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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
47.0024.001.504.5077.00
Wave Rider 7 Miles: 44.50Inspire 5 (1) Miles: 32.50
Night Sleep Time: 36.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 36.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
12.003.000.000.0015.00

Pete says to run VO2 max today; but I didn't feel like it...SO, did a 15 MLR in 2:09:31.  Beautiful day!  Thought about my running friends...missed Kathie, Kimmie, Marcie and my SSF already! :(  Didn't help that I haven't heard from my missionary son for two weeks! :-(

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 5.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.503.000.004.5012.00

Andy said VO2 max workout shouldn't scare me, "when it starts to get uncomfortable, it's time for rest".  He also says running fast feels good.  I tried to remember that during today's workout.

3 miles warm up:  9:46, 9:12, 9:00

6 x 1200m @ 5K race pace w/ 400m RI.  5:36 (2:28), 5:38 (2:29), 5:39 (2:31), 5:40 (2:31), 5:32 (2:25), 5:28 (2:31)

3 miles warm down: 8:41, 8:18, 8:38

I seriously don't know how to run intervals.  I always go out too fast on the first set; then worry about not being able to finish the workout; and then die on the last set gasping for air and seeing stars******!!!  Why do people like to torture themselves like that???  Cool down @ mp felt really good though! :)

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 12.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(12)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
10.000.000.000.0010.00

10 ez in 1:34:15  AP: 9:25

60 min YogaX

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.009.001.500.0012.50

Beautiful day, blue sky, sunshine!  Temp in the mid 30's.  Would have made this a long run if I didn't have a temple/lunch date with my friends.   

Warmed up for couple miles then kept the rest sub-9.  So glad they put a 4-way stop sign on 1200 E where I crossed 4 times today.   :)

12.25 mi TT: 1:48:00.  AP: 8:49.  Splits: 9:55, 9:11, 8:35, 8:52, 8:43, 8:56, 8:36, 8:53, 8:29, 8:37, 8:33, 8:31, 8:24

May do core exercise tonight.

Inspire 5 (1) Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
11.009.000.000.0020.00

Was supposed to run 5 recovery today and 18 tomorrow.  Busy tomorrow, plus it's a gorgeous day for running.  Didn't get out 'till late morning...lotsa phone calls.  Wore l/s top and SHORTS! :) 

Ran 3+ on the bench then head up to Alpine.  Had a pit-stop at the elementary school (mile 6.5) when Teena called. :)  Reached the intersection of Heritage Dr and Grove Dr. debating whether to go straight like I normally do.  Just then saw a runner coming down from Grove Dr.   I asked him how far up does Grove Dr. go and if there are any dogs.  He said about a mile to the cove; the dogs along the way are harmless.  So I turned up on Grove Dr.  and ran all the way to the cove to the base of the mountain (mile 11).  The road became gravel then dirt and ended at Lambert Park, I think.  There's a little bathroom w/ non-flush toilet and a pavilion w/ picnic table.  There's still lotsa snow up here.  Beautiful view of the valley.  If I was a mountaineer like Scott, I would come and explore the trails here. 

On the return back to Heritage Dr and Grove Dr, I encountered a yellow lab. which normally was inside his kennel.  But He was outside, growling and barking at me.  The only thing that separated us was the road.  I stopped, turned around and walked back up on Grove Dr. and continued south to Alpine city park.  I really need to carry maze with me next time.

Legs definitely felt the miles this week but wasn't too bad.  Gu at mile 11 & 15, drank 21 oz gatorade, 14 oz water and sips from the ever-flowing fountain.

20 mi. in 3:04:13.  AP: 9:12.  Splits: 10:00, 9:30, 9:30, 9:27, 9:29, 9:43, 9:28, 9:36, 9:30, 10:05, 10:29, 8:34, 8:28, 9:05, 8:53, 8:47, 8:11, 8:30, 8:21, 8:21.

Inspire 5 (1) Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(14)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.500.000.000.007.50

What a day!  Spent 6 hours helping with my son's eagle scout service project.  At least 38 boys, 2 girls, 10 men and 3 women came.  My son designed the landscaping around two pavilions at Wine's Park.  First we laid down weed barrier.  Then we shoveled, dug, raked, hauled, several trucks load of BIG red rocks, small rocks, mulch/bark,  and planted shrubs, bushes. It was back breaking work made worse by the freezing rain, snow and sleet.  Temp was 35; but with the wind chill, it was colder than cold.  We were soaking wet.  Our fingers and toes were numb with frozen mud. 

Steven came close to sending everyone home three times but so glad we didn't quit.  It was canceled last week due to the snow covered ground.  We're home dry and warm now; but I'm afraid all the shrubs and bushes we planted are going to die b/c there's already couple of inches of snow on my lawn and drive way.  O well, at least the hard work is done.

A shout out to Sophie, my SSF's daughter who was baptized today along with her cousin, Marianne!  What a special day for these two very special beautiful girls!  CONGRATS!  Sophia!  I LOVE YOU!!!

7.5 recovery in 1:13:20  AP: 9:47

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 7.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
47.0024.001.504.5077.00
Wave Rider 7 Miles: 44.50Inspire 5 (1) Miles: 32.50
Night Sleep Time: 36.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 36.00Weight: 0.00
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