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April 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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I had great intentions this morning, I bundled up in my winter clothes and got Odee in the car and drove to the PR trail, as I drove the storm became almost a white out, so I turned around, put poor sad Odee back in the house and went to the gym. I did the treadmill for as long as I could stand it, not long obviously. 3 miles AP 11:19 April 1st begins the "5 Pound April Contest without a scale" I resisted the urge to stand on it this morning, I am on my way! If anyone is interested in joining us and let's get off 5 pounds and be in great shape for Ogden!!  Now off to make my eggwhite omlette.

Be nice today folks! I think I'll email Harold and tell him I am pregnant.

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I am off to muscle up. I am loving this no scale thing a ton! I felt so good about it yesterday it wasn't even tempting this morning.

I get to go to Paradise Bakery with an old HS friend today!

Have a great day everyone!

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Another snowy day, I took Odee for a mile walk in the park to warm up and then did one of my old regular routes that I haven't done in months. It is from my house up to the mouth of the Canyon to the 7-11. It is a little over 4 miles, but I shut my garmin down at 4 miles and do the rest as a cool down.

4 miles 48:03 AP 12:00 splits 12:52 / 12:28 / 10:58 / 11:08 This course is up hill the first 2 miles and then downhill.

I am trying to keep track of my regular routes and try and better my time. Here are my regular routes that I have done that I have a record of this year:

Old Mill Route ( very hilly) 6.30 miles AP 12:15

Porter Rockwell Trail( mostly flat,small hills) 6.00 miles AP 11:53

Mouth of Canyon Route(hilly) 4.00 miles AP 12:00

*** I need to run Maurines flat 7th East route and get a time for that and then keep track of my progress on those courses. As soon as the snow melts, I will keep records of my regular trail runs. ****

I feel so organized! I am on a mission to get all these routes within a 10 mm mile 10:59 works! 10:?? works!

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Woke up to snow AGAIN!! Hey, it is April 4th already! I picked up Maurine at 6:40 am and we drove to the Lehi JRP and met up with Marion, Rachel, Smooth and Luz.

Maurine and Marion and I stuck together for most of the run and other girls went ahead. I struggled with lead legs and had a difficult time breathing, so I was not much fun to be with, I enjoyed listening to the girls talk and they could enjoy my heavy breathing. Marion said she could close her eyes to keep the snow out and stay on course because of my breathing, I was glad to be of some use. Maurine stopped at the car at mile 9 and Marion and I went on for another 5 miles, I got us lost, I am not sure what trail we were on but we ran into Luz who was lost in the wildnerness too. We made it back to the car at almost 14 miles, I was pooped. Smooth and Maurine had a smorgesboard of goodies and hot chocolate waiting for us in the back of my car, we all bundled in the car and fun chatting away for about a half hour or so and then all went our separate ways.

Great run even in the sideways snow!!!! Thanks girls, I never could have gotten the miles in on my own in that weather!!!

12:46/12:32/13:00/13:32/14:16/13:40/14:18/15:20/15:31/15:06/14:56/15:25/12:59/15:14(.84)

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I took Odee up to Millcreek to run the Pipeline this morning.  There is still way to much snow, but it is melting and I am optimistic it will be ready for running in a couple of weeks.  We went on a beautiful 3 mile hike, blue skies, warm and  it just felt so good to me up in the mountains again, the best part is the pine woodsy smell.  Heaven.

I bought a annual pass today, I am always thinking I should and I  finally did it this morning, I will make it worth it this year!!

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I took Odee over to the Bonneville Shoreline trail. It is clear of snow for the most part, a few patches here and there. They are in the process of building a bridge over the first river crossing, so we can keep our feet dry this summer.

Paul had 3 seizures last night, the last one was quite long and was pretty intense, they had to call an ambulance. He is back home now waiting to get an appt. with his neurologist. I am going to go stay with him while Julie goes to work. I am so glad I have a flexible work schedule so that I can be there for them.

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I did my run to the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Last time I had an AP of 12mm, this morning I did with an AP of 11:15. I had to hurry home to do an appt. and then I am going to go back out for another run. It is perfect weather out right now.

I called Maurine and she met me at Wheeler Farm to run, she does it all the time, I had only done it once on a 5k with Maurine. It is such a great place!  Lots of dirt trails weaving around this beautiful wooded area, and you can see some fun animals too.  While we were running Julie called and said she and Paul wanted to come over and walk so when they got there Maurine took Odee and did some more running while I walked with the kids for a few minutes. I am going to be going over there alot!  Thanks Maurine!  Call me next time you go over on your lunch hour! 

Oh, and since I am on a quest to find the worlds most perfect sugar cookie, I tried Kneaders, Kelli thinks they are the best and they are VERY VERY good, but I still prefer Paradise Bakery!  Different strokes for different folks I guess.

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It's raining. I did muscle-up today, I snuk (is that a word??) out 15 min. early, muscle-up is painful and I am a wuss. I guess I better work on this....next time I will try and stay 50 minutes.

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I am off to Torrey for the weekend!!! Happy Easter and Happy Sat. Running!!!!

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Harold and Odee and I did a run (Harold biked) on the Great Western trail down in Torrey. IT was hard, too much candy in the gut, vacation lazy mode and high elevation, but hey I did it! It was a great trip!

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I ran to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and found a new trail !    It was pretty steep  and so I did a fair amount of walking, good ultra training. It was a beautiful day! 

 Busy day, off to get a massage and then Harold and I are actually going to use our Hale Theater tickets tonight.  FUN!

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Just yoga today! Crappy weather and I am helping out with Paul today.

Have a GREAT DAY!

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I got up in the dark and got on my running gear and it was raining and snowing like crazy!  I took Odee around the park and came in to wait out the storm, still waiting.... I give up!

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I am getting old!  I got up and got my winter gear on AGAIN and went to the park with Odee to do a loop and the cement was icy and I slipped and fell.  I went to the Rec. center and did 3 .50 on the treadmill, I felt tight and tense the whole time.  Oh, well, better days are ahead.

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Finally no snow on the ground, I wish I had time for a long run, but fridays are super busy for me. I ran up Bengal to Danish and along Danish. I was huffing and puffing like a freight train so I know I had a good work out, but my pace was very slow.

Good luck to everyone doing the SLC marathon and half, Harold is doing the bike tour so I will look for you all!!

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Harold and I got up at 4:30 am to get ready for the SLC Marathon Bicycle Tour. I dropped him off at the U and then came home and got dressed and  then went down to the Gateway to pick him up. He did great and had a fun time. He said he was pretty tired, he hasn't been able to train so this was his first big ride of the season.

After we got home I told him I was going to run to Julie's new apt. down in Midvale and he said why don't you jump on the marathon route and run on the course. GREAT IDEA!  I actually did it last year and I had forgotten how much fun it was.  Harold dropped me off at the Corporate Center and I ran from the Cottonbottom Bar down to Liberty Park. 9 miles.  It was great, music, aid stations and the motivation from the crowd.  After I got to the park I walked around for another mile waiting for Harold to pick me up. I was super happy with my time for a 9 mile training run.

9 miles  1:44  AP 11:35

12:39 , 11:39 , 11:27 , 11:19 , 11:46 , 11:06 , 11:11 , 11:40 , 11:31

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Wow! It is spring finally! I started running from my house and ran to the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, 3 miles on road and 2 miles on trails. When I got to the big road condition sign I saw another runner, and I asked him if he had just gotten off the Little Cottonwood trail and he said yes and that it was clear of snow so I decided to give it a try. It was completely dry to the first bridge and then only about 30% clear to the second bridge. I was trudging in almost a foot of snow, so I turned around at that point. I had to smother myself in sunscreen it was so warm. FABULOUS!

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I just did a yoga class! 

Maurine and Gary and I are doing an 18 miler on the parkway if anyone is interested. 7:00 am at the Winchester parking lot.  Love to see you there!

 

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I retired from Snowbird today, I have been a massage therapist at the Cliff Spa for over 15 years and today I finished my last winter season and will not go back up next year! Woo Hoo! Now I can run whenever I want and be a princess and play all day!!! ( I wish)

I celebrated by doing a route I have thought about doing for years, and it was fabulous, it will be a regular now. I run up to the Road Condition sign at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and then turn right and go down to Wasatch Blvd., past LaCai and down Danish Road and home. It is about 5 miles up hill and then a nice 5 miles down. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day!!!

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Just Muscle up today!

Have a great day!!!

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Got up at 5:30 this morning to go meet Maurine and Twilight for a walk at Wheeler Farm, had fun chatting until stupid Odee jumped in the swift river and start stalking a duck, he was fighting the current and being a turd, we hollered at him for about 15 minutes before he would get out. He is grounded from our run tomorrow.

Came home and ran around the park.

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I am pooped!!!  Met Gary and Maurine at the JRP,  we had a great time talking, I felt achy in my legs and joints from the start thru the finish. I need to get in better shape.  By mile 16 I was dead and told the others to go ahead with out me, both Gary and Maurine felt strong and zipped away.  I walked my sorry butt back to the car.  I feel like I have run a marathon, ouch!  Now off to a wedding shower, I will try and be perky,but I feel like climbing into bed for the rest of the day.  I was glad to have Gary and Maurine's company, I just would never have made it. Thanks guys! Gary just moved here from Long Beach, he has run 3 ultras with me, I am hoping to get him on the blog, he is a great guy.

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The plan was 5, did 2.66. My joints feel weak and unstable, and tender. They need a good rest today.

I want to stay positive, so I better stop right now.

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Just got back from muscle-up, going to fix a protein shake and then off to yoga. 

Then off to Costco. Papaya, dog food and protein powder and maybe a chocolate mocha drink at the snack bar!

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A PERFECT run today!!! I had a great yoga class yesterday that did alot of hip openers and I got my stiff legs really stretched out. I felt so much better today. Gary came over at 7:00 and we drove to Draper and ran the BST. We played leap frog a bit, so we chatted some and then had times where we were running solo, it was great. I turned around at 5 miles and Gary kept going a bit, he probably did around 13 miles to my 10. Looks like this is going to be our Wed. routine. I LOVE the trails! My joints felt so much better and I mixed it up with hiking the hills. I think the air and mountains played a big part of me feeling so good.

I am sticking to my plan of Tue and Thur being my Xtraining days, I will do muscle-up and yoga and when the outdoor pool opens up, I will do lap swimming as well. I feel really good about this schedule.

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Xtraining day!  I slept in this morning, my arms were really stiff from muscle up on Tue., I just got back from yoga and got everything all stretched out and feel great.  Now I am off to try the protein powder I got at Costco. I got the chocolate, I am going to put in berries, bananas and ground flax seed. 

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