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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

58 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)

#60  St. George Marathon (Oct 3)

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 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: 124.30 Year: 1017.55
Saucony Kinvara 2 (pink) Lifetime Miles: 48.00
Inspire 10 Lifetime Miles: 528.15
Altra Lifetime Miles: 295.20
Inspire 10 (UK) Lifetime Miles: 528.30
Altra Torin Lifetime Miles: 89.50
Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Lifetime Miles: 436.72
Inspire 10 Cranberry Lifetime Miles: 195.13
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
20.500.000.000.0020.50

Took Bryan to the airport at 5:15 for his flight to Japan!  Won't see him for at least a year!  Goodbyes are always hard for me! :(   Traffic at the point of the mountain is terrible...moving at 5mph...  Made it home just as RAD pulled into my driveway.  :)  It's been over a year since I ran long with her at Park City Marathon!  So very happy and grateful she'd come to run long and slow with me.

We drove to the same start/finish MCT trailhead bathroom on the bench of PG as last week.  We noticed an aid station sign posted there...hmm, there's going to be a bike race!  Temp was 59F and warming up,  sunny, hazy in the distance but air felt refreshingly cool.  We ran south towards Orem stopping every couple miles to drink at the fountain.  Have never seen so many runners, walkers and cyclists using the trail as today!  Legs felt heavy from the get-go and breathing a bit labored on slight incline.

I absolutely love running with RAD.  She kept me at a steady pace with wonderful conversations.  I will always remember her story of the mother hen gathering her chicks... beautiful analogy the Lord Himself used to illustrate His beckoning us, His beloved children.  She made the miles clicked by and we fell into a good rythm. 

We got to the end of MCT at around mile 8.  We decided to turn east on the road towards the mouth of Provo Canyon.  It's been over 2 years since I've run the Provo River Trail.  We ran up the canyon and used the bathroom at the Park and continued on till we reached mile 10 then turned around.  I ate couple of shot blocks every 2-3 miles and finished all 6 pieces mile 10ish and gu'ed at around mile 15. 

When we got back to the start, I decided to turn around and run another 0.5 mile to make 50 miles total for the week!  I couldn't have done it without RAD!  The aid station for the bike race was about to close up.  The nice volunteers offered us the leftover drinks and food.  We ate a banana and drank chilled gatorade!  While talking to them I found out that the volunteer ladies were the mother and sisters of the cyclist who was killed in an accident while riding her bike on the road up 2100N in Lehi.  I remembered that accident.  Turned out Karen visit taught (her husband home taught) the mother, Lynn C.  So cool to finish this long run and receive refreshment from this lady whom Karen told me so much about.  Was nice to finally meet her in person.

Thanks to RAD, I was able to complete this long run.  AP: 10:02.  We did a nice long stretch in the shady side of the garage.  My left leg and foot were pretty sore.  Pokey is 2 weeks out.  This is the quickest buildup I've ever done...

Hubby and I met Sister Levine and her parents for dinner.  She's a living miracle.  Her goal is to walk on her own even if it's just 3 steps on Sept 5, the one year anniversary date of when she was hit by a moving car while she was standing outside her parked car to take a picture of a double rainbow in Canberra, Australia.  She sustained massive head injury while her head hit the windshield and she was pinned under the car.  Miracously not one bone in her body was broken.  She was put on a medically induced coma as her brain swelled up.  To see her speak, laugh, smile, eat, etc. is to witness God's tender mercy and miracle.  Her parents have been by her side with unwavering faith and are examples of selfless love.  What a blessing and privilege it is for hubby and I to have served with her and hear her say that we are hers forever! :)

Inspire 10 Cranberry Miles: 20.50
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
5.000.000.000.005.00

57F sunny, very very hazy, air quality is terrible, one can taste the burn, yuck!!!  Waited to run with Wendy who got home from a week's trip to Idaho.  Slow 5 miler to chat and get caught up with our weeks' happenings.  AP:  10:52

The smoky air really bothered my asthma.  I hope the wildfire in Oregon, Idaho get put out soon.  Feel bad for the firefighters!  Need to run long tomorrow...where should I go that the air is better?!!!

Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) 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
3.000.000.000.003.00

55F sunny hazy.  Started east on Utah Highland Dr. and was stopped at the corner where the stake president and his wife were walkint and wanted to visit with me.  Meanwhile the owner of the house whose son is good friend with Steven came out to tell me her daughter got called to serve in the Taiwan Taichung Mission.  The visitings took 20 min. so had to cut my run short because of hubby's doctor's appointment at the PD Clinic.  Did a slow 3 mile run to MCT 800E access and turned south on Center.  AP: 10:54.

Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 3.00
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
7.250.000.000.007.25

54F. sunny hazy.  Ran with Leslie east to Highland side of Dry Creek then west to Perry Home subdivision.  Ran around 2700N block for Leslie's turnback. AP: 10:01

Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 7.25
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
8.250.000.000.008.25

64F sunny hazy.  Didn't go out until almost 9am.  Solo run east to tunnel top of Dry Creek > west to freeway junction > center street to home.  AP: 11:07

Inspire 10 Cranberry Miles: 8.25
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

66F sunny hazy.  Ran with Leslie and Karen on MCT west to freeway junction and back with water stop at 1500W bathroom.  AP: 10:12. 

Inspire 10 Cranberry 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
50.000.000.000.0050.00
Inspire 10 Cranberry Miles: 34.75Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 15.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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