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Member Since:

Jun 11, 2009



Goal Type:

Local Elite

Running Accomplishments:

5K- 16:37

6K CC - 19:55 

4 miles- 22:10 

10K- 34:38

15K- 49:57 

Half Marathon- 1:12:03

20K - 1:08:38 

Marathon- 2:35:49

Short-Term Running Goals:

Stay fit and have fun doing some local races.

Get my youth cross country team, off the ground.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Feel energized. Stay healthy and balanced


Four awesome kids ages 4, 8, 10, and 12 years old. Love to run, play, and write. Married to entrepreneurial Aaron.

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Book Dissolved Lifetime Miles: 6539.00
Altra Intuition Lifetime Miles: 35.00
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Met the group at Palo Park.  We had the biggest Tuesday morning group I have ever seen this morning with 22 people, I think!  Lots of fasties to push the pace too.  I brought up the rear (hung on as best I could) to the fastest group consisting of a couple of super fast triathletes, John, Simon, and Colleen.  It was awesome to be pulled along by such strong athletes.

20 minute warm up, stretching, strides 

8X1000 meters back and forth on the Cottonwood trail which is about as flat as it gets in Boulder but it does have a very slight decline for the first two, slight incline for the second two, and back and forth like that.  My times were 3:26, 3:21, 3:26, 3:24, 3:26, 3:19, 3:28, 3:19, which according to my watch, was 5:36, 5:29, 5:36, 5:35, 5:36, 5:28, 5:38, 5:29 pace.  Odds were supposed to be at 10K pace and evens at 5K pace, so thats why every other is a few seconds different.  I didn't really look at my watch much, I just went by feel and tried to stay somewhat close to Colleen (I was probably 5-10 seconds back each time though).  Also since I was bringing up the rear of my group and we were going by Simon's watch, I got between 1:45-1:50 of rest each time rather than the full 2 minutes.  This didn't seem to bother me much as I felt my heart rate go back down pretty quickly after each repeat.   

10 minute cool down.  Started to rain lightly during the cool down.  The weather could not have been more perfect for this workout.  63 degrees and overcast.  Reminded me of Fall.  I LOVE Fall weather.  I also love cool summer morning weather.

From Burt on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 18:02:23 from

What else do you love? Do you love poetry, a glass of scotch, and Baxter?

From Carolyn in Colorado on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 20:47:26 from

Or pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain?

From runningafterbabies on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 01:00:42 from

Your post brought me back to BYU when I was trying my hardest to hang with you and the other "A" teamers. Way to hang in there!

From Nan on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:21:34 from

Burt-I don't know how to put this but I'm kind-of a big deal. People know me. I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

Carolyn-I also like to ate, ate, ate, apples and banay-nays.

Melody-Oh yes, the good ol' days. Chasing Maggie Chan like there's no tomorrow. Temple hills of death. Yes, chasing Colleen is very similar.

From Nan on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:23:14 from

BTW, I've never actually seen that movie I just found out where you got your line from and found another funny quote from it. Sounds like a funny movie. And I LOVE Will Ferrell.

From Burt on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:27:16 from

You don't need to see it. It's very irreverent. No temple recommend holder should. Right Carolyn?

From MichelleL on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 13:10:29 from

What movie is this?

Very nice workout Nan. That's how I was last week, trying to hang on. Nice you have that close to home.

From Toby on Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 23:11:35 from

I can't ride my bike as fast as you guys! Fantastic!

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