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December 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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just muscle up today

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Muscle-up this morning and a very wimpy run/walk, not in the mood, that always happens when I don't run first thing in the morning. I was trying to repent from taking a day off yesterday, didn't work too well.

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A quick treadmill run this morning before a busy day!

Have a great weekend!

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Went the to spa this morning.  45 minutes on the eliptical and a 15 min. jog around the indoor track and 50 sit ups.  It felt tough. I remember when I used to do an hour on the eliptical and then an hour on the track.  I will just make little increases each day and see how long it takes to get back up there.  I think a part of it is boredom. 

Today I am volunteering at the food bank with Julie and Paul. Yay!

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I woke up to a huge storm, went over to the rec center and did muscle up and a walked around the indoor track for a mile. Any day now I am going to pick up the pace! I am kind of in a wintery slump.

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Went over to the spa and did 4 miles at 5.6 speed and then a mile cool down.  It beat going outside in 11 degree weather.  Now I am enjoying a nice spinach and berry smoothie.   Glad I can stay home all day. The roads are sheets of ice. 

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Just muscle up today.  Crazy busy!

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no mojo this morning.  2 miles on the treadmill. Pretty pathetic.

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It was warmer than I expected this morning, about 20 degrees. I decided to run towards Costco and have Harold pick me up. I got in 4.15 miles.  I sure looked pretty at Costco with out any make up and bed hair.  

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This probably shouldn't shouldn't count but I'm counting it.   I met my best friend Ann Alisa from Hawaii who is in town for a few weeks and we walked around the University Mall down in Provo.  Great therapy, she is my soul sister!

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Muscle up this morning. Tomorrow it will be 2 months since my 50 miler, so it is offically time to kick it up a knotch.  I need to get my head in the right place, I just want to bake and eat holiday goodies and lounge and wear stretchy pants,  heaven help me!! :)

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muscle-up and a very busy day! 

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I think 27 degrees is perfect running weather. Ran to the Cottonbottom and back, it was BEAUTIFUL!!!!  I think I am ready to start "enjoying" running again! 

Maurine gave me a sticker for my car  " 50 the new 26.2 "  I LOVE IT!!!!!!

Next race is Painters Half in St. George, Jan 23 and then on the beach house for short visit!!!!

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20 degrees seemed so much colder than yesterdays 27!  My plan was to run from my house up to Wasatch Blvd. and head south to Draper Park, which is about 10 miles.  I ended up calling Harold and told him I was turning around and to hurry and pick me up.  We then took Odee over to the Old Mill trail and walked around the pond, they built a beautiful new bridge.  

Just came back from Avatar, I really liked it, and I hate science fiction.  Very different, I loved the planet Pandora and the people in it.  Very magical.

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I thought I lived East enough to be above the bad air, but no way, it was as thick as pea soup.  My 6 mile plan ended up being just over 3. I felt like it was not such a healthy work out sucking in all that bad air.

4 miles snowshoeing up by Suncrest.  Beautiful, above the dirty air.

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muscle up! That's it today!

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I just signed up for Painters Half Marathon in St. George on Jan. 23, a month from today.  I am hoping this will get me alittle more motivated to run, I need to get back in shape for the Red Mountain 50K in April.  I have been enjoying my 2 month recovery break from  my 50 miler and need a reason to get back into gear.  Having a race on the calendar seems to help some.

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I made it to muscle up on Christmas Eve morning, I think I deserve a high 5 or something.  Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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A short run this morning with Odee and then a little snow shoeing with Harold up on the ridge by Little Mountain. 

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It was below 20 degrees so I went to the rec center.  Did 5 miles on the treadmill. 

I am trying to think of a good game plan for 2010, I need a reasonable goal that will push me enough, but not make me so crazy I can't keep it up all year. I know for sure I will be doing muscle up 2 days a week, but am trying to figure out decent mileage goals. One idea is to do at least 35 miles a week, another idea is a minimun of 2 hours a day working out, another goal is one race a month....I will figure it out by Jan. 1. and post it to make me accountable.  My ultimate goal is to still drop my stupid weight that seems to hang on no matter how hard I work out and PR at the Pony Express next year ( under 13 hours).    I would be interested to  hear your running/fitness goals.

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2 miles on the TM before muscle-up and then I am going to go snow shoeing this afternoon.

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A short little treadmill run, today I am working my best friend's daughter's wedding reception, 8 hours on my feet!

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