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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
Total Distance
Mizuno Miles: 4.00Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 41.00
Night Sleep Time: 44.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 44.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Hit the gym for step class and the TM...too lazy to get up and run with Lucy, poor girl is suffering from my laziness - guilt is adding daily! 

Step class started slow because of my horribly sore quads, but once I got warmed up things were better. Then went to the TM to do just 3, but I hit the stupid emergency stop on the TM with .2 to go! So, I got it back up and running to finish, but couldn't leave the TM showing only .2 - I do have my pride! So, I stuck it out for another mile and went over nursery time :) 

Starting the run was hard (easy 9:34 pace to start didn't feel easy!), but I would up the speed just one notch at the beginning and end of each commercial so I finished at 8:30 mm. Total time I think put my AP around 9:10 or so. Quads aren't being friendly today, but getting them moving again was the best thing!

Volleyball tonight, a new league! YEA!! This one is only 5 weeks though. I'm not sure if I'll start again after the holidays. Being gone Monday evening is taking a toll on the family :(

*if you didn't get a chance check out the fun we had Saturday...pics are up!*

Mizuno Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Why do my kids always get sick at night when I have to wake up early??!? My 8 yr old daughter was up at 3 puking this morning. I'm hoping it's just a few hour thing like my son had last week, but either way it really cut into my sleep...this afternoon is going to be difficult!

Went to late miles and got a fun tour of South Jordan. Hung out in the trailing group, we just like the fast people to work harder and have to run extra miles to loop and wait for us. We're really just helping them :)

Afterward I was feeling good (despite tired legs and still sore quads), so I wanted to hit an extra mile. However, I over ran the 'out' and I was at 7.25 when I got back to the car, so I decided I'd round it off to 8. The moon was bright and so I didn't need my headlamp in the dark, and then the sunrise was gorgeous as well! What a beautiful morning. It was just one of those where you feel so good you remember why you love running and you could do it ALL day!

AP: 9:05 splits: 8:56, 9:19, 9:02, 8:59, 8:50, 8:59, 9:26, 9:08.

I'm off to the gym for 45 min of personal training and then I'm going to try and spin some of the soreness out of my legs for a little bit on the bike.

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Slept in after yesterdays short night! Got up and dealt with crazy children then finally got off to the  gym (I think they are on a perpetual sugar HIGH - candy needs to be chucked today!). Went to boot camp aka kick-boxing, and had a GREAT workout. We did .6 miles during class and so when I got on the TM afterward I thought I'll just round it down to .5 and do 4. However, I got to 4 and decided to do another .4 to make it an even 5. It was nice to have Kelli to chat with on the TM, made time go by SO much faster! I believe the AP for the run was around 9:15, did my commercial trick again - up the speed one notch each one, and stayed at an even 1% incline. 

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Met the BBK's along the JRP. Weather was perfect and a little warm at my house, but when I got there the wind had taken over the river bottoms! YUCK! It was nice to take it easy and just chat with Leslie. Everyone else took off and were out of sight quickly, so in fear of danger (and foxes) we stuck together! I think the lead group got an extra couple miles just turning around trying to 're-group' with us :)

I've decided to sleep in and do normal miles, then do extra if I desire afterward (I have 45 min after group ends to get home).  That way I get my sleep and miles too! Today Debbie finished the last couple with me and on the way back we had a 9:30 mile that felt like it should've been under 8 due to running into the wind!!!

AP: 9:11 splits: 9:19, 9:28, 9:06, 8:57, 8:49, 8:51, 9:26, 9:34

Now I get to head off to yoga and zumba!! Then this afternoon I'll venture North to the Dinosaur Museum in Ogden, the children have been looking forward to it for a long time!

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 8.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

ahhh, I slept in as long as I possibly could this morning! No good reason to wake up, so I didn't! When I did wake up I got the children going and got off to the gym. Did 4 miles at 9:20 pace on the TM, met a new lady at the gym and it was nice to chat with her as time and miles passed. Then I hit the bike and did 11.5 miles in 30 minutes at 3% resistance. Nice easy day to ramp up for 16 tomorrow (5K of that will be a fun run with Lucy at Wheeler farm!). 

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00Weight: 0.00
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
Total Distance
Mizuno Miles: 4.00Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 41.00
Night Sleep Time: 44.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 44.50Weight: 0.00
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