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Idaho Falls,ID,Us

Member Since:

Aug 26, 2014



Goal Type:


Running Accomplishments:

2014 Idaho Falls Half- 1:27:18

2014 Xmas Gift Run 5k (19:38)

2015 Behind the Rocks Ultra 50k: 5:24:02



Short-Term Running Goals:

1:26 half

sub 40 10k

3:05 marathong (unaided)

20+mph bike

Long-Term Running Goals:

Run until I can't walk anymore.


Full time engineer, mom and wife. Can't get enough of the outdoors with my family- hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, running, skiing, snowshoeing- anything outside!

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 794.30
Saucony Freedom ISO Lifetime Miles: 58.60
Blue Altra Escalante Lifetime Miles: 516.50
Hoka Lifetime Miles: 427.40
NW Blue Trail Lifetime Miles: 171.20
Race: Odgen Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:13:02, Place overall: 9, Place in age division: 2
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesTotal Distance

Marathon day.

Felt ready to race! Started out right on target, felt relaxed and strong. Calves started to feel tight about mile 3ish- no pain in my shin/soleus. Not a good sign, but just stayed relaxed and kept going. Calves kept tightnening up. Bathroom stop at mile 13.

Came out of the bathroom and everything blew up. My quad tightened up, but was able to stop and stretch it out. Calves were locked up. I thought about turing around and dropping out b/c I didn't think I could run for 13 more miles, but since the course was closed and I didn't think I would be getting out for another 5 hours, I kept going.

My calves were locked up the entire race.... I took 5 bathroom stops and threwup 3 times.

I have never had such a terrible race....EVER!!!

Not sure why my calves locked up like that or my stomach was such a mess, but thinking the stomach flu my girls had the week before may have compromised my immune system (plus all the stress I have been dealing with between work, coaching, and volunteering at school).

Oh well. I ended up 9th female and 2nd age group. I think I would have smoked that course. The last 8 miles down the canyon are a nice mello downhill that would have been awesome to fly down. Have to redeem myself next  year....

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