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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: 51.75 Year: 408.82
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: 89.50
Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Lifetime Miles: 157.12
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

My sleep habit has been so messed up.  Woke up at 7:20 (which is 6:20 Arizona time, I think I'm still adjusting to day-light-saving and readjusting back).  Plus wearing splint/boot in bed is not too conducive to sleep.  O well.  I need to go to bed earlier instead of taking naps in the afternoon and reading late into the night.

Karen texted and I replied with "come get me at 8 and I'll see if I can attempt to run."  It felt colder this morning.  I was having a hard time breathing barely running 10:15 pace.  Stopped at the 1500W bathroom and again at Karen's house.  She is running so well.  She did speedwork yesterday with average pace for the entire run at 8:00.  I think she should try for a BQ at Ogden.

I, on the other hand, not even sure if I can make it to the West Mountain Marathon start line.  I am going to be diligent with recovery, rest and start back up conservatively.

Foam rolled, trigger-point rolled with tennis ball on the medial soleus and rubz the pf.  Massaged, stretched.  Then I remember Eric told me to do yoga.  Ahh, yoga felt so good even though I have zero flexibility! :)

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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Woke up super tired with sore calves and a pounding headache (proably due to Spring allergy).  So I stayed in bed and took a rest day. 

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
6.500.000.000.006.50

Ran with Wendy to meet her co-worker, Rebecca, a T.A. at the elementary school, who's started running and training for a 5K in May.  We jogged/walked up to MCT then down on the Rail Trail and ran Rebecca back to her neighborhood then two miles back to our homes.  I didn't wear a watch.  Wendy's watch says we ran 6.5 miles and average just under 11mpm.  Feet felt fine during the run but calves felt a bit tight.

Foam rolled and stretched the calves after I got home.  I discovered some knots in my medial soleus bilaterally, right worse than left.  They are sore to touch.  I massaged, rolled, stretched them like crazy.  I remember distinctively that there was a huge knot close to the heel bone on the left ankle right after running the Woodlands Marathon over two weeks ago.  Now it seemed to have spread higher up on the soleus.  Should've rolled and stretched diligently for the last two weeks but I didn't due to trip to Southern Utah one week and to Tucson the next.  Live and learn!

I started wearing the night splint/boot every night when I sleep as soon as I got home on Sat.  I think they are helping.  There's no more morning first step pain.  Not sure if it's the boot, or no running for 10 days or the stretching...probably combination of all that.   I decided to put it on my right foot (previously only on the left as the left PF was worse than the right).  I sure hope both soleus heal up quick.

Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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Hubby and I got a church calling.  It's been nearly a year since he's had a calling.  We're called to teach the ward's Temple Preparation Class.  We're excited!

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
12.500.000.000.0012.50
Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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