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Cottonwood Heights,Ut,USA

Member Since:

May 17, 2008



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


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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2 mile hike with Harold and Odee on the Pipeline.

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Bootcamp this morning and a 2.50 mile walk. 

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I had the most brutal lower body work out at bootcamp, and then hiked Gobblers Knob with Kim.  It was a hard climb, but so worth it.  We did the round trip in 5 hours. We could see from the peak, SLC, Brighton and Park City, it was like being on top of the world.  That was our grand finale for our summer hiking, Kim is a teacher and goes back to school next week.  We have been doing this for 10 years now, a wonderful summer tradition. 

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3 miles at Bootcamp

3 miles with Julie

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I was going to sleep in this morning and not go to bootcamp since I have the marathon sat., but at 4:15 I was wide awake, I went to bootcamp and did a modified version of what everyone else was doing, mostly walking on the treadmill, it felt good to take it easy. 

Now I am heading off to do 3 miles with Julie.

I pick up my packet at Wasatch Running today, and get my blocks and gu, I am getting excited about Park City, my only goal is to cross the finish line.  It is a beautiful course, it will be a great day.

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GOOSE EGG!!!!  hahaha! I slept in until 7:45, it was sinfully delicious!!!  No exersize today for me!!!!  I am excited about PC tomorrow,  see you there!!!

Race: Park City Marathon (26.2 Miles) 06:02:00
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Park City went just as I was hoping.  I was hoping for about a 6 hour time, since it was a training run for SG, I just wanted to finish feeling good, mission accomplished, I feel great!!!! The bootcamp has helped, I had no aches or pains, my legs felt much stronger than they did during Ogden.   Gary and Maurine and I started at 5:40 and ran together for 6 miles and then Maurine took off.  Gary paced me the whole way, it was great to have him there, he is always so positive and fun to be with.  Saw several friends along the way, Rachel and Smooth at about mile 14, Ben at mile 16, Karen at mile 18, and a real treat was this handsome young man that came up to me and said, are you Leslie Peterson? He was the race director from the Red Mountain 50K and recognized me, he rememebered Gary too, and we chatted for awhile. He said there is going to be a Red Mountain 50K next year.  It is my all time favorite race!!!!!  Sorry no splits or any more details, it just doesn't matter, it was a beautiful day and I feel like a million bucks. Harold is going to give me a massage now, and then we are going to the Gallivan Center to see a Kalai Concert.  Oh, after the race, Ernie and Gary and Harold and I ate at Squaters. It is a most perfect day!!  Thank you Gary for hanging with me, you are an excellent Sherpa and  Pacer and friend.

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