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June 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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Ardath and Odee and I put in at Rattlesnake Gulch and hiked/ran to the overlook and back. Nice way to start the week!

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Xtraining day!  Muscle up and Yoga

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I knew we were jumping the gun a bit but I was so excited to get on the Wasatch Crest trail that I made Gary come with me to check it out.  Gaurdmans Way is still closed, but that didn't stop us, we parked the car and hiked to the trail head.  There was still some snow on the road.  Puke Hill had lots of snow too, about 3 ft. sometimes more, the Crest was spotty, snow, then dry, but after awhile it was just too much snow and we turned around.  More hiking than running this morning, but it was beautiful out and we had a great time.  Gary ran ahead of me at the end and got in another mile. 

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I had breakfast downtown with a cousin from California, took my hubby a Paradise Bakery muffin, I am getting all my appts. taken care of and packing so I can head off the beach house bright and early tomorrow morning.  

 

Good luck on staying healthy and enjoy your taper for UVM!!!  I will be thinking of you all while basking in the sun and drinking my pina coladas!!!

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4 miles on the beach with Harold and Jana.  We ran down by the water so it wasn't sandy, beautiful.

We can't get our computers to work at the beach house, Julie needed to do some computer work so we are at a coffe shop in San Clemente, I probably won't be posting until I get home.  Life is good, we are getting the royal treatment from my folks.  None of the grandkids are here, so we are dining out at fancy resturants and enjoying the peace and quiet.  The weather couldn't be better. I want to be a beach bum forever.

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4 miles on the beach with harold

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4 more beach miles....heaven

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4 mile walk to San Clemente with harold

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Harold and I rode our bikes to Dana Point and back, 7 miles, it is our last day at the beach house, we have had a great restful time and should come home ready to get back to work and life.

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Harold and I did 6 miles up Millcreeek Canyon, we beat the rain.  

 

I am anxiously waiting for all the UVM reports to come rolling in.  I have been thinking of you all this morning and wishing you a wonderful race day experience!!

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I got up at 5:00am this morning and took Odee for a quick run around the park and then drove up to the mouth of the canyon and did the whole Little Cottonwood trail for the first time this summer.  No snow, but parts of the trail were a river with all this rain.  Lovely mornning, even that early I saw 5 other runners and about 6 mountain bikers on the trail.

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Just got back from muscle-up, I don't think I have any ab muscles at all, poor me.  Yoga at 10:30 and then lunch with my very dear  friend from Hawaii!!

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Decided to run on the road today, 5 miles nice and slow, no pain. Hummm..... maybe once a week?

 

Have a great day!!!  

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Plan A was to hike with Kim from Corner Canyon up to the outlaw cabin on the trail to Lone Peak, but the rain and mudslides last night put a stop to that.

Plan B - I just got back from another road run, I have decided that I can do roads as long as I am feeling okay and I keep the miles low, and save my long runs for the trail. When I run on the road there is the embaressment factor of having my friends drive by and seeing how ridiculously slow I am, but I can live with that.  Kim and I are going to do yoga and then lunch.  Nice.

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      Last night I  made plans to meet Maurine at Birch Hollow at 6:30am this morning. Late last night I went to get a coke with my little chicks and I told them of my plans and they  decided they would come along. Des and Lisa ( we missed not having our baby chick Jenny!) drove up with me.  I headed off with Maurine and ran with her for about a mile until she had to make a pit stop, I went back to check on my chicks, and found them having a nice time walking so  I turned around and went back to catch up with Maurine and  of course I never saw her again, and then didn't see the baby chicks until I got back to the car. It was pretty much a solo run, but it was nice to know I three great friends sharing the trail with me on such a beautiful morning.  Thanks Maurine, Des and Lisa, and if you are reading this Jenny, we missed you last night at Zuppas and on the trail!!!!!!

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I wasn't up for a rainy day run, 3 miles on the Cottonwood trail and was soaking wet. 

I have been thinking of all the WBR runners, and wishing them a fun DRY time!

Is it too much to ask for perfect weather? Snow, then heat, then rain.....

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 Odee and I did a nice easy trail run from Birch Hollow to the Overlook and back.  Finally we had perfect weather! I think the upper Millcreek Road opens July 1st and then we will have more options!

Tomorrow I head off to Misquite and St. George with my girls and mom, we are going to see Footloose at Tuachan and have massages and lounge by pool in Misquite, and of course play the penny slots with granny!!!  Woo hoo! 

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Did muscle up this morning and then decided to try something new. I went over to track at Brighton High and decided to take baby steps on some speed work.  I warmed up and then did one mile with an  AP of 8:53, I had to stop my garmin twice to catch my breath, but was super happy with that time.  I think I will do this more often it was really pretty fun!

Now it is off to St. George and Mesquite!  Be safe guys!!!  Wish me luck on the penny slots!!

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I got back from our trip last night, now I need to get back to my running!  I did a short 3 mile run, I have a super busy day getting all my appts. caught up.

 

Have a great weekend!

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Great trail run this morning.  Gary and Harold and I put in at Gaurdsman and ran the Crest to Desolation Lake and then down to the Mill D trail head.  Harold rode his bike all the way home and Gary and I drove up the canyon to get my car.  Perfect morning.

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We are up at our Snowbird condo for the weekend, it is gorgous. We have already seen 2 moose.  We had a great dinner at the Steak Pit.  This morning we took a nice 2 mile walk around the resort. 

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Ardath and Odee and I did the Pipeline this morning.  We started at Birch Hollow and I ran up towards Elbow Fork and then turned around and ran to the overlook and back.  It was nice to have Ardath with me, I kept thinking I would catch up to her and she was so fast I hardly saw her on the trail, but we got to talk in the car and it was great knowing we were sharing the trail. I also ran into my friend Jenny from NPR, a double treat!

 

PM  Harold and I did part of the Cottonwood trail after work.  We saw our friend Steve!

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I was hoping to get in a muscle up class but too much going on.  I have a busy work day and my parents are going to be coming to stay for the night. My dad is speaking at Sam Weller's funeral, looks like I am having a day off!

Have a great day!

 

 

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