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Location:

Rexburg,ID,

Member Since:

Jun 21, 2011

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

800m- 2:23

1 Mile- 5:12

3200m-11:03

XC 3 mile-17:55

XC 5k- 19:00

XC 6k- 22:25

Local 5k- 18:42

Local 10k- 41:31

Local 15k- 1:03:55

Unofficial Half (first and only)- 1:45:46

60% (5 miles)- 32:32 (6:30 average)

80% (3 miles)- 18:52 (6:17 average)

16x400s- 82.0 average

20x400s- 82.6 average

SUU Road Race- 23:30 (3.9 miles/6:02 average)

Short-Term Running Goals:

Get up to 45-50 miles/week

Run a sub-19:30 5k again

Officially run a half marathon

Train for and race a half marathon

Long-Term Running Goals:

18:45 or under 5k

14+ mile run

Run a marathon

Personal:

I'm a current student at BYU-Idaho and a former runner for Southern Utah University. I'm majoring in Therapeutic Recreation. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Independence, Missouri.

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Miles:This week: 3.75 Month: 3.75 Year: 96.30
Adidas Distancestar Spikes Lifetime Miles: 3.00
Adidas Boston 7 Lifetime Miles: 430.33
Nike Pegasus 34 Lifetime Miles: 319.88
Total Distance
237.50
Spikes!!! Miles: 2.50Blue Nike Motos Miles: 213.50Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 10.00Purple Spikes Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
Race: UHSTCA indoor championships (1 Miles) 00:05:48, Place overall: 55
Total Distance
4.00

Today was the race at the oval. I did about a mile and a half warmup, then did the 1600. I got 5:48. I felt good so I started passing people. Then I got in first and some girl wasn't cool with that so she decided she was going to fight for it. I fought with her for a bit, but then I fell off and the last bit was not good. I wish I stayed on her.

Then I did 1.5 cool down

Spikes!!! Miles: 1.00Blue Nike Motos Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: UHSTCA indoor championships (2 Miles) 00:12:34, Place overall: 30
Total Distance
9.00

Today I ran the 3200. I did about 3.5 warmup.

I actually think I like the 3200 more than the 1600... that's a change from last year. I'm not very good at it but I like it. Bill just wanted me to run like 88s on each lap. I was on pace for the first 6 laps then I crashed. I regret it so much. I should've just sucked it up. I was fighting people too, and it was after I fought some girl hard that I fell off the pack and then mentally lost it as people passed me. Those last 2 laps were harder than the previous 6.

Then I did cool down to get to 9

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 9.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.25

Today we ran up to the red butte yellow fence. I waited for Bill, Emmaline and Dakota to catch up, then Bill, Emmaline and I ran together going towards shriners. I recognized it after a while, then realized we were at JCC and got really confused because I thought we were going to shriner's not JCC! Yeah turns out you have to go on the road/trail thing that gets you to the JCC trail and go UP the hill (after we thought it was all downhill from the fence) and then I knew where we were going. Bill and I ran along 11th to a bit past the fire station and turned around, then did shriner's run back. Then added to get to 10.25 cause we were just a bit over 10 with a lap...

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 10.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
14.00

AM:

Ran 4 with Megan

PM:

We went to the oval today... We did 8 laps warmup, 4 laps speed changes then changed shoes. We did another lap. Then we did 6 800s at 2 mile pace with a lap recovery. I just tried to stick on Bill and Garek. I hit 2:56, 2:56, 2:55, 2:54, 2:57, 2:54. Then we did 4 1/2 laps cool down to get to 10.

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 14.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
14.25

AM:

Ran 4 with Megan again.

PM:

We went to the cemetery and did a lap, then did 4 strides up the hill, another lap, then 4 more strides, and then completed the lap and then did the shriner's run up to the cemetery until we thought we should turn, then we went back to the school

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 14.25
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.50

AM:

3.25 with Megan

PM:

We went to Liberty and then did the long way around to the fountain, then we did a lap of firemen and then on the 2nd lap Bill decided to change it to something different, the exact opposite of firemen. Instead of the back person going fast to the front, the front person would move to the side going the same speed and the entire group would stride in front, then repeat. I was with Bill, Chris and Tomy so it was kinda difficult for me but I managed. It was especially hard when Chris would match me when I came up on him while he was supposed to be resting...so I would have to go even faster for longer. But other than that it was alright. Then we went the long way back and finished to 7.25

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 10.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: Utah Distance Challenge (1 Miles) 00:05:31
Total Distance
8.00

Today was the meet at the oval. We did 2 laps warmup, stretching, drills, then we did 4 laps warmup, 3? laps speed changes. Then we went over by the start line ish. Bill told me to go in the first heat. It was 5:30 and under, I was a little nervous but I thought I could get around a 5:30, and I was right. They false started us, and so we did a lot of strides.

I didn't really know how fast I should go out, I just decided to go with the group and not go crazy. I think I like consistency much better then going fast and crashing. It felt good. I liked the race as a whole. I feel like I should've started kicking a LOT sooner. I picked it up a bit with 100 left, then really started with 50. Abigail out-kicked me at the last second and finished .14 of a second in front of me, but now I know what I need to work on. I PR'd so at least one good thing came out of it.

 Then I did 1.5 cool down with Megan, Sarah, and Emmaline.

Warmed up for the 800 with Emmaline, probably about a mile, then went over to the line, I was late so I just went in heat 3. I did a few strides while I waited for it to start. I got the best spot on the line!!! :) 

Some girl started out way fast, I went through a process of thinking where I couldn't decide if I should go with her, then I thought what the heck, so I went with her. It felt fast, but I felt like I could do it, and just told myself she was going to crash eventually.  She did around the 400. Then I was a little iffy about passing her remembering what happened last time at the oval when I moved into first, but I still did. Then I just focused on trying not to crash, and then kicking. Once again had a hard time getting myself moving, but I won my heat! And I PR'd!!! 2:34ish is what my watch said.

I experienced my first ever runner's high on the cool down with Megan and Sarah, and I liked it :) 

Spikes!!! Miles: 1.50Blue Nike Motos Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: Saltair 10k 2013 (6.214 Miles) 00:43:44, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
13.00

We did 3 miles warmup, then we had to hurry to the line because they were about to start. 5 seconds to the gun I was still ripping off my sweatshirt and putting on my watch.

Well, first mile was WAY too fast. I was probably under or close to under 6 minutes (I started my watch late). 2nd mile was 6:34. then 6:43, 7:45, 7:32, 7:23. Then the little bit over 6 miles. I decided I'd just try to settle a bit. I could feel myself crashing with .5 to the turn around. The wind and snow in my face as soon as I turned around was the worst feeling ever. Hence the 7:45. On the way back I kinda feel like I was just running it at that point. I had a very hard time kicking. The kick was actually the worst part, and as soon as I started the wind decided to pick up a bit, then I was running directly into it as the road curved. At least I beat last year's time.

Then when I realized I was 1 mile over 65, well 1. whatever, I decided to go to 70. I ran with Bill and some other guys from the blog. On the way out I kept up with them, then I turned around and decided I wanted to go at a slow pace. I could've kept up with them, but I was tired and ready to be done. Bed time :)

I just love taking off my shoe and finding a great big blood spot... 

Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 10.00Blue Nike Motos Miles: 3.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.00

Today we went to the oval. We did 8 laps warmup, 8 laps speed changes, then changed shoes and did another lap. Then we did a mile, I was supposed to hit 5:50. I hit 5:51. 2 laps recovery. Then we did 3 sets of 3 300s with recovery to the start, then a lap between the sets. I was supposed to hit 60 on each one. They went 57, 57, 57, 57, 57, 58, 57, 57, 61. Then because Bill wasn't satisfied with my 61 I had to do another one and got 54. Then we did 4 laps cool down.

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 10.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
12.50

AM:

4 with Megan

PM:

We went to the cemetery and did a lap, then to the hill, 4 strides up the hill, another lap, 4 more hill strides, then finished the lap and did shriner's run to the roundabout and turned and went back to the school. I was having a really REALLY bad day and just was in the worst mood. I did not feel good at all.

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 12.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
11.00

AM:

4 with Megan

PM:

We went to Liberty and did 1 lap of fireman then 1 more lap of the postal or whatever (the opposite of fireman) and it really wasn't nearly as hard as last time :) I liked it. Then on the way back I decided I'd back off a bit seeing as tomorrow's Simplot :)

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: Simplot Games 2013 prelims (1 Miles) 00:05:33, Place overall: 35
Total Distance
5.00

AM:

2 mile shakeout run with megan

PM:

 Simplot! We drove up to Pocatello and after like 7 hours of sitting around we did a 1.25 loop and then started drills, then after a few we went inside, changed shoes, and went to the line. I got in a lot of good strides right before the race. Counting that as about 2 miles warmup.

I wanted to get 5:20ish. I was on pace for it for about the first 6 laps, maybe like 1 or 2 seconds off. I just tried to hit the pace the best I could, and stick with the group. I almost fell off the track a couple of times and I think I accidentally pushed someone when I did... :0 I felt good at that pace, but then the last 2 or 3 laps were hard and I think I just lost focus and backed off. I feel like if I would've worked harder those last couple of laps I could've been at least close. But oh well, I still have saturday because I made finals!!! Now I know what it's like to race on that track. Saturday I'm hoping to have a good race, especially since we'll be able to wear spikes! :)

No cool down because Bill said it depended on if I made finals, then when we found out everyone was leaving... so I'm assuming I wasn't supposed to cool down... 

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 5.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
6.50

Ran 2 miles warmup, then did 1 minute on 1 minute off 8 times in sugarhouse. Then ran back to finish to 6.5

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 6.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: Simplot Games 2013 finals (1 Miles) 00:05:32, Place overall: 33, Place in age division: 10
Total Distance
8.50

I did about a mile warmup and then drills in the bull pen area. Then I spiked up and was placed in my heat.

I got in good position and the first few laps I was feeling great and on pace for 5:20ish. Then after the 800 I started to feel tired and it got harder, and I slowed down. I really need to work on the last half. I also didn't kick very well if at all. But I did much better than last year where I kind of dogged it and was satisfied with being there. I feel like this outdoor season is going to be a good one.

After watching a few races and cheering Bill on in his coaches mile, we did 6.5 miles of cool down I think it was. We went to the trail and then did a few laps in that cemetery and then went back. I was tired and had a harder time keeping up, but I managed. When we got back we did a lap around the building to add on.

I want to get my times down to 5:20ish and possibly under, so I'll have to start working harder, but I think I could do it if I really tried.

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 7.50Purple Spikes Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
15.00

Well, I wasn't expecting a 15 miler. I thought maybe a 10 or 12, but definitely not 15. We met at the Cowboy Grub and then Kim drove us somewhere...It was near the top of Emigration canyon. We went out .75ish to a gate and then went back, then went on another road that turned out to be the top of Emigration canyon. Bill was saying there were 2 parts to the hill, and there were. But I think I ate too much for breakfast and so I felt really sick to my stomach. I fell off of Bill, then Dakota caught up to me and encouraged me to go with him, so I did for a little while. My quads started to hurt and I felt kinda lethargic but I didn't sleep well last night...

Anyway, we took some side road and went .25 out and back, then finished down Emigration canyon and then went on wasatch to thunderbird, then back to the cowboy grub and did another mile with Bill to finish to 15. Now I'm really worn out and hungry.

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.50

Today we went to the oval. I felt terrible and couldn't hit most of my times. We did 8 laps warmup, 4 laps speed changes, then did another lap (actually I think I did 2 laps). Then we did 2 sets of 800, 600, 400, 300, 200, 100. It probably shouldn't have been that hard of a workout, but I just felt terrible. After the 400 I lost it mentally and was with the "conversationalists." but I still went faster than them, I hit a couple of them on pace, but I can't remember which ones. The 100 was way faster than it should've been. Then on the 2nd set I really wanted to quit and not finish the set. I did the 800, then really quit on myself, stood around for a while, then Olivia told me to start the 400, so I did. I'm really disappointed in myself. I should've sucked it up and gotten it over with. After I finished that set I did a cool down to what I believe to be 10.5

Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
9.50

Today I felt alright, much better than yesterday, but still not great. We went up 9th to foothill and then did the VA loop to guardsman, then shriner's run. I fell off of Tomy and Chris by the roundabout. We went out along 11th to the turn around and then came back, but then Bill told me to turn around and do another mile with him and Dakota. Then we turned around once again and went back to the school.

Then I had some cough/asthma attack, and as soon as I got home I grabbed my inhaler and told my mom. She thinks I have RSV, which isn't all far-fetched because my little sisters have it. The combination of RSV and the poor air quality must've aggravated my asthma. So now I can't run for a couple of days. I just hope I can recover quickly. It actually explains a lot, and it could be part of why I've had a hard time this week.

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 9.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
4.00

I decided to run today because I was feeling much better! We did part of the flagpole run, we went to the U flagpole then back, then to 13th S. and then turned around and added a bit to get to 4. I was able to keep up with Tomy and Chris the entire time, which I thought would be difficult since I took off yesterday but I actually felt pretty good!

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 4.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Race: Saltair 15k (9.321 Miles) 01:08:30, Place in age division: 1
Total Distance
11.00

Today was the 15k. I didn't get any warmup in, and to make it worse I got to the startline right at 10, but they had started the race 2 minutes earlier!!! That makes me mad. It was so cold and snowy! I just was having a bad day. I went much slower than I had planned. But for a lot of it I feel like I was just running it, not racing. Then at the turn around the wind was strong and I lost a lot of motivation, so for the next couple of miles I had in my head how much this sucked and how much I hated the wind and the snow and kept getting really mad when my sweatshirt hood wouldn't do what I wanted it to, or when my sunglasses fogged up. Then about 1.5 miles left some guy started to move on me and I decided I would suck it up and pick up the pace. It probably wasn't that great of a pace still, but it WAS faster. Then towards the end Bill ran with me and told me to stick on him. It was a little faster, and then right at the end I was able to outkick someone. I feel like if I had a proper start and if I had people around me that were my same speed I would've done a lot better. Then I did cool down with Bill until we saw Dakota and Kim in the warm car and I jumped in, then finished to 11 a while later.

I'm just guessing what the time was

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 11.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
12.40

We went to the cemetery and did 3 laps, then we did shriner's run. I kept up with Tomy and Chris until probably around our 2nd lap in the cemetery. Then when we were by the fire station we turned around and went by popperton and the JCC trail and then went Legacy bridge way back. Bill and I added a little to be safe, my watch died! he mapped it and it turned out to be 12.4.

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 12.40
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
10.10

Bill told me to be more positive when writing this, so here's me being positive:

Today was a great day! We ran to Liberty and went long way to the fountain. Then we did 3 laps and went back long way. Then we added on doing some loop and a couple laps around the school. I kept up with Tomy and Chris for most of the time! I fell off of them going up the hill on 9th, but I pushed through wanting to stop and walk up that. It was wierd to be talking while going that fast, I'm so used to silently thinking about hanging on for as long as I can. But I liked it, it was nice to distract myself from running. Our fastest mile was a 6:35. I feel pretty good about this workout!

I finally feel like I'm improving! I am excited for this track season, and I have set high goals and I hope to achieve them! I also would like to go to Arcadia this year, so I will have to work hard this next little bit but I think I could do it!

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 10.10
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
13.50

AM:

4 with Megan

PM:

So today I had an appointment, so I just ran from my house and met the team at sugarhouse. They had already started hills, but Bill was nice and ran my 5 hills with me :) then we went over to the other state hill right by the start, and we did 5 more hills. Then I ran another lap with Bill, Chris and Tomy. We tried to add as much as we could by going on the outside of parking lots, but they were snowy. Then we ran back to East. I pushed and tried to keep up with them. When they stopped at 10.25?? I ran another half mile to get to 9.5. I felt pretty good today! 

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 13.50
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
15.00

AM:

4 with Megan again. Today we did some unwanted hills and then had to pick up the pace at the end, so it was a little harder than normal :)

PM:

Today I was feeling tired and hungry, but I just worked through it. The first 2 miles kinda sucked because a lot of it was uphill. We went up 9th to Foothill and then up past the zoo, onto Wasatch and then to the drinking fountain on Foothill. Then we went along Foothill to 13th to 19th to sunnyside. Then Bill and I added on guardsman to the light and back, then a bit more at the school to get to 11. I started out with Bill then when Tomy and Chris came up on us I went with them, but then started to fall off of them at foothill. I missed the next light and so they got farther ahead. But I didn't let that affect me, I still pushed. I warmed up and it wasn't bad anymore. I started to pick it up a bit on Wasatch. Then around 13th Bill caught me. The last couple miles also were difficult, but manageable.

It still was a pretty good run, I feel like I'm getting faster finally! I'm flashing back to summer and I want to be as good as I was then. I'm excited to start racing again and see where I'm at! 

Blue Nike Motos Miles: 15.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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Total Distance
237.50
Spikes!!! Miles: 2.50Blue Nike Motos Miles: 213.50Natalie's Magic Flats Miles: 10.00Purple Spikes Miles: 1.00
Night Sleep Time: 0.00Nap Time: 0.00Total Sleep Time: 0.00
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