Sunday, December 1, 2013

Quarry Turkey Half Marathon

Race : Quarry Turkey Half Marathon

Distance : 13.1

Date :11/30/2013

Pre-Race Preparation :trained for 8 weeks

Pre-Race Thoughts : I ate to much Thanksgiving food 

Lap Length :

Running Surface : pavement and hard packed dirt

Incline / Decline : small rolling hills

Start Time : 8:00 am

Finish Time :2:12:37

Weather  : about 50 with clouds

Pre-Race Routine : 

Shoes : minzuno wave

Socks : Vermont darn tuff running socks

Fluids taken during the race : water and sports drink at the water stops

Energy / Calories consumed Prior to the race :Apple and a few swallows of oj

Energy / Calories consumed During the race :two gu chomps

Sodium / Electrolytes consumed During the race : some sort of sports drink 

General Observations :the weather was perfect. And the race was pretty well organized. It was a small race. I loved running with my sister. She pushed me real fast. 

Things that worked for this event : weather and company

Things that didn’t work well for this event : I ate and slept like crap for the whole week prior and could tell that I was carrying extra weight 

Psychological Observations : I stuck with Amy for 10 miles and felt good. Mile 10 I hit the wall and was done. I told Amy to take off and I fished the last 3 miles a lot slower

Post-Race Recovery : I sat in the car for 13 hours. I bought compression socks before our trip and put them on after the race and I think they helped but I am so sore in my hips today. I am still not walking right. 

Things to Improve for Next Time : my eating leading up to the race. 

These pictures were taken on the course by photographers and were free to download and print  

This is a picture Jer took at the finish line

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hit and Run 5k

I did another fun run yesterday. We walked 90% of it but I had a good time. It was really cold before we started and at the end I fell in the water and than I was freezing. 

I broke out my high school parka to keep me warm. 

This is the group I ran with. I'm the one on the top of the van. 

This was the last obstacle. Here I am getting ready
 Levi told me to go as fast as I could. 
So I'm going fast

Had to dodge a big ball
Ball knocked me off balance and in I went
Oh man was it cold
Get me out!
Here we are all done and still smiling. Vicki, the second one in on the right, is counting. ONE
Here's kyle wearing my headband. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kiss Me Dirty

I did my first mud run with my friends. We walked 95% of it cause we all wanted to stay some what together. It was a lot of fun. 
The course was around an equestrian center so I tried really hard not to think about what was in the mud. 
We all threw mud at each other and knocked each other down and laughed and laughed. At the end they threw pink chalk dust on us and than we ran thru foam. Than we hosed off in freezing cold hoses. 
I am not sure i will do another one. The price tag for these runs is very pricey and like I said I walked almost all of it. But I am glad I did it this time and the group of ladies I did it with make it a blast. 
Can you find me?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Run In Rhythm 5k

Race Report

Race : Run In Rhythm 5k  

Distance : 5k

Date : 8/17/2013

Pre-Race Preparation : None

Pre-Race Thoughts : Its hot and I am tired

Lap Length : N/A

Running Surface : Pavement

Incline / Decline : Lots of hills

Start Time : 8:30am

Finish Time : 31 min

Weather  : Hot about 80

Pre-Race Routine : minimal stretching

Shoes : Brooks

Socks : The socks Amy gave me for my birthday 

Fluids taken during the race : a cup of water at the only water stop at about mile 1.5

Energy / Calories consumed Prior to the race : none

Energy / Calories consumed During the race : none

Sodium / Electrolytes consumed During the race : none

General Observations : no bathrooms at the start. It started  10 min late. Only one water stop and it was super hot. Very hilly and the last .1 miles was straight up hill

Things that worked for this event : I only ran 2.5 miles the day before, normally I don't taper for a 5k

Things that didn’t work well for this event : it was hot and my legs felt like lead the whole race

Psychological Observations : I hate when races don't start on time

Post-Race Recovery : bath

Things to Improve for Next Time : run faster

I don't know what my official chip time was. I hope they post it online. The health fair afterwards was GREAT!!  At the health fair everything was free (the 5k was free too and I got a pretty cool shirt) so we got so much free stuff. Free food, free face painting, free glucose screening, we came home with 2 bags of free stuff :)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Frozen 10k

Race Report

Race : Frozen 10k 

Distance : 10k

Date :07/20/2013

Pre-Race Preparation : I spent the day before at the water park in the hot hot sun and did not drink enough water. Not wise

Pre-Race Thoughts : Why the hell did I sign up for this

Lap Length : 1/4 mile?

Running Surface : indoor track

Incline / Decline : 0

Start Time : 9:00 am

Finish Time : 1:02:01

Weather  : it was inside and climate controlled at 63-65. It was PERFECT running temp

Pre-Race Routine : none

Shoes : My brooks, I felt them at Rachel's house the day before but luckly her hubby was running the race also so she brought them to me at the race

Socks : the socks Amy got me for my birthday. 

Fluids taken during the race : None. They had water but I suck at drinking out of a cup while running and being inside I did not want to make a mess all over the track. 

Energy / Calories consumed Prior to the race : I ate a banana and a pice of toast with peanut butter

Energy / Calories consumed During the race : none

Sodium / Electrolytes consumed During the race : none

General Observations : it was a super small race, about 20 people for the 10k and 50 for the 5k. It was mentally really hard to do 22 laps and have all the 5k people lapping me over and over. It was great to see Jer and the boys the whole race. Rachel and her kids were also cheering me on. 

Things that worked for this event : the temps. It was so nice to be able to start at 9am and not worry about the heat

Things that didn’t work well for this event : I was a little dehydrated going into it. My gps did not work inside so I had no idea what my pace was or my splits and that was really really hard.  

Psychological Observations : this race for me was all mental. But I did it. My goal was under an hour and I was 2 minutes from my goal.  

Post-Race Recovery : a lot of R and R

Things to Improve for Next Time : my time. Next 10k will be under an hour :)

This is me and Brad(Rachel's husband) he rocked the race and is super fast. 

Me after the race. I got 3rd place in the womens 18-40.  After the race I got cold cause it was only 60 in the building and I was all sweating and no longer moving so I put my race shirt on to keep warm. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Quick Check In

I ran 10 miles today without stopping. Today I ran 10 miles without stopping. That is the farthest I have ran since my half marathon in April. We were in Meadow for the 4th and since there was Jeremy and my mother in law to watch the boys I woke up and 6:30 and ran. I started the run at 7 am. It's been sooooo hot here that I had to get it done early. I laced up and ran on the frontage road. I went out 5.5 miles, turned around and ran back. The first 3 miles were hard. The first 3 miles of any long run are really hard for me. After that I was in the zone. I ate two gu chomps at miles 4.5 and miles 5 thru 8 flew by. I was on top of the world. Mile 8 was getting hot and I was getting tired. Mile 9 was hot and I was ready to be done. My phone said 10 miles and I was so happy. I walked a half mile to cool down and than stretched and drank a ton of water. It took me just under two hours. I felt on top of the world. I just busted out 10 miles without walking. I was really happy with my pace too. I have had runner lugs the whole day and my knees hurt like hell but I did it. 

Above is my 10 miler today and below is my 4 miler in Meadow on Wednesday. 

This was my splits for the 10 miles :)

These two photos are from the Millie's Princess run. 



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Millie's Princess Run

Millie's Princess Run

Race : Millie's Princess Run

Distance : 5k

Date : 6/29/2013

Pre-Race Preparation : Ran about 20 miles this week

Pre-Race Thoughts : It was sooooooo HOT

Lap Length : 1.5 miles. The run was twice around Sugar House park

Running Surface : Pavement

Incline / Decline : it was a hilly course and we had to do two loops

Start Time : 8:30 am

Finish Time : 29:57

Weather  : Bright sun about 80 at the start

Pre-Race Routine : Streched

Shoes : Brooks

Socks : White cotton socks

Fluids taken during the race : I took one sip of water and dumped the rest on my head about mile 2

Energy / Calories consumed Prior to the race : I had an apple for breakfast

Energy / Calories consumed During the race : None

Sodium / Electrolytes consumed During the race : None

General Observations : It was super hot. There was over 600 runner/walkers. It was chipped timed but I can't remember my exact chip time. I got 58th women overall and I don't know the age group results yet. 

Things that worked for this event : The energy from all the others made this race really special

Things that didn’t work well for this event : I trying to drink water from a cup while running and it's so hard to do that. I have to practice drinking from a cup while running

Post-Race Recovery : Drank lots of water and took a nap with Kyle

Things to Improve for Next Time : Bring my hydration belt so its easier to drink while running

Jeremy and the boys were not at this race so I don't have any cool pictures. The last one is of me dying/stretching on the grass afterwards. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

West Fest 5k

Race : West Valley West Fest

Distance : 5k

Date : 6/22/2013

Pre-Race Preparation : normal training, ate like crap the night before and got no sleep

Pre-Race Thoughts : run hard

Lap Length :

Running Surface : pavement

Incline / Decline : flat flat flat. The course was as flat as you could get

Start Time : 7:30 am

Finish Time : 28:01

Weather  : sunny and warm about 62

Pre-Race Routine : I stretched

Shoes : brooks

Socks : the socks Amy gave me for my birthday

Fluids taken during the race : none

Energy / Calories consumed Prior to the race : I ate crap the night before

Energy / Calories consumed During the race : none

Sodium / Electrolytes consumed During the race : none

General Observations : the race was well organized and started right on time. The shirts were cute. 

Things that worked for this event : the weather was perfect and it was a great course

Things that didn’t work well for this event : I forgot my armband for my phone so I had to carry my phone in my bra which was not ideal and my app decided to pause it self about mile 2 for about 20 seconds so my mileage was off on the app

Post-Race Recovery : went camping at crystal hot springs and sat in the hot springs. It felt good to soak my body

Things to Improve for Next Time : eat and sleep better the night before 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Walk to end Brain Cancer 5k

I did a 5k this morning with my friends. We were raising money and running to remember people affected by brain tumors. My friend had someone close to her die of a brain tumor so I was supporting her. 
The race was the most unorganized and chaotic 5k ever. The race was suppose to start at 8am. I got there about 7:30am. Stood in line to get my packet. Race day was the only time you could pick up your packet. I got to the front of the line and they told me that they did not have enough shirts so I would be mailed my shirt. About 10-15 min later everyone showed up to get their packets and the lines were out of control. 
They did not start the run till 8:45 cause of the chaos of everyone picking up their numbers. 
I started running the race with my friends and than they had to take a walking break so I kept running. I saw this girl that I met while waiting for the race to start (she is a friend of a friend) and I knew she was trying for a sub 30:00. She was quite aways ahead of me but I could see her and I was determined to catch her. It took me till about mile 2 to catch her but I did. We than ran the next mile together. Right at the end this older couple passed me and a thought no way! I kicked it into high gear and sprinted the last 100 yards, passing the couple. 
After the race we got lots and lots of free loafs of bread. There was going to be a raffle so we decided to hang out and wait. Jeremy took the boys over to the playground and I waited for the raffle. And waited and waited and waited. Two hours after I finished they decided to do ribbons and I won 2nd place in my age group. So after a half hour of the awards they finally got to the raffle. By this time well over 2/3 of the people had left so my odds of winning were pretty good. But after another 30 or 45 min of raffles I did not win squat. 
I had a good time and was super stoked that I won 2nd. It was a very different experience and one that I will on soon forget. 


I We went out of town this weekend and I ran twice while in Meadow. Fridays run was great. I ran to the cemetery and back. It was peaceful and the weather was great. Saturday I decide to run along the highway for my long run. It was ruff. I had a big head wind going out and I saw about 5 dead or alive snakes. Every time I saw one I screamed and jumped. It made for a very long run. But I got it done. 
I also did my fastest 10k on the TM early int he week. 

I am smiling cause its over. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Outside Run

I ran for the first time outside since my half. Did 7 very slow miles. It was hot and sweaty. My throat started hurting yesterday and I think I am getting sick. I woke up and my throat felt worse and I just wanted to be lazy, but I laced up and ran. It took about 4 miles to get into it and fall into a rhythm. After the first 4 miles were out of the way I started to feel good and ran up a big hill. Than I was feeling great and it was all downhill till I got home. Afterwards I was glad I ran. It felt good to run outside. It was a little hot and I was a huge sweety mess. As the weather is greeting hotter and hotter I will have to run earlier in the morning. 
I want to shout out to my sis Amy who ran a half today and rock it!! She's a huge example to me and motivates me. Someday I hope to be as fast and determined as she is. She has ran lots of halfs and fulls but this was the first one after she had her daughter 9 months ago. Go Amy!! 

My outside run and below was my run on Friday. 
I am going to try and get my mileage back up to 25 miles a week. Which would be 5 miles 3 times durning the week and 10 miles on Saturday.