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.
After 2 and a half weeks of cross training, I tried running again today, and my soleus seemed to hold up, so hopefully I'll be back to it soon. I ran over to Vista Elementary, 3 times around the park, and then back home.
My soleus was sore when I started, but warmed out in the first five minutes. I ran 4800 S to River Trail, and up by Millrace park. Total time 32:26. Not too bad for just cross training the last couple weeks, but I'm sure I've lost speed. I'm supposed to run a 5k in Boise next Saturday. I'll do my best, but I don't think I'll be that fast.
I ran 1300 W to JRT to Millrace Park and home through Taylorsville High. Total time 40:14. I'm trying to work on my turnover a little bit, so I did one minute pushes every five minutes of the run for a total of eight. This is a very good time for this course, so maybe I didn't lose that much fitness. I think 5k pace will be another story, though. But, I need to be positive and not worry about what I cannot control.