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Mesquite Marathon

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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
158.3027.2011.000.0013.00209.50
Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 51.70Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 41.70Asics DS Trainer Miles: 106.90Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 47.90
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.000.000.00

Very sore!

MV 

Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
8.000.000.000.000.008.00

Felt a little better this morning,  I planned on going 4-5 miles.  I took my dog up to the water tower trail and after getting up the mile long hill and was running on the flat I felt better than I thought I would and ended up with 8 miles.

1:12/8:58

Abs/back 

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 8.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 8.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.001.002.000.000.009.00

I thought I would try some sort of speed today, knowing that my legs are not yet recovered form the half.  I started at Will's and ran 4.5 up the path then turned and did 2 miles at tempo 6:55 and 6:52.  Couldn't get my pace any faster my legs just wouldn't so I ran a mile and then did one at MP which was a 7:25.  This is all my legs would do, which was just fine.

1:10:52/7:54 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 9.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
15.200.000.000.000.0015.20

Got up and met the Orem girls down and vintage, we ran up the canyon 4 and turned.  I was tired and the pace was quick.  8 total

1:04:35/8:06

Got the kids to school and ran with Carrie easy, I actually felt better on this run then the first.  We ran the country club loop.

7.2 in 1:01:46/8:37 

Legs are tired and sore. 

 

Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 15.20
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.500.000.000.000.005.50

Took my dog up in the trails for an easy, slow run.  It was so beautiful up their,  I wish fall would last forever or at least until spring.

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 5.50Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 5.50
Comments(2)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
20.000.000.000.000.0020.00

Well I made it 20 miles but i still don't know if I want to do the full marathon or not.  Oh what the heck may as well right!?!  JulieC was kind enough to keep me company for the distance.  We meet at the mouth of Provo canyon and ran down to the lake and back.  We avg. 8:30 going to the lake and 8's coming back which I thought was pretty good considering the way back is all slightly uphill.  I was tired the whole way from the half last week but I felt good on the way back until the last mile and my body shut down.  So I think I just have to go down and have fun with the marathon and nothing else.

2:45:51/8:18 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 20.00
Comments(10)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Got up and met at Melody's house, we ran to get Rebecca and Julie and then did the carterville loop.  Legs were tired.  Would like to do something later, my son is sick so we will see I might just do the elliptical if I can't run later.

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.500.000.000.000.0013.50

Got up and met the girls this morning.  We ran a loop form Melody's house.  Was tired.

1:02:37/8:21

My son was better so I took my dog up on the trails for another easy 6 miles.  Felt better.

53:58/8:59

Abs/back 

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 7.50Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 6.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 6.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.005.000.000.0010.00

Start at the mouth of Provo canyon and ran up 4 miles easy, then turned and did a 5 mile tempo at half marathon pace.  Starting out I just wanted at least MP stuff but felt better than I thought I would so I went faster than that.  Ended with a mile cool down back to the canyon.  My calf were really tight so I soaked then in the river, very cold.  I don't think I have ever got in the river in November.

splits-6:51, 6:43, 6:50, 6:37, 6:50

33:57/6:47

WT upper 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 10.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
6.000.000.000.000.006.00

Met at Carries and ran an easy 6 miles.  Calves tight and sore.

Abs/back 

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 6.00
Add Comment
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.000.000.000.005.00

Took my dog for an easy 5 miles from home.  L-loop

8:32 avg. pace 

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 5.00Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 5.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
16.000.000.000.000.0016.00

Got up early, ran by myself, it was dark and cold and it snowed the whole way.  But i did enjoy myself.

2:12:18/8:16 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 16.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

took my dog up in the trails, it was darn right cold!  But the sun was shining so I did warm up after a while.  

Abs/back Wt upper 

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 7.00Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 7.00
Comments(1)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.000.002.000.000.007.00

Met the gals at Timpview for some speed.  I didn't want all out but to run comfortably fast, which I did.  Warmed up 2 miles and then did both miles on the tv mile, the other girls did one more but I only wanted two with the marathon on saturday.  I did them in 6:22 and 6:24 felt very good at that pace.

57:57/8:17 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 7.00
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
5.200.000.000.000.005.20

Easy 5 with the girls.

8:30 avg. pace

abs/back 

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 5.20
Comments(7)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.200.000.000.000.007.20

Ran with Carrie and Brune. We did the CC loop easy, felt good.

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 7.20Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 7.20
Comments(1)
Race: Mesquite Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:18:45, Place overall: 5, Place in age division: 1
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0026.200.000.000.0026.20

 Went with my husband for a romantic gettaway with a marathon in the middle.  I pulled it off to be successful and did not spoil it with getting sick or being tired after:)  This course was super tough and Clyde wrote a summary of the course that I stole.  I slept well the night before and probably didn't get up early enough before to let my food digest and had a few problems from it but not bad.

Miles 1-6 do offer some of the best, gradual downhill you've ever seen. Not too steep, no turns and perfect for letting things rip. The only downfall to this part is that most of the time the wind blows against the way you'll be running.

This section I felt good, I ran with Rebecca and had a good time.  I just let all the leading ladies go and ran my own race.  The wind was not blowing which was nice and it was not cold which worried me. 

Miles 7-9 is almost flat but uphill (like .5 or 1% grade) out across the Joshua trees.  took a potty stop at the top of the hill at mile 9 still feeling good
9 drops down a steep grade into the town of Bever Dam, AZ (this marathon will take you through 3 states... Ut, Az, Nv) then it is flat 
10 is flat until it climbs out of the river bed and up to where you go under I-15.  The wind starts up through here for a couple of miles.
11 mile mark is really close to I-15 and it starts a really, really good climb of almost a mile. 
12 is basically flat with a few rollers... maybe 1% total gain here. 
13 Same as 12 flat and rolling 
14 Really steep downhill (like Bryce Canyon) for most of the mile and then flatish at the end
15 solid rolling hills (IMHO very hard to hold it together through here)
16 Another tough climb of almost a mile. Very, very tough but I can see Marcie and Maryann up ahead of me and I am gaining on the two of them.
17 More rolling on this mile 
18 Finally a flatter mile through here
19 Flat mile until the last .4 then up  This up was hard on me I was feeling good and catching Marcie and passed her but she passed me right back.
20 Steep downhill for about .7 then flat (this is the mile you come right into Mesquite City)
21-26.2 Are all mostly flat with some small grade here and there as it winds through the city to the finish.  I felt good at first through this section and then I felt really bad, my quads stopped working and calfs were cramping.  A lady passed me and 24.5 and put me in 5th place and I couldn't get her back.  But this was a vert tough finish.

I am happy about the race, of course I wish I could have held it together in the end (I lost about 5 mins in the end.)  But I was only 6 mins slower than SG marathon and I expected to be at least 10 mins slower.  Did I say this was a super duper tough marathon, a lot of hard uphills.

1-6:30, 2-6:31, 3-6:36, 4-6:37, 5-6:40, 6-6:52, 7-7:00, 8-7:10, 9-7:13, 10-7:21, 11-6:59, 12-7:59, 13-7:58, halfway 1:32:33 (my goal was to run a 1:35 when I realized I was running this fast I slowed a little. I was thinking I could five myself 8 mins on the next half and still get a PR.  Little did I know my legs would give out in the end), 14-7:36, 15-7:27, 16-6:58, 17-8:08, 18-8:27, 19-7:42, 20-7:37, 21-8:17, 22-7:37, 23- 8:26,  24-8:33, 25-8:41, 26-9:00 this last mile was tough most of it being a slight uphill, .33-2:46

Brune went for a run with Aunt Ericka and had a joyous time. 

 

Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 6.00Asics DS Trainer Miles: 26.20
Comments(35)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.003.003.00

Did 30 mins on the elliptical.  Legs soreness mostly gone, was really tired yesterday.  Plan on taking it easy the next couple of weeks.

Comments(13)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
4.000.000.000.002.506.50

Met Melody at the Rec center to run the thanksgiving 4 mile route, she is racing it tomorrow.  We just ran real easy 9 mins pace.  Legs felt good no real soreness in them, although I now they couldn't run a race tomorrow.  Came home and did 15 mins on the bike and 10 on the elliptical.

Abs/back 

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 4.00
Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
3.700.002.000.002.508.20

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Got a massage last night, felt sooooooo good.

Got up around 7:20 and ran over to the start of the orem t-day 4 mile run (the course is completely flat), wasn't sure if I would make it but they were a little late starting.  I found Melody and Julie and told them good luck.  My plan was just do the first 2 miles and then go watch the finish.  I did that in 13:19 (6:38, 6:40) and was glad I wasn't doing the full 4 miles cause I was done.  I ran to the finish and took some pics for someone who asked me and I was making my way to the finish.  Melody and Julie both ran well, Melody lost her shoe and had to go back for it and ended up 4th.  I think she would have been 2nd if that wouldn't have happened.  Any way I ended up driving my step-dads car home because he said I was over doing it.   So I just came home and did 15 mins. on the bike and 10 on the elliptical.

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 5.70
Comments(3)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.000.000.000.005.005.00

Slept in today, that was heavenly.  I did 35 mins on the elliptical and 15 on the bike, my seat was sore at first I guess I am not use to the bike form behind.  Legs feel rather nice.

Abs/back 

Comments(4)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
13.000.000.000.000.0013.00

Met McKenzie, Michelle, and Beth in SF for a nice lovely stroll around the SF river bottoms.  Felt good we picked up Jamie for the last 4 or 5 miles as well.  It was great!  I did get tired the last 2 miles but Mac let us walk when we hit 13.

1:46:01/8:09 

Asics DS Trainer Miles: 13.00
Comments(6)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
7.000.000.000.000.007.00

Took my dog up in the trails, it was cold and windy starting out but the wind died down and the sun came up and I felt way over dressed.  It was so pretty up their, clear blue sky and no smog.

9:00 avg. pace

Abs/back 

Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 7.00Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 7.00
Comments(8)
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
158.3027.2011.000.0013.00209.50
Brune (dog) 2009 Miles: 51.70Saucony Grid Fusion 2 Miles: 41.70Asics DS Trainer Miles: 106.90Asics 1140 Wh/blue Miles: 47.90
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