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HOMM trail half+

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Location:

Herriman,UT,USA

Member Since:

Jan 01, 2009

Gender:

Female

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!

Personal:

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
39.70
Adidas Miles: 13.50Boston Mizuno Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Race: HOMM trail half+ (13.5 Miles) 02:09:41, Place in age division: 4
Total Distance
13.50

HOMM trail half. I suck. That is all. I shouldn't even try, don't know why I do.

I had a really hard mental race. Felt good and strong and like I was running decently well until the last 3 miles on the road when a lady passed me and I gave up. Just like that...gave up. It really bothered me and I spent all day whining and depressed over it. Wondering if I should even keep running...what was the point?

Then, my legs were sore and I had NO idea how in the heck I was going to run a full the next day. Ice bath and rolling and walking...SO sore! The trail gains 1600ft in the first couple miles, then the next 11.5 you spend losing 4000ft. Talk about quad killer. You even had to climb over a gate. That was when I knew I was finally hard core :)

I'm still mad at myself for not fighting for 3rd place female and just letting that lady pass me. I was only running 7:40s. I could've kept up, but talked myself out of it. Self defeat and that really bothered me! Anyway, a bad, bad race, but with Becca listening to my whining I had the confidence to at least wake up the next morning and get to the race to finish what I'd started...the Oquirrhman challenge! Trail half on Friday morning and a full road marathon on Saturday morning.

Adidas Miles: 13.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(5)
Race: HOMM marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:56:34, Place overall: 7, Place in age division: 2
Total Distance
26.20

Oh my! What a race. After the trail half that beat me down yesterday then taking on this bad boy Saturday morning? Wow. If anyone wants a challenge, I suggest you do this!

My first half was in 1:45ish like I had planned and then overall goal was 4:00 for the full. I was pleased to take 2nd overall female and finish a few minutes under goal. This sucker is tough. I'm more than grateful to Kelli and Paul for saving my bacon and keeping me company the last 6 miles as you go up the canyon and back to the finish. A LOT of carnage on that road.

I'll finish more later when I'm up to writing it all, but right now I'm still wondering if my legs will ever run again...or at least walk down stairs!

Took 3rd overall finisher of the Oquirrhman Challenge (Fri trail half and Satruday full). Only one female and male in front of me and they are both excellent athletes that I couldn't beat on my best day and their worst! So, I am more than happy with my placement. Both 1st and 2nd females were oquirrhmen! Goes to show you the amount of competition in this race :) I also broke the course record from last year, it might have only been by 25 seconds, but I still beat it which was my overall goal!

Boston Mizuno Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Total Distance
39.70
Adidas Miles: 13.50Boston Mizuno Miles: 26.20
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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