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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 Inspire II Miles: 15.00Mizuno Miles: 4.20
Night Sleep Time: 50.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 50.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Easy day step and a 5K at 9:22 pace. HR was around 145 each time I checked it...nice. Talked too much after class and didn't have enough day care time to do my normal 4. I'll have to make it up somewhere else this week.

Here is my shout out to my AMAZING sister!  She finished her first marathon yesterday, WOO HOO!!

Feel free to give her your own shout out: charmaigne.fastrunningblog.com

"The Quiet Pirate"

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 8.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 8.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Met the BBK's at Monarch Meadows park to run the pumpkin run in reverse (UP first!!) Started out nice and slow and got to chat with Michelle for a while, then when everyone stopped to regroup I kept running and Kelli came along with me (I knew those speedsters would catch back up). Once we hit the park we did an extra 1/2 mile out on Butterfield Park Rd so we'd finish with a full 6. Had a wonderful nice easy downhill run back, then decided to take an extra loop with Kelli and Becca that turned out to be about 1.5. Since I was now pretty close to 9, I decided to go for it and make it 9, so I ran with Kelli back to her house and then the last part of the loop again. I totally missed the addition/guessing of miles, because back at the car I finished at 9.87....so I finished up at 10. 

AP: 9:20 HR(147) splits: 9:17 (151), 10:03 (153),  9:43 (156), 9:01 (143), 9:12 (140), 9:03 (144), 9:18 (147), 9:07 (144), 9:27 (148), 9:06 (140) - again it amazes me how I can tell the hills not only by the slower pace, but significantly faster HR.

Now I'm off to the gym for weight training (45 min) and then I'll ride the bike for another 1/2 hr or so to spin these legs out!!

Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.50Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Crap crap crappy day! Just...so....tired. Slept in with just enough time to get to class, but still showed up 5 minutes late. Then during class I had to leave to change a diaper, but when I got the diaper from the car they nursery workers unlocked the door for a 6 year old to go in and use it first, waiting, waiting, waiting.... Finally got back to class 10-15 minutes later. Then I tried to run on the treadmill, got one mile done and it was painfully hard. Stopped for a bit then did another. Stopped one final time then decided to tough it out for just one more (I'd planned on 4-5 today!). AP for the run was 9:30, so I certainly wasn't pushing the pace.

Long busy day today, but it will all be fun! Waiting for 9:00 to come so I can sleep.....

Mizuno Miles: 3.20
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

WARNING: This is a whining blog entry today, if you don't want to hear it stop now!!!

After sleeping all night (I got out of my 7 PM appt) on the couch and in bed I still woke up feeling blechy. I just feel like all I want to do is sleep. I don't think I've missed running group, as my own decision, for MONTHS!! However, last night I decided I wasn't going this morning. I have also done something to my right hip flexor, I can barely limp on it. Last night in bed as I tossed and turned I would wake up each time due to the pain. I felt it a little yesterday on the TM, but it is out of control today :( Seriously, why do we have to fall apart all at once?? 

I got up and went to yoga thinking it would warm me up and then I would feel good to do zumba, but not luck. I couldn't even do most of yoga class! So, I packed up and came home. We are supposed to listen to our bodies right?? I really wish I didn't have to, but right now I need to. 

I hoping that with a good restful day today I can get back at it tomorrow and hopefully finish with at least 30 miles this week. I'm really kind of bummed that I won't be over or at 40 this week :(

Night Sleep Time: 12.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 12.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

Feeling better today and the hip flexor wasn't as loud as it was yesterday, so I slept in and went to the gym. Did the spin bike for 21 miles at 3 resistance in an hour then decided to try out a mile on the TM before I had to leave. The mile went well, and the hip flexor actually seemed to like it better than walking. 

Mizuno Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance

nothin' - absolutely nothing. Got to bed late, so I didn't want to get up early. I had to be dressed up and at church for the primary program practice by 9 to set it all up. Figured I'd do an afternoon run when it was a little warmer - HA! Got home at 12:30 and it was a MESS...so I stayed home and made rolls for our family Thanksgiving tonight (hubby's parents are going to Australia over the holiday, so they wanted to do a dinner before they left). Now, I'm just letting the pumpkin pie settle in well :) I figure a good weekend's rest will set me up nicely for a GREAT week next week.

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Total Distance
Mizuno Inspire II Miles: 15.00Mizuno Miles: 4.20
Night Sleep Time: 50.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 50.50Weight: 0.00
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