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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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180.54
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16.00

A great trail run with Gary.  We started at the bottom of Rattlesnake Gulch ran up to Elbow Fork on the Pipeline and up to Mt. Aire.  It was a real steep climb from Elbow to Mt. Aire. I actually only made it to the saddle and Gary made the summit. 

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6.00

I had a great hike up to White Pine Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon with Kim.  The last mile was on snow fields.  The Lake was spectacular.  I was pleasantly surprised that the climb didn't bother me after my tough day yesterday. I must be getting stronger!!

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0.00

Today we are heading up to Huntsville for Harold's family reunion camp out.  No running until next week. 

 

I hope you all have a nice long run Sat. or race!  See ya Monday!

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2.00

I woke up early and took a walk around the little valley where we were camping, left the hubby and grandkids sleeping peacefully.    I got in my 40 miles this week, I am hoping to keep my miles to at least 40 or more for the rest of the summer.

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5.50

  Did a 5.50 mile trail run with Odee, real slow, hiked alot of it. 

1 hour of weight training, focused on upper body

 

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5.00

Went to the Brighton High track again to do speed work, I do it like a hill billy, I am not at all technical in my training. I warmed up and then pushed it for 1 mile, I had to stop my garmin several times to catch my breath. My 1 mile push was at a 9:15 mm pace, that is slower than my last time by almost 30 seconds.

I did one hour of lower body and ab strengthening at the gym.

With all my slow trail running, I will be ridiculously slow at the RHPC half.  Please save me a cookie!!!   Oh, and is there a booby prize????  It will be a fun time!!

I am a dork, Kim came by to go hiking, and I forgot to write it in my day planner, we ended up walking Odee one mile on  the trails up by Bywater Park and the cemetary. 

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20.00

I got up this morning to go to my strength training class at 5:00.  I was sore when I woke up. Mon. we did upper body, and Tue. lower body, I hurt from head to toe.  We did upper body again, thought I was going to die.  We also did 3 miles on the treadmill.  This is brutal.

The plan was to meet Gary in Park City at 7:00a  and run the Mid-Mountain trail marathon route.  I knew it was a bad idea because my body felt crippled, but I couldn't resist.  I have wanted to try that route for several years, and Gary was game so I decided to give it a try. I new from the get go I was going to struggle, I plugged along, half running, half shuffling, thank goodness Gary is super patient with me. He loves the plant life and spent alot of time checking out the wildflowers and taking mental notes so he could check his books when he gets home.  I am glad he has this interest so he can do something while he is waiting for me.  Usually we know the routes and he can just run ahead, but this was new territory. There are SO many trails on those mountains, we got off on the wrong trail several times.  Hours later, we get to a sign that said14 miles to an access out of the canyon, I told Gary to go ahead and I would start down  and he could pick me up on the main road.  I headed down and got lost, I had to back track up about a mile and half up a super steep mountain and was about to die.  I finally made it down and called Gary and told him where I was and fell sleep in a shady spot off the road.  Dumb, I should have stretched, my legs froze up and I felt like a 90 year old woman.  Long story short, Gary made the whole 26 miles, I did about 17 in Park City and 3 in the gym, so I had a big day. I need to take it easy so I can do the RHPC Half without a walker!!

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4.00

I am very stiff and sore and exhausted.  I did  my class this morning, they worked on legs, and my legs are trashed from all my strength training and the 20 miler yesterday.  I am going to try and take it easy today, and take a nap!

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4.00

Our class met at Hillcrest High.  I ran 38 flights of stadium stairs and ran on the track.  Killer!  Now I need to take it easy, I will probably be sore for the RHPC half, but oh, well, it is all for fun!!  See you all tomorrow!!!

Dang, I wish I was fast, I want the CHICKEN!!!!!!

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Race: RHPC's 10K (6 Miles) 01:40:00, Place overall: 2
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6.39

Here is a link to the pictures of the race:  http://photobucket.com/RHPC?track=share_email_album_view_click   Then click on Harold Peterson and there are 116 pictures to view. 

What a fun time!!  The park was filled with pink!  I think there were about 38 people running.  Marion did a great job organizing this, I think it will be a wonderful tradition!  The grand prize ceramic gaudy chicken was the ultimate reward!  I know deep in everyone's heart  we all wanted it to adorn our elegant dinning room  tables!! 

My plan was to be the sweeper, but I was a lousy one, Marion had to get the crowd off and she and I ended up running together, she was having stomach problems, and I was exhausted from my week, so we enjoyed chillin' in the back and talking.  Marion also wanted to be at the finish line to see all her chicks come in.

 

  So we made it a 10k and turned around and went back to the park!

It was so fun to see all the fun outfits, tutus, wild stockings, it was great! Lots of yummy food and fun gifts for everyone.  Most of us got a CD with running chick music as well!  We had some brave men that joined us to add to the fun! 

Harold was a great photographer, he has well over a hundred shots, he will get them together and we will let you know how you can view them.

What fun friends!  Thanks for the great time, especially Marion and Michelle!!!

 

 

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6.00

I did 3 miles at my class this morning, and then 3 miles with Ardath.  We hiked from Lower Big Water to the intersection of the Great Western Trail and the Dog Lake trail.  We ran into the Skyline Cross Country team. 

Oh, and we did upper body in class today.

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4.00

Bootcamp kicked it up a notch, I didn't think it was possible.  I did 72 burpies and a zillion other exersizes.   I hope I can hold my arms up to cut hair today. 

I am taking Odee over to the Old Mill Res. for a walk.

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7.00

I was supposed to run with Gary, but I guess he isn't coming.  I am not motivated to get out there on my own this morning.  I was lucky I made it thru bootcamp, my arms were so sore I almost skipped out on class this morning, I am glad I made it, but I am really tired and think I will take the rest of the day off.  Actually I think I will crawl back into bed for awhile.

I met Maurine for a hike up Little Cottonwood Canyon, the hike killed me, I am in a fragile state with all this bootcamp crap.  Maurine was kind enough to hike with me for 2 miles and then she took off. It was nice to visit.  It was killer hot!

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7.00

Last night Harold gave me an excellent massage, he worked my arms and back over like a skilled professional, I woke up feeling so much better. I actually did pretty good at bootcamp. It is my 8th day, and I can feel alittle muscle building in my arms.  It is working! 

Kim and I hiked up to Catherine's Pass and then up to Sunset Peak.  The wildflowers are in full bloom, it was a spectacular morning. Then Fish Tacos at Lone Star.  Now a nap.  Paradise. I love my life.

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4.00

Bootcamp was at Hillcrest High. It sure was nice not wearing a 30lb. vest today.  I gave myself 4 miles for an hour of running the stadium.  My stiffness is all gone, for now, I am sure next week will be tough as well, but hopefully  the worst is behind me.

A year ago today Paul had his rugby accident. His progress is slow but steady.  On this day, I am so grateful for family and so proud of my daughter for her love and devotion to Paul.

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13.30

Harold and  I met Steve Horstmanhoff, Steve and Sharon Clark and John and Kim Stucki in the parking lot at Einsteins on 3900S. and carpooled up to Gaurdmans, we met at  6:30 but had to futz around with things and didn't get off until just after 7:00, we saw the Wasatch Crest Shuttle loading up and new we were cutting it close.  Sharon and I were the only runners, we took off and everyone else caught up with us about 4 miles into our run, and then we played leap frog.  Beautiful day, but next time, we will go WAY earlier.    Harold and I have done it at  5:00am and used flash lights going up Puke Hill and then watching the sun come up and run without all the bike traffic.  It was freaking Grand Central Station up there.  It was still a fun time and can't wait to get back up there again!!!!!  This is my favorite trail run ever!!!!

Woohoo!  I just noticed I have made 40 miles for my last three weeks!!

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7.00

I had bootcamp at 5:00a, it was a hard upper body work out, but I am getting used to this and as hard as it is, I am loving it. I love getting up at 4:20 and getting my work out in and then heading up to hike/run with friends in the mountains.

This morning I picked up Ardath at 6:30 and we drove to the Upper Millcreek parking lot, when we got out of the car it was 49 degrees, when we got back to the car it was 58 degrees.  It is shady on the Great Western and Dog Lake trails.  I think the Pipeline is too exposed for the heat we have now, so our plan to stay high was perfect.  We had a great time, not anywhere near the foot/bike traffic we had on Sat.  By the time we got home, at 9:30 it was 78 degreees. I would not want to hike or run in that much heat.  I am lucky to have the mountains in my backyard.    

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6.25

Oh my goodness, I have gone from being scared to death and intimated by bootcamp to LOVING it!!  I never in a million years thought I could enjoy strength training. I come out of there soaking wet and feeling like a million bucks!  It is so hard, but so satisfying, why did it take me 54  years to realize this?  I guess I am a slow learner!   I finally dropped 2 pounds, the weight is coming off slow, but my clothes fit better and I feel stronger every day. 

Julie asked me to help her start running. I was thrilled she asked for my help.  We ran on the JRP today.  We did a 10 min. warm up and then ran 2 min. and walked 2 min. and then did a 10 min. cool down.  We did 3.25 miles together.  I am so happy that Julie is doing something for herself, she has been consumed with Paul's care and has not made time for herself.  I hope I can get her  hooked!!  I was very proud of her.  We took her cute new puppy Ziggy with us, she is an adorable Goldendoodle!  I am going to run with her tomorrow too.

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6.33

Another great work out at bootcamp!  3.33 miles with Julie on the JRP,  a tiny bit faster than yesterday.

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9.00

Kim and I hiked Clayton Peak in Big Cottonwood Canyon.  We got lost and did alot of bushwacking and bouldering.  The peak is over 10,000 ft.  the views were spectacular and there were tons of wildflowers.   Then went to Lone Star for their famous fish tacos and ice tea!!

Boot camp was a  lower body work out today, tough, but I am getting tougher, it is fun to actually feel myself getting stronger.

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4.00

Ran and did the stadium stairs for one hour with Bootcamp. 

Now I am ready for Butlerville Days and all the family to come play at our house tonight.

HAPPY 24TH OF JULY!!!!!

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5.00

Kim and I hiked around Solitude while our guys mountain biked.  Easy day, talked about books and stuff.  Nice.

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7.00

Kim, Ardie and I hiked to Sunset Peak this morning.  The wild flowers were even more beautiful than they were two weeks ago.  This much fun should be illegal. Ardie treated us to fish tacos at Lone Star. Life doesn't get any better than this!

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6.00

Had a great workout at Bootcamp.  I decided to try running on the road after class, I haven't run in several weeks, I have been hiking only while doing bootcamp.  I went out for 3 miles, ran 2 miles and walked one mile.  My motivation to run wasn't there.  Hummmmm...... oh well, I am getting in alot of crosstraining and enjoying it, so I guess it is all good.  I am concerned about Park City, I will definitely have to start early and do alot of walking.

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6.27

Upper body work out at Bootcamp.  We have a new recruit and it is so entertaining to watch some one else wear the 30lb vest and be screamed at all hour.  It is a riot.  It is funny that they can be so horrid during Hellweek and then so nice for the rest of the time.  I thought our 30ish man was going to cry today. Hahahaha!  I am so evil! 

Did 3.27 with Julie, this week we are doing run 3 min. and walk 1 min. She did great! At the end of our hour session I told Julie to push it for 1 min. and she ran .09 of a mile, I am keeping track of her time here so we can see her progress. 

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3.00

So far just Bootcamp today. I was supposed to run with Julie this morning, but Paul had another seizure last night. Poor kid, he seems to have about 2 a month or so.  I am not in the mood to run or hit the trails today, guess I will rest up for the stadium stairs tomorrow.

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10.50

Ran the stadium for bootcamp this morning. Nice and cool, had fun, about 80 people.

I am doing the Little Cottonwood trail at 3:00 with Maurine today and will post my miles tonight. 

Have a great weekend!

PM  Nice trail run with Maurine up Little Cottonwood Canyon!!!!!!  Thank goodness she wore her 5 Fingers so I could keep up with her!!  It felt good.  Thanks Maurine it was fun to catch up with you.

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180.54
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