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Location:

UT,

Member Since:

Oct 14, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Age Division Winner

Running Accomplishments:

74 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:

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 - The Woodlands Marathon (5:01:35)

Apr 6-7 - Ragnar So. California

June 1-2 - Ragnar Wasatch Back

June 9 - Utah Valley Marathon

June 30 - Morgan Valley Half

Sep 1 - Pocatello Marathon

Sep 15 - Huntsville Marathon

Oct 6 - St. George Marathon

Oct 20 - SoJo 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 63, 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: 0.00 Year: 283.24
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: 283.40
Brooks Ghost 7 Lifetime Miles: 29.55
Saucony Guide 10 (2) Lifetime Miles: 53.32
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
18.250.009.000.0027.25
Saucony Guide 10 (1) Miles: 20.25
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An hour water aerobics. 

On Saturday's long run I put a 6oz water flask (Fuelbelt) in my capri's right thigh pocket.  It had given me a giant painful knot on the right lateral (outside) thigh.  So after water aerobics, I went in the hot tub to have the jet massage that knot out.  It hurt so good!

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*Shout out to my daughter who turned 39 today*! HaPpY BiRtHdAy Larissa!!! :) :)

Today's workout: 4x1 mile @9:45 pace with 3 min recovery between, 1 mi WU, 1 mi CD

34F, cloudy, 8mph NWN wind.  Pre-run ate one Activia, 6 oz. water.  Warm up mile going north with headwind was cold (11:48).  Paused briefly (30 sec.) to stretch before beginning mile repeats.  First mile interval was a bit fast (9:15) with some tailwind in the first 0.6 mile going east.  Turned around going west with head wind and ominous storm was NO fun! Second mile interval was 9:40.  Almost puked gagging on the phlegm (DARN asthma) during the 3 min recovery walks...yes I had to walk...not pretty!  Third mile interval was 9:23 still going west with headwind but slightly on decline.  Fourth mile interval was 9:25 going east with slight incline. 

Had to dodge the strollers brigades both ways/times.  There're about 6 mothers with their double strollers, and twice that many babies and toddlers on razors and tricyles, hogging the trail.  They've been playing on the trail the last few times I was running there.  Also had to dodge dogs of various sizes and friendliness, and horse poop, with me wheezing like a freight train passing them!!! Haha!

Finished the work out with still 0.3 mile from home.  So the cool down was 1.3 miles.  7 miles total in 1:15:08.  AP: 10:46.

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Today's workout:  1x5 mi at 10:16 pace, 1 mi WU, 1 mi CD

38F partly cloudy 3mph SES wind.  Pre-run 6oz orange juice and water.  1 mile warm up in 11:52.  Paused for 1 min to stretch before beginning threshold miles.  Splits for the 5 threshold miles: 9:47, 9:52, 9:34, 9:56, 9:43.  I did pause for 5-10 seconds after each mile to clear the phlegm and drink.  Drank 6oz water that I carried.  I wheezed badly on the 5th threshold mile.  At one point I thought I heard a puppy barking but it was the sound coming out when I exhaled.  Eeek!!!  Encounter the same 6 double strollers brigade.  Two pre-schoolers on little bikes saw me coming and started to pedal fast and when I caught up to them, the bigger boy said to the little one: "we'd better turn back because the last time we did that we got in trouble."  Yep, last week they were racing me and got farther away from their mommies.  1.25 mile cool down in 13:08.  7.25 miles total in 1:13:50.  AP: 10:12. 

*Thoughts to self: how in the world will I be able to run a BQ when a 9:55 pace sends me wheezing?  It's gonna take a LOT of work....

Saucony Guide 10 (1) Miles: 7.25
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An hour water aerobics.

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Was supposed to run 1x11 mi @ 10:45 pace with 0.5 mi WU and 0.5 mi CD.

Didn't sleep well last night with a backache between my shoulder blades that I must've tweaked at water aerobics and pull ups/chin ups yesterday.  That combined with a wicked 26mph NNW wind in 23F with mix of rain and snow; I chose to run on the home dreadmill.

Stopped numerous times to adjust the position of the mill and the TV, blow my nose, etc. needless to say it was a slow go.  Warm up at 12 pace and never got in the groove.  Lower back pain and right hip ache when running at 10:31 pace the first half.  Decided to up the pace to 9:31 the second half and found that the back pain subsided.  Did have to walk for 30 sec for recovery to blow my nose and sip water after each mile.  Re-set the treadmill after 99 min and 9.75 miles.  Was super tired and pushed hard the last 3.25 mi.  

Pre-run ate one Chobani.  Ate 1 Blok and drank 24 oz total for the run.  Got a hot spot below my left bunion which would surely blister if I had to run any farther.  Backache's been killing me all day. 

13 min in 2:14:20.  AP: 10:20

Saucony Guide 10 (1) Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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18.250.009.000.0027.25
Saucony Guide 10 (1) Miles: 20.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
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