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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

59 marathons, 5 times Utah Grand Slam finisher (division winner twice).

6 Bostons (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).

Two 50Ks, one 50 miler (Pony Express).

A handful of AG wins in all distance races.

Marathon PR: 3:57:09 (Boston'08)

Half Marathon: 1:48:41 (Bryce Canyon '11)

10K: 47:50 (Spectrum 10K '09)

5K: 22:31 (Nestle 5K '08)
 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Loose the weight (10-13 lbs) I gained on my mission.

Run 60 marathons by age 60 (10/16/15). 

Run Boston in my 60s.

Races in 2015:

#54  Woodlands Marathon (Feb 28) 4:43:31

#55  West Mountain Marathon (Apr 18) 5:06:47

#56  Ogden Marathon (May 16) 5:15:00

#57  Jordan River Marathon (May 30) 5:11:18

#58  Utah Valley Marathon (June 13) 4:45:45

#59  Pocatello Marathon (Sep 5)  4:53:00

#60  St. George Marathon (Oct 3)  4:36:37

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run happy and healthy all the days of my life.

Personal:

I'm 60, retired RN, happily married, Nana to 9 beautiful grandchildren.  Picked up running in 2005 at age 50, to stay healthy so I can take care of my hubby who has AVR and MVR in 2004 and End stage RF in 2014.  We have 6 children (1 daughter, 5 sons) who are kind, hardworking, caring, wonderful people... Wish they live closer to us!!!  :)  :)  :)

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 42.25 Year: 92.25
Altra Torin Lifetime Miles: 89.50
Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Lifetime Miles: 445.97
Inspire 10 Cranberry Lifetime Miles: 359.98
Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Lifetime Miles: 323.70
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
14.000.000.000.0014.00

I don't know how in the world and why I'm so so so lucky to have Wendy as my bestest friend.  She spent the whole morning running 14 miles with me when she has no reason to run other than to keep me company.  She also took me out to the Provo City Center Temple open house and the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the MOA Thursday afternoon.  One cannot ask for a better friend than her!  We stopped at the restroom at Mitch Hollow Park and at the Lone Peak trail park.  Ran into my BYU-H days Showcase Hawaii friend, Ruthie, who is also going to Boston (her first).  She's so energetic and excited!  I needed that! :)  Anyhow this 14 miler took us 3 hours!  Yep, at this rate, Boston is gonna be 6 hours funfest or torture fest! :)
 

Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

WORST stormy drive to lab this morning ever!  There was a thin layer of white powder over patches of black ice that caught many early communters by surprise.  As a reault there were accidents and road closure everywhere.  It took us almost an hour to get to IMC.  Too pooped or wimpy to run outside so onto dreadmill again.  Ran 7 miles watching "Heart of the Country".  AP 10:37

Inspire 10 Cranberry Miles: 7.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.750.000.000.007.75

18F light snow.  It was supposed to be a tempo run but I have only one speed these days, SLOW!  AP 11:30.  Walked thru all the snow/ice slipperies at the trail access and tunnels.  Ran east on MCT to 1600 E then turned west to Oracle (1600W).  Saw Karen and Leslie on my way back at 600W, ran with them for the last couple miles home. 

Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Miles: 7.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Lab and clinic day so ran in the afternoon at 2:15.  It was 21F with partly sunny sky.  Got a Karen sighting (she was driving out of her neighborhood) which put a smile on my face!

Inspire 10 Cranberry Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
3.000.002.000.005.00

Roads are slippery so dreadmill again. 1 mile warm up (4-5mph) then 4x800 (@6.5mph) with 400 jog & 1 mile cool down (@5mph).  This is so pathetic!  These 800s pace are now run at what used to be my recovery pace! Sigh! 
 

Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Week 11 to Boston!

Crazy scary snowy drive to lab this morning!  4 dreadmill miles watching Usaine Boltz on Netflix!

Inspire 10 Cranberry Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
40.250.002.000.0042.25
Inspire 10 Cranberry Miles: 15.50Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Miles: 26.75
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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