Each Day Is a Gift

Week starting Aug 23, 2009

Previous WeekRecent EntriesHomeJoin Fast Running Blog Community!PredictorHealthy RecipesSmooth's RacesFind BlogsMileage BoardTop Ten Excuses for Missing a RunTop Ten Training MistakesDiscussion ForumRace Reports Send A Private MessageMonth View
Graph View
Next Week
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
15% off for Fast Running Blog members at St. George Running Center!

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
27.7513.005.350.0046.10
Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 31.10Mizuno Inspire 4 Sz 6.5 (A) Miles: 9.00Wave Rider 7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 29.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 29.00Weight: 0.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Crazy weather!  As we were driving out, we could see Main Street Park City bustling with activities: vendors, farmers market, art shows.  Temp today would have been great for racing/running!  O well! 

Crazy weather!  A wicked wind storm was blowing up dust and tumble weeds while hubby and I went on a Sunday walk.  Hubby asked if I could run......  He chuckled when I demonstrated.....a yes/no answer would suffice.  :)

Only a slight stiffness on the left lateral quads.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.500.000.000.004.50

Ran w/ Mary, Wendy, Stephanie & Carolyn at easy recovery pace.  4.5 miles in 44:10.  AP: 9:49.  

Around the world core, fast abs, clam shell, abductor lifts (40 reps)

AM/PM yoga

Foam roll to loosen up the ITB and quad.  Minimal soreness.

Have a GREAT week everyone!!!!

Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 4.50
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
8.001.000.000.009.00

Ran with Mary and Wendy out and back on the canal trail.  The rain shower missed us.  Was a pleasant run chatting the whole way.  

Mizuno Inspire 4 Sz 6.5 (A) Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(11)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
4.252.003.100.009.35

Slept in this morning.  Was going to run for an hour and SwTofD for an hour.  But found out I had a meeting this morning.  So only had time for a general aerobic run.

6 miles in 56:56.  Splits:  10:30, 9:45, 9:30, 8:48, 8:30.  Walked 0.2 to cool down and stretch.  AP: 9:28.

Going to the JrHigh track tonight to help the Stake YW with a trial run for the girls.  Should be fun.  Wonder how many girls would show up and are training towards the 5K we're planning in Sept.

*****************

About 40 girls came to the track at 7pm.  Warm up one lap with the girls and leaders.  Then ran 5K in 25:30.  Splits: 8:37, 8:20, 7:58, (0.1 @ 7:08)  AP: 8:16.   It was a good tempo run!!! 

Wave Rider 7 Miles: 6.00Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 3.35
Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
2.001.002.250.005.25

Met at Wendy's house dark and early.  Beth thought we were meeting at 5am (the text message says 5mi at 6am); so she was done running when we got there.  Mary, Wendy, Stephanie and I headed east, almost 1 mile into the run a few deer ran across 1200 East.  A baby fawn got hit by a car.  Mary called the police with her cell.   The poor bambi was still alive.  

My legs felt pretty good after the warm up so decided to pick up the pace and tempo the rest home.   Could have run a couple more; but decided to go back for the group and finish up with them.

5.25 mi in 48:00.  Splits: 10:47, 9:56, 8:57, 8:08, 8:08, 8:10.  AP: 9:09

Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 5.25
Night Sleep Time: 6.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 6.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
0.000.000.000.000.00

Around the world core, fast abs, clam shell, abductor lift (40 reps)

May SwTofD later.

As you know Senator Ted Kennedy passed away recently.  His casket laid in wake at the JFK Presidential Library & Museum reminded me of my visit there this year in April for the Boston marathon.

At the Pasta Party in the Gov't Center: 

Standing L to R:  MarcE, TomSlick, Canyon, Gary, Jeff. 

Sitting L to R:  Smooth, a girl I picked up going to the pasta party (forgot her name), and  Rhett.  What a GREAT bunch!  What a fun time! 

Nothing better for post-race recovery than walking around visiting Boston's rich history.

Senator Ted Kennedy's casket laid in wake in this three stories high atrium in the JFK Library under this giant flag.

The atrium looks out to the Boston harbor.  Too bad it was a rainy day...the view would've been incredible.

Today is 234 days 'till Boston 2010; 36 days 'till SGM'09.  Let's get ready! 

Have a WONDERFUL weekend, everyone!

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
9.009.000.000.0018.00

Schedule calls for 15 miles @ 9:19/mile.  My friend, Mary needs to run her 1st 20 miler with 3 weeks out from TOU.   So we decided to do this on the Provo River Trail going up Provo canyon and back down.   Thanks to Luz's headsup info on the distance between drinking fountains; I decided to run this w/o a fuel belt/gatorade.  However I forgot to carry the Enlyten strips that I was going to try.  Will try that on the next 20 miler.

Wendy, Mary and I got to Will's Pit Stop (on University Ave.) where Stephanie was already waiting at 6am.   Made a "pit stop" just as LuzyLew and her friend, Catherine arrived.  Temp was perfect, slightly cool.  It was a bit windy at the mouth of the canyon. 

I ran with Luz and Cath at a comfortable conversation pace.  Cath is a brilliant girl gearing to BQ at SGM.   There were lots of runners and bikers on the trail.  Saw Karin R. (Josse's mom), neat!  About mile 7+ I was so happy to run into Kimmy and Kathie.  They were on their way down, well over half way of their 20 miler.  They looked great, running strong and having a good time together. 

I took a gel at Vivian's Park (mile 8).  We then headed up the road to South Fork for another mile to make a round trip of 18.  Mary, Wendy and Stephanie needed to do 2 more to make 20.  Soon after the turn around, Luz was having stomach cramps.  I felt bad leaving her.  Cath assured me that Luz would rather have us go ahead than run slower.  I took advantage of the decline and cruised home talking the whole way with Cath.  Ran into Kimmy and Kathie again around mile 16+.  They looked awesome having finished their 20. 

Finished the run feeling pretty good.  Immediately drank chocolate milk and gatorade, ate oranges and banana that I brought.  Drank water at all the water fountains about mile 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 (2nd gel) 14 and 16.   The temp was perfect with overcast sky; no worries about dehydration or cramps.  Felt like I could have run for couple more miles holding the pace.

18 miles in 2:44:42.  Splits:  9:50, 9:38, 9:16, 9:42 (going up Provo Canyon), 9:46, 10:09, 9:35, 9:45, 10:57 (going up South Fork),  9:06, 8:49, 8:18, 8:30, 8:11, 8:25, 8:15, 8:08, 8:12.  AP: 9:09

Going to check on everyone's run at TOU 1/2 now!  :)


Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 18.00
Night Sleep Time: 4.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 4.00Weight: 0.00
Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
27.7513.005.350.0046.10
Mizuno Nexus2 Miles: 31.10Mizuno Inspire 4 Sz 6.5 (A) Miles: 9.00Wave Rider 7 Miles: 6.00
Night Sleep Time: 29.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 29.00Weight: 0.00
Debt Reduction Calculator


Featured Announcements
Google
Web fastrunningblog.com