't move (no chips), and didn't get to start running for the first .20 mile (or so according to my garmin). I didn't want to 'race' but Lucy had other plans and wanted to chase down the other dogs ahead of us. Once I started at the pace she set me at, I couldn't stop and I liked passing plenty of runners. The problem is that racing with a dog is a lot harder than you'd think! Especially around 100 other dogs, chickens, goats, runners and dogs in their own yards barking at us. Not to mention that every time she saw Craig and the kids she would want to cut over and see them (she must've thought she was done)! Then I had a nice push for the finish, but she was spent and I had to use my push to 'drag' her in - her fast start finally came back to bite her!

I figured finishing in 23 and change I could do pretty well, but nope! The 3rd and 4th place finishers in my AG were about 30 seconds in front of me. Oh well, I'll blame it on the late start. Honestly, I wasn't a fan of the 'loop' course. I thought that running the trails around Wheeler Farm would be an easy 3, but we had to loop over 2.5 times - kind of messes with my head!

AP: 7:30 (172) splits: 7:39 (163), 7:15 (175), 7:37 (176), 7:18 (177) last .15 - I'm honestly surprised my HR was only just over 170. I'm trying to keep it at/under 160, I knew I was over but I'm happy that it was just over. Shows me that I can push it a little more than my 9mm without too much recourse.

Finished off with 2 miles of cool down, one was running in with Leslie. I had such a wonderful time with her (even though we didn't get any prizes!) and meeting her wonderful family!!

Went to plant flowers at Grandma's, came home ate, went rock climbing, went to dinner and now I'm off to a late night movie! I don't know why I think I can act like I'm 16 again and not pay for it tomorrow...oh well, live it up while I can!! :)

oh, forgot to record as a side note...ITB's decided to start aching at mile 2 at the race? WHAT?? I seriously don't understand these things! The only thing I can think is  that it was harder on them due to needing more hip stability since Lucy was tied around my waist taking ME for a run.

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 16.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50Weight: 0.00
From Nancy on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 08:38:02 from

Wow Rachel just reading about everything you can fit in in one day makes me tired. Great job on the race. I bet Lucy really enjoyed it.

From leslie peterson on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 11:46:47 from

It was fun to see you yesterday, thanks for coming back for me!!! You really do know how to pack in a full day! I wish I had an ounce of your energy. Maybe we can do it all over again at the Turkey Trot!!! Thanks Rachel!

From Brent on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 14:59:48 from

Devine Miss M - what a busy day, we rode past Wheeler farm and saw the race, sounds fun. That course is tough on the trail. You have ths most fun. Good race time after all those miles.

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

From Smooth on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 17:57:49 from

What a fun day you had! NICE doggy race after a long run! Your family is so supportive of your 16 yr. old's life style! :)

From Carolyn in Colorado on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 18:41:05 from

Wow what a busy day. You really got some great runs in. Did you feel like the 11 miles wore you out for the race?

Great job running the race with Lucy. It sounds like it was challenging but in a different way than races usually are.

Watch that heart rate. I don't have a heart rate monitor. I sometimes wish I did.

From Teena on Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 21:55:02 from

WOW!!! You are so diehard!! Also, I am way jealous of your low heartrate!! Nice job!! :)

From DonGardinero on Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 00:24:06 from

Nice job!!! I can't even imagine running a race that fast with all those animals. You put in a lot of miles. Awesome!!!

From LuzyLew on Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 01:02:18 from

What a busy 24 hours! It was great to see you at the party Friday night. I am not recovered and plan to be on my bike most of this week. My hip hurts and I have not yet felt 100% rested. Now I've eaten 20 lbs of sugar and really need to reevaluate my life before I start another round of training. You looked so pretty when we saw you Friday. I hope you're feeling good. All that food was divine, we keep talking about those buttery rolls. Man, who knew a group of runners could come up with all that amazing food. I had such a good time. It was great to see everyone--especially get a glimpse of what they look like in their street clothes!! Have a great week!

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