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Location:

orem,ut,usa

Member Since:

Jan 02, 2006

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

 

PR-St. George marathon 3:01:03 (2013) Provo City half (2013) 1:24:18, Nebo half marathon 1:21:16, Ogden Marathon(2013) 3:07:44,  Dixie 15k 58:36,  Running of the leopards 5k (2013) 18:48, Des news 10k 40:20, Half Ironman 2016, Boston Marathon x3

1st place overall womans in Spanish fork 1/2 marathon, Tristate 1/2 marathon, Death Valley 1/2 marathon, and the Utah Valley marathon (4-12-08)

 

Short-Term Running Goals:

See what my 40's bring next year

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run a sub 3 hour marathon and have a blast doing it.  

Have fun and enjoy the process 

Personal:

I am married with 3 lovely children 21, 13, and 7 and a dog named Koda.  Love to run and be outside.  I believe that if you think you can do it and you work hard enough any thing is possible.   Life flashes by in the blink of an eye, enjoy it while it last and remember there is a lot more to life than running.

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 0.00
Kinvara 6 Lifetime Miles: 493.70
Kinvara Ugly Green Lifetime Miles: 335.70
SK Go Run 4 Black Lifetime Miles: 302.70
Sketchers Red/white/blue 1 Lifetime Miles: 296.40
Kinvara 6 White/blue Lifetime Miles: 264.70
Sketchers 4 R&B Lifetime Miles: 118.10
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
141.4540.307.103.009.50201.35
Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 58.50Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 97.50Asics DS Trainer Miles: 89.35Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 5.00
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Took my dog on the canal trail, it was COLD.  To  cold for my blood, I even waited until the sun was up and shining.  Off to SG, see you all there:)

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 6.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 6.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.000.000.000.000.003.00

Ran a nice easy 3 miles with my sister in SG.  felt good and it was a nice cool morning.

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 3.00
Comments(1)
Race: St. George Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:12:36, Place overall: 51
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0026.200.000.000.0026.20

Oh where to start, it was a spectacular day for me:)  I got a new pair of shoes that I decided to wear in the marathon because I was feeling the miles in my old ones in my back and sciatic.  This turned out to be a good thing and had no problems what so ever from it.  I got a good night sleep and didn't really feel excited or nervous at the start.  I had decided before hand that I would go out conservative and run by how I felt and not pay attention to splits esp. during veyo and dameron valley.  Now usually this marathon seems like the  uphills never stop but today they seemed like little bumps and the downhill I felt like I was flying.  It was surreal.  I think I had a permagrin on my face, I felt fabulous for most of the marathon.   Used a glu flask and started taking it around 6 and then every 4 or 5 miles I love it.  Also took two IB and sports legs about an hour before.  Ate a banana and whole wheat PB and honey sandwich along with my drink before and added the prolytes to my water and my gu flask.  this all seemed to work just great.

1-7:38 

2-7:45 meet up with Kent and Kristine and ran with them for a while

3-7:14 still just running easy and not breathing hard at all

4-7:10

5-7:12 (36:59)

6-7:17 potty stop

7-7:02

8-8:14  Feeling really good but this is the determining factor for me, how I feel through this section and it usually zaps me.  So I really monitored myself and made sure I wasn't breathing hard.  I didn't once look at my watch either through this next uphill section.  Was surprised to look back and see I ran up veyo this fast.  I got to the top and recovered fast and felt good but still want to run within myself through Dameron valley.  I lost Kent and Chrisine here and never really ran with anyone after this.  Passed a lot of people though.  That felt great.  Started to feel my sciatic but never really bothered me that much.

9-7:45

10-7:37 (1:14:54)

11-7:59

12-7:34  At this point I felt like I was having an out of body experience, almost like something was pushing me and saying it is time to go.  So I did and felt so super duper spectacular.

13-7:05 (1:37:32)  I hit the half way at a high 1:38 and was not worried at all.  Passing lot of people wow this is awesome.

14-7:06

15-6:39  I dropped my gu flask and had to stop and go back to get it, but didn't slow me down to much just made me mad.

16-6:32  (1:57:49) all the miles where just flying by and at this point I was thinking only a 10 miler left and I felt great.

17-6:54

18-7:01

19-7:29  Winchester hills didn't feel to bad on these, I usually feel aweful and expected to feel worse

20-7:08 (2:26:21)

21-6:42

22-7:24 I did feel the hill in this mile but felt like I still was recovering nicely

23-7:19 (2:47:46) I got a side stitch in this mile and was pretty mad because I really was feeling good and thought I could slip in under a 3:10.  I concentrated on my breathing and it went away about a half mile later but I couldn't recover my pace at that point.

24-7:24

25-7:38 (3:02:48)  Starting to have a gradual break down.

26-7:55 Trying not to fall apart completely.

.2-2:00 

Was very pleased I felt so good throughout the race and finally got below that 3:15 mark and get a pr with only 11 week of training.   Now for a break!

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 26.20
Comments(34)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

I am surprised I was not that sore after the marathon, SG usually tears my legs to pieces.  I think sunday night was the worst and I think I was more sore after Hobble Creek half than this.  But still want to take it easy.  I went out in the cool morning sunshine with my dog.  Felt good.  Came home and stretched and did abs and back.

I counted up my marathons I have done, I started in 1997 with SG and have done 17 total.  I did St. George in 1997(although it was not under my name ran a 3:46), 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 06, 08, 09- Top of Utah in 2001 (first time running a 3:15 and was 7th overall womens) - Tucson in 1999 (first time having a BQ with a 3:29) - Boston in 2000 - San Diego RNR in 1998 (this being my slowest and only 4+ hour marathon) - Ogden in 2007 & 2008 - Utah Valley in 2008(this one being very memorable because I won) & 2009.  

Things that I think work for good marathon training- Regular stretching and core strength training, consistency, cross training, massage and scraping, easy days easy and hard days hard,  marathon pace training, sleep and good eating, and not doing to long of training cycles and getting burnt out and injured (16 weeks max).

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 4.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Took my dog up in the trails, it was chilly.  Felt good until the last mile then I could feel the marathon.

WT upper

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 6.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 6.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.000.004.00

Went out around 9:45 so I could wear shorts and not freeze.  It was nice out and ran easy.

abs/back 

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 4.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Took my dog up in the trails, it was beautiful up there.  Feeling good.

WT upper 

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 5.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 5.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
10.000.000.000.000.0010.00

Met Julie at her house and we ran to the mouth of Provo canyon and up 5 and turned and came back.  Felt good until the last 2 miles and then could feel the marathon in my legs.

1:20:30/8:03 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 10.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Easy 5 miles at a 8:33 pace, early with the orem girls.  There were 7 of us this morning, we took up a whole road.

Abs/back 

my sister put pictures on the discussion forum from SG marathon. 

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 5.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Went out around 9:30 with my dog.  It was nice out after the storm last night.

WT upper 

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 5.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 5.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

6 miles with my gal pals early

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 6.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Got up and ran with my dog, nice again after a night time storm.

Abs/back wt upper 

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 5.00Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 5.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.004.004.00

Had plans to meet Rebecca and do trails this morning, but we were both up with sick kids most of the night so we canceled.  I slept in and just did the elliptical for 40 mins.

Abs 

Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
11.300.000.000.000.0011.30

Met Mckenzie early and ran 5 miles before we met Michelle.  We ran and chatted around SF.

1:31:27/8:05 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 11.30
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

took my dog up in the trails, lots of deer hunters......no deer.  Felt good and was a great morning to run in the mountains.

1:09

abs/back 

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 8.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(5)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.002.508.00

Got up and meet at Melody's and ran with the girls.  First mile slow and then did a nice clip after that.  Came home and got the kids off to school and then did the elliptical for 25 mins and did Abs/back and weights upper.

44:25/8:08 

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 5.50
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.005.000.000.0012.00

Ran from Will's up the jogging path 5 miles, ran easy up and tempo down.  started my run feeling good and felt pretty good on the tempo.

5 miles up 42:44/8:32

tempo @ half marathon pace 6:39, 6:42, 6:58, 6:47, 6:42 

33:55/6:46

Then a 2 mile cool down

Abs 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 12.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.500.000.000.000.006.50

Met all the girls down at the BYU track to run the 5k course that I am going to run on saturday.  Easy run, legs felt a little tired from yesterdays workout.

53:44/8:18 

WT upper 

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 6.50
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.500.000.000.000.004.50

Ran easy on the canal with my dog, got a massage last night and felt pretty beat up.

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 4.50Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 4.50
Comments(1)
Race: Byu homecoming 5k (3.1 Miles) 00:21:03, Place overall: 30
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.901.002.100.003.0012.00

Warmed up just under 4 miles, feeling pretty good and felt like I was going to run a good 5k (which would be under 20 mins for me).  The race starts right by the byu track and goes east up hill for about .6 of a mile and then has a good downhill section before flatening out and finish on the track for just under a lap.  I felt fine until the last mile and then I don't know what happened.  But I was disappointed to say the least.  Then cooled down for some with my girls.

6:36, 6:25, 7:14, :48  

Later did 30 mins on the elliptical  

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 9.00
Comments(9)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Took my dog up on the trails, it was freezing.  Only saw a few deer hunters today and they were just sitting in their trucks, but again no deer.  Poor deer hunters:(  I felt pretty crappy today, tired legs, sciatic hurt as well as down that hammy and my right foot has been sore.  I probably could go on but I won't.

1:11/8:58

abs/back 

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 8.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.750.000.003.000.007.75

Arg. 2nd time writing this so I am not going to write as much.  Basically did 3x1 miles on the road with the first having the most downhill, the 2nd being the toughest and the 3rd half flat and half downhill.  Had a good run and felt better than yesterday.

Timpview mile-5:57 (5:16 jogging rest)

Timpview flat mile-6:19 (6:43)

Rock canyon mile-6:04

1:02:16/8:02

WT upper 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 7.75
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

It felt like December out there,  BRRRRRRR!!  I ran on the canal with my dog, I was tired from the workout yesterday.

1:00:19/8:37 

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 7.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 7.00
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Met a friend I haven't ran with for a long time,  it was so good to run and chat with her.  We did a loop from her house that has quite a bit of uphill in it.  Felt good.

1:00:50/8:40 

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Met at Rebecca's to run with the girls, we started pretty quickly and the pace never slowed much.  Didn't feel all that well.  

8:04 pace

Abs/back 

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 7.00
Comments(2)
Race: Halloween half marathon (13.1 Miles) 01:30:01, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0013.100.000.000.0013.10

Just to let you all know that the race started 1 hour late, I was running in a costume that was very confining, and I felt pretty aweful the whole race.  But I did have parts that I had fun and it was fun up at the start hanging out in the lodge and chatting with people.  It was a cold morning so I didn't venture out for a warmup, just started the race.  I was feeling like my fuel and fluids where gone and the water stops where no good for getting water, the cups where bad and the cold made it hard to hold on to the cups.  The first 4.5 where a steep down and then you have a little bit of up hill before you get on the path for a nice gentle down hill.  

1-6:09

2-6:06

3-5:59

4-6:20

5-6:42

6-7:24 I felt the worst through 5.5-7.  I wanted to stop and be done, really I did I saw my mom and almost turned back and got a ride.  I feel like I am running a 10 min mile and am a little light headed.

7-7:34

8-7:12 starting to feel better.

9-7:22

10-7:17 See JeffL and was glad to have him to carry me in.

11-7:27

12-7:31

13-6:54 

I am not disappointed because I felt pretty bad and thought I was going to end up running a 1:40 so a 1:30 was a lot better. 

*update-so it looks like they didn't get Mary ann in the results so that bumped me down a spot ending up with 5 place overall and 2nd in my age group. 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 13.10
Comments(18)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
141.4540.307.103.009.50201.35
Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 58.50Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 97.50Asics DS Trainer Miles: 89.35Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 5.00
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