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March 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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I found the best place to trail run in the winter today, I wish I had figured this out years ago.  I LOVED IT!  Ardie and I parked at the top of Gaurdmans Pass where they block off the road for the winter and hiked up to the point you can look over into Park City.  Blue skies, warm sun, beautiful views and of course killer company. I think Ardie is reading this, thank you Ardie for this great day and every monday we are together, it is one of the highlights of my week!  I ended up running down half of the way, it was great trail running, you sink into the snow about an inch and have to watch your footing with all the tracks from the snowmobiles ( we only saw two snowmobiles thank goodness, Mondays are so quiet in the mountains)  They stink, we could smell the exhaust as they pasted us.  Stupid machines.

I want to get Gary or Maurine to do this route and run down into Park City.  I need to make a plan and soon!!

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5.00

I did muscle-up this morning and then did a spinning class. I have not done that in years, the first time I did it, it about killed me so I have been afraid to go back.  My  mom spins twice a week, so I thought I should give it another  try.  Now that I am older and wiser I have no problem taking it easy, I actually got off the bike 3 times to stretch. I only went 14 miles, I noticed the older woman next me ( she looked like she was in her 70's) had done over 19 miles. So what do I say about that?  Who cares!?  That's what I say! I am all into baby steps.  I gave myself 5 miles because I was working hard for one hour and I usually run 5 miles in one hour.  However, I was using different muscles and this work out was much harder than a 5 mile run.

Mom, if you are reading this, are you impressed?  You go mama!  I hope I can spin when I am your age!

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11.00

Today was supposed to be a 20 miler, but I bailed out at 11.  I was tired and my knees were feeling alittle achy and weak and I missed not having Gary and Ernie there for the second week in a row.  I am thinking I am about done with my trips to the Oval, it has been a great place for my winter long runs, but the good weather is about here and I am ready to be outside again.  I am taking it easy today and will try and get my 18-20 miler in next Wed. 

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8.50

Odee and I did alittle run at the Old Mill pond and then I did spinning again. It was fun, I didn't get off the bike once.  The 70 year old lady next to me still kicked my butt.  She did 24 miles and I did 14.  She has only been spinning one month.  My goal is to catch up to her!  It is a real tough work out!

 

Have a great weekend!

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4.00

Got up early and did a speed workout at the rec center at 5:30 this morning.  I am hoping I am brave enough to drive up to Zermatt with my daughter for a cooking class. I am a wimp when it comes to snowy roads.

Happy Friday!

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5.00

I hiked this morning with Harold, Gary, Ernie and my daughter Jana.  We went and hiked along Gaurdsman's Pass, the same hike I did with Ardie Monday, except this time there was tons of new snow to track thru, we should have had snowshoes, it was super burley. I thought I was going to die laughing watching Jana, she is out of shape and was cracking me up, she thought we were going on a little wimpy hike, not a 3 hour trek thru deep snow.  It was a great work out.  We had lunch afterwards at the Silver Fork Resturant.  I am not sure Jana will ever hike with me again.

Woohoo!  Over 40 miles this week!!

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4.00

I went snow shoeing with Ardath.  I was really dragging, I felt tired and stiff from my Sat. hike and my 40 mile week.  I think I am going to have this week be a recovery week and back off a bit.

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5.00

Muscle-up and spinning today! I hope you all have a great day!

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15.00

I did 15 miles at the Oval with Gary today, I told myself I am backing off a little this week, so I guess I will be fine with that, my plan was to do 20, but I am listening to my tired body that said, "take it easy old girl!" so I did.  I hope I will be ready for my 50K next month, I don't think I will be as ready as I was 2 years ago. 

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5.00

Muscle up and spinning.  I think the spinning is a great addition to my crosstraining.  The older lady said, " it gets easier every time doesn't it?"  Not really. 

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7.00

I took the whole weekend off, it was a nice break!  Harold and I took Odee for a walk in Tanner Park Sat. before the snow hit, but it was short and not really worth blogging about.

Today I went to gym and a did 2 miles of speed work and then Ardie and I went to Park City and had a beautiful walk along the marathon course around the Swanner Reserve.  She took me to lunch afterwards for an early birthday  lunch at Squatters.  Pretty stinkin nice!!!!

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5.00

Muscle up and spinning today!  Now off to another birthday lunch!  Woo hoo!

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20.00

Today was a little discouraging. I went to the Oval with Gary, and had a great book on tape to listen too, but I felt tired and my legs felt weak and achy, not really painful, just like old lady legs that are completely gooey and out of shape.  Ugh!  The thought of running my 50K in 5 weeks sounds pretty scarey. I hope I can improve my fitness level alittle by then, or it isn't going to be very fun. 

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7.00

Today I did muscle-up, spinning and had a 2 mile hike around Tanner Park with Julie, Ziggy and Odee. I am ready for a nap now.

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9.00

I have been sick all weekend. It was so nice to get up and plod in this beautiful sunshine. Some good old slow ultra miles.  I ran from my house up to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and tried to go up the Little Cottonwood trail but ran into ice after just a short distance, so I ran back down Little Cottonwood Road and past La Caille and home for 9 miles.  I feel like taking Odee and going for a hike up the canyon, but I decided to do some yard work instead.  Spring is here!  Happy Days!

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5.00

Muscle up and spinning, I made it 18+ miles today, I guess I am getting used to it a bit! Great cross training for sure!

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9.00

9 miles on the Parkway with Gary and Ernie, I should have done more but the tank was running on LOW!!!!  It was gorgous outside. 

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1.00

Only time to do muscle-up and one mile around the pond with Odee, off to beautify the world!  LOL!

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2.00

Woke up to a big storm!  It is really coming down, huge flakes!  Went to the spa and did 2 miles of speedwork on the TM.

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9.32

I ran and Harold roller bladed on the Porter Rockwell trail.  Odee came too. Lots of folks out today enjoying the sunshine.

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14.00

I am trying to kick it up a bit for my race next month.  I did 3 miles of speedwork on the TM, took Odee for a walk around the pond and then ran the rest of miles on the Porter Rockwell trail with Ardath. 

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6.00

Muscle-up, jog around the pond with Odee and spinning.  Now off to  Zupas with Maurine!

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15.00

A very slow run around the oval today.  Thank goodness for a great book download of Sarah's Key. 

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