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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

Wow, what a good week of running, sleeping and eating can do for you! I did have to fight the sleep demons this morning, but I knew I was babysitting and wouldn't be able to hit the gym for step class, so I got up and out. Did my same 7 mile loop, but added an extra one around the 'hood last minute. 

My goal was to work on Walter's pointers on my form (shorter stride, not reaching so far forward with the feet especially uphill) and my kick-back and elbows back. It all seemed to go really well. 1st mile was warm-up then I kicked it in. I also didn't want my uphill mile to go over 9, which I almost did. I was at 9:02, still better than the 10:03 and 9:40 from the last 2 times I've run this loop. It was also nice to have some miles under 8!

Form was easy, but I found myself kicking forward when I was tired. I think it will really help if I can get it to be 'normal'! I would run 'tall puppet' with my eyes on the horizon instead of the road, then if I could see my feet kick forward I knew I needed to change form. It worked well, thanks Walter!!

AP:8:30 splits: 9:27, 7:49, 7:52, 8:24, 8:55, 9:02, 8:26, 8:06

Still looking for a PC Marathon entry if anyone knows of one out there....

Mizuno Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
From Teena on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 12:37:56 from

Nice job Rachel!!!

A one minute improvement on a hill is HUGE!!! Very cool!

From LuzyLew on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 12:39:48 from

What a great entry. I was inspired by your attention to form and sub 9 uphill. Sounds like you are feelin' it today. Way to go for a Monday. Good luck getting into PC!

From RAD on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 13:00:25 from

Teena, thanks, it wasn't easy, but I'm feeling SOO much better than I was last week.

Luzy, I've found that taking one run and paying attention to nothing but form has really helped make a new form much easier.

From leslie peterson on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 14:41:24 from

Rachel, you are something! Good luck on the form and good luck getting a PC ticket!!!! Hopefully I will see you up there!!!

From RivertonPaul on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 15:05:01 from

Bandit it. (Or not). Good job.

From leslie peterson on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 15:10:34 from

why didn't I think of that! you need to be a bandit!!!

From Smooth on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 15:25:02 from

AWESOME run! Hill PR and GOOD form! YOU ROCK! I was just thinking the other day how beautiful your running form looks,,,just take a look at the RHPC /2 photos. Your training is looking so good! I sure hope you get in PC.

From Leandra on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 16:22:02 from

sleep demons get me everyday. Story of my life. Good job on getting up and out and being a speed demon. Really good splits and way to improve on your form!

From Carolyn in Colorado on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 19:07:48 from

It sounds like you're taking a great approach to improving your form. Tall puppet, eh. I'll have to think about that.

From Nancy on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 21:14:20 from

Great job Rachel. You are in such great shape especially considering the injuries you've had.

From Bec on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 21:41:40 from

Nice run my friend, way to get the week rolling. I am excited to see you tomorrow.

From Brent on Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 21:50:26 from

Devine Miss M - nice workout, self motivated with a purpose. *Note about form, yelled at a guy looking down, he was tired running Bryce half, yelled at him to look 90 yards ahead, he took the advice and instantly his pace picked up. Form over substance?

Stay Kool, B of BS Rools out

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