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February 2009

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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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3 miles around the neighborhood.  I ate to much over the weekend, Paradise Bakery cookies after the run/Bloggers Party/SuperBowl Sunday, it doesn't do much for your Monday morning run.  Super sluggish.  I am going to have to watch it close these next few days, I will be lucky if I don't gain, I will settle for just holding on for dear life my meager little loss. 

I may go out for a run this afternoon, I am not very happy with 3 miles. 

Have a  great week everyone!

I got out and did some speed  work!  This is totally out of my comfort zone to go back out after I am dressed for the day. I need a lesson on my garmin, I will get Maurine to help me.  I NEVER touch my garmin when I run,  I do potty stops, rest stops whatever, so this time I hit my lap button every time I did a sprint.  I did 12 sprints, the longest one was 3 min., most of them were between 1 and 2 mintes.  The 3 fastest were 8:?? and the rest were all 9:??  I was pretty happy with that, but I was walking inbetween the sprints.  I  actually had a fun time, I just need to know how to do it correctly and learn how to put the results on the blog right, so it makes sense, and then I can come back and see how I improve.  I am looking forward to my butt crack of dawn run with Maurine on Wed. to do some speed work with her. 

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Muscle-Up today.  Hopefully I can get in a short run later today.  They moved Paul's surgery up to today, he was in a lot of pain over the weekend.

Happy Running!

 

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Mean Maurine made me get up early and run fast.  

6.2 miles total - 1:12:46

2 miles warmup

3 miles speedwork - 10:07 / 10:04 / 10:08

1.2 miles slow/cooldown

****  Okay, I had Maurine put the splits on my blog this morning for me, I messed up on mine. I met Maurine at her house at 5:30 am and had a great run.  The course was flat, along 7th east.  It was hard, I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but was surprised it was do-able.  I am hoping I can do a weekday run with Maurine once a week for speedwork, she has gotten so fast that my speed work is her recovery run, it really helped to have her right there coaxing me along.  I do breath like a freight train, I was working hard enough that conversation wasn't easy for me. It looked like it was a walk in the park for her. I am excited to see what she does at the 5K on Sat.  I am going to pass on the 5K and say this was mine this morning.  My time would have been  30:19  ( sort of,  that is 3 miles and not 3.1)  I was happy with that.  THANK YOU MAURINE!!!!!!!********

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3 little treadmill miles,  20 min. of weights and a one hour yoga class.

Todays weigh in for the contest was a big goose egg! 

My focus is to have a perfect weekend, that's it, I need to do baby steps!!

 

 

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Two Extremely wimpy miles. I am sore from head to toe ( maybe my weight training) achy back and arms.  I think I am still recovering from my speed work, legs aren't quite right.  I am not sure what to do tomorrow, run or take a break.  I have been on my feet all day doing hair, feel plain ol' tuckered out.  It is off to the couch with a hot pad to relax. 

Everyone enjoy your weekend, those of  you in Lehi and the Provo 5K!

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Woke up  feeling much better today, I decided to take Odee over to the PR trail, Harold was going to go skiing, but decided to bike with me.  We did nice easy run, it was overcast, but no rain, the temp. actually was perfect.  I did a little bit of speed work, getting my pace down into the 8's and 9's for short little spurts, but for the most part it was a nice leisurely run. Alot of runners were out today, I think everyone is thinking spring and getting ready for the running season, it was a fun atmosphere.  I was glad to get out of my 2 day funk!  Happy Days!!!  I am dieing to hear how my little Marion and Maurine did today and get the details on the Lehi running group.  I thought of you all today, but was glad I made the decsion to take an easy day today, it was perfect!!

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 Oh, yes!  You read that right!  18 big ones!!! I had both of my morning appts. cancel on me and so I had a free morning.  I took Odee to the PR trail and ran in the snow with him.  When we got to the point of the mountain it was super windy, it felt like hundreds of needles were shooting into my face. It snowed the whole time I was running.  I ran back to the car at about 10 miles and put Odee in the car and had a sip of diet coke and ran  the trail out another mile and half and then back. I thought 13 would be a good run for today, but when I got home and didn't know what else to do ( I live a pretty boring life) I changed into dry clothes and ran up to Wasatch Blvd, and then along the Blvd. and back down for another 5.  I felt pretty good.  It took me 3:57 for the whole 18.  I am going to try for 40 miles this week.  Now off to see what you all did today!!!

Tonight Maurine and I are going to sign up for the Grand Slam and then go to dinner!!!  What a fun day!!!

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Recovery day!  I did msucle-up and then walked around the indoor track for one mile.  I came home and tried the Yoga on channel 9 that one of my clients recommended and made it 6 minutes. Done.  My body does not move that way. I think I need to go to class where I am trapped there for 1 hour and modify modify modify!!!! 

Okay, I went over to the spa and did a yoga class, lots of modifying but I got thru it and feel great!

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The plan was to meet Maurine at 5:30 am to do speedwork, but I just wasn't feeling up to it after my 18 miler Monday, and Maurine had run 10.50 last night so she was okay with an easy run. I say easy run, the pace looks slow on paper, but it felt hard, it was cold and we had head winds and my legs were still pretty wiped out.

splits 13:13/ 12:46/ 12:54/ 12:39/ 12:50

 

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Crash and Burn!!  I ate so few calories yesterday that I woke up really weak, went to the gym and struggled thru 2 wimpy miles..... BUT  I did drop one pound!  I just ate a bowl of whole wheat cereal with berries and nuts and I feel great.  That's it for me today I have a super busy day.  Off to beautify the world, one head at a time!!!  :)

Biggest Loser Contest week #5   3 pounds

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Happy Valentines Day Eve!!!   I am still a little low on energy, I think my 18 miler  Mon.  kicked my fanny more than I thought it would.  I just did 3 miles on the treadmill.  I am hoping I can get up enough  "umph" tomorrow to do 8 or 9 miles. 

Another busy day and then babysitting grandkids tonight.  Are we allowed to put Tylenol pm in their Cheerios?

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For my work out today I went to the Cheesecake Factory and ate  the Thai Lettuce Wraps with my honey and shared a Carrot Cake Cheesecake.  And then for my cross training I went and saw " He's Just Not That Into YOU"  Perfect day! 

 

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!!!!!  I need more chocolate!!!

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My whole body fought me this morning, I had two days off running and xcrossing and it was not good. I learned a very valuable lesson, my body needs to move every day, or I seize up.  My AP was 13:13. 

This week I am going to try and run 5 miles Mon. thur Thur., I will also do my muscle-up  Tue and Thur.  Friday, Harold and I are going to our beach house in San Juan Capistrano for a long weekend.  I can not wait to run along the beach and soak up the sun!

Have a great week everyone!

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Who put the lead in my pants? Another hard run, sluggish, joints not working quite right, I felt I pushed harder this morning, but my time was the same.  What gives?  Oh, well, I had to cut out Muscle-Up, I got called up to Snowbird to do a massage, so I've got to get dressed and drive up the canyon, it's a chains or 4X4 only today, I am not looking forward to the drive.

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Was out the door at 7:00, there were snow flurries, but at least I had day light.  I finally picked up the pace a bit.

5 miles  1:00  AP 12:09   splits  11:22 / 12:03 / 12:31 / 12:33 / 12:18

It's my youngest birthday today, Janalisa, she is 23.  I am going to color her and Julie's hair today and take them to lunch.  Fun times!

Maurine and I have been thinking and talking and stewing about our 50 miler, we think we don't want to spend the money or time to go out of state, so we are now considering doing the OV50 miler on Oct. 24, ask us next week and you may get a different answer, but I am thinking this makes alot more sense, other than you have to go up and over Trappers Loop twice!  It is up in the Huntsville area, it is one of the most beautiful places in Utah I think, well, you know, that is where the Ogden Marathon is, anyway, we can go up during the summer and run parts of the course.  That is our most recent thoughts on the upcoming 50.

Note to Maurine: I just pretended you were in front of me this morning telling me to catch up to you and it worked!  :)

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I had a great run this morning, I waited for the sun to come up again, and wore a lighter windbreaker, I think it helped, I think I am slower and more cautious in the dark, and my jacket has been weighing me down, so I felt lighter and brighter this morning and had a better time.

5 miles  57:44  AP 11:36   10:59 /  11:15 / 11:51 / 11:45 / 12:09

My next run will be along beach!!!  Have a great safe weekend, and good luck with all your long run plans!

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Hi Guys!  I have read your blogs today and I could just cry I am so darned proud of you all, especially Maurine, can you believe 35 miles!!!!!!!??????  We are having the time of our life, yesterday we went to breakfast and to the Getty Museum with Gary and Ernie and today we walked around San Clemente and shopped and had lunch with my folks. My dad showed us some bike paths for our run tomorrow.  Gary and I are going to run from our beachouse in San Juan Capistrano to San Clemente,past the pier to a State Park and then back past the beach house to Dana Point. We are planning to run 5 hours.  I hope I can sleep tonight I am so excited!!!   We have family coming from Idaho, Washington and Springville coming over for dinner tonight, mom and dad  are the best host and hostess's ever!!!!  Last night we had some other friends from SLC here, it is a non-stop party!!!!!  I could stay here forever!

I hope you are all getting plenty of rest and having a fabulous dinner tonight, you all earned it!!!

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I am having so much fun, I can hardly stand it!  Last night we all played cards and visited and laughed until bed time, most of  my family are to see Lance Armstrong race, my cousin and my sister-in-law are Lance's biggest fans.   So they are all pretty hyped up and giddy watching all the different stages, they have seen a few celebrities too.  I on the other hand was all excited about my long run up and down the coast.  We mapped out our course yesterday and it worked out perfectly, no I should say, there was one glitch, I made a wrong wardrobe   choice and had terrible TERRIBLE chaffing, raw to the bone chaffing, and I will not tell you where.  I ended up making Harold give me his biking shorts and chucked my long pants, it helped some, but it was still pretty miserable.  We started out going south and ran as far as the trail would go and then hopped over the railroad tracks and ran on the beach for several miles, that is tough work let me tell you.  We ran to a point of land that we could see from the beach house and noticed there was a surfing competition going on so we checked that out and then turned  around and came back.   Harold and Ernie were on their bikes, so they of course had to wait for Gary and I while we ran along the beach to the point.  It was after the beach run that I told Harold to hand over his britches or I would die. That helped tons.  We now were on our way to Dana Point.  I called my dad on my cell phone and told him we were almost to the beach house and he jumped over a 6 foot wall and over the rail road tracks and gave us a big cheer and an apple and orange, we told him we were half way done,  and on our way to Dana Point. He said he and mom would meet us there and treat us to a lite lunch.  At this point about 14 miles, I was getting alittle tired and the chaffing was real painful, we made it to  Dana Point and met my folks and got a wrap and a chocolate peanut butter shake, I felt renewed, but after sitting for a half an hour, I started getting real cold and when I got up to use the rest room the chaffing seemed unbearable, so I opted to go home with my folks in the car. It was a good choice.  Ernie and Gary went all the way to the very point of Dana Point and they are still not back. Harold turned around and actually beat us back to the beach house. I am now showered and comfy and enjoying the sound of the waves breaking in the comfort of our cozy beach house. My total miles for the day was 17.50  we were out for over 4 hours,but I am not sure of our time or splits, as we stopped alot and I would forget to start or stop my garmin.  Anyway it was a nice leisurely run, most of the running was at an 11 to 13 min. mile. We stopped to look at babies and play with a dog that looked exactly like Odee, he was halfgolden and half Pyranese, so that was fun.  We really did enjoy ourselves and didn't pay attention to our time.

Tonight we are getting together with more family and I am making my Cafe Rio Pork Salad that has been in the crock pot since last night. More card games and laughter and maybe some of the Oscar Awards too!!!  Tomorrow we come back home, but it has been just what Harold and I have needed for alittle R and R.   

Sorry this sounds more like a travel log than a running blog entry, but it sure has been fun!!! I am not even going to re-read this so please overlook my typo's this darn lap top is acting stupid. 

 


 

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I did a 5 mile recovery run/walk, the weather was great, clear blue skys, I may have to get out again for another walk with Odee.  I am glad Utah welcomed me home to such beautiful weather!

Today is an catch up day, wash the car, to the bank, go to the beauty supply, Target, fun fun fun!  Have a great day!

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Quads are still alittle tight, did another recovery run.  Nice and Slow.  I need to get these legs ready for a 14 miler Sat. with Marion. 

Yard work today, it feels like Spring out there!  And a drive up to Snowbird to get a ski pass for my grandson.  I just love play days!

Happy Running my friends!!!

Maurine and I ended up running 5 more miles today on the Queen's Penguin Trail after Maurine got off work. Then she let me borrow her balancing board for ankle therapy and she gave me one of her homemade protein, soy, banana ice cream treats.   It was super yummy!!!!

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I slept in, got up, got dressed, got out the door, went  .11 miles into the park and wasn't feeling the love, I was feeling the pain, turned around got in the shower and got dressed and am going to be working my fanny off all day.   I am taking an offical day off from running.

I dropped one pound, by the skin of my teeth, that only makes 3 pounds in 7 weeks, not very impressive, but I am still trying.  Maurine and I have a new game plan, tracking ourselves on fit day, so we shall see. I REALLY want to see 8 pounds off by the end of March  for running season!!

How are we going to survive without Kelli's thought for the day?

I WILL be ready for an adventureous 14 miler with girls on Sat.!!!!!

So far I have had kashi cereal and a banana and egg whites and toast. 

Lunch- Yummy salad with Hendrickson's dressing (lettuce, tomato, green pepper, carrots, grapes, apple, 1/2can tuna and pecans)

 snack #1 - 1/2 slice whole wheat bread and peanut butter

snack #2  two of my healthy grain cookies, they are super healthy because I forgot to put the butter in!  ( they have oats, fresh ground wheat, quinoa and flax, walnuts and raisins)

For dinner I am fixing tilapia, sweet patato and a green salad.

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I woke up to snow and just couldn't get excited about running in winter weather conditions. I am in the spring mode for sure.  I ended up running/walking 4 miles on the PR trail, I never get in a good work out when I run in the afternoon.  I have to run before my brain turns on, or it will have a million reasons to slow down and walk.  Oh, well, I am  still a little stiff from my 17 miler, so it is good I took it easy today.   I just hope I don't slow Marion down too much tomorrow!! I am excited about running in new territory! 

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THANK YOU MARION !!!!!!!! It was a perfect run, great scenery, very few cars, relatively flat course and of course wonderful company!!!!

Now I don't know how to get rid of the pink. Okay, you need to read Marion's blog, she has the splits and all the details.

It was so much fun, the only down side was I got a phone call from Maurine this morning at 5:15 and she pooped out on us.  We missed her, but had a great time.  It is NOT that far to Payson, it was worth the drive and  I wouldn't hesitate to go anytime I get a chance.  I was worried about keeping up with Marion, after my big run on Sunday, but she was so easy going and we had so much fun talking, I hardly noticed the sore muscles.  Payson Canyon is wonderful, I would like to that again.  It was fun to go to breakfast after and chat.  Marion makes everyone feel like she is your best friend.  Thanks again Marion! Now I am going to take an ice bath and take a nap! 

Woo hoo!  This is my highest mileage week I have had since last summer!!

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