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Location:

Bountiful,UT,USA

Member Since:

May 18, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Personal Records

Aided

5k-17:01 (Halloween Half 2011)

10K-36:06 (Halloween Half 2011)

Half- 1:22 (Halloween Half/Des News/HC 2011/2013)

30k- 2:06:49 (SGM 2013)

Marathon- 3:07:18 (TOU 2011)

Unaided and (some) outdated!

400M- 1:03 (HS 2000)

800M-2:23 (HS 2000)

1500M- 4:45 (USU 2001)

3000M- 10:33 (USU 2001)

3200M- 11:24 (HS 2000)

5k- 18:10 (USU 2001)

10k-39:36 (Classic 2013)

30k- 2:09:16 (WRC 2012)

50 miler- 9:46:43 (TNF 2015)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

2017 Tenitive Race Schedule

5/20- Timp Trail Marathon

*Find a 50 miler to qualify for TNF

9/8- Wasatch 100

12/3 North Face Championship*

 

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

I love training with others both on road and trail. I also find benefits of running solo when I need to focus and regroup.

Fun fact: Although I prefer to run outside, I don't mind the treadmill for pace accountability and for the blind assumption that I can run really fast. I have a lot of secret treadmill PR's at 0% incline:) 

Personal:

 

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I am a Mormon

I am married to a supportive and driven husband. Together we enjoy geocaching, hiking, camping, reading and playing games with our three rambunctious children.

Aside from running, I am a homemaker and a Mental Health Therapist. Running has given me the ability to better concert my energies between my family, faith and friends. 

Favorite Blogs:

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 132.70
Brooks Ghost 7 Lifetime Miles: 324.00
Pearl Izumi N2 Lifetime Miles: 57.20
Pearl Izumi N1 Speed Lifetime Miles: 31.50
Pearl Izumi Trail N1 Lifetime Miles: 252.20
Saucony Kinvara Viz Lifetime Miles: 259.32
Pearl Izumi Purple Trail Lifetime Miles: 207.30
Pearl Izumi Blue N3 Lifetime Miles: 28.50
Salomon Fellraiser Lifetime Miles: 37.70
Blue Pearl Izumi N3 Lifetime Miles: 42.00
Altra Superior Lifetime Miles: 0.00
Pearl Izumi Trail N2 Lifetime Miles: 111.50
La Sportiva Bushido Lifetime Miles: 33.00
La Sportiva Helio Lifetime Miles: 37.00
La Sportiva Crossover Lifetime Miles: 10.00
Pearl Izumi N1 Black Lifetime Miles: 107.20
Pearl Izumi E:Motion V2 Flashy Pink Lifetime Miles: 41.30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
5.000.000.000.005.00

I went to bed at 2AM last night, which is about 3.5 hours later than I usually go to bed. Made for a tired morning, so I got a later start. 

5 miles of slogging up Grandeur in the snow. Saw lots of other runners, no one was making it up to the top. I wouldn't say this was the most fun I've had, but glad I got something in. 5 miles in 1:40:00 ish

Night Sleep Time: 5.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 5.50
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
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7 miles around Liberty Park, 7:58 AP. I did a leg day yesterday so my legs were dead, but otherwise felt okay. I think i was breathing harder than normal. Maybe that's my new normal. I have an appointment next week to get my iron rechecked after taking a month of supplements. If my levels aren't high enough, I'm going to go fly a kite.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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I've been thinking about writing down my workouts again. I always find it so helpful leading up to a race for confidence.

Right now, I am running 50/50 trail and road miles. It's been hard to transistion to road workouts again, my body has changed so much and makes me think marathon speed will be almost impossible to get back.

This is the first year I am not running any road races, but sticking to the trails to build up for Wasatch 100 in September. Other than that, I am planning on Timp Trail marathon and hopefully a faster 50 miler out of state to hopefully get into the North Face Championships in November. That will just be for fun, my main focus will be W100 this fall.

Lately I have been running lower miles, in the 30's weekly, but have put in some good speed workouts and some okay vert training. Nothing amazing, but decent base training.

Today- Gym workout. Lots of hip exercises and lunges. Upper body weights for 30 mins and a pathetic 1 mile warm up on the elliptical while I answered back emails.

Hoping to pick up training with some quality days ahead!

Night Sleep Time: 7.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 7.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
7.000.000.000.007.00

7 miles in slush, snow, mud and freezing puddle jumping up City Creek towards the Twins. Ran out of time before I could hit the peak and turned around. Flocked trees overlooking a city of lights. Beautiful.

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance
16.000.003.000.5019.50

First time running on Antelope Island! I'm super sad I will be out of town for the Buffalo 50 miler in March. Had to get out there and get a taste of the course. I can't describe how beautiful and peaceful it was. Buffalo roaming and beautiful scenery in every direction. Perfect day, despite the wind. I cant believe I live this close and never go. Dumb Tara. Dumb!

19.5 miles, 3:27:10, 10:33 AP.

Pearl Izumi Trail N2 Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Pearl Izumi Trail N2 Miles: 20.00
Night Sleep Time: 12.50Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 12.50
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