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Location:

Saint George,UT,USA

Member Since:

Dec 23, 2009

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

Mount Charleston Marathon 2016 - 3:17:51

Snow Canyon Half 2012 - 1:33:30

Spectrum 10K 2012 - 43:41 

Short-Term Running Goals:

Run a destination marathon. 

Complete a half Ironman.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Know when to hold 'em

Know when to fold 'em

Know when to walk away

Know when to run....

Personal:

Surrounded by the people I love. Life is good.

Passionate about my family, the University of Utah -- GO UTES, almond M&Ms, mountain biking, comfy t-shirts, Survivor, friends, and (of course) running.

Physical therapist at The Health and Performance Center at Dixie Regional Medical Center. I LOVE what I do. Seriously, living the dream!

Miles:This week: 0.00 Month: 0.00 Year: 587.55
Race: The Boston Marathon (26.2 Miles) 03:44:50
Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
0.0026.200.000.000.0026.20

Absolutely loved being in Boston. Absolutely loved that Shelbey and Blake were with us.

Had a ton of fun overall, but this was simply not a good race for me.

Did a few things wrong nutritional wise. Was on a freaking dump truck load of antihistamines and decongestants. Also, I was wearing a shoe that I had never raced in before (Hoka Hupana) since the shoe I LOVE is no longer in production.

Did okay through mile 17 when my body began to fight me. Began to cramp like crazy. Seriously, any time the incline would change my calves would seize. It seemed like I was trying to stomp them out about every 800 meters. I couldn't stop because that was worse. Ugh!

Finally crossed the finish line. Stopped to get a chocolate refuel drink and the cramping became ridiculous. I fell to the ground and a volunteer immediately approached with a wheelchair. I told them that I was fine and that I was just cramping but when I tried to stand up it happened again and they wheeled me off. Ha!!!

In the med tent they gave me 2 cups of vegetable broth. Which remarkably tasted amazing!!! I am not sure that I have ever had vegetable broth. Seriously though, it was delicious. Anyways, I was out of there in about 20 minutes when all the cramping had stopped.

The good news is as follows:

I felt AWESOME the following day! Like, I remember saying that I have never felt so good the day after a marathon.

I think I'm going to wait a while before doing Boston again though. Maybe venture out to some other destination marathons. :-)

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.500.000.000.000.002.50

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Easy MilesMarathon Pace MilesThreshold MilesVO2 Max MilesCrosstraining milesTotal Miles
2.5026.200.000.000.0028.70
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