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Member Since:

Sep 17, 2007



Goal Type:

Olympic Trials Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

2 x Deseret News 10k winner

3 x All-American at BYU (back in the day)

10 x state champion in high school (way back in the day!)

3 x USA team member

Short-Term Running Goals:

I would like to run an Olympic Trials Qualifier in the marathon.

I would also like to run on one more international team before I pack it in!

 Stay healthy!  (My biggest challenge!)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run my whole life, and then live vicariously through my children. (just kidding) , but I do want to pass on a healthy lifestyle to them.

Help coach East High to a state championship. (hope it doesn't take a lifetime!)


I've been running since I was nine.  I'm married to a fellow runner who inspires and supports me.  We have two children:  Cole (4) and Lily (18 mos.)  I help Bill Cobler coach cross country at East High School.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 89.10 Year: 1505.43
NB 580 Lifetime Miles: 49.79
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Warm up and then 8 x 1 minute on/off and finished with a half mile at marathon pace-ish. (2:57,so sorta fast). Running easy the leg feels better. I can definitely feel the strain/lack of power when I push hard.

I'm not going to run tomorrow, and limit Friday to 15-20 minutes and hope for the best. I can run, and I'm going to race. It just might not be what I had hoped for.

"Right butt-leg" made me laugh! I'm so thankful for Allie!

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After babying my leg yesterday, I tested it out. I can run, but I can definitely feel the strain up through my butt. There's no power coming from my right side. Hmmm . . .what to do? I have a few days to heal up. I was planning on taking Thursday off and running 2-3 easy on Friday. I wanted a fartlek workout tomorrow, but that might not be smart.

This may be a much slower marathon than I have trained and hoped for. At least I don't have the pressure of hitting a certain time or place. It is what it is.

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So, heading out the door, I thought about how perfectly this training cycle has gone; no illness, no injury, and I hit allmy training and race benchmarks. So, of course Karma bit me in the butt. I rolled my ankle today, and strained a muscle up in my hip when I landed. The ankle is fine, but my hip hurts pretty badly. Awesome. 7:07 average.

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