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Location:

Salt Lake City,UT,United States

Member Since:

May 08, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

Unaided -  
17:16 OktoberFAST 5K (10/11)
17:23 BAA 5K (4/12)
37:10 Memorial Day 10K (5/11)
1:17:03 Long Beach Half Marathon (10/11)
1:17:21 USA 1/2 Champs - Duluth (6/12)
2:49:01 Philadelphia Marathon (11/11)

Aided -
16:52 Fight For Air 5K (6/11)
17:08 Provo City 5K (5/12)
1:17:52 Top of Utah Half Marathon (8/11)
1:17:54 Utah Valley Half Marathon (6/11)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run consistently as I get back to 100% health. Stay patient!

 

Long-Term Running Goals:

Have fun training and racing.

Sub-17 5K
Sub-1:17 Half Marathon
Quality for the Olympic Trials in the marathon

Personal:

I am originally from Knoxville, TN and moved to SLC with Jake in 2010. I started racing in 2011 and had some great success before a major injury hit me in July 2012. I had athletic pubalgia surgery in May 2013...then again in Sept 2014 and am still trying to get back to my old self. Although running is my true passion, I love doing pretty much anything active outdoors - backcountry skiing, backpacking, biking, etc. 

I've been running for the Saucony Team since 2011. I enjoy representing the brand and really do believe they make the best shoes :)

I work as a Quality Engineer for BD Medical in Sandy.

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Skinning Miles (1000ft ~ 2.5 Miles) Lifetime Miles: 912.35
Hiking Miles Lifetime Miles: 10.50
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Started from Rifugio Valsinella and hiked up to Rifugio Casinei, then to Rifugio Brentei, then to Rifugio Alimonta, and finally up the remnants of a glacier to get to the central section of the Via Delle Bocchette (4100ft). We did a portion of this called the Via Ferrata Bocchette Centrali (difficulty 3C). The via ferrata is mostly a traverse with a lot of ladders and ledges. Then we made our way back down to Rifugio Brentei, running the last 10 minutes to barely miss a fast-moving rainstorm. Had some coffee at the rifugio then made our way back down to the start. 

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7.00

AM - Whitewater rafting on the Noce River in Val di Sole. One of the most fun rafting trips I've ever been on with sustained Class III/IV rapids for 4 hours!

PM - Went running at the "Running Park" in Alpe di Siusi - a high plateau in the Dolomites. 

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AM - Took the tram up to Seceda and hiked from there to Rifugio Cason-Hutte. Fantastic hike with some unreal views. 

PM - Hiked to Cinque Torri (5 miles and 1300ft). Timed it perfectly with the late afternoon light. 

 

 

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AM - Via Ferrata Degli Alpini (difficulty 3B, 1650ft). It was super crowded...probably 20 people waiting to start the route. Once we got going, it was really fun rock scrambling with a few pretty challenging moves (if you didn't use the cable to pull yourself up). 

PM1 - Took the tram up to the top of Lagazuoi then hiked down the mountain through the old WWI tunnels. Lots of war history here, Rob Murphy - if you ever go to Italy, the Falzerego Pass is where you want to go!

PM2 - Hiked to the top of Sass de Stria (1000ft). Tons of WWI trenches all the way up to the top of the mountain, with a cool cross at the top with 360 degree views of the Dolomites. 

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5.00

AM - Ran 5 miles on the Cross Country ski trails in San Cassiano right before a downpour for the rest of the day. We walked around Cortina d'Ampezzo and got some souvenirs but that's about it. 

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Via Ferratas in Corvara, Italy area. Started with the Via Ferrata Brigata Tridentina (3B difficulty and ~2000ft) - a very fun, very popular route. We got back to the car and decided to make the time for one more before the long drive to Zurich. The second one was Via Ferrata Piz da Lech (Jake's translation: Pizza and Milk, 3B difficulty and ~1250ft). I'm totally addicted!

 

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8.50

AM - Dirt run along the Glatt River near the Zurich airport with Jake before our flight home :(

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4.00

Strength class for 40 minutes. 

PM - Tired 4 miles. 

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6.00

AM - Wheeler Farm loops with Jake.

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7.00

AM - Wheeler Farm loops with Jake, 7:50 pace. 

PM - Strength training for 40 minutes. 

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5.00

Lunch run with Jake A. Too hot and feeling low on energy. 2.5 weeks in Europe ruined my heat acclimization. 

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7.50

Lunch - Ran with Devra on the JRP in the heat...not going to lie, we took a couple recovery walk breaks.

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14.50

AM - Ran the entire Jeremy Ranch Road out-and-back, 14.5 miles at 7:55 pace. It's been a long time! I enjoyed the run...it was one of those mornings that I felt really happy with my life :)

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Total Distance
9.10

AM - Wheeler Farm loops with Jake, 9.1 miles at 7:50 pace. We got out late because we watched the Olympic Marathon (3 Americans in the top 10!) so it was pretty hot. I was pretty tired from the long run yesterday. 

PM - Climbed the south ridge of Superior with Jake and Amiee (~3000ft). I think we were all pretty exhausted from lots of running this weekend, but it was still lots of fun. 

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Much needed day off. 

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6.10

AM - Wheeler Farm loops with Jake. Still feeling a little rough from so much over the weekend.

PM - Strength class for 35 minutes. 

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6.80

PM - First time on the track in maybe 3 years?! Ran 8 x 200m with equal recovery jog. Gotta start somewhere!

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10.00

AM - 5.2 miles to work. First run commute! It's not too bad, will probably try to do this once a week. 

PM - Ran home from work. 

Finally went back and updated the blog from our 2.5 week trip to Europe. Lots of great shots. I didn't run much but walked/hike A LOT! 

 

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5.00

Lunch run with Devra, 5 miles. 

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Race: Dash for Donation (3.107 Miles) 00:19:05, Place overall: 1
Total Distance
8.70

Dash for Donation at Sugarhouse Park. We do this race every year because it's for a good cause and Jake helps to organize it. I think we were both dreading the race a bit because it's been a long time since we have tried to run faster than easy pace. Gotta start somewhere though!

We ran a 2.6 mile warm-up then got started. Within the first quarter mile is the steep hill. By the time I got to the top I already felt exhausted. My legs felt fatigued and I was breathing way too hard. A new girl to the area (Kat) took the lead ahead of me and I remained about 10 ft behind her until about 2.5 miles. I maintained a pretty consistent pace with 6:14 and 6:18 through the first two miles. On the very last hill of the race, the girl started slowing so I took over the lead. Last mile was 5:55 (more downhill) with :40 for the last 0.1. I honestly didn't think I was going to catch Cat, but I think the altitude finally got to her. 

I ran pretty much the same time as I did last year. There are some key differences though - last year I was only running 3-5 miles/day, was completely rested, and Jake ran with me (= pushed me to run fast). The past couple months I have been consistently around 50 mpw (except for the honeymoon which I would argue was harder and more exercise). Basically, I'm running on tired legs and with no speed at all. So I'm taking this result as a huge positive. With a little more time, a little speedwork, and some rest, I should be able to run sub-18.

Jake and I ran a 3 mile cooldown with Kat. She just moved here a few days ago - ran at Eastern Kentucky. New running buddy :)

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14.50

AM - Jeremy Ranch Road long run with Jake. Same run as last week and a tad faster. We started a bit later to watch the Olympic Marathon (GO USA!), so it was pretty warm up there. I spent the last 3 miles just thinking about my ice cold drink in the car. Cooled off in the creek afterwards. 

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Day off. Abdomen sore.

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6.30

AM - Wheeler Farm loops with Jake, slow pace. 

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7.20

AM - 20 minutes of strength class.

PM - Warm up 2 miles then 12 x 200m with equal recovery. Averaged 41 seconds.

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7.30

Lunch run with Devra on the JRP.

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6.00

AM - Wheeler Farm loops with Jake, slow.

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8.00

AM - Ran on Dimple Dell with Jake A, Devra, and my Jake. The sandy trails were pretty tough, but we had a pleasant run. My heel hurt a bit afterwards from the uneven trail.

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14.50

AM - Jeremy Ranch run with Jake, Rob, and Abby. Glad to have some company because I felt tired! Really enjoyed the water aid station provided by Ann and Andy at Mormon Flats :)

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Day off. Strength training for 40 minutes.

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5.00

AM - Had trouble sleeping because my abdomen was hurting. Hard to figure out the right amount of running without discomfort. Ran 5 miles easy this morning.

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8.10

AM - JRP with Devra. We were talking so much and ended up late for work meetings because we lost track of time. The usual :)

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187.10
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