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Location:

Cottonwood Heights,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 17, 2008

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Marathon Finish

Running Accomplishments:

Pony Express 50 miler  2009   13:19

*** 50K PR is 7:11 Red Mountain 50K  2010

Red Mountain 50k 2008

   Goblin Valley 50K (twice)

Antelope Island 50k

 

24 hours of Moab (dropped out at 42 miles)

Antelope Island 25K

***  Marathon PR is 4:50 (St. George)

14 St. George Marathons

Portland Marathon

2 Ogden Marathons

2 Park City Marathons

Top of Utah

*** Half Marathon PR is 2:18 (Bryce Canyon)

Hobble Creek Half

Provo River Half

Salt Lake City Half

Bryce Canyon Half

Painters Half

Short-Term Running Goals:


I did it!!!  Pony Express 50 miler!!   13:19 !  Oct. 16, 2009

 2011 Race Calendar:

Feb. Aloha Race - Honolulu

April Red Mountain 30K

April  SL Running Co. 5K

May Running with Angels 5K

July Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Aug. Park City Half Marathon

Oct. St. George Marathon

Sept. Little Grand Canyon Half Marathon

Provo Halloween Half Marathon

Nov. Mesquite Half Marathon

2012 Race Calendar

Jan New Years Revolution Race at Oval (14 miles)

April Red Mountain 30K

July Bryce Canyon Half Marathon

Aug. Park City Half Marathon

Oct. St. George Marathon

Oct. Halloween Half Marathon

Nov. Mesquite Half Marathon

Dec. Honolulu Marathon





Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay fit enough to run marathons all thru my life


Personal:

I started running at age 40 (14 years ago!)  I am married to Harold, he is a super supportive husband and we enjoy running and biking the trails along the Wasatch Front together. Between us we have 7 children and 9 grandchildren.  I am really having fun trying new races in scenic parts of Utah, I am a newbie in the ultrarunning world, I am slow, but love everything about it!  I have a lot to learn,but I am enjoying the journey.  

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I am finally back on the running blog after a 4 month break. I am going to post all my exercise so that I have a record of my work outs.

Today I went on a 2 mile snow shoe outing with Harold, Kim and John. We went up by Gaurdsman Pass, cold but a nice way to start the new year. 

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I went to the 5:30 am Body Pump class. I have not run outdoors all winter, just can't get excited about the cold. I hope I can change my tune and get going, I want to sign up for the Shamrock half marathon in March, and I am also doing the Red Mountain 30K. I need to get busy!

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I had a session with my trainer today.

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I feel like my training has officially started. I am running with the Wasatch Running group and today was the first day of the real training program. I did 6 miles in 7 degree weather. I need to get some nice winter gear, I was bundled up in so many layers it was ridiculous, but I did stay toasty, just looked silly. 

Harold is starting a new job in Ivins Utah, so I decided I would come down  and visit him and do the Sweetheart half marathon, a trail marathon in Feb.  around Valentines Day, it is the same RD as the Red Mountain, so it will be great! 

Ardath is running with the Wasatch training group too, so it will be extra fun!

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30 min grit class, 1 mile treadmill and 2 miles hiking on the Pipeline.

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40 min. on the treadmill watching Princess Bride in the Cardio Cinema.  I remember when I could run 3 miles in 30 min. I am sure I can improve a little.   

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I did my 30 min Grit class, very tough.

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One hour on the treadmill , most of the time the speed was at 5.0, in the cardio cinema. 

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7 miles on the PRT with the  WRC.  13 degrees was very comfortable, compared to the single digit last week. Great time.

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2 miles on the TM after my Grit workout.

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5 Treadmill miles, it took 1.05 min. 

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I did my grit training session this morning at 5:30, that completes my 2nd week, 4 to go. It is kicking my butt, but the trainer is nice and positive, not at all like the military style boot camp, which I would never do again.

I went up to Park City with Ardie and Jeff and did some cross country skiing and had lunch at Squatters. It was so nice to see blue skys!

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I did a 5K on the TM in the cardio cinema ( a great way to ease the pain of the dreaded TM) I love the dark room and big screen.  My time was 32:40, which is really good for me.  My standard 5K time is 33:00, no matter what the course is, I usually end up with a 33 min. time.   Yay!   Less than 4 weeks until my half marathon, I think things are going well.  Sat. I will be running 9 miles with the WRC. 

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grit training

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8 miles on the JRP with Ardie and the WRC!  It was tough, 11 degrees.  We did see a bald eagle.  My first half marathon of the year is in 3 weeks.  I should be okay. 

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Grit training at 5:30 am and then a hike with Ardie and Kim up Emigration canyon along the ridge. Blue skies and the sun on our backs!  Lovely. 

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treadmill

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grit training and one mile on the treadmill, pace was 11.34.  I was bummed to have my check returned for the Sweetheart half in Feb. The race was cancelled, so my first race of the year will be the Red Mountain 30K unless I can find a half in March. There is one in Zion, but it is pricey.

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I am still sore from my fall!  I did my grit training, but had to really scale back on the weight and the intensity.  I am not sure this training is really age appropriate, too much jumping and the push for such heavy weights, at my age I think it is too jarring on the body, or it is at least for me. Yesterday I had my first private pilates class, I am hoping this might be a better fit, but not sure yet.  I am feeling my age and don't like it, so I will experiment and see what works best for me at my age and fitness level.

I did 1.5 miles on the TM after class.  

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Did 2.5 on the TM in 25 min.  Sat. I am doing 8 with the running group, that will be tough, but if I can pull it off I will be on target for my 30K in April. Finally feeling better after my fall a week ago, now trying to move forward!

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