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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
35.5018.9515.203.1072.75
Wave Rider 7 Miles: 29.00Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 6.50Inspire 5 (1) Miles: 22.00
Night Sleep Time: 22.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 22.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
1.000.009.000.0010.00

10 in 1:26:46.  AP: 8:40

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.003.250.000.0015.25

15.25 in 2:18:09.  AP:  9:23.  No fuel, fluid.  Sunny, breezy, a bit cold at first.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.000.000.000.006.00

6 mi in 58:28  AP:  9:44.  Trying to keep it slow w/ church music but was in a hurry.  Winter has returned!  Off to take my friend to lunch for her b'day.

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(14)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.706.203.1013.00

5 minutes dynamic flexibility exercise

2 mi warm up in 19:30

5K in 24:36 (RI 1:00, drank 7 oz water)

5K in 24:10 (RI 1:30, drank 7 oz water)

5K in 23:14 (RI 1:00, drank 7 oz water)

1.7 mi cool down in 14:03

13 mi TT: 1:48:33 (including RI)

10 min. stretch, drank 20 oz water. 

Really pushed the pace (in the high 7's to 8mm).  Concentrated on relax form.  Shoulders were a bit tight.  Not sure if I like this workout.  Glad it's done.  Off to the Post Office.  4 more days 'till I can have my chocolate! YES! :)

Side note:  I'm within a pound of my race weight...now if I can be a good girl over the weekend with two dinner dates...sigh!

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 13.00
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(17)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
6.500.000.000.006.50

6.5 recovery in 1:01:40  Lead legs.  Perfect weather.  

Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.0014.000.000.0022.00

 Never go to bed on a full stomach.  I must have consumed enough food to make an NFL coach proud.  Between hubby's snoring, my achy knees and full tummy I got zero sleep.  After hubby left for the temple at 5:30 am.  I got up to do the laundry (my running clothes were all dirty), ate breakfast, went to take care of my elderly neighbor, then drove to the parkway at West Jordan.

I was SOOO HAPPY to see Kathie waiting there.  It was windy and we had the tail wind for the first 3 miles then turn around back to the parking lot where we were to meet Teena. It was so fun chatting w/ Kathie the miles just flew.  We went south for another mile and turn around back to the parking (8 miles) where Teena has arrived.  The three of us went north again with "wind beneath our wings".  Andy should be so proud of his harems as we dedicated fond memories of him at each "mile marker". 

We got back to the parking lot at mile 17.25 and bid Katie goodbye.  THANKS Kathie for waiting so late to come and run with me (us).  You made the miles fun and fast!  Teena had already run over 19 miles since she ran 10 FAST miles earlier with JohnnyV.   It was SO GOOD and SWEET of her to stay and run with me for 4.75 more.  We decided to head south with the head wind so we'll have tail wind for our last couple miles.  She encouraged me along and when she said "6 more minutes", I got pumped thinking: "hey I can suffer for 6 minutes" so picked up the pace to a satisfying finish!

Gu at mile 10 and 17 and drank about 21 oz.  Had a can of slimfast on the drive home. 22 miles in 3:18:50.   AP:  9:02.  I'm very happy with this AP.   Here are the splits (for Kathie as her Garmin got messed up).  You can tell when we had the tail wind and when we had the head wind.  8:58, 8:51, 8:49, 9:07, 9:30, 9:25, 9:29, 8:59, 8:28, 8:35, 8:43, 8:50, 8:51, 9:31, 9:18, 9:33, 9:18, 9:23, 9:19, 8:51, 8:42, 7:59.

THANKS KATHIE & TEENA FOR THE BEST LONG RUN EVER EVER EVER!!!

Off to dinner with the Stake presidency! 

Inspire 5 (1) Miles: 22.00
Night Sleep Time: 1.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 1.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(20)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
35.5018.9515.203.1072.75
Wave Rider 7 Miles: 29.00Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 6.50Inspire 5 (1) Miles: 22.00
Night Sleep Time: 22.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 22.00Weight: 0.00
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