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February 2010

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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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This morning I did a quick TM run.  I did  1.20 miles at a10:00 mm pace.  That is good for me. Now off to go snow shoeing, I will post my miles later.

We hiked on the trail that started near the Little Dell golf course.  I think it is called Alexander Springs or something like that.  Ardath had been there before, it follows a river, we didn't see another person on the trail.  There are alot of beaver dams but we couldn't see them because of the snow. I am looking forward to hiking it in the summer. We got so hot we were peeling off several layers, blue sky, it was awesome.

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muscle up today, felt whimpy after taking a week off, funny what a week will do.

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Today is usually my Oval day, but Julie is doing a presentation today about her Stroke Recovery Center she is trying to get going and so I am going to the Oval tomorrow.  I did a little run around the park with the dog and then up to Bywater Park, I am feeling like I need a some motivation.  Do any of you know of a half marathon in Feb?  I am dragging.

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Had a great time at the Oval with Gary.  We both have Ipods, so we chat on the way to the Oval and then zone out to our books on tape. I am listening to Girl with the Pearl Earring.  It is good, I am enjoying the distraction. Today, we saw Russia, Norway, France and the USA speed skaters practicing for the Olympics.  Very exciting!!!

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I had to take Harold to work this morning, so I didn't get my workout in until almost 7:00pm.  I went over to the spa and did 30 min. on the eliptical and 30:00 on the bike.  I do not like working out at night, but was proud of myself for getting it done!

Oh, and I wanted to say, I felt great this morning after my 14 miler yesterday, no soreness at all.  That made me happy. I am getting there, slowly but surely.

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A short walk with Odee and Harold thru the park and then a short treadmill session at the spa.  

I am thinking of Ardath today as she runs her half marathon in Pasadena, where we both grew up.  She is a tiger.  This is her 3rd half marathon this year! Oh, and she is 68 years old, she is one amazing lady!!

Off to prepare healthy snacks and soup for the Super Bowl!  Thanks Kelli for the recipe.  I am making white bean chili with her tomato dressing!!!!

 

 

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Ran outside for the first time in a while.  Down to the Cottonbottom and then up to the mouth of BCC and home. 

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 a great work out at muscle up and a quick mile on the treadmill afterwards

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Woo hoo!  15 miles at the Oval.  Finished the Girl with the Pearl Earring and then listened to IZ and dreamed of running in Hawaii!

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oh I am stiff! I think it is both from the 15 miler and muscle-up on Tue.  I had a hard time at muscle-up this morning, I am really looking forward to yoga later this morning, this teacher does a very gentle class with alot of stretching, just what I need, and then I will hunker down in the house and work the rest of the day while it storms. 

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I took Maurine to the airport, and then did a short run up to Bywater Park, I was planning on more, but it was snowing and I wasn't in the mood for that crap, so I came home and Harold and I took Odee for a walk in the park, we both slipped on ice like acouple of geezers, Harold caught himself and I went down on my fanny.  I am ready for spring.

We are celebrating Valentines Day tonight,  Market Street Grill and then the new Valentines Day movie. 

Happy Valentines Day!!!

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a run in the rain, NO FUN, ran to Holladay Blvd. and 13th East and had Harold pick me up. 

 

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Ran up to La Caille and back. 

Have a great day!

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Not feeling so hot, not sick, just BLAH..... one of those days where I would like to just escape for a day.  I will pretend like I am taking a recovery day and sound all positive in preparation for my 16 miler tomorrow, but it is really a bold face lie. 

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Woo hoo!!!  I did 17 instead of the planned 16!  I downloaded Eat, Pray, Love.  I was prepared to not like it, but I have heard so much about it that I thought I would try it and I was surprised that I enjoyed it so much, maybe because I had no expectations.  Whatever the case, it kept me interested and time flew by and I felt awesome.  Ernie joined us today, but  I didn't visit much due to the great audio.  It is just nice to have their friendly faces there and to wave to each other as one of us passes by the other.  Great morning! Now I need to get to work.

I made a mistake and did 18 miles!

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I was happy to wake up to a body that felt great!  No stiffness at all after my 17 miler.  Today is my muscle-up day and yoga.

 

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This morning I took Odee over to the Millcreek pond and walked/ran for 2 1/2 miles.  I love the new bridge, I know I will be spending alot of time there.  Odee loves chasing the ducks.  I came home, did an appt. and then went over to the spa and did 2 1/2 miles on the treadmill.  I did mostly a fast walk so I could enjoy listening to my audio book.   

Tonight is a GNO with my girls and cousins at the Cheesecake Factory to celebrate my Jana's birthday. Tomorrow Fiddler on the Roof at the Hale theater, then a spa day with my girls on Monday.  I feel like singing that Black Eyed Peas song, "Today's going to be a good day"!  Except I guess I should say weekend instead.

 

Have a great weekend my fast running buddies!!!

Love and Kisses your slow running but happy granny runner

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Harold and Odee and I took a short little hike up East Canyon. 

I am happy to report I have run at least 30 miles  a week for the last 3 weeks.  I will try and up it a bit next week. I think I am on target for my 50k in April.

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Quick post.   3 treadmill miles, 4 1/2 trail miles with Ardath and Odee on the Pipeline.  A Spa day with my girls. 

I would say that is a perfect day!

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I did muscle up this morning.  Strength training is not my favorite, but I know it is so important the older you get, so I am really trying to stick with this.  I am hoping to get out for a few miles with Odee this afternoon over at the Old Mill pond.

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I ran out at the Oval by myself this morning.  Ernie and Gary went out of town.  It was alittle lonesome, but I had a new book on tape to listen to and it was really good, The Associate by John Grisham. 17 miles went by pretty well, the last mile was not fun at all.  I am not quite sure how many miles I should work up to for my 50K in April.  Maybe 25 miles?  I guess that sounds like a good number.  I am not one to be very specific in my training.  If I take this stuff seriously it wouldn't be as much fun!

 

I need to learn to add, I did 19 miles not 18!!!!!!  Last week I did 18 not 17!  Good news for me.

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Okay, good news, my 19 miler yesterday did no damage, I feel great this morning!  It is nice to know I am making some good progress.  Today is a day off of working out.  I would have liked to have gone to muscle up, but I have a super busy day, so I will enjoy a recovery day.

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I did my version of speed work on the treadmill this morning. I decided that trying to have unrealistic goals keep me from trying at all, so I did 2 min. at 3.8 and 2 min. of 6.1 and kept that up for 2 miles.  It was pretty easy, but I will increase time and speed slowly.

Have a wonderful weekend!  No injuries!

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Short walk with Julie and the dogs to the Old Mill pond.  Ziggy got a bazillon burrs in her hair and we spent a half hour cutting them out with sissors.   Then I ran from my house down to Winco in Midvale where Julie was shopping.

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