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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

53 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:

Woodlands Marathon (Feb 28)

West Mountains Marathon (Apr 18)

Ogden Marathon (May 16)

Utah Valley Marathon (June 13)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run happy and healthy all the days of my life.

Personal:

I'm 59, retired RN, happily married, Nana to 8 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: 0.00 Year: 324.50
Saucony Kinvara 2 (pink) Lifetime Miles: 48.00
Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 481.15
Altra Lifetime Miles: 295.20
Inspire 10 (UK) Lifetime Miles: 460.55
Altra Torin Lifetime Miles: 84.50
Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Lifetime Miles: 80.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

37F partly cloudy.  I was running on the sidewalk about 0.25 mile into the run, I encountered a mutt which started barking so I ran into the road out of his way.  But he started coming after me and nibbed at my heels so I turned to fend him off.  In an attempt to kick him as I turned, I fell and busted my left knee and right elbow.  Should've stayed home cause the run was super slow (AP: 11:23) with sore knee and achy PF. 

Walked a mile with hubby.  He jogged between telephone poles 4 times.  So proud of him.  Stretch and rolled on ice bottle.   Left foot really hurts.  I seriously don't know if I can run the marathon a week from today...sigh! :(

Inspire 10 (UK) Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.500.000.000.009.50

37F (feels like 30F), cloudy with intermitten rain, windy.  Karen ran 4 miles before meeting me for her 12 miler.  We ran east on MCT.  Turned around west into a fierce headwind and rain.  Glad I wore a jacket and gloves, not so for Karen whose hands were frozen.  I had to walk all the uphills when my breathing became labored (darn asthma). 

Stretch and ice my feet rolling on frozen water bottles. 
 

Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
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Happy Chinese New Year of the Lamb.

No running today.  Dr. visit with nephrologist at PD clinic.  Hubby's lab work from two weeks ago came back within range (renal pt. has a specific goal range, which are not the same as the general population).  So we are happy that his peritoneal dialysis is doing its job giving him 15% of renal function.  He is feeling so much better now compare to a few months ago. 

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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No running today.  Feet still bugs.  Hubby's check up with cardiologist, Dr. Miner today.  His blood pressure has been low (barely 100/70s) so dr. dropped all but one blood pressure meds, Metropolo XL, a beta-blocker to prevent heart failure.  His b/p used to be 160s/80s (as high as 180s/90s) and was on 4 different b/p meds.  So this is good improvement.  Will probably need to have a stress test and echocardiogram as part of transplant screening.

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
6.000.000.000.006.00

27F sunny slight breeze.  Ran with Karen and Wendy west on MCT.  After a brief stop at the 1500W bathroom for drink, I told Karen to do couple of hill repeats on the hill west to the freeway while Wendy and I jogged up the hill slowly.  Karen ran up the hill powerfully then back down and up again and caught us.  She did awesome! :)

After I got home, had breakfast and showered, walked 2 miles with hubby in the old Altra (that was a mistake, the shoes not hubby).   Feet/heels/ankles were hurting bad.  Iced and massaged, took 2 ibupofen after we got home.  Stinks to have PF this close to marathon! :(
 

Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 6.00
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

Feet felt a bit better so I thought I'd wear the Altra Torin.  Ran to Karen's to meet her and her 12 yo daughter, Grace and her friend Keylee, and Amanda.  We missed each other as they ran to my house and I ran to Karen's, we passed on different streets.  I turned back towards home and met them halfway from my street.  Six of us ran up on the MCT and when the girls reached 3 miles they headed home while Amanda, Karen and I continued on for a bit more.  It was very windy going north and I nearly went in an asthma attack. 

Myrtle 10 reps.

4 circuits of Pfitzinger's core ST.

By evening my feet, heels and ankles (particularly the left) were really bugging.  Iced and massaged out the plantafacia. 
 

Altra Torin 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
28.500.000.000.0028.50
Altra Torin Miles: 7.00Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 15.50Inspire 10 (UK) Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 10.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 10.00Weight: 0.00
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