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February 18, 2018

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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

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

7 Bostons (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016).

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 PR: 1:48:41 (Bryce Canyon '11)

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

5K PR: 22:31 (Nestle 5K '08)
 

Short-Term Running Goals:

BQ again

2017 Races:

June 10 - Utah Valley Marathon (5:13:43)

June 24 - Morgan Valley Marathon (5:49:01)

July 8 - Hobbler Half (2:19:37, 2nd AG)

July 24 - Temple to Temple 5K (27:43)

July 29 - Timp Half (2:08:01, 3rd AG)

Aug 26 - Mt. Nebo Marathon (5:16:16, 3rd AG)

Sep 16 - Huntsville Marathon (4:48:53)

Oct 7 - St. Geroge Marathon (4:57:11)

Nov 4 - Canyon City Marathon (5:30:07)

2018 Races:

Jan 13 - St. George Half (2:19:45, 3rd AG)

Mar 3 - Woodlands Marathon

Apr 6-7 - Ragnar So. California

June 1-2 - Ragnar Wasatch Back

June 9 - Utah Valley Marathon

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run happy and healthy all the days of my life. Be an example and inspiration to my family.

 

Personal:

I'm 62, retired RN, happily married, nana to 11 beautiful grandchildren, mother to 6 children (1 daughter, 5 sons) who are kind, hardworking, caring, wonderful people! Wish they live closer!!!  :)  :)  :)

Picked up running in 2005 at age 50, to stay healthy so I can take care of my husband who had endocarditis resulting in AVR and MVR in 2004, end stage renal failure in 2014, kidney transplant on Dec 30, 2015.  Six months after the kidney transplant, we discovered that he has a rare auto-immune disease that was probably triggered in 2004 with then the undiagnosed infective endocarditis.  The doctors had to make up a name for this rare disease, Monoclono Gammopathy with Renal Significance (MGRS).  It is not curable.  After desperately trying different chemotherapies, the doctor finally found one immuno-therapy, Daratumamab, that works to treat the MGRS.  It is a miracle!!! 

Grateful for the gift of life, blessings, dear friends and loved ones!!! Thankful for the ability to move, walk, jog, and yes run!!!!

 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 70.57 Year: 197.12
Inspire 10 (ocean Breeze) Lifetime Miles: 445.97
Inspire 10 Cranberry Lifetime Miles: 430.73
Altra Provision 2.0 Lifetime Miles: 183.20
Inspire 10 (mum's Day) Lifetime Miles: 416.45
Inspire 11 (teal) Lifetime Miles: 118.75
Inspire 10 (eBay) Lifetime Miles: 44.50
Torin 2.0 (teal/yellow) Lifetime Miles: 25.35
Provision 2 (sz 6) Lifetime Miles: 55.35
Saucony Guide 8 Lifetime Miles: 40.75
Saucony Ride 8 Lifetime Miles: 278.58
Saucony Guide 9 (2) Lifetime Miles: 294.35
Saucony Guide 9 Lifetime Miles: 429.85
Saucony Guide 9 (3) Lifetime Miles: 232.30
Saucony Ride 9 Lifetime Miles: 20.00
Saucony Guide 10 (1) Lifetime Miles: 260.40
Brooks Ghost 7 Lifetime Miles: 23.75
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.000.000.000.004.00

Some tightness and mild soreness in the calves from Saturday's race causing me concern whether I should do today's scheduled workout of 8x1000m in 5:55.  So I texted Coach Green with my concern.  He replied:  "Don't do those workouts this week, only recovery runs!!!!!" (His replies are always very brief and ends with!!!!!).

Jogged to MCT down Dry Creek and back.  Stretched the calves and quads at the bridge before turning back.  Walked alot more on the return.  Felt some twinges on the right achilles.  I think so much of running is mental. 

*I was invited by Sister Kendall Levine to join her Neuroworx Ragnar team in June.  I'm also committed to MarcieN's Ragnar So.California's team.  Goodness...what have I got myself into!!! :)

Saucony Guide 10 (1) Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments
From Tom Slick on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 13:59:12 from 174.148.200.122

Running is 95% mental! And Coach Slick says, Do you ever use your "Stick" on those aches and pains.

From Toby on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 20:22:18 from 74.81.235.94

Running is SO mental!

You have a coach? I think that is SO wonderful!!!! Great job on the run!

From Smooth on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 20:26:24 from 75.169.203.49

Hi Slick ~ Great advise on using the stick... I rarely used it...

Toby ~ I don't really have a coach! When I signed up for the Woodlands Marathon, there was an option to pay for a 12 week training plan authored by an on-line coach. My daughter Larissa did the same and she actually got to speak to Coach Green on the phone. I only communicate with him via texting and he occasionally makes comment on my workouts. It is not personal coaching which would've been a lot more expensive than what we paid with the race registration. I just feel like I need motivation to keep me running...signing up for a marathon does that. And with the on-line coach training plan...it holds me accountable!!! It hasn't been fun running and training alone! I miss my running friends and my former running self!

From Tom Slick on Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 21:26:47 from 66.87.126.105

Smooth - Iíll be your huckleberry!😎

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