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Deseret News Half Marathon

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Location:

Taylorsville,UT,

Member Since:

Sep 17, 2007

Gender:

Female

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!)

Personal:

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: 54.80 Year: 1643.70
NB 580 Lifetime Miles: 49.79
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
43.800.000.000.000.0043.80
Race: Deseret News Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:16:53, Place overall: 2
Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
16.500.000.000.000.0016.50

Standing at the starting line of the Half Marathon this morning, I glanced around at my competitors and thought, "Wow. I'm getting old." But, at 39 years old, I've got nothing to lose, so I embraced my Grandma status and raced as hard as I could. Conservative goal,sub 1:20. Medium goal, sub 1:18. Perfect day goal, faster than 1:16:24 (2013 time).

It was close to perfect. I ran 1:16:53. I had to stop for a bit at mile seven to cough up an inhaled shot block. That threw the race off slightly. But, overall, I am happy with my race. I got spanked by the first place girl, but she was much more fit. I'm glad I held on to second. I'm really close to my fitness level of 2013. TOU should be a good day.

Bonus: No blisters, (though I may lose a toenail.) And, I managed a cooldown this year. I think my recovery will go much better than last time I ran. Still not looking forward to stairs tomorrow.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
0.500.000.000.000.000.50

Tried to run. Only made it around the block. Hurt bad. Gave up.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

60 minute cycle. Watched the movie Lion.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
4.600.000.000.000.004.60

Tried running again. First mile was a hobble, but it smoothed out. Felt much better by the end. I have one really sore spot in my right quad. Hope it goes away and doesn't develop into anything serious. Light running through the rest of the week. 7:53 average.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
6.200.000.000.000.006.20

Met Becca at Cottonwood High. We ran to Wheeler Farm and ran a couple of loops. Legs are feeling better every day. I was glad to get some nice soft surfaces in. 7:41 average. Mid-long tomorrow. Hopefully the will be mostly back to normal next week.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
11.000.000.000.000.0011.00

Jogged down to the JRT to meet Becca. Got busy talking and didn't pay much attention to mileage. When I got home, I had hit 11 miles. My legs were feeling fatigue, so I might have run a little too long. But, the legs are improving. I will probably feel residual achiness for about another week. 7:26 average.

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Easy MilesThreshold MilesMarathon Pace MilesTrack speed mileageHill mileageTotal
43.800.000.000.000.0043.80
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